+We are acid-staining the basement floor. Okay, Scott is acid-staining the basement floor. We tried to do laminate but didn't like it and it was too hard to keep clean so we're moving the laminate up to the guest bedroom. The reason why we're going the acid-stain route is because it's a basement and because it's the lowest possible maintenance. It's not super labor-intensive (not that I would know...); it's just about 4 to 5 steps over a 48 hour period and then it's done and you can just mop it with whatever to clean it and it's sealed forever and ever. Before the stain was applied, it was just regular old concrete.
A lot of bars and restaurants use this method and we actually saw it in a winery in Missouri and loved it. This particular part of the basement will be the living-room/movie-theater area. We do plan on dry-walling over the cinderblock.
+The water in Colorado Springs tastes awful. We have a well, so I'm always unpleasantly surprised when I have to drink the water at school. I can't do it. This is me, talking to my fellow teacher friend, about my plan to take in my own water.
This may seem simple, but it's a struggle.
+Did you read this article about Anna Duggar? My personal opinion: The absolute failure of these sects of Christianity is the way they treat their girls like less-than. That's all I can use to describe it: less-than. Less-than what? I don't know. Just less-than. Even the pioneer families didn't treat their girls like this; they had just as much value as boys, though for different reasons. Look at the Ingalls family. They sent their blind daughter to college!
If they'd have the technological advances and knowledge of today back then, I'm guessing the girls would've been treated in a rather equal way. Also, I'm aware that I'm in the least-feminist profession that exists. But the idea that girls can't do anything really bothers me. For reasons like this, I think STEM programs should be in all the schools (not that these Duggar girls would ever get to go to school...that makes me really sad). Also, I'm hoping to coach with Girls on the Run this fall because it's a program that encourages girls to be intelligent, thinking individuals.
+When I think about how many things are on my to-do list, I realize that writing this blog post is the absolute last thing I should be doing (literally, the last). And on Tuesday, as I was getting ready to leave the lounge and head back to the world of teaching reading comprehension, I got a picture message from Scott:
That just about pushed my fried nerves over the edge. And that is Scott's friend obviously taking a picture to share photo documentation with others.
+But then, when I got home yesterday, I saw Scott had cleaned the entire house before he left to go hunting. That made me happier than just about anything, and there may have been happy tears.
+And again, this blog post is the absolute last thing I should be doing right now (literally).