And here we find ourselves with just one week until school starts again. I really feel for the children and staff of SAD 44 who have had their summer cut short and stolen away. You parents who are eager for the reprieve, pleughhhh! How much more are our kids going to learn by starting before Labor Day? One of the few three-day mini vacations for some working parents, either family plans are dashed or kids are absent for their first few days.
We find ourselves facing a similar quandary, so hopefully, depending on our decision, their first few days aren’t too life changing should they miss them. I’m also not looking forward to those early mornings, franticly scrambling to feed dress and help Kaiya and Sam to catch the bus. Regretfully, I am not much of a morning person, even with the busy farm life. The critters here have all adjusted to the laid-back lifestyle, but I will just have to suck it up and shift our schedule ahead a few hours. Milking should be done at the same time, twice a day, everyday. While school is in session it needs to be done at just the right time so that I can get my kiddos going but also so margin for error should we miss the bus. Unfortunately, it does happen more times than I care to mention. We find that the timing fluctuates a bit depending upon the weather and road conditions. Driving down through Grafton Notch with a bus full of kids is no job I’d want but I am very glad that John Aron does it so well.
There are two weddings this weekend. One is here in Newry and the other couple to tie the knot are both Newry residents. I would share with you who they are, probably many of you actually know them but I have put off asking their permission until last minute and haven’t spoken to them as of yet. “Ask first” is my rule of thumb but I’m sure to have all kinds of wonderful wedding news next week, stay tuned. I am so thrilled for both couples but unfortunately they have both chosen to be married on the same day. I guess that it is only unfortunate for us, but the weddings are one hour apart and separated by 24 miles -- what ever shall we do?
The state crew has been busy ditching up in Grafton. This was their second week removing material in preparation for, gulp, (snow). Watching truck after truck haul away their five yards at a time makes me curious. Perhaps the kids and I will take a ride up at some point to investigate. Have a wonderful “last week of summer” and remember to watch out for school buses and little kiddies running rampant once again.
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