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Old 08-27-2021, 03:07 PM
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Just popping in to say Hi! We started our 9th grade year 3 weeks ago and things are going well. My husband is taking on a couple of the big heavy lifting classes (like Latin) which has really helped me out. There is still plenty for me to do with Language Arts, Science and all the record keeping!) My son is 'rising to the challenge' of High school, which is awesome to see.

We head out on another RV trip on September 11. We will take school with us (except Chemistry.) Homeschooling is awesome for travel experiences! This time to the Southwest. We are really looking forward to being on the road again. It's fun to get everything ready. I haven't worked on any sewing projects in a few weeks because I didn't want to start something new or mess up my sewing room! LOL!

I did purchase some fun yarn to crochet a shawl while we on on the road...yarn and a crochet hook doesn't take up too much space! It's also a nice repetitive motion, so it will be perfect while we are just 'hanging out' at the campsite.
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Old 08-27-2021, 05:26 PM
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Have a fun trip, Kristijoy!
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Old 08-28-2021, 03:09 AM
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Have a fun, educational and safe trip, Kristijoy.

Nelcoís package arrived yesterday quite unexpectedly so all blocks are in. I will ship sometime next week. Iíll let you know when as soon as I do.

have a lovely weekend, Zinnias.
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Old 08-28-2021, 06:05 AM
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Kristi, your trip sounds like a dream. Weíve done a lot of trips through the Southwest in our van. You can hop from one national park/monument to another. That was back before you needed reservations due to Covid. If was raining too hard we would just leave the next day! Are you doing a blog? Iíd love to live vicariously through you!

i always brought a crazy quilt to work on. Hopefully the parks arenít as crowded now that school is back in session. What a fun adventure.

i homeschooled two of my kids 6-8 grade. We used the Great Courses for history. One of my kids would draw while he was listening to the class. He went to college for fine arts. My sister who taught junior high told me just keep him on track for math, the rest they repeat in high school anyway. We did some interesting subjects. I swapped teaching math for English with an adjunct professor. She got the two boys interested in Shakespeare by teaching them the naughty bits. Three families read Macbeth together. I got to be a one of the three witches in the beginning. Then my son and I read the funny Macbeth satire by Terry Pratchett. We had a lot of fun that year. The son of the adjunct had a lot of challenges with math. I sent both boys out to the trampoline and my son would quiz him on multiplication facts. When he learned pre- algebra there were a lot of problems about elves, dwarves and swords. I hope you enjoy your homeschooling as much as we did.

Janice Iím excited about getting the blocks. Iím mentoring another student in addition to stpclaws and Iím going to suggest we do our own mini swap over the next few months.

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Old 08-28-2021, 08:26 AM
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How exciting that the blocks are all in. Looking forward to getting mine back. This may be my last Boom swap for a while so I'll enjoy playing with the blocks.

We are bracing for Hurricane Ida. Everyone is filling up their gas tanks and buying all the bread and toilet paper off the shelves. It's so similar to Katrina back in 2005, which devastated our state, that we are taking it seriously. Then we were without power for 12 days, and no water for about 8. Hubby has the generator ready.
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Old 08-28-2021, 12:54 PM
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We should have bought a generator.... New Orleans evacuees arriving shortly. We are going to get slammed here. Stay safe, sewbizgirl! Hurricane party with card games at my house if you want to come over tonight before the storm hits...

I'm glad the boom blocks are not yet in the mail. Maybe the post office won't lose them because of the hurricane! All incoming mail to central MS will be kept somewhere safe.

Janice -- is your new home on the path? You'll just get rain where you're at..
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Old 08-28-2021, 05:23 PM
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Sounds like it's going to be a fun night at your house, Ibex! We called the uncle in LA to invite him to come (tho our weather may be worse than his) and found out he has covid! He got the shots, too. He sounded in good spirits, just was coughing his head off. So he's staying home. He's near Beaumont TX so the storm should be traveling away from him (and towards us!)

So far, no signs of bad weather coming. Not even wind.
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Old 08-28-2021, 05:28 PM
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I am hoping for a normal storm. It is good to hear them downgrading the storm on the weatherchannel but other online hurricane watchers have them expecting a much smaller hurricane when it lands. All of them say by the time it gets to central MS it will be a normal storm. Are hurricanes truly normal? I have my hand quilting to work on so I'm ready. Lots of water on hand, too, so I'm set. Oh, and cookies. Must have cookies when hurricanes hit.
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Old 08-28-2021, 05:31 PM
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I do have a story to tell. I bought a sewing machine with the moniker "Wanamaker". Juana had to have a Wanamaker. Who knows if I can get it restored but it makes sense for me to have one. Wanamaker is a department store in Philadelphia. The machine is a treadle with a shuttle bobbin. Either National or Davis produced it. The research continues.
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Old 08-28-2021, 05:37 PM
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LOL, you found the perfect machine for you, Juana!
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