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  1. I am planing on ‘attending’ our local monthly school board meeting this week simply because I want to listen to them talk. My kids are in a group that goes to local schools in the fall for assemblies and I am specifically curious about that. And if they are going to let ‘community groups’ use the facilities and what the parameters might be. I fully expect that they have no real idea, but I am curious to hear what they talk about.
  2. My .02 cents is summer is basically cancelled in WA. If your event is 100% private and uses no commercial anything. For instance a wedding on the brides fathers land where everyone is tent camping or within driving distance and the reception is a potluck that the cousins put together and the uncle’s home brewed the beer - you might be able to go on with it. . . I would not plan on flying to get to the event.
  3. We have one child in a private school and one at home. The one in school is a 9th grader and was at home until this year. She has 17 hours a week of live on-line classes. It is too much. Way too much. She often has homework and reading outside of class. The other child also has school work to complete on the computer. We have one computer to share for the entire family. It is not like homeschooling in that I have no authority or really even a voice in much of anything. Although I did actually talk with the principle and we agreed that she simply has an ‘excused absence’ for any and every live class that she misses. I do not need or want an e-mail/call from the office about it. Between internet that cuts out, conflicts between computer usage, and my sanity something has to give. I can not even imagine if I was working from home or my income was needed. Thank goodness my husband has a fairly ‘safe’ job.
  4. Some people unfortunately purchased flight tickets for the summer before being aware a global pandemic had started . . .
  5. This is a really interesting thread to me. I don’t know what it means. Here is my personal story for why it is interesting. I have never used one in the past, have it purely since the Covid-19. we have been ‘playing’ with it for a few weeks and always getting numbers in the 98-100 range. This evening I ate things that I know I shouldn’t eat because they make me feel bad. I know this, I have no medical diagnosis of anything. But I know when I eat dairy, eat gluten, or an around cats I have a reaction. So anyways, today my husband really wanted us to go on a family outing to get a treat at the end of the day (don’t worry we are 100% social distancing etc etc). Anyways, we ended up at Dairy Queen and because I really wanted a treat but I didn’t want to go into a grocery store I decided to just get a treat. So, I knew this was a bad decision, but whatever. So later I am feeling bad (expected) and I decided to take a reading just for fun. I got a 94. I took it a few minutes later, got a 93. Thought to myself that is really interesting. I am not going to do anything about it. Other then stop eating things that make me feel bad. Don’t worry, we will go back into self isolation . . .
  6. I just bought nice headphones for all the electronics in the house. Some with cords and some without. They will not be here for a week (what???? These are ESSENTIAL at this stage) but I am hoping just being able to know that they are coming will help lower tempers here.
  7. I am currently very concerned about this for my oldest. She homeschooled through 8th, wanted to go to high school so we found one private school that we thought would be a good fit. She was doing ok and we were planing on sending her back to finish, we did not actually sign the paperwork though. Then, Covid came. And now although I think her school has actually in some ways done a much better job of managing the ‘crisis on-line’ schooling much better then the public schools, I am still not impressed with it at all. I really want to at least look at a variety of options in case schools are forced into doing on-line learning. This was not something we consider at all last time, and I think if we are forced into this model, some of the options that we have a hard pass to last year need a serious re-evaluation. I am not willing to continue paying private school tuition for what we received this year. Although I am hopeful that her current school will possibly do things different over the summer to try and be in a better position for fall if on-line is required.
  8. HSMWB

    Protests

    I am a bit impressed we as a country have gone this long without ‘major’ protests actually. I really do think we are getting to the end of the ability of most people to continue to SIP without universal income and more support. I think the fishing protests were a prime example of the gov having gone ‘too far’. Fishing can be done while social distancing for instance. I don’t wish anyone ill-will.
  9. What are your thoughts about how to continue moving on with their education, and/or fold them back into family life?? Especially those who have both some at school and done at home?? I am really struggling with our daughters school, 9th grade, they are currently basically trying to ‘hold school’ on-line. She is supposed to be sitting in front of a computer 3-5 hours a day at various times between 7:30am and 2:15 pm. Ummmm, we only have one computer and multiple kids. We also have a VERY VERY small house. My kids at home also have on-line classes which basically conflict. And then, is this just a few weeks or until the end of the year. Are schools are currently closed for 5 more weeks as it stands now . . . ideas, suggestions, what are you doing??
  10. It looks like fun! My kids always seem to enjoy sailing more when there are other boats and preferably other kids around as well. I would look into races, regattas, sailing camps, jr sailing, and yacht clubs. Join the local boating pages and social groups on facebook or meet-up.
  11. Any idea about 'wait-listed', at Chicago Ballet summer intensive??? It is where I personally really wanted her to go this summer because we can stay with family friends. She has been accepted elsewhere, but any idea about her chances of getting off the waitlist?? The e-mail says not to expect anything until after March 15th, which is of course after the deadline for the other SI's . . .
  12. Yahoo groups??? Are other websites/apps ok? You might be able to start a www.meetup.com group that was private for a few months at least for free. They have a spot that has forums for each private group. Then the 10 people would have to join, they have a website as well as an apple app and I am sure an Android app as well.
  13. That is all. It is a complete thought all by itself. If there was ever any doubt in my mind, there is none now. The two are only very marginally related, like snakes and dogs can both be pets.
  14. Pray for us, my husband is bringing up the topic tonight at dinner. All my son knows so far is that we are discussing ‘school plans’ with dad, I’m pretty sure he is thinking it is going to be if the focus is chemistry or earth science this year. Not ‘surprise’ I am trying so hard to be calm and not crying and not feeling like a lamb to slaughter.
  15. I wanted to say thank you for the many thoughtful replies and things to think about. I really really appreciate it.
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