8/26/16 winter preparations…

Fall is coming in soon. The leaves on the trees have already started to change colors. I have heard that this winter might be worse than a few winters ago  We need to insulate the house a lot this year. We get a couple of bales of straw to block the wind from the crawl space wall. We do live in the city but our backyard is sort of blocked off so I don’t think that anyone will see. We have a crawl space that has water pipes in it that needs protecting. William cut down all of the growth at back of the house today. We can start getting the straw soon. Next summer we can use it in our compost pile. Two bales of straw will make a lot of compost.

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8/25/16 job search, and starting school…

William is sill looking for a job. We are doing a few applications at a time. If we do too many all at once I am worried that too many companies would call for interviews all for the same day and William would not be able to get to all of them. We have decided that he should apply at places that he would need to be driven to and say that he could only work on the weekends. Then I would drive him. He just looks so lonely. The girls have gone back to school and William is still at home. The only problem with this plan is if they want to interview him during the week.
Maggie started school today. She is in full college. No more college and high school. She had a good day, seeing a few familiar faces. She has four classes and she looks like she is looking forward to them. I am so relieved. Beth starts school tomorrow. She has first week. The kids are grouped together and do projects and presentations for the week. First week lets the kids get used to the school and there is at least one student from each grade in each group, so the students can get to know everyone. The regular school classes start next week.

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