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  1. That feature will be added in a few weeks.
  2. I wanted to share this new online planner that was just released. I helped test it and can honestly say it's the best planner I've tried. It easily adjusts your homeschool plan on those days when something comes up. It allows you to print out the weekly schedule for the child. If you have multiple children, you don't need to re-enter the same schedule in future years. Give it a look. https://syllabird.com/
  3. The uniforms make me think of Syracuse University. The school has just one school color - orange. You guys might call it prison orange. It was chosen because it was unique and would stand out.
  4. If you need New York state, but not necessarily New York City look at Fayeteville-Manlius school district or Jamesville-Dewitt.
  5. NY requires masks so bring a mask. Indoor seating at restaurants is available in phase 3. Buffalo is in phase 3 and could enter phase 4 prior to your arrival. Hotels are open, but not all onsite amenities may be available. Pools for instance are phase 4. Maid of the Mist will restart on June 26.
  6. I went to high school with a boy who had late puberty. At graduation he was around 5'5". A few years later he was over 6' tall and completely unrecognizable. His voice, body, and face had changed.
  7. I enjoyed Flume Gorge despite the ticket price. I recommend Mount Washington. It's one of the windiest places on Earth. The drive to the top is scenic.
  8. Fatquartershop has very delayed shipping right now. I'm still waiting for the order I placed in April. I use Hawthorne Threads frequently. They get their orders out quickly. For any garment sewers out there, I like their line of knit fabric. It's not as soft as Art Gallery, but it is easy to sew and holds up well.
  9. If you enjoy outdoor activities, the Syracuse, NY area is really nice. There are lots of recreational options. There are numerous state parks and waterfalls. So much hiking, skiing, golfing, kayaking, etc. They have salmon fishing here. If you're not that outdoorsy then the Louisville, KY area is nice but it might not have enough winter. Also look into Lawrence, Kansas. It is much hillier than most people imagine.
  10. My son had an issue with chemistry, but not computer science. The "are you sure you want to submit" screen went away before he had a chance to click yes. He said it flashed so briefly he wasn't even sure that is what it said. Fortunately, the next day's exam went fine. Some small percentage of June test takers are going to have issues again. I feel sorry for those kids. It's bad enough to have technical issues the first time.
  11. I love my Bosch mixer. The model I have no longer exists, but if something were to happen to it, I wouldn't hesitate to buy the new model. I disliked my Kitchenaid mixer because it was heavy, big, and loud. ETA: I found my model on the Bosch website, so it is still available. https://www.boschmixers.com/product/compact-stand-mixer/
  12. AOPS helped my son type more quickly. The class motivated him to improve his typing skills. The instructors don't favor long answers over short answers during class. It's a mix.
  13. We haven't lived in NY too long, so I had no opinion of Governor Cuomo prior to this month. Now that I've been watching his daily briefings, I think he's doing an excellent job. He's keeping the people of the state informed on what is happening. It seems like he is fighting hard for New Yorkers at each level of government. I'm not sure if it made national news, but the number of new cases in New Rochelle is going down. New Rochelle is the area that had the National Guard called in a while back.
  14. The mail comes even if you don't fill it out and mark the no sharing option. Possibly my son gets less than he would have, but he average several per week. Because of the email listed, we know it was College Board that sold his information.
  15. Make sure there are grocery stores near your accommodations. I was surprised when I went to the grocery store nearest our Philly Airbnb. It was sad. It made me really understand what was meant by the term food desert. I don't know of a grocery store near the Mall in DC. Gettysburg is closer to DC than Philly. Renting a car from Reagan airport might be easier than renting a car in Philadelphia. Fall is a much better time to go to DC. There are way fewer tourists at that time of year. Unless your son is extremely into US history, that is a lot of museums and history to
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