Monday, August 29, 2011

Caught Red Handed

Someone has been dumping all of their garbage bags at our church.  For the past two months we have been getting fined for extra garbage.  Last Sunday, Todd decided to camp out at church to see if he could catch the culprit.  He set up the video camera and waited.  Unfortunately, he was out of the room when the culprit dropped off his bags, but the video camera caught it on tape. Todd was pretty sure he knew who it was.  Todd showed the video footage to a few elders who also confirmed Todd's suspicions.  Last night, Todd went on the stake out again this time with another elder.  Sure enough, the garbage culprit pulled up and began dumping.  He was too busy pulling out all of his garbage to notice that Todd had walked right up to him.  Caught!  The perpetrator, who shall remain nameless, hemmed and hawed his way through an excuse, claiming that this was the first time he had ever done anything like this.  Yeah, right!  Todd smiled and said "No problem as long as there is room in the can, but we have been getting fined for the past two months for extra bags outside of the can."  I wonder if he will be back next week?

We started school today.  Not a full schedule, mind you, just half.  We walked through all of their new books and computer discs.  The kids then each did their math and language assignment.  Bryce also worked through his first phonics lesson.  We had to re-establish some boundary rules - mainly that all school work is to be done downstairs.  Brian likes to hide up in his room to work but then ends up playing.  There was a little baulking at that but otherwise a good day.  I am having some issues with the Saxon Teacher.  I am supposed to be able to pull up a lesson and any problem I need help with but it would not let me pull up an individual problem.  I could only get the teacher to teach the introductory lesson for that day.  I will have to spend some more time on that.

Here is our school day schedule:

6:30 Wake Up
7:00  Breakfast
7:15 Chores - Room and House
8:00 School
        Bryce and Mom - Phonics
        Bonnie and Brian - Math

 From that point on the day just flows with a break at 11 for lunch, then back on track by 12:30.  I haven't worked out when we do history, science, or language, except that one flows into the other.  At least, you know how our day gets started.  Time to pack up the table and enjoy a beautiful day.

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