Summer Struggles

Guess summer really doesn’t start for another week, but I call it summer when school gets out. Shoot, with the high temperatures lately, maybe they should move summer up to May.

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The middle son had to go to summer school for failing a class the first semester. I have been taxi driver for him. He did get motivated to do most of the work at home so he could test out and be done with it. He did pass. Not a high-grade but he did pass.

I was conflicted with the class being online and only a mentor in the room. To me, shouldn’t a teacher be teaching since obviously the student didn’t understand the class to begin with? We also had to pay for said class, which now I am sure it was the online fee.

When I was in school many moons ago, if you failed, it was added to your schedule the next semester. I didn’t fail, but I heard a kid talking about having three English classes once. Crazy.

After talking to another parent, this math teacher failed 22 students in this class. Hmmm. I think maybe the school should be looking at this teacher. She doesn’t seem to be able to teach. My middle son said he couldn’t follow her at all. When he started the online class, he mentioned that it was nothing what she taught. Weird. I found out after the fact, that she didn’t even grade his final because he was already failing. Wow. That does not sound like a teacher that wants kids to succeed to me. I sure hope he doesn’t get her again.

This is also my kid that isn’t into school so it is a struggle, than to have a teacher that doesn’t care adds fuel to the problem. 😦

He is also an introvert, so he doesn’t speak up. Another struggle.

On a better note, he took a welding class and loved it. He is looking into going to welding school after graduating in two years. Made me happy. Trade jobs are good ones and pay well.  🙂  And then he also says after that school, he may join the Army. Sad face.

I have two in the military, not sure about another. But, I will support him with whatever he chooses.

The youngest son wanted a job this summer, but found out you have to be older for most of them. Plus, I told him to wait until next summer when he can drive himself there. Schedules tend to overlap for this taxi driver. 🙂 Sure wish I got paid for that. LOL

How’s your summer been going?

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June Brings New Shows!

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I’ve got my sticky notes taped up for the new shows during the summer!

I remember growing up they did not do this. Once the season was over in May the shows were random during the summer time. Or could it be I was outside more so I do not remember. Anyway, it sure does confuse me when the June shows begin. I have to remember the new lineup. This brain doesn’t remember well without the sticky notes.

Chalk one up for the creator of those sticky notes!

I do like that there are new shows but at the same time it usually means a long wait until next summer for the ones that make it back in the lineup. That part bites!

I love the fact that the TV listing is online so if I forget, sometimes they have a rerun of the show later. Not all of them but some.

Who can not love being able to watch them online if you miss. 🙂

We are so spoiled these days.

We also have OnDemand with our cable company to catch shows we miss. Though they don’t always put all of the shows on, that part is a bummer. But the nice thing about this one is I can watch on the TV as opposed to the computer. 🙂

I hate that cable companies are way more expensive than satellite companies. We have had both and still choose the cable over the satellite. 🙂 I think we like it because everyone can watch what they want in any room because we have a TV in about every room. Just wish they would give you ALL the channels for the one advance package deal.

It sucks that you have to add packages of channels to get certain channels. Never fails you end up with lots of extras that you don’t watch so you can have that one channel. Oh, well. And that is probably why they get away with it, is people like me will add it anyway. 🙂

It is nice to have the internet with the same company. Makes one less bill to keep track of for me. 🙂 Last month I saw on the bill that we should upgrade our modem to receive the fast speed internet that we pay for. Hubby took the old in and we got the new one. There is always a catch. We had to buy this one, but that means no monthly fee on the bill now. The speed is nice. Especially, with all the devices we have going on it. I have three boys who are into gaming so you can imagine the use of the internet.

We have yet to do any of the DVR’ing. We go with the basic cable box, no HD either. No reason to pay for all those extras. Channels yes. 🙂

With all these options to catch my favorite shows, I can still enjoy outside whenever I want and catch up later! 🙂

Ah, technology. 🙂