Busy Tuesday

The van had to go into the shop yes­ter­day. It has a month-old bat­tery, but now it seems the alter­na­tor prob­a­bly needs replac­ing. I asked them to go ahead and do an oil change and do what­ev­er it needs to pass an emis­sions inspec­tion while it’s there. Arrang­ing to get it back and forth twice is more trou­ble than hav­ing it gone for sev­er­al days at once. After it’s back, we’ll be drop­ping off the truck to have its trans­mis­sion checked. I’ll be home a lot in the next few days since we’ll have two vehi­cles for three dri­vers. That’s fine, as I have plen­ty to keep me busy!

It was, how­ev­er, dif­fi­cult tim­ing. We were sched­uled to tour a pri­vate school Katie may attend next year, then I had to be in traf­fic court yes­ter­day afternoon.

Katie and curiousmay9 did the tour while I got the van up to the mechan­ic. Then they picked me up, we got curiousmay9 back to work, I dropped Katie at a good library at her request, and I went on to traf­fic court.

I was done in record time—90 min­utes from court start ’til I was done. I had to pay the tick­et I’d con­test­ed, but the fine was only $125 so it was­n’t too bad.

I got the girl and got her home to catch her ride to dance, then ran more errands while I had use of a vehi­cle. I end­ed up meet­ing up with Sam and fill­ing the back of the truck with the live plants I men­tioned in my last post.

run­bun­ny got curiousmay9 home, and sil­i­conchef’s love­ly wife joined them for din­ner. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, I missed it. I had some things that just could­n’t be put off, then I start­ed get­ting a migraine, which neces­si­tat­ed a stop for rest and seri­ous caf­feine ingestion.

As for the school—they both loved it. We’re doing the admis­sions paper­work now. We haven’t changed our mind about home­school­ing being a won­der­ful thing, but for var­i­ous rea­sons, this seems the right choice for our fam­i­ly right now.

The class­es are small with an excel­lent student/teacher ratio. The kids don’t wear uni­forms and were scat­tered around on var­i­ous com­fy chairs and bean­bags. Most of them were work­ing on lap­tops, many also lis­ten­ing to music. Obvi­ous­ly, there’s a very relaxed atmos­phere, but they also have excel­lent aca­d­e­m­ic standards.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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