FaithManor Posted December 31, 2011 Share Posted December 31, 2011 I haven't been around this past month and thought I'd update. DH hurt himself working on phase two of the renovation here. He lost a lot of blood, didn't lose an appendage, and is going to be okay...he's healing well. However, he scared us all and our paramedic dd in particular as well as his mother the retired nursing professor. So, you can imagine because when the two medical people are spending a lot of time talking with the ER docs and furrowing their brows, that it made the rest of us quake in our shoes. He is okay, he really is and he's been off work for a month which has caused him to heal quickly. He'll be working at his regular job sometime next week but not the hours he's worked in the past...much more reasonable 40-58 instead of 70-80. The mother bear in me went a little wonky on his manager and took it up with someone much higher up the chain who was very accomodating about getting dh assistance on these four projects they have him 50% allocated to...I've never understood how you could allocate 200% of a person. But, if you promise everyone 20 hrs. a week of his time, then you end up with 80 hrs. a work week....that's how they manage that. I've taken a position working about 10 hrs. per week at a quilt store. Normally, we wouldn't need the money, but by the time the insurance company squabbles with the hospital and we pay our deductible, the extra money will come in handy. I'm also going to be taking on a school guidance counselor position for a about 20 hrs. per month. It's a private school that needs someone to help kids have a better idea how to get into the colleges of their choice, compete for scholarships, plan a high school college prep course that will help them achieve their goals, etc. The teachers have been giving out lousy advice, so the parents asked the school to get someone to assist. I'm excited about that as well. The same private school will also be paying me per session rates to do science labs on some Fridays next semester as they aren't really doing enough with their high schoolers. We will still be homeschooling, Neo-classical with our geeky science and math pursuits. I will just be much busier while dh is much slower. The trade-off is that I won't be teaching any math for the rest of the year...dh will be taking that over. He will also teach logic and some of the science labs, though not all....ds the freshman is studying an AP biology text and biology is NOT a strong suit for dh. The only things I really worry about are a. the laundry...none of these men folk are going to help me stay on top of that...seriously, they just will not worry about it. b. keeping my gradebook current and portfolio's updated c. finding the money for ds's capitol trip in March. d. rocketry team - dh assures me he is going to have the physical energy to hike out to the flying field and stay out in the cold for an hr. at a time, plus just generally deal with all of that excited energy they produce. I am not convinced. I'm sure he'll be 100% by May if the team qualifies for finals, but until then I'm concerned. I will work on Saturdays at the quilt store and that is normally when the team flies. DD is working nights and so she sleeps days which prevents her from mentoring the team in our place. Somehow, if dh figures out that he's not as strong as he thought, I've got to make that work too. But, I'm determined. This too shall pass and by summer, things should be normal again. I'll try, once in a while, to check-in and in particlar, on the high school/college boards. But, for the next 5-6 months, I'm going to be scarce and I won't be checking PM's. I hope all of you have a wonderful New Year and I wish you all many blessings in your homeschool journey. I'll see everyone again after my last office day in May. Faith Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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