Saturday, September 23, 2006 in House stuff, Them kids o' mine

Loose ends

I remembered I totally forgot to tell you then ends of a few story threads. I wanted to write good articulate entries about each one, but… eh.

– Sarah didn’t get the job at the CD store. It was a good experience all around though. The manager was impressed with her, and it was down to her and TWO other people. He oversees all of that chain’s stores in the Maritimes (around a dozen at least). She’s still getting plenty of hours at Subway, and they are mondo impressed with her. Also, she has managed her money quite well. The only splurge has been a 30Gig mp3 player, and if you’ve seen the amount of CDs she has, you’d know that was a good idea.

– Addison is doing, in his words, “Fine, gah.” The second day he was there, his fish died though. He had fun with putting together furniture, figuring out buses and biking long hilly streets. He is finding most of the classes, for now, a joke. As in, given how seriously people stressed how hard it was going to be, having a class on how to use email and a math class that started review with addition & multiplication, well, he’s finding it a lot less scary than expected, I think. The lady he rents the room from is so happy to have him there that she insists on cooking for him. Problem is, she’s not much of a cook. Two weekends to Thanksgiving, Add! 😀

– After Ron helped Addison move, our van almost died. There’s no way it’s gonna make a long trip like that again. I can still run around town with it, which is good.

– Meaghan has been baking up a storm. Pumpkin pie, homemade pastry of course, cherry coffee cake, cheesecake (baked) and various appetizers. Too bad nobody is here to eat it. She’s also discovered the joy of reading the dictionary.

– Emma is thisclose to being a fluent independant reader. It’s kinda scary but cool how it suddenly clicks. Also scary? Her birthday is not that far away (December) and she’ll be six. SIX, people! As in “Now We are…” She took the small box the bathroom ceiling light fixture came in and made a car. “It’s one of dem small cars,” she told me. “A Smart car?” I asked. “Yeah that.”

– Just today, we finished the bathroom. I still have some touch-up painting (it never seems to end) but we have reached the point we can put away tools. The point at which we can call a realtor to come over is in sight. In the distance, but in sight.

– Ron has looked at some houses for sale. I found one (okay, TWO) I want. 🙂 I still have to look them over sometime. (oh yeah, and sell this place)

Fall pics are coming, I promise. I was going to put them in our gallery, rather than up at Flickr, as there is a LOT, but my ftp program is being funky.

I could go to sleep right now.


  1. Too bad about Sarah’s job interview – I was sure she would get it. But I’m glad she’s still enjoying Subway. We were just at a Canadian Subway this afternoon after visiting the aquatic center in Trail. I was again stupid enough to ask for American cheese on my sandwich. 😛 And I finally got me some Tim Horton’s! Decaf, cause that’s all I can have anymore, but still – that’s some good coffee!

    And I’ve been enjoying Addison’s blog – especially the story about correcting his math teacher twice during the first week of class! He’s going to blow any preconceived notions about homeschoolers out of the water. You might tell him, though, that I can only read the entries on Bloglines. When I click over to leave a comment, the font is too dark against the black background. It could just be an IE thing, though, in which case, I know, I know, it’s my problem! 😉

  2. Gaaah, cheesecake. Yum. Can I come over??? Since you don’t have anyone there to eat it and all? *grin*

    I don’t like it when Emma has a birthday, I mean, cuz then I know Becca’s isn’t so far and MY GOSH, they’re going to be *mumble mumble* I think Rebecca is going to make a reading leap before long, as well, within a few months, I’d guess. She still claims she cannot read and that she doesn’t want to read. But then, heh, sometimes I catch her reading words, just a thing here and there. And lately she really tells me when she recognizes letters and words and makes all sorts of associations between words that sound alike… It’s cool she’s learning to read without being “taught” in the traditional sense 🙂

    They’re still five until they’re not, ya know… *grin*

  3. Meaghan, I’m reading a fun dictionary-like book called I spilled Ketchup on my Muumuu. It’s all about words that came to English from other languages.

  4. So Emma’s almost a year younger than Big. Gosh.

  5. We would love to host a foreign exchange student that cooks 🙂
    Sure she could teach me a thing or twenty.

    Allie turned 6 in May, and all I could think was “where did it go?” Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday you were dying to see what this new baby would look like?

  6. Addison has a blog??? Where can I find it?

    Aunt Glenda

  7. I’ve got to check out Addison’s blog too. Sorry to hear about Sarah’s interview, but like you said, a definite experience. Sounds like everyone is busy but doing well:)