She's also considering become a massage therapist, but that's $14000 in tuition, and we're not sure how much she'd make as a part time massage therapist. It may not be worth it.
We're hoping the harsh lessons of being a mature worker without a college degree are being absorbed.
The oldest had a massive combined graduation party with newspaper_girl and sa_girl on July 4th. It was expensive, and time consuming. I went to at least four pre-party planning meetings/shopping trips and site visits. But we're done, we paid back some social obligations, and everyone had a good time.
The youngest was a little irked, as the 4th is usually her day. We go to my parents to swim, celebrate her birthday a day early and watch illegal fireworks, and then watch real fireworks. We tried to make up for by going there on the 6th.
She is now 13, and is turning into quite the geek. She's had a low key summer, mostly because her closest friends live far away, and they don't have reliable transportation. But she's happy playing Minecraft, catching up on Pokemon and hula hooping.
The oldest is now 18, and I picked them up in Toronto from their trip to England last week. It was a Girl Scout, and the cheapest flights were from Toronto to Edinburgh, England. Newspaper_mom drove them up a few weeks ago, and I volunteered to pick them up.
She had a good time, she enjoyed being able to order a Jack and coke legally, and liked Edinburgh better than London. London was too big for hesr, similarly she also prefers Boston over New York City.
Next up all the college prep stuff, loan stuff and health stuff. We may end up using more of her college savings the first year than we anticipated, due to unemployment. I guess it will help the FASFA.
Mrs. Ha and I are becoming fans of naked TV. Not naked sitting on the couch, but rather some of the reality shows. Dating Naked is kind of lame, but the real fun is Naked and Afraid, despite it's hetero-normative whiteness. So far it's a white man and a white female, both survivalists, dumped naked into a wild area for 21 days, with one survival item each. The nakedness is less interesting than the interpersonal struggles and the failure to spoon on cold nights. It's probably due to the producer's choices, but the women tend to be hardier than the men.
The survival items are normally a machete and a fire starting device, though I've seen knives and an ax substitute for the machete, and steel cups substitute for the fire starter. I still don't know why anyone doesn't bring a Bic lighter. I've eventually started a fire with a firesteel, but I go much quicker with a Bic.
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