Homeschooling: It's not what we do, it's how we live.

Not Back to School 2019-2020

2019-2020 ntbsIt’s the beginning of the school year, and things are finally – FINALLY – settling back into more normal, predictable routines. We’re almost exactly 2 years post-hurricane Harvey (aka the hurricane that wrecked our entire lives); in fact, I think Friday, August 30th will be 2 years, exactly.

For the most part, life is back to normal. We’re finally finished with 95% of the interior of the house; the only project left to complete is the master bathroom. It’s gutted, but we haven’t started on putting it back together yet (though that project should get underway next week). We have proper living and dining room furniture, and the office is set up with computers and everything. There’s still quite a bit of stuff still in storage, but we’re working on bringing all that in and going through it a little at a time.

We have no ‘decor’ yet; most of what was salvageable is still in storage, and what was ruined has yet to be replaced. Once we get things in proper order, I’ll post final and comparison pics from before the flood. We’ve worked really hard on the house, and I’m so pleased with how it’s turned out.

In other news, it’s LBB’s senior year this year. I am a little awestruck at how quickly class of 2020‘class of 2020’ has arrived. I started putting some info together on my computer’s hard drive a few years ago, and it’s just crazy how it just sorta popped up as a reality all of the sudden. I cannot believe that my sweet little baby is a senior already.

My niece, Fred, is also a senior this year. She used to spend every summer with us, and now she spends her summers tutoring and teaching. I’m just amazed at how fast the time has flown by.

School-wise, the last couple of years have been an anomaly for us. I put the boys in an online school for a while; after the hurricane, with the chaos and stress and non-homey-ness of our house, doing school the way we were used to just wasn’t working. Outsourcing that for a bit was a hard decision, but a good one. But this year, we’ll be dropping that for everything except chemistry and a couple of electives that the boys are taking; coding for LBB and music theory for PeaGreen.

The’re both in orchestra this fall, starting in September; cello and violin. We’re also participating in 2 homeschool groups this year; one of which offers a graduation group for seniors. I’m so glad that LBB will be graduating with other kids, and have the opportunity to do some of the traditional ‘senior’ stuff.

Overall, we’re off to a pretty good start, and I’m excited about what the year holds.
Warmly,
~h

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