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  1. My son is on the EMS/Fire Squad in that area. He said he was up for 23 hours, including driving the ambulance around and spotting funnel clouds in the darkness to report in to the news channels. Today he is out again, helping out in Dayton.
  2. I heard about Unlock Math here on this site (yeah for WTM forums!!!) and my friend who has two dc with CF is using it this year. She told me the other day she is loving it (although I think there was a bit of a 'ramp up'). One of her dc emails the instructor continuously (or so it seems to the mom) and the instructor is very responsive and helpful. I believe one is doing pre-algebra and the other Algebra 1.
  3. I am just so sorry to hear this, Arctic Mama! I had foot surgery a year ago for the ball of my foot and was so relieved that I could do a bit of weight-bearing as I could not manage crutches well at all. They look so much easier to use than they actually are (at least for me). I am glad to hear you are getting a wheelchair and many items arranged ahead of time that will aid you in your convalescence (at least we hope that is what you will be able to do...convalesce, that is!!!). That ice storm in OH was pretty bad. My ds had broken his elbow 3 weeks previously, falling off a longboard, and then slipped and fell on a slippery walk during this past ice storm. In fact, I am waiting for him to get back to the Ortho to find out if the elbow is now displaced or not. Sum of the story for you is that I agree you should follow all doctor's orders in order to avoid mishaps and relapses as much as possible, so that you will fully be on the road to recovery. And I admire your positive outlook!
  4. Yeah, I actually do have an MA in Linguistics (from back in the late '80's)...although I think I only snagged the interview because of having a friend in the school system that put in a good name for me!
  5. I just got a part-time job as a reading tutor in a local public school, and I love it! My background is linguistics, so teaching young children how to read is so rewarding and fun! My ds is a freshman in college this year and my dd is doing WHA full-time, basically, so this job is perfect as I work M-Th and have Fridays off in which I can proctor her tests and get laundry done. Going to a job interview for the first time in 20 years was more than a bit unnerving, I must say, but I am so thankful that I found a purpose so I do not have to pursue my second option as a WalMart greeter, lol! For you, though, it sounds like the para/assistant in that private school that offers potential tutoring jobs on the side might be a happy, good fit!
  6. This is the strategy that my dd wants to take. She is almost 17 and doesn't care about going in to a doctor. We will just have to 'play it by ear' (no pun intended, lol), but I will likely still call and check in with our regular physician in the morning...
  7. Thanks, all. And I won't use anymore peroxide, Spy Car...good call! I only just got home from a busy day today, but will call someone tomorrow...
  8. Dr.'s office is closed now for lunch and then I have an appt. right after that to help a friend with homeschool options for her dc with CF. all are making some good points, though, that I need to act on this sooner as opposed to later. I guess because there is no pain, it doesn't seem as I do not think of it as a regular 'wound', but it is!
  9. It looks so small, you can barely even see it. Still the same advice?
  10. My dd came to me this morning with a pierced ear hole that has torn all the way down and out the bottom of the ear, leaving a 'slice' instead of a hole. I put a little hydrogen peroxide on it, but it did not bubble and does not look infected at all... Now what do I do? She can no longer wear earrings, obviously, but I do not know how to repair the tear and what priority it should take on my busy August list with a ds heading out-of-state to college for the first time in two weeks... Anyone already deal with this problem? Any advice from the Hive would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!! Brenda
  11. My friend who has no time due to a couple of dc having cystic fibrosis wanted me to check out Virtual Homeschool Group for her youngest who would be taking Saxon 5/4 Math AYOP (At Your Own Pace). She wants to know if this could be an option for her this fall if she has little free time to 'volunteer' or how does the volunteer part work. Feel free to share any other aspect of your experience with this group as well. Thanks, Brenda
  12. Yes, please let me know what you find out for sure from your daughter, fourisenough, and I will pass the info on to my friend. The program looks great. I probably hadn't heard of it before because it is so new!
  13. So, two concerning things... 1. a sore that doesn't heal 2. if it is 'indented' in the middle, which it might be if the lower 'bump' is just marking out the lower boundary of the cancer that we can see on the surface. Let us know how your appt. goes and when you can get in! Blessings (from a redhead that has had too many of these surgeries for comfort), Brenda P.S. Did anyone hear about a new tool in which they can tell if you have skin cancer without having to cut and biopsy? It sounds so exciting and gives one hope that they won't have to be 'cut up' and sliced and diced without certain cause!
  14. So, I found Cathy Duffy reviews on this, plus the website and forwarded it to my friend. She really likes the look of it and is going to check out the sample video with her daughter today. She was wondering if there was some kind of workbook with it??? Thanks for the great tips!
  15. I will pass on all these ideas to my friend and will research and consider each one mentioned. Thanks, and now I'm off to check out Unlock Math...?
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