Thursday, April 21, 2011

I can do it!

During our move, my "protected" sewing machine had taken a hit. The bobbin winder up top had been held inside with a plastic piece that was forced inside the machine and thus snapped. Highly irritated with this and not having the necessary funds to either upgrade sewing machines or have it professionally repaired. I decided to roll up my sleeves and take from what I've learned from my Dad and do it myself. I ordered the part online, it cost more to ship it than the part cost itself. Any way, Jared helped me out by holding the machine occasionally, my hands fall asleep these days. And he also helped keep track of where the screws were coming from, or so I thought. I did manage to repair it and it is in proper working order. I have one extra screw and no clue where it goes. At least it is stable and strong and most important, it works.

Monday, April 11, 2011

CRT end of year testing

Duncan is spending the whole day today from 8am-4pm and tomorrow from 8am-noon at the South Town Expo Center. All the K-12 homeschoolers are completing the end of year testing which covers Language Arts, Math, and Science. This is our first year with K-12, for the most part it has been a very good thing for Duncan. Dropping him off they gave me a wrist band to claim him at the end of the day. I kind of had the Mom leaving a kindergarten child off for the first day of school. I am just a bit high strung. Duncan did his usual barrel ahead to where they wanted him to sit in the room without even a glance back or "Bye". He thinks he wants to go back to regular school, but I think he just needs to find some friends... Having to move also has hindered the social side. Jared and I have just been praying that Duncan has a good experience today and tomorrow and finishes strong.