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Colleen in NS

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  1. We're safe. Whole province was hit pretty hard, as well as PEI and NB and now moving to Nfld. Power out all over the province. I'm at one place that has power, to access wifi. Yes, hurricanes definitely come to Maritime Canada, with regularity!!!!! Most of the time, it's post-tropical by the time it gets here, but not this time.
  2. Thank you. It's now upgraded to Cat 2. I can't believe we still have power here. (much of NS doesn't, and Halifax is already a mess - we're 20 min. outside)
  3. Yep, it's here now, Category 1 or 2 in Nova Scotia. Wish us luck as it makes landfall here. We are smack in the middle of the path. I was super stressed yesterday remembering what Hurricane Juan was like here in 2003. Power has blinked, probably will lose it soon.
  4. Ha, I think anyone would get hung up on Don Quixote when trying to learn the process! I get that it's the first book on the novel list, but I gave up on it and tried the process with some shorter books. I was better able to learn the process and then apply it to longer books after some practice. There are also the WTM book logic stage lit. analysis questions you could use, too.
  5. The Well-Educated Mind by our forum hostess: https://welltrainedmind.com/p/the-well-educated-expanded-edition/#product-description
  6. This is such a relief of a feeling, isn't it!! RootAnn, thank you for maintaining the list. I have to say that we don't actually know if dd will attend any post-secondary this coming fall. She now says she is not going to university this coming year, which is fine (long private story I don't want to outline here). But I wanted to add that last acceptance to our list, for the sake of future homeschoolers who may wonder what schools have accepted homeschoolers. Thank you! Keep me posted on your news!
  7. Two more acceptances for my girl - BA program at Mount Saint Vincent University, and Child/Youth program at Nova Scotia Community College. (OP, the "Saint" in Saint Mary's University is spelled out at that school) . (and "thanks" for keeping track of this list!) Yay, to all this year's WTKids!
  8. Thank you! Thank you, Kathy! For everything. I'm going to message you sometime and catch you up.
  9. @8FillTheHeart Thank you! I think of you, too. I still read here occasionally, see your posts, and wonder how you and your family are. Five grandchildren - wow!! Congratulations to you, too! I've been in touch here and there with Jane over the past few years. You, Jane, Nan in Mass, and Kathy in Richmond are my biggest mentors here. I appreciate you all so much! Thank you, and you're welcome! I used to do that, too. I was in awe of and terrified of the high school board; now here on the college board, I'm just tired, lol. (not from the board; just from life) Seriously, thoug
  10. DD just received her first acceptance yesterday, unexpectedly! I called this school last week to ask the assistant registrar some questions (I had talked with him three years ago when ds was going through the application season, and he wasn't very encouraging about admitting homeschoolers [but then admitted ds with scholarships]). I was a bit nervous about talking with him again, but the woman who answered the phone said he was on his way out. She told him why I was calling and next thing I knew, she was saying, "He wants to meet with you and your daughter an hour before our Open House next
  11. I loved reading your entire post - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! As to what I quoted - WOW! My son sometimes wishes he had applied there for math - he may apply there for grad school. But now, isn't it all a relief to know you didn't mess up?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
  12. I just did this a few weeks ago! Happy 50th to us! :D It was fun - I did pretty much what you are thinking - invited around nine friends I really wanted to celebrate with. I planned food a few months in advance, and made all of us a nice dinner. Two different kinds of spaghetti sauce, noodles, two kinds of cake, ice cream. All homemade (except the noodles. Which I had planned to make, until two hours before start time I had to tell myself there just was no time left, lol - ran to store and bought noodles). A friend volunteered to bring Caesar salad (which I was going to make, but she i
  13. The bolded: YES!!!!!!!!! And my son has very dry wit that people don't always see right away!! I know; I can't believe I'm almost done homeschooling, either. Dd aims to finish by her 18th birthday, which is in Oct. of what would be her Grade 12 year, so we are on an accelerated schedule. She was pretty insistent about it, so I worked out a plan and she is following it. About a year and a half to go! I almost don't know what to do with myself, because I don't really *feel* like a "real" homeschooler anymore, lol. I'm between identities right now, lol. I will try to stop in more o
  14. Lisa, I read this awhile ago and never got back around to replying. I think we've talked in the past about our sons having some commonalities? Anyway, it has been interesting watching him this first year of university. He did quickly make friends within a small circle on campus, due to having participated in a small mentoring program for first-year science students. I was SO glad for that program - he made friends with others who "got" him and were like him - his mathy brain, his funny personality, his bluntness, his love of Star Trek. However, sometimes it got him into hot water, and th
  15. I saw Wishbone Dawn a few weeks ago - she and her family are doing well.
  16. Love's Baby Soft!! The pink liquid one with white cap, I think. Mixed-feeling high school flashbacks. Jean Nate after-bath splash - my mother in the summertime
  17. any homeschoolers in Wilmington/New Hanover County who can help me even a tiny bit?
  18. Hi all, I know I could post in the other forum (I forget what it's called) to try this, but it doesn't get much action. I wonder if there are WTM-style and diverse homeschoolers in the Wilmington NC area? My sister is there with her adopted, five-year old, racially-not-same-as-her, special needs twins (boy/girl), and has vaguely considered homeschooling in the past, but is reluctant because she thinks she won't know what to do and is not terribly interested. They are in full-day Kindergarten, and both received letters today saying they need extra tutoring twice a week and would end u
  19. Hi all, I know I could post in the other forum (I forget what it's called) to try this, but it doesn't get much action. I wonder if there are WTM-style and diverse homeschoolers in the Wilmington NC area? My sister is there with her adopted, five-year old, racially-not-same-as-her, special needs twins (boy/girl), and has vaguely considered homeschooling in the past, but is reluctant because she thinks she won't know what to do and is not terribly interested. They are in full-day Kindergarten, and both received letters today saying they need extra tutoring twice a week and would end u
  20. If it helps any, what I remember is how excited you were about her wedding! :)
  21. My daughter hasn't finished high school yet, but I am pretty sure she won't be going to college (or what we call university in Canada) after high school; which is fine with me. She will have a decent uni-prep education when she's done, and she's very smart; but she is just not interested at this point in going to university. She has also had a very rough two years (all of 2015 and 2016) personally, and she just wants to finish her required high school work (we are trying to plan for her to finish early, since she's an October baby and she's antsy to be done), start working, travel a bit and
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