... registered about 90 degrees.
But the next week's forecast? All mid-70s. And the trees are
ALREADY TURNING COLORS,
And our local school district board has apparently lost their collective mind and decided kids need to be back to school on August 26 which, again, is just WRONG. Summer is family time. Relaxing time. Lake time. Not school time. It smacks of "Well, you know, the kids are really better off in school than at home with YOU." Which nobody has actually said to me, but I'm not off target here. I was ranting to my SIL (an elementary teacher) about this she said, "Well, lots of kids ARE better off in school than at home." I get it. I get that some kids have messed up parents. Or parent. And they need solutions. But SCHOOL IS SCHOOL NOT THERAPY. School is not a nanny.
* Rant Over *
Take that, enviro-whackos.
It's the small victories that keep me going, y'know? And, apparently, using LOTS OF CAPITALS.
And now, off to hit the shower and attack the Mother Load... much to do today, starting with phone calls to new (health) insurance company to figure out what we can do about Kerry's teeth, IOW "How much more to add dental insurance" because he has terrible teeth. Just broke another one on a cherry pit last night :o(
We're both imagining THOUSANDS of dollars in repair work. Thousands of dollars we do not have. *UGH*
Meanwhile, our missionary friends in Myanmar are in Thailand awaiting the arrival of their baby. Breanna had a wisdom tooth bothering her. Went to a dentist for a consult. And in less than 30 minutes and for THIRTY DOLLARS had the tooth out. A trip to Thailand would be cheaper than whatever the American dentist will want.
Maybe so would dentures. ARRRRGH.