Late last week, we received an email from our friends on Manitoulin Island that "The House" we've been waiting for is up for sale and will probably sell quickly since the owner's being moved into a seniors residence. We don't know if we can manage to coordinate packing up and selling this house (anyone want a beautiful 1940s home in small-town Quebec?), buying another one 12 hours away, and then moving 5 people, a full house, and two large dogs in a very short time span, but we're certainly going to try!
Please cross your fingers and toes and send good luck vibes/prayers/well wishes our way as we embark on an epic and possibly life-changing month or two!
Related to this news, you may have noticed some ads sneaking in at the bottom of my posts, and a handy book and toy personal Amazon store as a new tab on the top of my blog. If we pull this move off, I lose my childcare and other part-time income since we'll be living 30 minutes from the nearest town, so I am adding in some monetizing measures to the blog. Apologies if it's annoying or offensive to you...it's not meant as any pressure on my readers to buy, more of an "if you feeling like clicking through the link when you were planning to buy something anyway, it'd be appreciated" thing.
Also related to this attempt to move, a bunch of truly kind bloggers have agreed to write guest posts over the next month or so while I'm up to my armpits in paint, boxes, tape and paperwork. I can't thank them enough. And thanks to everyone else for your patience while all this is going on. Please don't leave or you may miss photos a couple of months from now of the most beautiful place in Canada (in our opinion)!
Ok, so what else have we done this week? We started our Oceans unit, and kicked it off with a great Mister Seahorse art project.
The picture above is the one made by the almost-2 year old!
We did another week of Teaching Textbooks (M) and APlusTutorsoft (D) for math, Handwriting Without Tears and Language Lessons for Little Ones (D), Pictures in Cursive (M) and M wrote and added another Sims review to her new blog. We didn't get a whole lot of extras done, but I guess it's understandable when you see towering stacks of packed boxes in every room.
We went for a walk along the river and slid around on the ice rinks at the park.
I've gotten hooked on the show The Big C - Laura Linney can really act! - and a friend gave us all the seasons of Big Bang Theory, so we've watched far too many episodes in the evenings and said "Bazinga" more times than I can count. Most nights I've ended up watching with my eyes shut by about 9pm.
What has everyone else been up to this week? Any advice to dispense on selling quickly, or keeping a house show-ready with shedding dogs and kid mess? Deb, who is hilarious and also a really nice person, sent me some great suggestions but I can always use more.
Linking up with Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers, Hammock Tracks, and Homegrown Learners.