Sunday we learned that our furnace chimney is leaking and water is spreading through the walls between the living room and kitchen! We shot out of the gate hoping and praying insurance will take care of it since it may-or-may-not be an issue for the contractor who replaced our roof a few years ago. None-the-less, I started the week having to remember: God has got this! The stress could have been overwhelming without that mantra as we stepped forward!
Monday, snowstorm #1 hit. Hubby's car was having problems with the weather this past Friday so we decided I would drive him to work in mine on yucky days since I needed a vehicle to drive Brenden to and from work (yes, he is 18 and still working on getting a license...and a car!) This wouldn't be too big of a deal except hubby's new job is an hour round-trip drive! Late starts were kind of our thing at the beginning of this week! So much for well-laid plans!!
Tuesday, after schoolwork was complete, Ashley and her pup joined Brooke and me for another winter walk, this one in the sunshiny calm between the two days of storms. We took to the cliffs around our city this time and all three of us decided to try for some photographic artistry.
Wednesday, storm #2 hit and it was worse than the first one, making for messy travel.
Friday Brooke typed up her first resume! She has been applying to jobs since her birthday and one of the positions she is hoping for required a resume. We jumped online and searched, "Resumes for High Schoolers", and found some great models which she adapted to her own needs. Some tips for those who may be interested:
- GPA above 3.5 can be listed with high school (homeschool) and graduating year in first line of resume info
- Volunteer work scores big points on non-work-experienced resumes
- Sports and club activities can fill some space and show that your teen isn't sedentary
All-in-all, it was a sturdy week! Our shaved-down curriculum plans and daily schedule is a welcome reprieve and provides ample opportunity to multi-task and adventure! We do end up gabbing more than we should, but even on particularly talkative days, Brooke is typically done with ALL of her schoolwork no later than 3pm (a huge improvement from her 5:30+ finish time before Christmas break).
This coming week may have its hair-raising moments with insurance company juggling, Newsletter deadline (info below if you are interested in signing up to receive a FREE copy), and hubby's work going on lock-down if the laborers decide to strike (he is in I.T. and they retain the office workers when strikes happen!). At least life won't be dull!! Brooke will probably be happy for clearer roads... her ONLY complaint about all the snow (she LOVES snow) was that she couldn't get any driving practice in!
How was your week? Any big plans for the new one ahead?
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