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  1. Thank you! I think I liked it the way it was set up before better, but thank you for pointing me to those!
  2. Hi, I am pretty sure this is not be a new thing, but it is new to me. You used to be able to answer some questions and Khan Academy made a suggestion for where you should start in math. Is that possible? I have been searching and the only thing I can see are the courses. This is actually for me. I need to take a higher level math course again and I want to go back and review, but I really don't have a clue where to start. I don't want to trudge through all of algebra, geometry, etc., I just want it to figure out where I need to review and help me progress through. The whole thing used to be set up like that, but it seems completely different now. Is there a way to have it do what it used to do? Thanks!
  3. I am sure we can't know all the details, as no one else knows what is going on in anyone else's family, but I don't see how that is any different than a student whose family wants to pay their EFC but can't afford it, for whatever reason. It's just a decision. Some may decide to take out more loans and others will opt for less debt and go where the money is.
  4. I am sure that is so hard! My kids play sports and one is thinking about playing at college, and this exact scenario is what I keep thinking about! So hard to be far away!
  5. One thing that became very real in the application process for me, as a parent, was how much time everything took. Just keeping up with deadlines, what different colleges need, who wants an interview, who doesn't care, who takes level of interest into account, etc. It's not just the application, but also the interviews, supplemental information, and scholarship applications for some. Some of our in-state options have some very nice scholarship options that require an entirely different application process, and some were reserved for students who applied early. We didn't really look at those or spend as much time on them because those colleges weren't a top choice for my DS. So, just saying, choose carefully and really do everything you can to get the best package at every place you apply. I do think though, that it is best to keep as many doors open as you have feet to prop them. And really, it requires feet like a millipede!!!
  6. I hope things are getting better!! You've had a lot thrown at you! :grouphug:
  7. Congratulations! What a great feeling! :hurray:
  8. Wow, that is GREAT news!!!! :hurray:
  9. I always make a pie on Pi Day but haven't gotten any supplies yet. I need to get to the store! A few years ago, we had friends over on Pi Day and had all different kids of pie to sample and celebrate. It was so fun! Time is getting shorter and shorter though, so we didn't plan anything special this year. I am not feeling very productive lately and need to get my act together. I feel like I am drowning in a sea of To Do's. I think I need to revamp my list system because it is not working very well right now. I have so many different categories of things to keep track of right now and am feeling a little, no, a lot, scattered.
  10. My first pairs of Birkenstocks were the original footbed, and I had them for years, like 20 years or more, and they never smelled bad. I had the Arizona and the Boston. And I wore them a lot. More recently, I decided to try a pair of the Boston style with the soft footbed, and after a few years, they started to STINK! Like horrible foot odor, LOL. For a while, I kept smelling this horrible stinky feet smell, walking around trying to find the source, and I finally figured out it was me! :lol: However, it did take about 2-3 years of daily use for them to start to smell. The weird thing is that I have never had stinky feet in my life. So, either something about my body chemistry changed (totally plausible as I approach menopause), or the soft footbed just held on to more odors. I feel like it's probably the latter but I really have so scientific evidence whatsoever for that belief! And I actually would buy another pair with the soft footbed again, because these shoes are really good for my back. It is very hard to tell the difference between the original and soft footbeds just from feel. The soft one is not like some super squishy memory foam. But I guess there is a difference overall. Good luck! I have loved these shoes for years.
  11. Kareni, that is the sweetest post!
  12. He sounds like an amazing kid and I am sure he will do amazing things! I am so sorry for this big roadblock that landed in front of him. Is there any chance of an appeal? If not, maybe he can do very similar things but in private industry instead. I think there are a lot of private contractors that do similar work for the government, so maybe he can still have the type of career he wants. Sending good thoughts!!
  13. I'm so sorry. This is hard stuff. I am trying to figure out how many loans DS could take and how much we could actually pay, and I am just not sure how it's all going to work out. It is really tough. :grouphug: Even with scholarships, some of these private schools are just very expensive.
  14. Wow, that was speedy!! The wait is so hard.
  15. Hi, There is a question on the FAFSA that says this: What will your high school completion status be when you begin college in the 2018-2019 school year? Two of the choices are "High school diploma" and "Home schooled". At first, I thought the answer should just be "Home schooled," but then I thought maybe I should double check. We live in a state that doesn't issue diplomas, so we just do it ourselves, but we will give a homeschool high school diploma. What is the correct way to answer? UPDATED: Never mind, I read the instructions more clearly, but I will leave this here in case anyone else has the same question. It says to "Home schooled" means "you have completed home schooling at the secondary level regulated by your state." Thanks!
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