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A Day in the Life

Eventually everything must give into the long arms of fall. It has been so beautiful and warm here that I was secretly hoping Kentucky was immune to the cold. This is proving not to be the case. As we near the end of October, we find ourselves having to pull out the sweatshirts. The season for shorts is all but over. I am not complaining, though. I cannot even remember the last time I was able to wear shorts at the end of October. Normally we would have been in winter coats for at least a month now.

As the peak season at Amazon.com approaches, the campground is getting quite full. I read that about 90 new CamperForce are starting tomorrow. The season is going by fast and I am having a hard time believing we have been here for two months already. The shifts are long, very long, but the time overall is flying. I need to start working some overtime in order to put us in the position we are hoping to be in by the end of the season. Not looking forward to it, but it will be worth it in the end.

Schooling is going great. My little kiddos rock. I love being able to adjust our schedule to fit everyone’s interests. It makes everything more interesting and keeps everyone actively involved. We are currently reading the book Summer of the Monkeys, by Wilson Rawls. If you have not read this one, you should add it to your list. We are all laughing out loud at the funny and entertaining story. Even Rob and I cannot seem to get enough of it. Another of our favorite activities is collecting caterpillars. We have a jar full of about 20 and some have already turned into cocoons and we have even had a butterfly. How fascinating it is to watch the entire process. I haven’t quite gotten used to the strange looks from people when we are out and about during school hours, but I am sure I will get used to that in time. I know we are not playing hookie, so that is all that matters.

It looks as though some of our weekend trips will have to be put on hold for a while. Our van is acting funny and we don’t want to push it. Getting stranded is not high on our list of things to do. With 230k miles, I cannot blame it, but until we figure out the problem, we are staying close to home. Luckily I am married to Mr. Fix-It, so hopefully it is something he can take care of.

Catheryn was on her way to her puppy-walking job the other night when she was charged and bitten on the leg by a wiener dog. Luckily it didn’t break the skin very much, she just ended up with a teeth print and a bruise. The owner felt bad and was very sorry, but it doesn’t exactly make it any better. I assume the dog was a rescue and the owners are obviously aware of his tendencies. I wasn’t there, but Rob was none too impressed.

Overall, we are all doing really well. The kids are excited with Halloween right around the corner. I realized today that I better get my rear in gear and finish up their costumes or they will be forced to go as themselves. This is scary enough, trust me, but I don’t think it is what they have in mind.

But for now, it is off to work I go…

Happy Day everyone!

6 thoughts on “A Day in the Life

  1. She’s lucky that’s all she got! I’m sure it scared her, too. Wait a minute, are you sure this is a picture of Catheryn? She’s wearing matching socks! Hope the kids have fun trick or treating. Get busy Mom! 🙂

  2. Your Mom knows her granddaughter well! I do hope Catheryn was not put ‘off of dogs’ by her unfortunate experience.
    I said it before and I will say it again…your way of life can only enrich your children’s lives. caterpillars and butterflies ..what a fantastic lesson and to be able to study literature and actually enjoy it…wow..my school days were never like that.
    let us hope that the van problem can soon be sorted and it’s not serious….
    wrap up warm my lovelies..winter knickers on!

    • Luckily she loves her animals so much that one dog should not effect her. She is not sure she would ever want a wiener dog now, though, but I guess that is to be expected. Hopefully we have time to finish our book today, I can’t wait to see how it ends!

  3. Rescues can be a bit of a challenge – our Max has his issues with men (strangers) and small children yelling and carrying sticks. On the other hand, he LOVES women and will lick any toes sticking out of sandals. Glad the bite wasn’t any worse.:)

    • I think all dogs with a rocky beginning are going to have long-term issues. They are just lucky enough to find a family who cares for them and is able to give them a better life.

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