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KITCHEN UPDATE

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Nov 16 2014

So it’s been a little while.

October was crazy.  I’m thinking November and December will probably be about the same. We’ll see how that affects the progress around here…

Quick update on where we are with the kitchen:

We got our cabinet doors!

CABINET DOORS
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HARD LESSONS IN STAINED CONCRETE – PART TWO

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Sep 23 2014

HARD LESSONS IN STAINED CONCRETE

In part one on stained concrete I talked about the importance of prep work. We had just finished masking off the walls three feet up.

I originally planned to use 1/4″ wide automotive masking tape to mimic grout lines on the dining room floor, giving it a tiled look. The tape would not allow the acid to react or stain to take. At the last minute I changed my mind and didn’t do it. We were beginning to wear down from all the work and I wasn’t completely convinced I liked the idea of faking the look of tile. Looking back, I am glad I didn’t take that time and effort. Instead, I just kept a few dividing lines between the living room and dining room that had already been started. With all the prep work done, it was truly time to get started.
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BACK TO SCHOOL WITH K12 AND HOME OFFICE ORGANIZATION

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Aug 27 2014

back to school

School for our oldest son, Conner, has always been a bit of a struggle.  We have tried several different approaches, some very successful, some not so much.  This year we are trying something new: online school through the K12 program.

The main thing that drew us to K12 is the fact that it is not just me teaching him.  Conner is enrolled in an actual public school, the Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy.  There are principals, teachers, and classes.  He has a daily schedule.  The curriculum is already put together.  We don’t have to come up with anything, we just coach him.  Woo Hoo!
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