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I remember that in mid March when I was in 8th grade, we had a horrible ice storm that left us without power for around five or six days and out of school for a week. (It was also the night I was out of town with my sister and her husband for an INXS concert.) It seems so crazy to think about that given the weather we’re having now!
This week, I opened the whole house one day and finally had to shut the house up and turn on the air conditioning. We started lacking some air movement and our thermostat read 80 degrees. Now, I know that there are those out there that will think that we were being wimps to not let it get warmer than that. But, as far as I’m concerned — I have air conditioning in my house for a reason, so I’m going to use it when I want to.
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That’s not true. That makes it sound like I had something to do with having air conditioning in my house. So, scratch that. We have air conditioning for a reason, and it’s because my parents put in an air conditioner when they had the house built many years ago.
Thanks, Mom and Dad.
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The weather is so nice, in fact, that our co-op members voted to cancel our homeschool co-op this week to have a park day instead. Not only is it kind of funny to have a park day in mid March, but even more odd to see a bunch of kids running around all rosy cheeked and wearing shorts.
Jack, however, went to co-op anyway, as his sewing class went ahead and met for the normal time that we meet (three hours) as they are all trying to finish their projects by the end of co-op (end of April). I really hope he can finish his messenger bag in class, since he is planning on using it as a 4H project. (And I will be of no sewing help.)
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I’m expecting a package on Friday that I’m pretty excited about. Can you guess what it is?
Okay, I’ll give you a hint: Its journey to me, via UPS, has had stops like China, Hong Kong, Alaska, and Kentucky. (That’s a well traveled package!)
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Once you figure that one out, you’ll know why I was especially not happy to have spent money on an expensive “toy” only to find when I looked at our insurance online this week that they were denying all of Molly’s oral surgery. Do you know how unhappy Angie looks when she sees that the insurance company is going to try to tell her that she owes a hospital over $10,000?
It’s very unhappy, if you were in doubt.
(We’re working with the insurance company on it, and they’ve contacted the hospital to try to get some coding information more specific that was just too vague. So, please keep us in your prayers that it gets worked out!)
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Want to hear some exciting news we got this week though? If Eric takes probably about one more class than he really wants to take in the fall semester, he’ll be able to finally finish his degree by end of the year!
While he’s concerned about the classes, I think the knowledge of knowing each week will bring him one week closer to being totally done will be a good motivator. Because, seriously — he’s been back in school so long that I can’t even remember how long he’s been in school. All I remember is that it has been quite a few years. (He started out just going part time, although he did start with 26 credits that he earned his first time around working on a bachelors.)
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Okay, so talk to me on this one…
Toilet paper roll: Does the end of it go up over the roll or under the roll?
I haven’t argued with my kids about it, because I just appreciate that at least one of them (although I think two of them) changes the roll now. But, they consistently go the opposite way that I do. So, which way do you do it?