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"Spring Cleaning", Concert Weekend, and an Important Announcement 

 "Is this spring cleaning?", Grant asked me as we were moving furniture and boxes this week.  I replied, "Well...." and before I could get the words out he said, "It's like spring cleaning on steroids!".


I knew to get the projects done in our home we would just have to dive in and commit a few weeks to the process. 

The biggest project is finished. The new floors in the downstairs are complete! Every surface has either been replaced or refinished. I am so happy with the results. The furniture won't be moved back until today.

Choosing paint will come next, but I think I found the secret formula for choosing the perfect paint color

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Testing, Home Improvements, and a Milestone - Collage Friday

The school year is FINISHED. 

For the next three weeks I am not thinking about school. I am not planning for next year. I am not making my children do math.  I might read aloud to them (just because we love it so much), but I think that's it.

My children have worked SO HARD over the past nine months and they deserve a break. 

And guess what?  This mom deserves a BREAK. 

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Our Final Week - Plus an Announcement/Collage Friday

We are in the final stretch! 

Grant officially finished  Classical Conversations for the year, and Anna's last class is next week. This week has been a week of studying for the Challenge A final (for Anna) and a week of unstructured schooling (for Grant).

We also made it through a very strange week of weather - so many bad storms all around us left us without power Tuesday morning and lots of damage we've spotted driving around this week. 

I'm also very excited about a new adventure for Homegrown Learners (more on that later in the post).

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