Everyone is home now. Lauren, of course, has been home for awhile, but Jenna came home last Saturday. She can do her distance learning as a teacher as well here as there, and since being shut up in a garage apartment ALL day, every day didn’t sound remotely fun, she drove home last weekend.
It’s been great having everyone here. Our biggest issue is juggling four people’s need for internet for school. Rebekah’s CC class meets via Zoom on Monday, mine on Tuesday, Lauren has class at various times throughout the week. Jenna has no live classes, but she has to be available to her kids all day. She also has recorded and posted a few videos. So far that’s all worked fairly well. My last CC class, via Zoom will be Tuesday.
Rebekah’s Sr. year is slowly fizzling out. She finished chemistry, and over the course of the next few weeks will finish everything else. But no graduation, and its looking less and less likely that her senior trip will happen in May. Hopefully, we can make it happen before she goes off to school in the fall—or maybe it will just turn into a freshman trip.
The giant oak we cut down last fall is almost all dealt with. We finally managed to burn all the small limbs a couple of weekends ago. It’s been either raining or windy all winter, and getting wet green brush to burn is no small task. But the neighbors brought over their Christmas tree, and we got a roaring fire going fairly quickly.
And Tuesday a friend came over and loaded up a 6 foot section that I’m gettin milled into boards. So all that’s left is about 6 – 2 foot diameter sections to split.
I’ve been planting gladiolus in the new, larger bed. And I have some caladium bulbs to put in the new, smaller bed. Our hemlock tree has woolly adelgid, so next on the to do list is find a treatment for it. There’s a forest service guy in our church who has pointed me in the right direction.
Everyone is healthy and not completely stir crazy yet. Thankfully, the weather has been nice, so we’ve spent a decent amount of time in the yard over the last several days. Rebekah did school in her hammock most of the day today.
In the evenings we’ve been listening to Andrew Peterson read the first book in the Wingfeather Saga series. It’s been a blast. He starts book two on Monday.
Hope everyone has a blessed Easter celebration.