Preparing for a Move

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We are in the process of preparing for a cross-country move, so school has been suspended.  We are using this time to purge, clean and otherwise prepare for our move.  It is always fun getting ready for a move, okay maybe I am exaggerating slightly or even a bunch.  I think it can become tedious at times.  It is no fun going through all the last minute preparations and purging that is necessary to move.  In our case, we are blessed to have packers and movers come in to deal with some of the tedious stuff.  But then we are left with the task of cleaning and making sure the house we are leaving meets the landlord’s standards.

Some landlords spell out very specifically their requirements in the lease.  One of our landlords required us to have the carpets professionally cleaned.  Other landlords have been much more vague, which makes it a lot harder to satisfy them.  It is no fun having to guess at what expectations the landlords might have.  Nor is it fun to be out part of a deposit because we did not know what requirements the landlords had.  So we try to be proactive and work towards meeting expectations.

Since the military is moving us, we are limited on the amount of weight we can move.  As a result when we go to try to find a new home to rent, we are planning on loading a lot of boxes into our twelve passenger van and leave them in Texas.  Of course, these boxes will primarily contain books since books weigh the most.  Then when the packers come we will not have those books to worry about.  In the meantime, I am trying to get rid of as many books as I can that I know we will not use again.

So what is going on in your world?  I would love to hear from you.

 

Bible Journaling

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So this is day 8 of the #Write365 project and I would like to incorporate the principle of the idea into our homeschool. I want to get our children writing.  I know the more writing they do now, the easier it will be for them later – when they have to write.  So I want some of the writing assignments to be ones they enjoy and want to write.

Another activity I want to incorporate into our homeschool is the idea of Bible Journaling.  This year I am attempting to participate in both the Documented Life project and the Documented Faith project.    Now I have to confess, life interfered and I did not get to really start either of these projects this past week.  But I am determined to spend some time this weekend catching up.  For Documented Faith, I choose to order the binder kit and spent some time this evening working on the cover.  This is what I have accomplished so far:

DocumentedFaithBinderCover

 

We now have a better idea of when we are going to be moving to Texas – so it makes it easier for my to make plans and decide what to do.  For the moment, I decided it is in the best interest to do a limited amount of school until we move.  So this means Math and Language Arts will be where we focus.  Of course, the children will be able to continue working on anything of interest to them as well.  The remainder of our time will be spent preparing for the move.

Several boxes of books have already made their way out of our home, but we still have more to purge.  In the meantime, we are purging other items as well.  The more I get done on this end will result in less we have to do on the other end.  This will result in us returning to school faster.

So what is going on where you are?  I would love to hear from you.  Also, if there is anything I can pray about for you, let me know.

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