Diary of a Homeschool Dad: Week 7
Routines are starting to be beautiful things once again around our house. Activities are picking up and, other than the two of us who sit at the house during the weekdays, our lives are now quite similar to the way they were in February. Except for the tropics, that is...
Sunday - It was an early morning back at church once again, although since neither Mrs. Geographist or I were taking part in the music this week (and therefore no pre-service rehearsal or sound check) we could at least wait a little later to head out. Plus our local kolache joint was open by the time we passed by! The morning was bright, but the trip home gave us a glimpse of what was coming. Tropical Storm Beta was menacing, and as we headed through downtown Houston we said goodbye to the sun for the last time in a few days. By the time we grabbed pizza for lunch near our house, the crew was having to run through a solid drizzle falling on the parking lot. Bible study on Zoom was a success, however, probably because everyone else was avoiding the wet stuff as well. The wife and I decided to start watching a new TV series (for us) - Cobra Kai. I thought the story line was superb and it was nice catching up with our old friends from the '80s (along with their relevant-but-dated pop culture references, which were awesome).
Monday - So much for the schedule! The local ISD where Mrs. Geo works decided to close for inclement weather, but the private school where our oldest two girls go remained open. That gave my wife the opportunity to teach Whirly for the day, which was a bit of diversion that I think they both enjoyed. For Girly and Curly, however, it was business as usual. I was able to focus all of my attention on work requests, which have been picking up lately. It's nice that my company has managed to perform at a high level in spite of the challenges of separation and economic turbulence. By the afternoon it was apparent that the oncoming storm was definitely going to head our direction and the girls' school opted to close in preparation. So for the second time in a month, we entered "hunker down" status - but at least this time we have a new game to play.