Good Morning,  Yesterday a neighbor call and asked for help studying for the ASVAB test.  He wants to join the Army so needs to do well on the ASVAB test but he has forgotten all his math and could I help.  I was like a kid turned loose in a candy shop.  I told him yes and start today.  He came up about 2 and we worked for over an hour.  He really wants to learn and we both enjoyed the time spent.  He will come every day for an hour and see how much I can refresh for him.  Most people know alot more math than they think they do.  They have been scared by some teacher and made to think it is hard.  All they look at are problems they can’t do and most of them they would never need anyways, all I need to do is focus his mind onto the math he needs to know and give him the assurance that he does know how to do it, then give him some tips on how to do it faster and remember he can do it and does know how.  I love teaching and this is the best kind of teaching- one on one with someone who really wants to learn.  So my gardens will have to be done in the morning so at 2 each day I am free to play!!  This morning we age going into McMinnville to get the aspagrus roots and do a little shopping at Walmart.  When we get home I can do a little weeding.  This is the garden I will be working on today.  It is my hosta bed.  This picture was taken two years ago, now there is a lilac bush in the foreground as well as a rose bush.  The lilies are just behind those and the rest of the garden is hostas.  But the whole thing needs weeding.  the wild violets take over the garden if I don’t pull out as many as I can two or three times a year.  They are pretty out in the wooded area but not so in the garden.  You can see the vegetable garden to the left, or just a small piece of it.  That is where the lettuce, swiss chard, spinach , carrots and beets are planted.   Have a good day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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