It has been a hot minute since I have posted… but there is a lot going on around here these days.
July summer school is set up to begin later this week. It will run through the end of the month. Hopefully we will know how school will open up by the time August gets started. Schools are due to start August 12th in the county I work for… but there is a surge in COVID-19 cases/hospitalizations/ deaths in that county as well. Only time will tell.
I have learned a lot this summer. Going online through the spring and summer has forced me to face a surmountable foe… which is my old friend “technology”. Now I can function as well as a 5 year old on a computer.
Seems like only last year that I anticipated avoiding most technology for the rest of my teaching career… which is just a few years.
I came outside to enjoy this incredible spring evening. This little guy decides his favorite resting spot is my knee! He has been here long enough for me to watch several minutes… and then take a few dozen pictures… And he is still here!
Not more than a month and a half ago. I scored three mega-packs of tp half off the retail price. They were in the store’s manager’s special area.
You can find some good stuff on the shelves if you are willing to look. Most of the stuff is out of season, soon to expire, or damaged. Sometimes they have overstock… which is why (I’m sure)this item was there. No damage or tears in the plastic.
Who would have had a clue 6 weeks back that this was an incredible find! Well… I guess I had a clue… because I snatched those suckers up!
My Cousin’s house didn’t make it through the tornado in Cookeville, Tenn. early Tuesday morning.
Most of you have likely heard of the devastating tornado that hit Putnam County, Tennessee. I have a lot of family there. My parents met in Cookeville and I lived there until I was nine.
Thank God everyone is safe. We heard from grandma first. She is good and lives across town from the damaged area. My cousin Chris made it to his basement about the moment the back of his house vanished. His home was the only one partially standing, the others were leveled.
His next door neighbor lost a child.
I haven’t lived in Cookeville for years but go at least twice a year to visit my family. Tons of forever memories.
I talked with grandma and she said the town is in mourning. Most people knew some that dies in the storm.