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  1. I would let her bring her stuffing. Have chalkboard tags and chalk and label all the offerings so you don't have to keep warning people about the disgusting stuffing. 🙂 We have oyster stuffing offered too. I hate it, but it's tradition. And I love tradition!
  2. My go-to is Sippie cups(always need these), plates, silverware. I love these personalized labels for cups
  3. DH is an painting contractor. We do not accept CC. We would however accept Paypal for services. Also, Zelle is an option. No way would we ever ask for money before the job is done. EVER. HVAC is expensive for the unit up front. So, I understand money needed before the job starts. However, I would offer to buy the unit from the distributor (or wherever), use your CC to do that if you want, have it delivered to your house. That way it is YOURS. If the contractor skips out, then at least you do not have to recover the money you paid to him before you can hire someone else. We have done this for all contractors we have hired(roofers, landscapers,gutters, etc) We simply say, "We do not give anyone money upfront." Most understand this and do end up accommodating us. Contractors get into a dangerous cycle when they use down payment money to pay for other jobs/pay themselves. People tell us nightmare stories all the time. If your contractor refuses to let you pay directly to the distributor and have the materials delivered to you, I would walk away.
  4. Senior DD just finished all her apps. Oh.My. 10(ten?!) applications with CA, Coalition, individual. It was way too much. Caught all the deadlines for early action. Now for FAFSA. That's the only thing left for me. DS just graduated college last December. Felt much harder this time around. She did do most of the work. She has 2 projects for potential scholarships to do this month. She is excited about them though. So, there's that!HA
  5. Front teeth are tricky. The size of the implant, size of the crown require a VERY good working experience. Don't let your general do it. See a specialist. Depending on your area, this could be a periodontist or an oral surgeon.
  6. If you want to hit a bunch of stuff, Chicago has a CityPass. The Field museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium are very near each other. There is an awesome city view from the Adler property. MSI is a 15 minute drive away from Museum Campus, as is The Art Institute(traffic depending, of course.)
  7. These are all people who pled guilty? Is that right? Lori Loughlin pled NOT guilty. I wonder if that matters in sentencing?
  8. CC Physics was the best online class we have ever had. 2 years after CC Physics, DD is taking AP Physics C and loving it. Her teacher comments on her "stellar" lab reports. All thanks to CC Physics. We have used Apologia(and currently doing Biology). Physical Science was SO AWFUL here. I did not have high hopes for Physics. DD is a senior and plans on majoring in physics/electrical engineering. She was a biology girl until 10th grade.(When she fell in love with physics!)
  9. THANK YOU! 2/3 of her schools are on the list and it sounds favorable. She decided to retake without canceling. It's possible all the scores will be canceled. The room was not properly supervised with the test booklets out. I can not image that will not be grounds for canceling at least that section.
  10. Yes, today she decided to retake it without canceling. She decided to use the current scores for 2 schools and hold off on the third and do regular admission with the new scores. She is competitive for scholarships with the current scores. One school she needs 2 more points...
  11. The Reading section was a strong score last time. She had prepped for the SAT and took it once,scored well. She wanted to try the ACT. She kinda took it cold and scored pretty well, so she chose to retake the ACT instead of a second try to the SAT. UGH. She prepped a bit this time and was ready for science section. She said forget an improved score there. She feels like her math improved(following a brief geometry review over the last couple weeks.) I'm happy to hear ACT is often superscored. IF they don't cancel it all...
  12. DD17 was at her ACT today. Halfway through the Reading section, her desk partner had a seizure. DD had to alert the proctor. 911 was called. EMTs moved DD from her seat to get the gurney in. The student became unconscious All the while the proctor kept telling them to continue with the exam. The EMTs were asking about contact information, other staff came in the room. The student was moved to the hallway where she began screaming and the class could hear the sounds of them treating her and their radios and such. This was after the proctor started the science section. She said, "Ok, everyone, deep breath and concentrate." DD said the group was visibly upset. OBVIOUSLY the more important thing is the student's(who was seizing) well being. However, we are trying to think through what this will mean for DD. Wonder if her scores will be canceled? She is applying to colleges this month. She was counting on this score(2nd test). The proctor said to expect a 5-6 week score hold because she had to fill out an incident report. And also told the students ONLY the reading section score would be affected. DD said the loud noises right outside of the door(and they took her out UNCONSCIOUS) were so distracting for at least half of the science section.The proctor told them anyone who wanted to could cancel their scores today. No one did. DD didn't know what to do! She felt good about the math and writing sections. Do they superscore ACT? She did really well in reading last time. Science could've used a bump, but that probably won't happen. Wonder how this will be handled? DD is not sure if she should call, email? And who? She is afraid the proctor will try to minimize the interruption on her report...
  13. We got our at Target on Black Friday. It was 50% off.
  14. Winning With Writing grade 6 has all of that.
  15. If you haven't figured it out yet, I may be able to help. Make sure the assignment is within the school year dates you selected. Give a grade(class grade) and you have to check the completed box WITH a completed DATE. I have messed that up. Hope you figured it out before the trip!:)
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