Tuesday, March 17, 2015

On the property

Bryce was on spring break last week and spent some of his time helping Todd on the property.   Todd added new lights to the backhoe so he could dig at night.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


I noticed my last post got cut off...sigh...that's ok...it was more of me venting, unloading,  dealing with my pent up emotions..,,.

Life is slowly getting back to normal.   Bryce and I are once again at co-op although today is our last day for this quarter.  We get two weeks off then he will have one more quarter before summer break.  I have had hopes of continuing with this group next year, but a Leavenworth home school mom has asked me if our church will host a Classical Conversation co-op next year.  If that works out, we might join them, but there will be a lot to consider such as will they have enough students for Bryce's grade, teachers, etc.  of course, there is a possibility of me teaching which will pay for his tuition, etc.  

On a totally different topic, Todd and I signed the papers with the bank to start the construction loan process...eekkk!!   Exciting....Scary....  The next step is for the bank to appraise the land and verify that it is a good investment.  A geological survey was done last Saturday and they gave us the green light to proceed.  This Saturday Todd will start digging out the hill.  A church member has offered his CAT to help with the excavation.  Of course, as always, when you make a big financial decision everything falls apart.  Our vans transmission decided to act up and this time Todd is just too drained to deal with it. It is not like he has spent every weekend for the past three months fixing things on the vehicles, so we are letting the pros fix it...cha...Ching!   Oh well.  Thank goodness for tax refunds.

So here we are....praying for guidance one day at a time concerning parenting, schooling, vehicles, housing, ministry....

Sunday, March 1, 2015


It is technically Sunday even though we have not gone to bed yet from Saturday.  The girls are taking their showers now so they can sleep in little bit before hitting the road at 7:30am.  I'm waiting for everyone to get back to the room so we can go to sleep.  I screwed things up today. Everything has been going well on this chaperone thing til this evening.  While waiting for dinner the kids got a game...an game with situational events that are let's say "crude", "crass", "inappropriate".  Anyway the other chaperone who is a pastor...aren't these kids lucky to have a pastor and a pastors wife for chaps....decided not to prevent the game unless it crossed the line.   I listened to the conversations from across the room and didn't like what I was hearing, more than that though I was more disappointed that my son chose to play with the group instead of hang out with the other PK and his dad.  It was getting obvious that I was uncomfortable with the game and when one of the kids couldn't read a card because the situation on the card was too embarrassing to read out loud, the other chap told them to put up the game and I agreed with him.  When the kids started to argue I got a little stern and make it clear to put the game away.  Here is the thing, both chaps said put it away but they are mad at me. Mostly because I let it show that I disapproved of the game.  What still makes me mad is that the two kids who are mad at me are two "Christian" kids who serve as counselors at the local bible camp and are part of the praise team for Young Life.  Anyway,  I feel like I have been shunned and I am trying to figure out how to deal with that as well as how to approach the whole situation with my son.  This is why he is in public school.  To learn how to be a true Christian in a lost, perverted world.  To be a light of Truth, decency, honesty, uprightness, but if he hangs