Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Little Update From Our Corner Of The World

I thought this week might be one of those long weeks but it turned out not to be. Sean was out of school at 12:30 instead of 3:45 Wednesday-Friday as it was parent-teacher conference week in our district. We didn't have to go to a conference this year. That is a change from elementary school when they pretty much insist that you go to the fall conference and then the spring one is only if your child is having problems. So we've gone from parent-teacher conferences coupled with IEP meetings to plain parent-teacher conference with no IEP last year to nothing this year. Quite a change. He did bring home a progress report from his science class which indicated that he is getting 102.75%. He was so beyond proud to show it to us. I had to sign it so he could take it back to Teacher. I could tell he didn't want to part with it though.

We had quite a bit of rain this week which was nice for a change. Unfortunately, our roof leaks which isn't a good thing obviously. It wasn't too bad though, other than the fact that I had to pull Sean's bed further out from the wall than it already sits because the roof has sprung a new leak over the foot of his bed. John called and got our name added to the list of houses in here that need new roofs. It is beyond patching. That only sort of worked when it was on the edges but it only worked through one or maybe two good rainstorms. Sean was very pleased with all the rain because they are studying weather in science and they use Accu-Weather from the computer and he was very pleased that it was right most of the time. It annoys him no end when the weather report is wrong. He is of the opinion that all they need to do is step outside and they could predict it much better than they do. I suppose he has a point.

Made a new friend this week. My downstairs neighbor. She is very nice. We've been chatting a lot the last couple of days. She has a son who is just a year older than Sean but he's two years ahead in school. He goes to a different school though. The boys haven't met yet but they would probably get along really well because they like a lot of the same things. They're both shy when it comes to going out and meeting new people though. They have just immigrated here from Canada. It is so nice having somebody living around here to talk to. It is also nice to have people living downstairs who are not constantly fighting and who know how to close a door without slamming it.

Sean is having a hang-out with his best friend, Lawrence tomorrow. They go to different schools now so they don't get to see each other that often anymore since L lives pretty far from us. They usually talk on the phone either on Friday or Saturday nights, sometimes for over two hours. Those two are such chatterboxes. Tonight Sean called him and they only talked for about an hour since they decided to get together tomorrow. I'm glad they have kept up the friendship. Sean has some friends at school and there is one boy in particular that he usually meets in the morning and they talk at lunch as well but he says it's just not the same. I fully understand what he means since my best friend moved away when I was in 4th grade and she was in 5th. I've never had another friend like her again and that's been almost 40 years.

That's about it for what's going on in our corner of the world. I hope all is well in everybody else's corners. Have a great weekend and a good week to come. 


Rovie said...

I bet Sean is so excited for tomorrow... hehehe..

hello wilma, send my regards to Sean!

Wilma said...

He is. He has been waiting all morning and getting things ready he wants to take with him.

MsCaroline said...

I'm with Sean about the weather thing. There are times when I wonder why they even bother to forecast. I wish they'd just say they don't know! Hope he has fun with Lawrence, and it sounds like the new family are gems! Must be because they're Candian... (speaking as a half-Canadian myself...) ; )

Mel R said...

You could copy or scan his paper. :) That is nice you have a new friend. Wish I could find one here, hopefully in time.

Wilma said...

Carolyne, he did have fun with Lawrence. Left his car-charger for his DS over there so they brought it back just now. Our neighbors are really nice. She and her son are Canadian, he is American.

Wilma said...

Never thought about making a copy of his paper or scanning it to share. :( It is nice to have a friend here. Talking to people on FB is one thing but it's nice to have someone to actually talk to as well. There's just something to be said for being able to hold a conversation in real-time and see the person you're talking to.