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About skeeterbug

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  1. I'm in Salt Lake for another five weeks or so. I'm planning to order some curriculum while I'm here in America but I'm curious if there's any stores around here to preview some of it. I've been to the library and checked out oodles of homeschool books I've always wanted to read. :hurray: Thanks!
  2. Can anyone give me an idea how much the heat treatment would cost? Ballpark of course, I know it will vary, pm me if you'd like. They seem to think it is only a problem in their bedroom now. I'm not sure what they've done to treat it, they make think that vacuuming is enough and not be aware what is needed. But I will arrange for an inspection and we'll go from there. They'll both be recovering from heart procedures. One of them is not very hygenic. They could be spreading them like crazy. I'm afraid to get in their car, but I certainly can't afford to rent one for the five weeks
  3. Sigh, I typed up a whole response and lost it. The issue about the mental state is that they've apparently known about the bed bugs for several years and haven't done anything. Too expensive, probably. But that means they had them last time I visited. But I didn't sleep there. A family friend pulled the couch away from the wall and found dead bugs eveywhere. So it sounds bad. I'm hoping against hope that it's limited to upstairs since that's where they sleep and where the living room is. Most of their books are downstairs. Where can I purchase the zippered mattress covers?
  4. I live on the other side of the world from my elderly parents. I am visiting later this week because they are both going through some serious health issues. I've just learned that they have a horrible bed bug infestation. Horrible, as in they've had them for years. I learned this through a concerned friend of the family. They don't even know I know yet. I was planning to stay with them but now I've got to figure out what to do, I won't be able to sleep there. I need to know where to start. I know the things are very hard to get rid of. I'm assuming the worst, that they will have in
  5. Bumping this to see if anyone has used the iBook? We're travelling and I'd like a downloadable version rather than the printed book. Wondering if it' sufficient by itself or do you really need the printed tm.
  6. I also think it was Get Color...the pic at the top of this article seems familiar. http://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/color/jane-lockhart-talks-color-tips
  7. I wouldn't risk the friendship by doing this. A week would be okay. Not five. Hire someone else.
  8. Congrats! What grades/subjects will you teach?
  9. You can get an ipod that is only for music or audio, no screen. Would that suit?
  10. I was hoping that someone would explain this! Never heard of it either.
  11. Not too long ago I was reading the section of the WTM that goes through a typical day/week for each grade level. It mentioned that one day a week the child would be writing letters. I thought that was a great idea- letters to relatives, friends, emails, etc.
  12. I just want to share a bit of my story in the hopes that you might be encouraged (or anyone else who comes across this). I have experienced post natal depression several times. With this last pregnancy I was so afraid of it happening again that I was in tears when I was discussing it with a midwife early in my pregnancy. She gave me a referral to PANDA. (PANDA is an Australian resource: Post and Antenatal Depression Association.) I was feeling good, so I called and made an appointment for much later so that we could meet before the baby was born and discuss coping strategies. I've neve
  13. Here's a list of support resources by country and by state for the US. http://www.postpartumprogress.com/postpartum-depression-support-organizations-in-the-us-canada-uk-south-africa-australia-new-zealand Here's a hotline for postpartum. I know you aren't postpartum, but they'll be able to help. http://www.postpartum.net/ The hardest part is making the phone call, and then following through. If you are in Australia, here's the link to PANDA. I used them and the experience was good, I highly recommend them. http://www.panda.org.au/
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