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People can now take a very expensive hot shower at my house. Not only did we have to sink money into a new hot water heater at the beginning of last week (ours had rusted out and was leaking), today we had to spend even more than the first amount spent to have a new water softener system put in. It, too, was leaking.
So, if you find yourself in desperate need of a hot shower that has cost us over $2000 in the last two weeks, let me know. (Seriously, I hate spending money on that kind of thing. Where is the fun in that?)
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In related news, I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to receive our federal tax return. And, it was 11 days earlier than the estimator on the IRS’s website said. Bonus! So, not only is that going to be a nice hot shower, it’s also going to be a nice hot shower that we’ve paid for. Double bonus!
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I was pleased this week to see The Homeschool Classroom’s Facebook page go over 6,000 fans. While I know there are pages with hundreds of thousands of fans, I was happy for the milestone.
If you homeschool, you might be interested in being a Facebook fan. While you’re there, be sure to click on the “Free Ebook” tab on the left to get information for downloading the ebook Homeschooling by the Numbers for free!
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If you have some extra good thoughts and prayers to send out for our little Molly, we’d appreciate it! Just three weeks after her eldest brother had five teeth removed, she’s going in to the hospital to have a tooth removed.
Except – poor her, while his were all just pulled out, hers is up in her gums and upside down (and likely doing damage to other teeth). So, hers is going to be considerably more involved though it is for less teeth.
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I have listed a bunch of new things in my Etsy shop. Plus, a few that aren’t new, per se, but are prints of original paintings that I just hadn’t listed yet.
See – I wasn’t joking. I have been busy trying to put up some listings of items that I’ve had here, waiting to be added. (A few were even ones I took to craft shows in November, but just hadn’t put up online.) Thanks for looking!
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Since you were patient enough to look all through #5, even if you scrolled really fast (hey – that’s okay too), I went ahead and set up a 40% off coupon code in my store just through next Saturday (my Mom’s birthday!). Just use the code MYMOMISCOOL.
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I’m not going to be with my family for St. Patrick’s Day this year, so I’m not quite sure what that means for poor Seamus. What happens when he has nobody to carry out his dirty work? He might need to have a trainee this year, I’m thinking.
(Have you seen the things that Seamus has done around our house in the past? Seamus’ First Year with Us, How Seamus Did a Cool Whip Trick, Planning for a Visit from a Leprechaun, and Seamus’ Second Year with Us.)