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#SOLC20 – Day 31 – Ummm, What Just Happened Here?

This is to be a celebratory post, the end of 31 straight day of writing!! #goodjob #nicelydone #wowthatisgreat However, on March 15th, that celebration was muted and our lives changed, changed forever by something that is not alive, or at... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 30 – Sunshine, Finally!

The sun came out today! For the past week (seems like much longer), the weather has been gray, rainy, cold, windy, and just plain meh. It feels like every since our lockdown began, the weather followed the mood of the... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 29 – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The tweet today said: Kansas holds on late to beat Iowa 73-70. Kansas will take on Villanova in the Final Four! The problem was it was from @2020 NCAA Tournament Simulator. #crap Yup, the most wonderful time of the year,... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 28 – Seeds Are Here!

My seed are here! That's was my YouTube video for today, talking about seeds. I purchase my seeds (probably wrote about this before, but oh well) from two companies: Baker Seed (www.rareseeds.com) Seed Savers (www.seedsavers.com) There's a place in California... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 25 – Ups and Down Come With the Territory

Today, we "met" with our students. #sixfeetapart I say met, but it was over our computers. We put Google Meet to the test of 80 kids, five teachers, and one administrator. Well, we invited everyone but got 35 kids, five... Continue Reading →

#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 23 – “Damn, it’s cold in here!”

I woke up Sunday morning and I was cold. Our furnace is set to run at 70 degrees during the day, then switch to "night mode" where the thermostat goes to 64 degrees. #dangareyounuts I grew up in a house... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 21 – Life Moves Forward

It finally stopped raining and snowing and being blustery, so my wife and I took advantage and got outside. We walked three miles, mooed at the herd of cows in the field, and got the patio furniture out. I came... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 20 – Student Commenting

Today was Day 3 of my vlog, and the kids are being awesome with this experiment. #asyouwouldexpect Today's vlog received more comments and compliments as well: Your not a nerd Me describing myself as one when I talked about the... Continue Reading →

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