Monday, June 30, 2008

Monday 6/30/08 Bike riding...

We need to take our bikes into the bike shop. Our bike pump stopped working last year and we all have flat tires. On Maggie's bike the seat is tilted back and none of us are strong enough to fix it.

Last year we took our bikes to a trail to ride. William rides ahead, and comes back every now and then to let us know that he is OK. Maggie and Beth ride with me. We take bottles of water with us. I remember on one ride the girls spotted a frog by the side of the trail. They jumped off of their bikes to catch it, the girls ran one way, the frog went another, the bikes fell over, and the water bottles bounced onto the ground. When the girls decided that they couldn't catch the frog, they retrieved their bikes and we rode off. A few miles later we realized that we had lost the water bottles.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday 6/27/08 School tour tomorrow...

Tomorrow we are going to take a tour of a college. This college has not sent us a letter with directions or an e-mail or anything. I called the school today to confirm and to see where we should start the tour. This is the first school that didn't send anything.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wednesday 6/25/08 visiting a college...

We are going to visit a college this weekend. I am excited. We haven't visited one in a while. Now we are looking at medium large colleges.

Wednesday 6/25/08 rain...

I like the long as it's not destructive. I like to watch it come down, and clean the roads and the grass. It is like having all things new and clean matter how dirty something if it is the end of winter and all of the dirt from the snow had been every good rain can wash it all away.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Saturday 6/21/08 C++...

We have spent the day trying to get Microsoft's C++ onto William's computer. He wants to see if he can program on his computer upstairs. He can program on mine, but he really cares about seeing if he can program on his own computer. I have given up and have taken the tower to the computer store for them to load the program. I hope that they can get it to work.

Saturday 6/21/08 Summer has started...

I have been gone a while. After the last blog we moved my computer to another room. Whenever we move it, the Internet will not come back up. William took his ACT tests, he says that they went well. Now he wants to take the SATs. They are not being given until October, but I signed him up. Maggie is still waiting to start her summer homework. She has figured how many days it will take her so that she finishes just before school starts. She doesn't want to start too soon. Beth's best friend has gone on vacation for two weeks. We have been spending a lot of time together to get Beth to think about other things while her friend is gone.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sunday 6/8/08 Beth's doll...

Beth and I were talking about some of her favorite toys. She had had a doll that she was attached to years ago. The doll was about a foot long and it had a cloth body and a plastic face, hands and feet. At night Beth remembers singing the doll to sleep. She said that she sang to the doll even though when the doll laid down its eyes closed so it was already asleep, but Beth said that she would sing to it anyway.

Sunday 6/8/08 Maggie's Christmas list.

Maggie has made out her Christmas list. It is quite long, about twenty items. She doesn't talk about Christmas a lot, she just wants to be sure that she gets her wants out to everyone who might shop early.

Sunday 6/8/08 flowers...

We planted flowers in the planters in the front yard. They are purple and white. The purple ones went around the outside and the white ones are in the middle. They looked ok the first day, they had flowers on them and were standing up. Now, about three days later, the plants are ok, but the flowers on them have died and they aren't standing up straight any more. I have been watering them each day, and they have had some plant food today. Also, it has rained a few times since they were planted. I am hoping that by next week, they will have settled in and will start to form more flowers.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Saturday 6/7/08 tomorrow...

The weather is hot tonight.
Tomorrow is graduation Sunday at Church, then William's graduation party.
Next weekend is the ACT test.

Saturday 6/7/08 William has graduated from high school...

Graduation was great. William smiled a lot. He let everyone take his picture. After the ceremony William went around to a lot of the graduates and talked to them. He was still smiling.
When we were done, I was going to take the highway home. He asked if I could drive home the way that he normally goes. I drove slowly so that he could see everything for one last trip from high school.
Maggie had a good time at the graduation. After it was done, she went around and congratulated the graduates. I think that she knew many of them because the high school and the junior high are close together. Beth is in grade school. She is one more area away from the senior high. She didn't see a lot of people that she knew. I let her borrow one of my cameras and she took a lot of pictures.
I made it through at least ten minutes of the ceremony before I started to cry.

Saturday 6/7/08 listing the house...

The house was listed last week. I had hoped to sell the house right away, but here, like every where else, houses are moving slowly. I will not loose faith. The realtor gave me a few things to do to help the more painting...the ceiling in the hall going to the basement, and moving some of the furniture. We are now emptying all of the waste baskets every morning and fixing the pillows on the couch before we leave in the morning. Then if someone comes over during the day, the house is ready.

Saturday 6/7/08 William graduates from high school today...

William graduates from high school today. He is getting excited. After the graduation, I may take the kids out for graduation. The kids go to a charter school. There are about 15 kids in his class. Tomorrow there is a recognition ceremony at church and then his dad is having a party/picnic for him. This is William's weekend.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tuesday 6/3/08 mulch...

Today William and Maggie did their homework while I made dinner (Beth played). Then we went outside and put the mulch in the garden areas in the yard. It looks good. William can carry the bags to where we need them and Maggie, Beth and I put the mulch where it should be. I wanted to have William cut the grass too, but it had rained today and the grass was still wet. We list the house tomorrow.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Monday 6/2/08 the sayings on my computer...

Here are the sayings that I have on my computer:

do something

remember your plans

you determine what to do with the time that you are given

sometimes you need to give the past a decent burial and go on with your life

history is written in courage

Monday 6/2/08 listing the house... ... ...

The real estate person is coming over to list the house on it too early to panic??????? Everything is done...except for: in the house, there are a few small things in each room, either they can't fit in a box (like the old top to the frogs container) or we need them and because this house doesn't have any storage, there isn't anywhere to put them. Tonight William boxed some of the blankets that aren't needed on the beds any more, Maggie did the dishes and Beth straightened up her chair (we don't have a hall closet so each of the kids has a chair in the living room for their back packs and jackets). Tomorrow we will do the outside. We need to cut the grass...we have an older type lawn mower that when the wheels turn, the blades turn. The blades need as William cuts the grass, I will go around and cut the grass that was too thick for the lawn mower with the grass clippers. All of the mulch is in the garage in bags...I found a sale a few weeks ago...I hope that there is enough because they are sold out so I can't go back there to get more mulch of the same color. Before the mulch is put in, the weeds need to be pulled.
I think that I am going to go and get a bowl of ice cream.

Monday 6/2/08 Beth's book order...

Beth got her book order in today at school. She had ordered a electronic calender. It also has a phone directory, music and a few other things. She can get everything to work except for the radio. She is setting the date on it now.
The last day of school is still next Friday.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sunday 6/1/08 walking in the woods...

Maggie, Beth and I went for a walk today. We like to go t0 the near by woods. The woods are small, but they have animals holes dug in the ground, and other wild-life. We like to see if there are any new animals digging holes. There is a tree that has a lot of vines growing off of it. The girls like to go under the vines and pretend that it is their fort. We saw a rabbit today.
In the winter we see animal tracks, and try to guess what animal made them.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thursday 5/29/08 Summer count-down, computer games and letter of references...

Maggie has begun the summer count-down. She has a calendar, and she wrote the last day of school on it. She has numbered the days of summer, I guess so that she will know how many have gone by. Maggie is the one who got up for school on the first day and told me how many days of school there were left in the school year.
Beth played on the computer tonight. She likes The computer gives them tasks to do in the game.
William brought home one letter of reference today.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wednesday 5/28/08 last day of school, letters of reference...

I called the school yesterday to see when the last day of school will be. They think that it will be June sixth, but they aren't sure yet.
William needs to be at school one hour before graduation starts.
I asked William last week to ask his teachers for letters of reference for scholarships, They must be on the school letterhead, so that they know that the letters came from real teachers. He went in and asked five teachers. Two of them gave him positive answers. He has gone back to the teachers a few times, but they haven't written the letters. I don't think that William will have school next week, because it is finals week, so he really needs to get the letters this week

Wednesday 5/28/08 field trip, the vacuum, boxes to storage, listing the house, folding laundry, freezing weather and Calvin and Hobbes comic books...

Beth's class is going on a field trip to the park next week.
The vacuum died. I need to get another one tomorrow.
We need to take more boxes to storage and vacuum the living room.
It is Wednesday and the house still isn't listed.
We folded the laundry last weekend. Someone ended up with my clothes. I need to find them, I can't wear a skirt every day.
It was almost freezing last night.
The kids all love to read Calvin and Hobbes books.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tuesday 5/27/08 new shoes, vacuuming and baby pictures...

The girls needed new shoes. Maggie wanted high tops, the old fashioned kind like they wore when I was a kid, and Beth wanted regular tennis shoes.
They both found what they wanted. Today's high tops are stiff, they stay in one place when they are being put on, the old style ones don't. As soon as Maggie got the sides to stand up, the tongue would fall in. Watching her put on these shoes was like watching aerobics. She had a great time entertaining us.
William brought home a paper from school that said that he has enough credits to graduate. On the back it said to bring in some baby pictures. Instant panic. All of the pictures are in storage...he must have pictures, this is graduation...Its OK, I will go to storage to get some, I should take scissors to open the boxes and tape to close them up after I look through them...I think I know where a box of pictures is.
We vacuumed the dining room. It looks nice. We moved all of the furniture out and vacuumed behind it, then we moved it all back. We have a shelf with two sets of encyclopedias on them (if the kids mention that they have a project due on Monday, and it is Sunday night and the Internet is down...they can use the encyclopedias for their report.) We took all of the encyclopedias off and moved out the shelf to vacuum, then we put them all back. Between painting the room, and painting the chair-rail twice (the first color was to wild, it reminded me of a circus) and vacuuming, the encyclopedias have a lot of miles on them.
After we were done I realized that the kids baby books were still at the house. William has some pictures to take to school now.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Monday 5/26/08 grass seed has sprouted...

The grass seed has sprouted!!! I am so happy. I hope that the two areas in the front yard fill in fast. It does look odd to have those two areas of dirt in the yard. The realtor said to fix anything that would need to be explained, and these two spots would need an explanation.

Monday 5/26/08 ...grass seed, warm weather, William graduates

There is grass growing where I put the compost and grass seed. I am so happy. The yard looks so odd with the three areas of compost in the front yard. It will look more normal when there is grass.
I am so glad that it is warm out. Yesterday we had on shorts, t-shirts and no shoes. I wasn't cold, and I'm usually cold. I love being able to go outside without needing to put on all of those extra layers of clothes.
William graduates in about two weeks. He is almost done with his on-line college class. Before he picks a college, he wants to get the computer program onto his computer and see if he can do the programming from his class on his computer. We are having a problem downloading it to his tower because his computer is not capable of hooking up to the Internet, After William sees if he can program, then he will either pick a college or decide to take more classes on-line. I think that the earliest that he can start school is the Fall. So with all of this free time, I would love to see him take a few more classes from home. I will need to wait and see what he decides.

Monday 5/26/08 listing the house, and yarn...

We should be able to list the house this week.
The neighbor boy brought over a large ball of yarn. He collects yarn.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tuesday 5/20/08 laundry folding table...

We really need to move, we have put the folding table into storage. It is really inconvenient not to have it. I like to do laundry, and having a place to fold it, or keep the folded clothes until I get a chance to hand them out to the kids, was really nice. Now, when the laundry is done, it must be folded and put away right away.
If we get a house with a big enough laundry area I would like to get a basket for each person, and put their clean clothes in the basket.

Tuesday 5/20/08 field trips...

Beth went on a field trip yesterday to the zoo. She had a great time. She had a lot to say about what kinds of food the kids bought (all of the kids shared the foods), and what the lunches were, but she never said anything about any of the animals. The ate all day, and had a really good time.
Today Beth's class went to the baseball game. Beth bought nacho chips and cheese. She never mentioned the game. She had fun. They don't usually have field trips back-to-back like this.

Tuesday 5/20/08 yard work...

Today the kids and I went out and did some yard work. William cut the grass, and Maggie and Beth clipped around some of the edges. We didn't get all of the edges clipped, but the yard looks so much better. I watered the new grass seed. It hasn't sprouted yet. The seed that was planted last week hasn't sprouted yet either. We need some dirt and more seed. I hate to do a job twice, but I do like to finish a job.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Monday 5/19/08 grass seed...

I bought some grass seed today. It is for the spot where the big tree in the front yard was cut down. I took a lot of the wood chips from that area to the back yard and put them in the garden. The wood chips had been so high, that if the dirt and grass seed was put over them, it wouldn't look like a flat yard. Today I put some of the mulch on that spot and then put on the grass seed. I am hoping that the grass seed will grow in the mulch.
I had put some mulch and grass seed in another area last week, and have been watering it each day. Today is the first time that I have looked closely at it. The seed hasn't sprouted yet, but the mulch looked compacted. I took the rake and separated it a bit. Can grass seed grow through mulch? If it can't, I can buy some dirt and start again, there will just be mulch under the dirt. I was hoping to avoid the expense, since there was so much mulch in the back yard.

Monday 5/19/08 crocheting blankets for the kids...

I would like to crochet a bed-sized blanket for each of the kids. I was thinking of blue for William, red for Maggie and pink for Beth. When I asked William what he thought, he didn't look pleased. He asked if he had to take it to college. I said no, it could be left at home, would he like the color blue? He wanted to think about it. A few days later I mentioned the blanket again, William said that he did want to take it to college and he wanted a lot of colors that didn't match. Then, when people came into his dorm room it would startle them.
I asked Maggie if she would like a red blanket for her bed (red is her favorite color). She said that she would like a bright yellow, bright red and bright blue one. Just like the small one that I had made for her doll.
Third, I asked Beth if she wanted a pink blanket. Beth said that she needed to think about the colors and she would get back to me.
I wanted to start on William's blanket first, since he is leaving first, so...Beth has a while to decide on her colors.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday 5/18/08 Exercising...

I have started to exercise again. I went to the Goodwill store to find a smaller computer table. I couldn't find one in the front of the store where the furniture is, but when I looked in the back of the store, I saw the tops of lamps. When I went back there, there wasn't any other furniture in the lamp area. Next to the lamps there were videos. I started looking for videos for the kids, but there were a few exercise videos that looked fun. The more I looked, the more exercise videos I found. Five exercise videos went home with me and a few movies for the kids. The tapes were mostly $2.00 each.
I had seen a few exercise infomercials that said to loose weight a person needed to do different types of exercise every day. I am guessing that this is to keep the body from falling into a routine. Each day...ok, not each day, but when I do exercise...I go to the next tape. I am only exercising for about five minutes, but I feel that it is better than not exercising at all.
Today was the ''Balanced Workout'', next time is ''Yoga'', then ''Qigong'', then ''Crunch Fat Buster Plus''...etc...
I don't re-wind each tape each day. The tape is left where it is when I am done exercising, and when it gets back to the top of the pile, I will start up where I left off. This does mean that when I am far enough into each tape, I will not be using the warm-up section, so I will need to do some stretching on my own before I start each tape.
It has been very interesting to work on seven different styles of exercising all at once.

Sunday 5/18/08 Listing the house...

We are going to try to list the house next Saturday.

Sunday 5/18/08 Firemans Museum, college, crocheting, ACT test, summer outfits, the Magic Eraser and lost teeth...

We would like to go to the Fireman's Museum before we move. We live right by it and it wouldn't make sense to move to the other side of town and then to come back here to the museum to see it. Then, when we move we can see the sights that are over there.
We are excited about moving, but tired of packing and painting. It is nice that the kids are older and can share in the excitement.
Next year we will have one child in college and two in Junior High school.
There should be enough empty boxes in the basement for us to pack the rest of the house.
I am going to crochet a bed-size blanket for each of the kids.
William has decided to go to a bigger college, but he has not decided which one yet.
William takes his ACT test in a few weeks.
The kids now have their new summer outfits and sandals.
I need to take the Magic Eraser around the house and get any scuff marks off of the walls.
Beth lost a tooth last week. She has eight more baby teeth to loose.

Sunday 5/18/08 extra furniture to storage...

We took more of our ''extra furniture'' to storage yesterday, like book shelves and extra tables.

Sunday 5/18/08 Compost...

The compost pile has turned from grass and leaves to compost. I have been putting it around the plants.

Sunday 5/18/08 Listing the house, then more packing...

After the house is listed we can begin packing the things that we don't use that are in the cupboards.

Sunday 5/18/08 Mulch...

The mulch is in the garage, ready to be put around the house the day before the house is listed. It will be good to get it out of the garage.

Sunday 5/18/08 Lawn mower...

We have a lawn mower that doesn't have a motor. When the wheels turn, the blades turn. The blades need sharpened. Before the house is listed I will go out with my clippers and cut all of the grass that didn't get cut.

Sunday 5/18/08 Ceiling...

The continuing saga of my ceiling...It had three spots on it from the previous owners. I painted over it with white paint...the spots showed through. Last night I put a base coat on it and re-painted it. I think that the spots are gone. I will keep you updated.

Sunday 5/18/08 Basement...

We cleaned out the basement yesterday. We took a lot of boxes to storage.

Sunday 5/18/08 On-line classes...

William is almost done with his on-line class.

Sunday 5/18/08 Cactus...

I have a cactus. It is in the basement in the winter and goes back outside in the summer.

Sunday 5/18/08 Year three of the Waltons...

We got year three of the Walton's. John-Boy is in college and all of his friends at school are calling him John.

Sunday 5/18/08 New grass...

It rained last night. This will be good for the new grass seed that was planted last week

Sunday 5/18/08 Transforming T-shirts...

Maggie and Beth got books for Christmas about transforming t-shirts. They cut one t-shirt apart and sew it back together another way. Maggie is having a good time doing this. We are still looking for a hobby that Beth enjoys.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thursday 5/15/08 Weekend plans...

We do not have any colleges to visit this weekend. We may pack some. I find that I don't enjoy packing as much as I enjoy getting the yard ready. I do love being outside...and the kids would rather be outside too.

Thursday 5/15/08 Waltons...

We have started watching the third year of the Waltons.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wednesday 5/14/08 best friends and puppies...

We went outside after school. Beth got to see her best friend that happens to live across the street. The neighbors next door were outside with their new little puppy. We will miss all of the friends that we have made in this neighborhood.

Wednesday 5/14/08 college tours...

I tried to sign up for more college tours today. Now that the schools are out for the summer, it will be a lot more difficult. We have a tour set up for the end of June and one in July. The third school that I called doesn't give tours on weekends again until fall. I will keep trying, William does want a guide. I offered to take the kids and we could look at the buildings, but he said that he wouldn't get as much out of it without the guide. I agree with him, but I really don't want to wait until fall.

Wednesday 5/14/08 packing boxes...

We moved some of the packed boxes out of Maggie's room. Maggie and I also packed a few more boxes today. It is time to move. We have so little left to do. If we list the house now, and it sells, we could be moved at the beginning of summer vacation.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tuesday 5/13/08 Beth looses a tooth...

Beth lost a tooth today. She has nine more baby teeth to loose. She is really happy that it is gone, it was bothering her when she ate.

Monday, May 12, 2008

5/12/08 painting the ceiling...

I had three spots on the ceiling in one room. There was no leak, just three spots. I am trying to sell the I painted the room. I didn't use primer. If I had, that would be the end of the story. The spots were still there...the ceiling did look nice...but the spots were still there. So, I painted the spots a few more luck, the spots still shown through. Now the texture in those spots is gone, because so much paint has evened them out. Next, I put primer on the spots and re-painted it. The spots were gone, but it is easy to see that something has been done to that area. I don't like to give up, so I went the the home improvement store and got something to add texture. It goes on blue, and when it dries, I can paint over it. That seems OK, except the original texture is rough looking, and this is smooth. I didn't realize this until it was on. Also, It didn't turn completely white, and I now have a ceiling of rough texture and three spots of blue smooth texture, that is painted over with white paint. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Thursday 5/8/08 growing out bangs and reading...

Beth is growing out her bangs. She started growing them out last month. Now they look a little too long, but are not in her eyes yet. She really wants her hair to be all one length.
Maggie is finishing up reading "Harry Potter'', the seventh book. She has really enjoyed the books and the movies.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Wednesday 5/7/08 cap and gown...loose teeth...summer homework

William brought home his cap and gown for graduation. I managed to see them and not cry.
Beth has two teeth that are loose. She still has 10 baby teeth. When they are gone, she will need braces. Maggie has almost finished her summer homework. She is concerned that she won't have any homework for the summer. I promised to buy more before school lets out. I will need to hide it so that she doesn't do all of it this month. She is a well rounded person, but Maggie likes to be doing many things...she makes sock dolls, and takes her t-shirts and re-sews them into new styles (the directions are in a book that she received for Christmas) and she plays with the kids in the neighborhood. She is very busy.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wednesday 4/30/08 playing outside...

Maggie and Beth have spring fever. They are wound up and are ready to play outside all of the time. In the winter, sometimes they don't want to go out, but now they want to be outside all of the time. They like to play with their friends, or play baseball. Sometimes they bounce the basketball to each other.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tuesday 4/29/08 the neighbors are moving in the neighborhood...and Williams first program...

My neighbors that we share a drive with are moving too. He was transferred north, too far to commute. They will move as soon as school is over. I am hoping to move first, but since the house isn't listed yet, moving first becomes less possible each day.
The girls and I went outside after dinner. They love to play with the neighbors. There are twelve kids in this neighborhood. William wrote his first program today. He looked so pleased.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Monday 4/28/08 painting...

Almost all of the painting is done now. The front porch still needs finished. It is raining now. If it stops raining tonight, then I can finish the painting on Wednesday. The kids will be glad to get back outside tomorrow. I would like to list the house this week, but the paint will not be dry that fast.The kids keep talking about the colors that they want to paint their new rooms and how they want them set up.

Thursday 4/28/08 Shopping for summer clothes and visiting a large college...

The kids and I went shopping tonight and bought the kids their summer outfits. We needed to get there before the stores get out their winter clothes. I wish that the stores would keep their clothes for each season out longer. I never can remember when they change to the next season. Or...maybe if they could leave out the summer clothes all summer, then If the kids grow late in the year, I could get them replacement clothes.
We are going to see another college on Saturday. The last trip was to a small college. This one is a large college. Then we will go to some medium ones...until William picks a school. I hope that this trip goes well. They said to get there early to find a parking place.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sunday 4/27/08 college visit...

We visited the college on Saturday. All that I knew was that it had a football team and that it was a large college. I did want William to see a large college, but I wasn't sure of how much education he would get there. It ended up being a worthwhile trip. The college has a lot of things for the students, like co-ops and internships and research starting the sophomore year. At the first school, William knew right away that it was too small for him. He looked more at home on this campus. The tour had other families in it, and William tried to stay close enough to the tour guide to hear about the school. When we left he read all of the paperwork in the welcome package. He said that he would like to go to a larger school, but he does want to see some medium sized colleges too.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wednesday 4/23/08 painting the front porch...

I started to paint the front porch today. I was going to trim the front bushes back so that I can finish painting the stairs, but somehow I forgot and took the paint outside instead.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Tuesday 4/21/08 spring plants, moving the gas meter...

I have a lot of plants sprouting up all over the yard. I plant a lot of perennials. It is always so refreshing to see them start to sprout as soon as the weather gets a little warmer. I do get some annuals for the two front flower pots.I like blue and purple flowers.
My yard isn't too ripped up from the moving of the gas meter this winter. I need to get a little dirt to fill in a few low spots, and some grass seed. Then the yard will look like new.

Monday 4/21/08 Dentist appt, orthodontist, visiting a college...and moving

The kids went to the dentist on Saturday. They needed check-ups. Maggie and Beth need braces. I will make an appt at the orthodontist to get that started. The kids didn't have any cavities. They said that we should be brushing for three minutes, and the girls are old enough to floss each day now.
We will be going to another college on Saturday. We are very excited about all this traveling.
We are almost ready to put the house up for sale. I need to paint the front soon as it stops raining... and pack a few things in the basement. The kids are excited to move. We still need to pack their things.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wednesday 4/16/08 Programming class on-line...

William had his first programming class on-line tonight. It went great!!! I could hear him say ''I knew that...'' as he read the work. The class has the reading on-line and then a quiz. I guess the actual programming will start later. He looked so happy. The next chapter will be released on Friday.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Monday 4/14/08 Visiting colleges and looking at toys...

We toured the college on Saturday. We ended up getting there about two hours early, so we went to the store and looked at all of the toys. It is always good to see ahead what they want for Christmas. The college was too small for William...but he was very polite on the tour. In two weeks we will go to a very large college. Our appointment is at 9:00 am, so we will probably need to stay in a hotel the night before.

Friday, April 11, 2008

4/11/08 Visiting a college...

We are going to visit our first college tomorrow. We are all so excited. I hope that the weather is nice, it will make the trip so much more pleasant. William starts his programming class on-line next week. We were to download Visual C++ 2005, but I could only find Visual C++ 2008. I hope that it will still work. William can e-mail the teacher and get help.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tuesday 3/25/08 Easter eggs, moving, storage unit...

We colored Easter eggs a couple of days ago. It was fun. William didn't want to help so he was on the computer in the same room. We found an Easter egg coloring set that had dies, sponges and Q-tips to color eggs with, and a wax crayon and stickers. We ended up with one puddle of die on the table, no eggs dropping on the floor and we only broke two egg shells while coloring them. When the girls get too old, I will really miss this.
We are almost ready to move. The house is painted...on the inside...and we have taken a lot of boxes to storage. This past weekend William helped me take two book shelves to the garage and two tables to storage...the book shelves wouldn't fit in the storage unit. The living room looks a lot bigger now.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Wednesday 2/8/08 programming class at the Community College...

William is going to take a programming class at the Community College through continuing education. With continuing education he can go straight to the class and skip the pre-requisites. He still is planning to go to college, but he wanted a programming class first so that he felt like he knew something about programming before he went to college.