Saturday, June 25, 2022
Saturday, June 18, 2022
What a long strange summer it has already been! It hasn't felt much like a break yet, but I am starting to settle into a new summer routine. We drove back from Virginia on Monday. It is about 12-13 hours by car and we are getting pretty good at the drive. When Kurt goes up for work, he will fly, but with all the kids and the supplies we are still taking back and forth, it made more sense to drive.
With the new job, I am working this summer, but it is a minimal amount. I have two mornings a week scheduled in the office during June and then I'll bump it up to three mornings a week during July. So far I am doing most of the normal summer work that I would have done on my own. What a nice change to pace to have them offering to pay me to do work. That isn't something that often comes up for teachers. In addition to college advising, I am also still handling gifted, homeroom and new teachers. This week I started on the gifted curriculum and paperwork planning. Next week I will jump into the homeroom lessons.
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Not lots of blue scraps yet, but plenty of blue skies. We have worked so hard at the cabin for the last two weeks and it has been so much fun! I sleep like a log every night and then wake up ready to start again the next day. Much of the work is just new house things like cleaning and organizing, picking out paint colors. All much fun. Then there is the land that has been sadly neglected. So much trash to haul away and lumber from old out buildings to be burned. So far we have only dealt with the main three acres. The upper seven remains untouched. I haven't taken many photos because everything is half done. These are a few of the structures which have been taken down. I am watching the fire now as we try to burn the last of what can be burned and Kurt hauls a load of the rest to the dump. We have made quite a few trips to the dump and had quite a few fires! Still more to go, but progress is being made.
Ready to head home again and switch gears. I will be working some this summer with the new job and I have a couple of T-shirt quilts to make. One for commission and one for Sydney to take away to college in the fall.
Saturday, June 4, 2022
It's a brand new month! Looking forward to making some progress on blue. Why is there so much blue in my bins? I've whittled down lots of colors, but blue always seems to fill up first again.
There is still plenty of work keeping us busy in the mountains. Yesterday we tried to free some apple trees from vines and made a trip into town for supplies. Then we cut fire wood and made mulch. The next time it rains or gets too hot outside, I will finish getting the kitchen put together. Always nice to give everything a good solid cleaning before getting too many things put away. I will bring a sewing machine the next time we come up and try to find a desk to put it on. One thing at a time.....