Monday ~ We usually do something special for Martin Luther King Day, but this year we had several appointments. We took Tim (our adult son) to meet his new neurologist. Like so many doctors have before, the new neurologist was amazed how well Tim is doing. Although he is very disabled and challenged, people with all of his diagnoses usually do not function as well as he does. We are so very blessed that he is doing this well! The doctor said he would follow him on a semi-yearly basis. He ordered a new CT scan of his brain, since his having a pacemaker precludes getting an MRI. He also put him on a memory medication to try to improve his processing.
We also had Lego Club and dance classes. In her spare time, Little Red Riding Hood worked hard on her rubber band purses. She is hoping to start selling them on Etsy soon.
Tuesday ~ We woke up to our second day without water. My dear husband tried to replace the utility sink in our laundry room and unfortunately found out that the piping was archaic. We had no way of turning the water back on to the house until it was upgraded by a plumber. A few years ago I turned the water off to the house for 24 hours in an attempt to guide the children's hearts towards charity. You can read about it here. If you want a few laughs and giggles ~ go read it. They learned a lot from that experience and we got through this one just fine. I took the opportunity to review with them some videos from YouTube about how scarce water is in some parts of the world and left a few notes on the gallons of water around the house. Just as in the 2011 experiment, the kids struggled most with not being able to flush the toilet. Luckily for them, we had several opportunities to be out of the house and used public facilities. A friend sent a reasonably-priced plumber our way, and we had water by the end of Tuesday!
|It says ~ We are so blessed.|
|Working on pirouettes|
|There were small pieces of brass and copper in this box.|
Over the last few months, we have been learning about which metals will bring in the higher cash amounts.
|Tom Sawyer has been hiding from the camera lately! I hope this is a short-lived phase.|
I was very sneaky getting this picture of him playing ping pong after homeschool co-op classes.
|Our tea ~ apricots, three kinds of toast, cinnamon tea, and German blintz pancakes.|