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A Day in the van

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Education, Family, Homeschooling | Posted on 08-05-2006

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And it was, tru­ly. Which is why this looks much the same as it did last night.

Katie and I drove all over metro Atlanta, test­ing out the new wheels in the process. A med­ical appoint­ment, a trip to the bank, the post office, our mail drop, a craft store, a school sup­ply place, a cou­ple of book stores, Phoenix & Drag­on, and some­thing I know that I’m forgetting.

You wouldn’t believe how much “home­school­ing” gets done on the road. Had the deal­er had a van in stock with a DVD play­er installed, I could eas­i­ly have jus­ti­fied it for pure­ly edu­ca­tion­al pur­pos­es. As it is, I’m glad my lap­top has a DVD play­er, as we find var­i­ous BBC and PBS series pret­ty good sup­ple­men­tary mate­ri­als at times.

No AV mate­ri­als today, though — just books, paper, cal­cu­la­tor, and a lot of dis­cus­sion. Sci­ence, alge­bra, world his­to­ry, crit­i­cal think­ing, Eng­lish, vocab­u­lary, cur­rent events…

Oh! We got our Latin texts! Katie and I have decid­ed to start study­ing Latin togeth­er this sum­mer. I’ve always regret­ted not hav­ing had a chance to study it, and it can only help her. So here we go!

The girl got some knit­ting done in the car while we talked, too. As she gets more con­fi­dence in dri­ving, I look for­ward to get­ting some stitch­ing done while she dri­ves. On the oth­er hand, she’d get few­er lessons done. Hmmm.

I need to study to try to keep a lit­tle bit ahead of her. We’re going to have anoth­er blog where she, Sam and I post about our learn­ing adven­tures. It isn’t quite up yet, unfortunately.

Namaste,

Cyn

Learning curve

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Blogging, Geekery, Homeschooling, Relationships | Posted on 08-05-2006

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Did HTML ever seem this intimidating?

The array of themes avail­able for Word­Press is absolute­ly over­whelm­ing, but I am a stub­born cuss. I want MY OWN theme. Of course, cre­at­ing one is not triv­ial, because I haven’t actu­al­ly learned CSS or XHTML yet. I’ve done just fine with my rusty HTML skills, since I haven’t been able to work out­side the home or done any heavy web work in years.

Oh well — I have a rea­son to learn now!

Please be patient 🙂

Well, here we are

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Blogging, Geekery | Posted on 08-05-2006

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The dawn­ing of a new age!

Okay, just the begin­ning of a seri­ous redesign. Yes, Tech​noMom​.com has final­ly joined the blog brigade. I was chang­ing hosts and decid­ed to make big­ger changes at the same time. Most of the old con­tent will be back before long, but right now you’ll find things a bit sparse.

If you’re new ’round here, wel­come. It’s a very infor­mal place. Check out my pro­file. I’ll be post­ing about all man­ner of things, and will enjoy hear­ing from you.

Namaste,

Cyn