Keeping Dry in Hurricane Season

Well, I'm up early because of the rain. Watching the radar on tv and on the computer. It's 300 miles away, yet my back yard is ponding. Yep, it's hurricane season in Texas again. They are already sounding the alarms for the next hurricane which is still a week out. Too bad North Texas can't get rain without us being soaked here on the coast.

I do hope that homeschoolers in Texas know that having emergency drills, preparing your evac kits, and/or learning to can and dry foods are all valid classes for your homeschool. Learning to use walkie talkies, how to cell phone everyone, deciding on which papers are important for an evac, these are all great life skills that every Texan needs to know.

I love geting our supplies ready. We just stocked up on cans of chili and ravioli, our staples when the electricity is out. We are blessed with a gas stove so we can cook during any outages, although we have to revert to using matches to start the thing.

And of course, our trusty dusty grill bit the dust this year so we have a new one ready to grill the contents of our freezer if need be. I remember Alicia many years ago, we just took our fridge contents, grilled everything we could and invited everyone in the neighborhood for a bbq. Hey, they were tired of pbj's and appreciated the real food.

So with any other weather season in Texas --- Y'all stay safe out there!


NOT Back to School

Well, it's that time again. It's time NOT to go back to school. We do enjoy the sales, the new paper and markers, but we soo much more enjoy not going back to school. With the THSC State Conference in The Woodlands this coming weekend, we look forward to reviewing new curriculum, going to workshops for new ideas and old techniques we've forgotten about.

The teens will enjoy their workshops which are done by Dave Ramsey's people. Yep every parent wants their kids to know good financial principles. We don't want them moving back in if it's avoidable. :-)

If you are new to homeschooling, please feel free to check out the website http://www.texashomeeducators.com/ for great lesson plans, support group information and calendar of events for great activities throughout the state.