I added another completed Endless Diamond to the pile yesterday. After a couple of days of nothing to show it was nice to get something done.
Today is a day off for me. I need to get moving and get my walk in before it gets too hot. I have been walking at lunch the last couple of days as it has been really foggy in the morning. It was feels like 88 or 90 around 11:30AM.... so I'd prefer to get out now! I went and counted 9 wild turkeys!
The kids have 4 days left to the first quarter of school after today. They are off next Thursday and Friday. We have until Wednesday to decide on how they are learning....and we are thinking they need to go back to in person learning. They are both doing very well with on-line learning.... attending classes and handing in their work. Their grades are exactly like they have been in the past. They need the social interaction... and Emily really wants to have the in class Agriculture experience at school with the gardens and animals. I plan to send the e-mail today... there is the realization they will probably have different teachers and their schedules and electives might change..... fingers crossed he still gets robotics and her with Ag. We know Em's history teacher will change - she is in the gifted civics as that was the only virtual class open for her schedule. That meant the kids each had her as a teacher this quarter for history. We know the school class size is at or over capacity. With the administration doing block days for less change and mandatory masks inside, we have not heard of any major issues so are willing to take the risk. It sounds like the teachers usually take the kids outside for fresh air and mask free time during their block time (2 class periods together). Since the grandparents down here are both going out to eat in restaurants.... it kinda defeats the purpose of keeping the kids 'safer' to keep them safe! Greg's back is a lot better than it was as well, just using tylenol for pain now. Not great but a lot better than it was.
To get the boy more comfortable with getting out and about.... I asked what he wanted to do 'special' next Thursday on my day off. He had mentioned a trip up to the Panhandle sometime to see a airplane museum there.... that is 5 hours away! I told him sometime in the future, find something closer to home. He found the Florida Air Museum in Lakeland... only 1.5 hours away. That will be my adventure next week with the kids. I figured Emily has horses and a horse show coming up on Halloween so it was his choice this time.
Almost 10... time to get moving and get something accomplished today!