On My Mind ~ Being on the market is not nearly as hard as preparing to get on the market!! We have had eight showings and two families asked questions about placing offers. We were told that an offer may come in this weekend. We are praying that it does and that it is a strong offer. The lenders keep coming up with additional documentation that they require for our loan. It is incredible how much information they need. We are busy gathering the latest round of documents. There was a shock this week about our new home ~ part of the side yard was separated during the previous owner's refinance a few years ago and that piece of land was not included in the foreclosure. It is not a deal breaker for us, but we want that sliver of land so she does not sell it and we end up with neighbors very close on one side. We are considering how we might go about acquiring that land. If we are able to get that land, we will have almost three-fourths of an acre. We visited the house last weekend with the dogs. Since our old dog is going blind, we tied the two dogs together while they explored the backyard and carport. Boomer made a good seeing eye dog for Lady.
End of Quarter Report Cards ~ One of the things that the kids really wanted to continue from last year was report cards. They were so excited that the day had finally come. I determine their grades based on several factors. The math is easy to grade, since it is graded for me on Teaching Textbooks. For the other subjects, I use goals for the kids and how much progress they have made toward those goals. If they have achieved a goal and I need to write a new one, they get an A. An example would be if a child needed to be able to remember to put a period at the end of a sentence and a capital at the beginning 100% of the time, as well as complete 50 workbook pages and they accomplished that, then they need a new goal. A "B" means that they are doing well toward their goal and a "C" means that I may need to rethink why they are not meeting a goal. I have seen a great deal more effort going into their studies since starting report cards.
Counting Blessings ~ The kids all are pulling together and doing a great job keeping the house super clean and uncluttered. I am so glad the showings are going well and potential buyers like what they are seeing. Now we just need a strong offer! The doors keep "opening" on the other house with ease. I am so glad that our curriculum is working well for us. It is one less thing that I need to think about!