The sod house seemed to be a mistake because they built one of those earlier this year. The projects are done when they are studying the right time period or geographic location. Well, westward expansion and sod houses were months ago. They are in Women's Lib, Transcendentalists, etc., right now. But we gamely put our "construction" hats on and made a mess on Monday. I was soooooo proud of him. He used paper mache to make a hill and his craft bricks to make the house. I was proud because he hates messy stuff. Last time we used paper mache, I had to do that part. But he put on a pair of dish gloves and got to work. Even with gloves on, this is BIG.
Then last night he started on the other part of his assignment which is a summary of how you built it, the math you used, etc. Sound great, right? This morning there is an e-mail from his teacher that they had the wrong assignment and he is building a 16 sided barn. Um, what??? Yep, he did the sod house for nothing. Well, not nothing. He has a lot of extra credit in math now. Did I mention he doesn't NEED extra credit in math? Yeah, he's not a happy camper. I asked him if he had fun making it with me and his words were, "I thought it was fun when it was a grade and my STEM was going to be done!" :: sigh ::
Murphy doesn't seem to be leaving us any time soon. Our flooring was supposed to be here on the 28th and they said HOPEFULLY in four or five more days. Mom called about the paint and they are going to give us free Behr paint. That would be great except the Behr reviews are just as bad as Glidden right now and I don't want to re-paint the darn house!! Basically, they said its just our own fault for not stopping the painting when it didn't seem to be working right and reporting it then. Boo to Home Depot for attitude. My aunt will be here June 1st and we are still in the mobile.
Dad is doing better with his leg, the support hose are really working. His sugars bounce but not as bad as they were. Mom's stomach seems to be more settled than it was. Although that may change with all the problems we are having. She is still smoking!!! UGH. I am trying not to say anything because it doesn't help, but its hard. She did tell me she has a day in mind to quit, but I haven't pushed her yet to tell me what it is.
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