Blogger was down from 9:00 PST and I was exhausted so I was in bed by 10:00.
Ray went back to the hospital (not Modesto - at least not yet) yesterday afternoon. He's been having bad headaches and when he couldn't get through on the phone to make an appointment, he went over to the clinic who sent him to the emergency room.
I talked to him and he sounded okay. They think it may be a reaction to the new medication but they're running tests. I haven't heard anything since around 7:00 last night. The headaches are something new. He's had a lot of health problems but that hasn't been one of them.
So - I'm waiting one more time.
I let the little girls go roller skating last night. Rebecca's homework wasn't quite finished but at that point I didn't care. She brought her math grade up to barely passing and her attitude card from orange to yellow. She's doing much better, for Rebecca that is.
They both came home with new bruises but they had a good time. It's a fundraiser for the school and they don't go every month. Their mom went along - she skates.
My older son Jim moved yesterday about four blocks from where he had been. His landlord sold the house out from under them. He's out in the boonies a little; just outside the city limits and city school district. I'll have to check though - this move may have put him back in Merced. It's a slightly smaller house but I like the layout better and the double garage has been finished off with linoleum, cable, etc. and will be the den and extra bedroom. They lose a small dining area on one half of their living room but they gain a bedroom and their kitchen faces the street. I would love that of course. That's what I have only her window over the sink is a bay.
Hi Dmitri. I just saw you pop up on the bottom of the screen.
I think division was the great turnaround for Rebecca. I told her when she started that division was much easier than multiplication but she had to know something about one to do the other. She didn't believe me then and we had some tears and foot stomping but once she got it, she really got it.
I received three different hints on how to remember the spelling of friend - all useful. I before e works with it but it's not a great rule. Too many exceptions. One of their (there's another e before i) teachers is named Keith. Some of this we just have to memorize.
There are probably languages much more difficult than written English but I admire anyone who has learned ESL So many words sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings. I can use "there, their, and they're" all in the same sentence as well as "to, two, too". How does anyone ever keep them all straight. And don't get me started on anything that ends with "ough".
I've always been able to spell but I don't think it has much to do with intelligence. I just spell. Some of it was our educational methods back then. A lot of drilling and spelling bees, etc. Now they focus more on writing, organizing thoughts, and let spelling take care of itself. Rebecca can't compose a three paragraph essay without drawing a graph first. It has overlapping ovals and lines going every which way.
Anyhow, if you think you spot a spelling error, chances are it's a typo. I get in much too big a hurry.
My alarm just went off - 6:00 a.m. I woke up at 5:00. Time to get Elcie up. Usually she's up by 5:00 on her own but not today. I have to have her in front of the house waiting for her bus by 7:00 so I'd better get on it.
I've read all the comments and answered some. I'll check back later to see if there's anything I didn't cover and I'll let you know what's happening this time with hubby.