Follow up - the neighbor whose tree branch fell did all the cleanup and is rebuilding and installing the downed piece of fence today. I offered to pay him for the wood he had to buy and he turned me down.It has just been one of those years. Ice storms that pulled down a tree worth of pine branches and took weeks to clean up. A wind storm that tore the soffit and facia off the front of my house. A hail storm that loaded my yard with broken branches. And this afternoon a slightly windy day that apparently caused an enormous branch from a neighbors tree to fall and take down a whole section of my wood fence. This particular neighbor is an absolute jerk and we will see if he does the cleanup and puts the fence back up.
Fortunately though, it didnt damage my retaining wall garden or shed, but still jeez.
Yes!! A day at the beach/lake/pool is not simple with little kids! Are the lessons indoors or out?It feels like packing for a vacation just to go to a 30 minute swim lesson.
I chose outdoors because of covid. Thankfully, the rain held off until we were done, but it was chilly.Yes!! A day at the beach/lake/pool is not simple with little kids! Are the lessons indoors or out?
Thankfully our Y has an indoor pool for lessons so when we did them the only thing that interrupted them was thunder and lightning. We had some good storms that summer too. Even in the heated pool room DS would be shivering in the water after just 15 minutes. And then we'd leave and it was so hot they'd be dry just getting to the car.
schools make you buy the books now?yikes lots changed i 40 years maybe you can buy used copies like the way college kids do it sell off their used semester booksTwice now I have narrowly missed getting a sale price on my kids History curriculum for next year. The first time it would have been 25% off too!! I’d have saved over $50! This time it was just 10%; but on a rather expensive curriculum I’d appreciate it! Its actually the most expensive one I buy; but we like it.
I’ve been watching one website where there are usually sales and they haven’t had that publisher on sale at all in the last few months. I’ve been buying long enough to know which things I’m likely to get a deal on or can buy used on ebay. With theirs it’s actually cheaper in the long run to buy it new as a package than to get the “nonconsumables” used and just buy new consumbables separately. I also have to match editions. I copy the tests so DS can use them when he reaches that level.
I’ve been wondering if the publisher is limiting who can put it on sale so people will buy directly from them. Sometimes finding the new stuff feels like a job.
My kids are homeschooled so it’s up to us to choose and purchase. I usually shop on ebay for what I can and sometimes there are local sales. And sales groups on Facebook. I can usually get the teachers manuals used and buy workbooks new; but this one program is never a better deal used because there is so much markup when you don’t get it as a package. Unless someone is selling a whole package. I’ve only found it that way once.schools make you buy the books now?yikes lots changed i 40 years maybe you can buy used copies like the way college kids do it sell off their used semester books