Thursday, November 12, 2009

Week 14...of Homeschooling

We are just completing our 14th week of homeschooling and I have to say we are still going strong and things are great!

It is amazing how much the boys are learning and how much information we have gone through and learned these past 14 weeks.  At the beginning of it all (back in August) I set out a plan for most of our curriculum and where we would need to be by Christmas (end of the calendar year) in order to be on track to finish it all by May on 2010.  I am happy to say that we are right on track.  And actually, if we had not had a few interruptions with the sale of our house and all, we probably would be ahead.  So, all in all we are doing very well. 

The one thing that really blows me away is how fast we  have gotten through our math book.  I have both kids on the same level and with the way things are going right now they will most likely complete 2 years of math in only one year (school years).  Just amazing.  In fact, just today they were introduced to the beginnings of Algebra...already! ...and they "got" it! Amazing! Can you tell that I am blown away?  They are just learning SO fast (much faster then they would be in a classroom setting having to go at a slower pace). Wow!  

Still "Moving" along just one day at a time...

It has been a while since my last post and informing you about the sale of our home and our upcoming move.

Since signing the contract back in October, we have gone through the inspection and appraisal period.  I am so happy to say that we got a near perfect inspection and the appraisal came back at even more then the sale price (not by much though). We could not be happier about that.  We do have to complete some work (minor repairs) to one of the A/C units, but honestly that is to be expected for a place like AZ where you live by your A/C and depend on it almost everyday.  (Yes, we even had to run it a little yesterday in the middle of Nov.) The rest of the inspection came back "clean".  That is, kind of, not surprising since we are very particular people about our home.

We also get the privilege of having an extra week in the house so we can enjoy one last Thanksgiving here.  That was an added blessing.  Our new closing date is Dec.1st.  It looks like my traditional "after Thanksgiving shopping" weekend will be a weekend of moving instead this year. 

Even though we know we will be moving and not shopping the weekend after Thanksgiving we still do not know where we will be moving to.  We have looked and looked for a home to buy.  After, finally, finding one we were informed that the house we wanted was a "flip" house and had to go through a "seasoning" time.  So much for that.  So this week we have had to change our direction and start the hunt for a rental. We hope to be able to sign a rental contract this weekend so we can have a slow move and not have to rush through it.  AND...after a full day with our realtor yesterday I know that we will need at least a week to just clean before we can even think about moving in.  Seriously!  What do owners do with the so-called "cleaning fees" anyways.  ALL the rentals (except one) we looked at were horribly  filthy!! Such a disappointment!