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Posts will be more random for a while - we have the combo Birthday (Herself turned 14 Monday)/Father's Day shin-dig Sunday, and we've been cleaning like fools to try and get ready. I'm plugging along, trying to get the History Book done.....Ch. 12 ended up with, like, 42 elements - and I KNOW I skipped some stuff/lumped it in with others, because DAMN, it's a big chapter. Ch. 13 is worse - it takes us from Feudalism to the Renaissance in Europe, focusing on Germany, Italy, and England.

Only, not as in-depth as I'd like. :sigh: I was able to find some kid-friendly books by Eva March Tappan that - luckily! - cover these events; "In the days of William the Conqueror", "In the Days of Alfred the Great", etc. and the kids know that they WILL be reading them. (Not sure how good they are; I'll be pre-reading them, of course, but on a quick glance they look OK. They were free, which is a HUGE factor right now. :nods:)

We super-shocked the dickens out of the pool last night, and hey-lookie, it's Clear, and Bright, and PERFECT this AM. I TOLD SG it was the lack of chlorine.....he now believes me. He's going to take the cell in tomorrow - it's under warranty, and we'll get it replaced. Good thing, as Sunday is a POOL party!

We've integrated Scratch into our school-day; MWF will be our "computer" classes. TTh, we'll be adding Art and Music Appreciation.....I'd like to get into a firm routine so that everything runs smoothly.

There's really not much else to talk about - I've been straining, trying to come up with something. I don't know that I can keep up a 6-day a week posting schedule...we'll see. It's not that we're too busy, it's that we're so BORING. :lol: (Unless you want to read about Himself's adventures in Portal 2......that's what I have him narrating to me right now. ANYTHING to get past the block that he has about writing - it seems to be working. So far....)
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 16th, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC)

boring?

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for the record, you are not boring. I check in every day to see what you are doing. :)

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From:fiberaddict
Date:June 16th, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)

Re: boring?

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Thank you - it just feels like I'm boring everyone to death, nattering on and on and ON about school stuffs. Even if I do find some pretty cool stuff (like the collection of FREE ebooks I found on Kobo/Gutenburg/etc today that cover British History, from Rome forward. Oh, yeah - the kids'll have quite a bit of required reading when they hit Ch. 12 and beyond! :lol:)
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From:ghislainedel
Date:June 16th, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
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Super-shocked huh? We might have to try it as our pool has been normal-shocked a couple of times and still isn't clear!
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From:fiberaddict
Date:June 16th, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
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SUPER shock it - our pool calls for 2 pounds. We put in *5*. A few years ago, the pool guy told me that that was the fastest - and best - way to "kick-start" the clearing process. It doesn't hurt anything - you can still swim in it pretty quickly - but it ups the chlorine level almost immediately and the pool SHOULD clear right up.

We're going to do it again Saturday evening, even if we DO get a new cell, because of the party on Sunday.

Wally-world's the cheapest place we've found shock - Ace wants $29 for a 5-pack. Thrallmart wants....$20, I think.
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From:ghislainedel
Date:June 17th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! It's clearing up slowly and our weather forecasts don't have it going so hot so fast that I'm in a rush now that we see it is clearing up! Something to remember for next year though!
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