Wow, May is chugging along. School is coming to an end soon at my house. Five more weeks or 23 more days. The boy gives me an up to the date count down on our way to school every morning.
I love summer, but hate the heat. The heat and humidity is always on in Texas in the summer.
Since I live on the Texas coast, my eyes always turn to the hurricane maps come August and September. The last time I boarded up my house was for Ike in ’08.
We had already bought and cut the plywood for our windows and doors before there was a storm in the Gulf to avoid paying 4 times as much for a sheet of it once a storm is on it’s way. This allowed me to be creative and buy some “opps” paint to add a splash to my board up. Opps paint is the paint at Lowe’s and Home Depot that they make a mistake mixing so they have it at bargain prices. I didn’t care about the color, only that it was exterior paint.
Hubby is an engineer and he thought it would be a grand idea to paint the plywood making it more water resistant. The neighbors were put to shame seeing our house not boarded up with boring, dull, wood color plywood, but a nice Miami Aqua color and some pink/red stuff. It was epic and awesome to behold! We got so many
compliments comments about it after the storm when everyone was out accessing the damage.
We stored our “no water damage” plywood in our storage building. When the next storm comes, we will be rockin’ the awesome again, but I pray it will be a long time before I need to board my house up!
All of that has absolutely no connection to the title of my post this morning so I digressed…….
The boy is super smart (mom brag moment). He is in high school Algebra I and Spanish I as an eighth grader. In order to get credit for high school courses, you not only have to pass the course, but take and pass a test called the End of Course test. I have no doubt these tests are another way for the test maker lobby to make money for their industry. That is why school children are tested so much. There is big money to be made in designing crappy tests and selling them and the grading services to states and schools. These companies have huge lobbies in Austin pushing this stuff.
It is what it is though and today the boy is taking his EOC test for Algebra I. He took a practice one a few weeks ago (more money for those test makers…..) and aced it. I was sure to give him the don’t get cocky speech on the way to school this morning. I am praying he does well.
Have a wonderful day.
“Everybody has the same rate, whether you have three DUIs, or you’re a (nondrinking) churchgoing Mormon. I’m a runner with a healthy weight. Why should I pay the same rate as an overweight, inactive, smoker?
This guy’s racism is all over the place.
Maybe he can privately coach “The One”.
What will they find?
I’m still wondering how on earth Romney managed to lose.
Seriously, you are a joke.
Because the flag that stands for your freedom to celebrate is racists or something……
Payday at the track.
The real war on women is not waged by the GOP or conservatives.
This is a long read, but this man is a great football story. My new favorite player in the upcoming draft.