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#SOLC20 – Day 24 – Lending a Hand

Since our daughters left the house, we've had more time. We aren't chasing around to swim meets, band concerts, music contests, and all the other things that make life crazy in the lives of high schoolers and their parents. We... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 18 – This Sucks

Ok, I'll say it, this sucks. There was a video of spring break kids at some stupid beach in a warm, dry place, partying and having the time of their lives. Normally, not a big deal to me. I'm an... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 16 – A New Normal

StarDate Log: 03162020 The natives are growing restless. There's not much hope for us now. All we can do is wait and see if we can get off this godforsaken planet with all our facilities intact! #seriouslyyoubigbabyknockitoff Ok, perhaps the... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 15 – No School for 30 Days

#WTF We went through the day thinking that something was going to give, again. We watch CBS Sunday Morning where they had to replay a previous episode because they could not produce one this week. There were reruns of sporting... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 14 – Covid-19 and Me

No, I'm not infected. No, I'm not a carrier. And no, I'm not sick. #yet However, today, I went to Iowa City to pick up my daughter from college. She'll be home, go back to Iowa City to work, then,... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 10 – Should We Stay or Should We Go Now?

Last year, our 8th graders (7th graders then) were charged to be the first class on an annual trip to Washington D.C.  They've have spent an enormous amount of time and energy fundraising towards this adventure. Pizza cards, concessions stands,... Continue Reading →

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