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    How does a TX puppy get to Wisconsin?!

    @HG Ouchies, and do you think DS will cooperate if you homeschool him now that he has a fresh taste of PS?

    Im worried about TFZ and the other Floridians. She said she was evacuating though, at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsmom View Post
    How does a TX puppy get to Wisconsin?!
    I think I can answer that...there are lots of kill shelters (i.e., shelters that will kill unwanted animals) in TX and actually most of the South. (There are kill shelters in the north, of course, I am not trying to start a 2nd civil war here.) But rescue organizations usually retrieve animals, usually just dogs, from the kill shelters and ship them up here to the north where they have a better chance of finding homes. Seems there is a lot fewer unwanted dogs in the northern/northeastern part of the country because, culturally, most people spay and neuter.

    If I were to search Petfinder for dogs in my area, a good 40-50% of the dogs are being fostered and are coming from shelters south of me. SMH
    Eclectically homeschooling 8th grade dd, who likes science as much as art...

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    Wow sounds like so many people dealing with a lot of stuff! I just wish the media kept making a point with these 2 historic storms that they are related to climate change and that scientists are the ones making the predictions and trying to help keep everyone safe. Scientists are the heroes, not the bad guys.
    Beth
    DS16 with ASD, DD12 and DS10

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiiGeek View Post
    DS9 dislocated his elbow on Sunday evening. He was riding his bike and hit the curb, luckily had his helmet on, unluckily landed on his outstretched right hand. So we got to ride in the ambulance to St. Louis Children's Hospital. I was very impressed with the hospital and we were out in 5.5 hrs, which with sedation and all was quite impressive. They had 6 more sedations to set bones after my guy and 2 kids that required surgery for their broken bones. Not a good evening for kids' injuries. DS9 stayed home yesterday and now is really thinking about homeschooling. We couldn't do copywork as he is not allowed to use his right hand and is right handed, but we did a little science (Bill Nye), social studies (brain pop), math games and he read a you choose book. We shall see. Hopefully he will not have lasting issues for the elbow.
    How is DS doing now? That injury must have been painful!
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiiGeek View Post
    Wow sounds like so many people dealing with a lot of stuff! I just wish the media kept making a point with these 2 historic storms that they are related to climate change and that scientists are the ones making the predictions and trying to help keep everyone safe. Scientists are the heroes, not the bad guys.
    Here's the thing, though. Scientists, although correct, are NEVER going to convince the naysayers. These are the same people who believe the lunar landing was "staged," among other conspiracy theories. See this article from the Washington Post.

    Our only recourse is to vote these people OUT of office and vote those who believe in science INTO office.
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    We spent the weekend hiding indoors. It was over 120F in our backyard...in northern California!!! Its insane.
    Stay at home physicist - Mom to C (18 & off to college)) and J (15)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScienceGeek View Post
    We spent the weekend hiding indoors. It was over 120F in our backyard...in northern California!!! Its insane.
    Ack!
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    But there is no climate change.

    thanks inmom: DS is still having a lot of discomfort, trying to figure out what to do with him for school. Teacher is 2 yrs from retirement and wouldn't let him go see the nurse today when he had pain. She seems nice, but now I am a bit concerned. DS asked to be picked up when they were going to have fun movie afternoon, so he isn't faking. If it was up to me, I would just pull him and say we are homeschooling, but DH also gets a say.

    Inmom: I agree that it is hard to change their minds, but if we don't remind them that NOAA is the one tracking the storms and making predictions etc, then we have no hope to change their minds. We have to try. Also with Russians hacking election software prior to the presidential election, I don't know if I trust that we can vote them out.

    Inmom: did you have your big birthday? I was not on the computer much and I think I missed it. If I did miss it, then I hope that you had a wonderful day!
    Beth
    DS16 with ASD, DD12 and DS10

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiiGeek View Post
    Inmom: did you have your big birthday? I was not on the computer much and I think I missed it. If I did miss it, then I hope that you had a wonderful day!
    I did, and it was very nice. Thanks!
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Happy 5-0 Inmom!!
    Eclectically homeschooling 8th grade dd, who likes science as much as art...

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