No, we didn’t lose Internet connectivity. We don’t have any legitimate excuse like that. It’s just that, well, we got into a big lazy rut during the summer where we didn’t do anything and I was just too lazy to post. (Oh, and that little matter of Harry Potter coming out on Saturday and Nancy and I spending the last four days reading it whenever get a free moment. Both Nancy and I don’t like it when the other person reads ahead so the last few books we’ve read together – either out loud to each other or silently over each other’s shoulders.)
Fortunately, our lazy summer is coming to an end because tomorrow is the first day of school. It will be nice to get back to a routine and I’m sure Nancy will be glad to get some free time during the day now. The kids got assigned C track this year (we wanted D track) and so they start earlier in the summer than we are used to. We also have a vacation planned in October that will require the kids to miss a week of school. If we had the D track that we had asked for the kids would have been off school during the vacation week. Nancy was a bit fussed about having the kids miss a week of school but I’m not too worried about it. If the school whines about it I’ll just tell them it’s their own fault – they should have given us D track.
Today was the 24th of July – Pioneer Day in Utah. I had the day off but we didn’t really have any plans. I originally set out to be productive and get lots of stuff done around the house but good intentions didn’t count for much and I basically did nothing all day. Oh well, those are the best types of holidays.
After the kids last piano recital we decided to give them a month off and also to find a new piano teacher. I did some calling around and found a new teacher in Sandy that I hope will work out well. The old teacher wasn’t bad per se, we just felt like the kids would do better under a different teacher. Today was their first lesson and they seemed to come back excited about their new teacher so hopefully we’ll have a good fit and the girls will make progress. I also turned Caroline over to the new teacher starting today. I taught the first two for aobut a year each before I turned them over to a real teacher but Caroline has been so frustrating for me, and I’ve also lost my steam for teaching so we weren’t really making any progress. Caroline was the most excited about her new teacher so I’m hopeful that she won’t drag her feet about practicing as much as she did with me. I have about another year or so before Samuel’s ready to start taking. I’m really interested to see how he’ll do as he will be the first (and only) boy that I’ve taught.
So, that is a slight summary of the past week. Sorry for letting a week lapse in between posts.