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Everything posted by Kinsa

  1. Seriously. I list something, and it is gone in mere minutes. Hmm... Maybe I'm not pricing my stuff high enough? Or... maybe my stuff is just freakin' awesome and everyone wants to be like me! Yeah, I'll go with the second option.
  2. If you have a memory foam mattress, you need the slat-type platform so the mattress can "breathe" from underneath. A solid platform works fine with regular mattresses.
  3. Answering my own question. LOL I'm liking the look of the Tuttle Twins books. I might go that direction for economics.
  4. I've been staying as close as possible to the "traditional" high school sequence with my son who reads and comprehends at around a 5th/6th grade level. Next school year he will be needing to do a semester of government and a semester of economics. I can find a few resources at that level for government (civics), but I'm having a heck of a time finding something for economics. Is that just too complex of a subject for that level? Got any ideas for me?
  5. Nm. Not wading into these waters.
  6. Sorry to disappoint, but we refer to it in this house as "the rona". This is what my young adult kids call it, and it just stuck with everyone.
  7. 2020 was actually an awesome year for our family. My husband got a boatload of coronavirus overtime hours (which means we were raking in the money), two of my kids joined the military and moved out of my basement, one kid graduated college with honors and is now gainfully employed, one kid dropped out of college (which, in the year of the rona, wasn't such a bad choice) and got employment which he loves, and with my two who still live at home we got a boatload of homeschooling done because everything out of the home was cancelled. So, yeah, I can't complain. I don't talk about it much thoug
  8. Popping in super-late... did you pursue VocRehab? My son went through VocRehab last year and did a "workplace experience" through them. They set him up as a grocery bagger at the local market. THEY paid him, not the market. So the market got free labor and my son got the work experience. VocRehab gave him a job coach, wrote up his resume, etc. It was a completely positive experience. I don't have anything bad to say about it. He would've continued on with the job except that the rona happened. As soon as this rona mess clears up a bit, he's getting back into the program. During t
  9. I think we will be to herd immunity before the kids and I qualify to get it. Lol I'd like to see my parents get it. Soon. This isolation is no way to live.
  10. And I'm not sure how I feel about it. It's a good thing... buuut... weird...??? 🤷‍♀️
  11. Background: My son joined the military this year. And to keep from boring you with long, confusing details, I'll summarize by saying that he reported to a new base last week and ALL of his Christmas cards and Christmas presents were lost in the mail between bases. So not only will he be spending Christmas away from family, he will also not have any gifts or cards. He's still in "phase 1" of training, so he's not allowed to leave the base, not allowed to wear civilian clothes yet, etc. So in a panic, realizing that my son will be by himself on his first Christmas away from home and wit
  12. Mary/merry/marry --- all the same.
  13. The best idea I can come up with was mentioned upthread: go to the Davis Mountains, camp at Davis Mountains State Park, visit historic Fort Davis (town and fort), and go to the public nighttime shows at the McDonald Observatory. That might fit the bill.
  14. Four of my six boys won't be home for Christmas. (Sadness.) I'd like to do a virtual meet-up on Christmas day with everyone. What's the best internet platform for that? Zoom? Other? (I've never used Zoom, believe it or not.) Btw, I'm very much NOT tech-savvy, so the easier to use, the better.
  15. Thanks! I keep saying to myself that I should log in more often, but then real life gets in the way of my cyber life. Lol
  16. I can't emphasize how wise this is. Lol Like I said, I love the place, but it's a really rough environment. Waiting a few years is probably a good choice.
  17. And I'm thinking there were a few more posts about this situation that aren't included in this thread... but for the life of me, I can't find them. Or, maybe there wasn't. I don't know. LOL
  18. I'm updating this saga because several of you asked me about how my sister's kids are doing in that "hello, I'm just popping in" thread. Soooo... here it is: My nephew is now 20yo, about to be 21yo. He moved out of his dad's house (well, dad's girlfriend's house, actually) as soon as he graduated from high school. At first he moved back in with my sister and lived with her for about two-ish years, and now he is living with my mother/his grandmother just due to the fact that my sister's house isn't very big and he wanted more privacy due to having a serious girlfriend. He is cur
  19. Hi there! I was alerted about this thread, so I thought I'd log on to help you. As stated already, BBNP is very remote. You won't get a cell phone signal out there, you won't be able to swing through McDonald's to grab a bite to eat, you won't be able to pop into Wal-Mart to grab that item you forgot to bring. You need to bring everything with you and you will need to be completely self-sufficient while you are there. And if your gas tank gets to halfway empty, it is time to start finding a place to refill. Inside the park you will find some meager accommodations. There is a ver
  20. Long time, no chat! I had a few extra minutes this morning, so I thought I'd log on and see what's up in this "blast from my past" message board. We are still in Amarillo. I certainly have a love-hate relationship with the house we bought. It was billed as "move-in ready". Let me just say, it was not. We have spent a boatload of both money and time fixing and repairing this house, and we're not even close to being done. I love the house for the potential it has, but I hate that it is a money pit in constant need of repair. I'm still homeschooling my two youngest boys. My "bab
  21. Bumping with an update in the original post.
  22. Just popping in to say a quick hello and let y'all know I'm still alive. Still homeschooling; down to my last two kids. Things have been... sticky... since we moved. It's been rough; I'll spare you the details. I just keep trudging on and pull strength from my Lord. Life is a gift; my joy abounds regardless of my circumstances. Don't know if I'll be around much. Just wanted to say howdy to all my friends.
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