Week 10

This has been a very quiet week concerning our journey. There has been much to do in other parts of our daily life.

Family

  • Medical bill 2:  75% paid
  • Truck repair– 25% paid
  • More movies to Buy-Backs
  • caulk windows

Kim

  • language lessons continue

Kelly

  • Sort through old notebooks and folders
  • Garden work

Michael

  • continue sorting through movies
  • begin comic book sorting
  • yard work, paint part of sidewalk
  • poster in kitchen for language

Hannah

  • poster in kitchen for language
  • extra work hours
  • writing

Week 9

 

Family

  • paint deck
  • fix under deck access
  • MA iTunes card with some tax refund money
  • Medical bill 2: 70% paid off
  • Truck repair bill: 25% paid off

Kim

  • Complete 2 more language lessons
  • Begin more formal grammar study
  • rethink packing lists (still)
  • repot plants, toss out plastic garden pots

Kelly

  •  language app for practice
  • garden work and help with yard work
  • general tidying of room, initial inventory but no purging

Michael

  • Room: trophies, closet, more books, more movies, took apart platform bed, put down new floor (tax refund money), continue sorting.
  • Yard work:  grass, garden
  • Language app and poster in kitchen for practice

Hannah

  • Language: ongoing lessons using app
  • Extra work hours

Ohio, hiking

Clifton Gorge was one of our favorite hiking spots in Ohio. We started taking Michael at least once a month starting when he was about 5 months old.  He loved to go: it was quiet, peaceful, he actually slept best when strapped to Kelly’s back.

Closer to home, we took daily walks, sometimes multiple walks a day.  He rode in the stroller when it was just the two of us.  He began to walk to 10 months and from then on he chose whether to walk, ride, or usually a combination of both.

He began to hike on his own at about 2 1/2.  These were just short little hikes, but we did include some elevation and scrambling before he turned 4.

Week 8

Family

  • 8 more bags to Goodwill
  • Movies:  watch movies on “Watch and See” list and decide if we want a digital copy.
  • medical bill 2– still working on, 65% paid off

Kim

  • Complete 2 more language lessons
  • Laundry Room Sort: extra blankets, miscellaneous stuff that ends up in there, and household tool kit
  • rethink packing lists

Kelly

  •  language app for practice
  • garden work and help with yard work

Michael

  • Work continues in his room:  trophies, closet, more movies, more books
  • Yard work, garden work, mow grass.
  • Language app and poster in kitchen for practicE

Hannah

  • Language: ongoing lessons using app