Learning Choices

Our district decided to start the school year completely virtual. There were a few options on the table, including completely in-person as well as hybrid. The district sent out a survey over the summer and voted on a plan. All students across elementary, middle, and high school would take virtual instruction and the School Board …

Farewell Sonny

Sonny in March. He was a very regal animal. Sonny passed away on Tuesday at the age of 18. He died of kidney failure due to old age. We noticed him laying in an odd places and having trouble with his back legs on Friday. He looked a bit thin and tired but he was …

Coronapocalypse Day 27

The stamina's the thing. When this all started it required adjustment and I found myself wanting to go out when I typically wouldn't just because I knew I shouldn't. But over time I adjusted to remote learning, working from home, shopping in a different way, and staying in. I even mostly kept my old routine …

Coronapocalypse Day 21

Another week another slightly different shopping experience. Our stores are now limiting the number of customers that can come inside at one time in order to better protect customers, protect employees, and allow more cleaning. Our store in Somersworth is limited to 75 people at a time. I arrived at 7 AM on Friday for …

Coronapocalypse Day 10

After a nice weekend break we are into week 2 of our not-mandatory-but-highly-recommended shelter in place routine. We've had some stress but also made some progress so far. Homeschool Hell Monday and Tuesday were stressful as we struggled to fit the boys' school curriculum into our work days. They are only asked to do 2.5 …

Coronapocalypse Day 6

We've been doing this stay-at-home thing for five full days now. The boys were at GiGi's Monday and Wednesday and we had them home with us Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. After getting through Tuesday we made some adjustments for Wednesday/Thursday and got things rolling. Again, the biggest issue for us is our meeting schedule. Once …

Coronapocalypse Day 2

I'm counting yesterday as Day 1 because it was the first day that school was closed and work from home was mandatory at Liberty Mutual. Less than a week ago it was all different - travel outside of my normal office was restricted but people were still coming in, large gatherings were canceled but small …