School is out! W00t! I'm hoping with a little break from job, kids, etc., I can feel a little renewal and relaxation.
Diana graduated on Sunday, of course, but she had a couple of assignments to turn in on Monday, since she'd been gone a couple of days in New York the week before school was out for her. Lee & I had discussed the impact the "thing" might have on her grades before we signed the contracts, and we figured even if she dropped to B's in the second quarter, she'd probably still be okay with the grades from the first quarter of this last term. The B's she has are high, so hopefully those will wind up less B and more A in her semester grades... She doesn't have a huge amount of plans for the summer other than working four days a week, and updating her comic online ;)
Connor had his last day of school on Tuesday. It was a pretty cold and windy day, and didn't feel at all like the beginning of summer. He enjoyed the Field Day anyway, and is looking forward to our Canada trip coming up.
I had my last work day yesterday. It wasn't much of a work day though. We just cleaned up and such, and eventually checked out for the summer. I am the only regular staff member working with our students over the summer. It's only a 4-hour day, 4 days a week, but at this point, any income is good! Even if Lee was working, I'd still work summer school, because Connor will be there too.
Tomorrow we'll be driving out to K. Falls to get Trevor and all his gear. Whether or not he goes back in the Fall, he still needs to empty out his dorm room completely to check out. We'll bring the truck to get him, and all of us fit, so Diana will get to see the OIT campus for the first time tomorrow. Connor has already been there once with Lee.
Lee continues to hunt for something to do that pays money. In the meantime, our lawn looks great, he's keeping up with the weeds pretty nicely, and the dishes all get done completely every day. He's looking as far south as Medford, and as far north as Corvallis. If he gets something north, it would have to be really good to offset the gas/living/whatever expenses. We have family in Medford, and he could probably figure something out with their help if he had to stay a while. Even if it's parking a trailer (which we'd have to get still). In any case, our town really isn't offering up anything right now.
We're still plugging along. I am working hard on not stressing, and trying to "let it be." I keep hearing that song all over, and I think it's a message to me. I'm not going to change anything by worrying.
I'm extremely grateful that Diana seems to have all her Ducks in a Row (that's a pun - Oregon Ducks). The scholarship she earned will pay 90% through undergrad, and 80% graduate studies. She's going for the Master's right off the bat. Plus with the "thing," she's got contacts already in the business world :) Everyone involved in that was genuinely interested in seeing what Diana could do. I think she won't disappoint.
So welcome to Summer, enjoy it!
The first meeting of the Bloggess Book Club
3 days ago