summer

Seed spotting

Seed spotting

The sun has set on another school year for us. The end of it was very rocky, with a school shooting just down the road from our home. Because the school is so close and both boys who died were freshmen–the same age as the students I’ve been teaching for the past 6 weeks–and because our(…)

No longer running on empty: Family time refuels us for the final push on the painting job

Things have been slow on the home improvement front. We’re still chipping away at our two big summer projects: We’re realizing that we won’t be finished with the bathroom when we return to work in a few weeks. This is more than discouraging, but we’re letting it go and focusing on getting the exterior paint(…)