November 22, 2020

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A sale and a nephew

Lloyd has been working like made with his Tech Squad at school to get ready for their Tech Sale. It was supposed to be last spring, but ya know…. pandemic.

I was on board to help on Saturday, as were Sam and Gracen. It was all COVID-safe. They moved the sale from the commons area to the big gym, and all the tables were around the perimeter of the room, with lots of circulation, a ‘no mask/no enter’ rule and hand sanitizer galore. We arrived early for last-minute arrangements, then opened the doors at 9:00.

It was well attended. There has never been a (6-foot socially distance) line AROUND THE BUILDING before. They came in at 9 and snapped up so much stuff. It was good we were in the gym, because though there were people, it wasn’t crowded – it was just right. Everyone was masked and had no problem using sanitizer, but that’s because we had Sam at the entrance, being the nicest, gentlest, yet ‘don’t mess with me’ bouncer. I was running the credit card checkout, which is Lloyd’s iPad, and it was nice being able to wipe off the screen and my hands after each person because I was supposed to do that. (In past years, I wanted to do it when someone seemed a bit gross, but didn’t want to look like a jerk.)

I was sure we were nearly done, but when I looked at the clock, it had only been an hour. There was a lull from 10:30 – 11:30, so I was able to turn around and look, and the place was gutted. Hardly anything was left. I took some photos of the empty tables, and hopefully I’ll remember to upload them.

After 12:00, most things were half price, so we had another small push of people for about half an hour. It was amazing. My guess is that this year was an anomaly. It’s a pandemic, so people need electronics for home. There are no Black Friday sales, so this had a little feeling of that. It’s right before Christmas, so maybe people were getting upgrades for kids.

In other news, I am writing this as we are waiting for our nephew Jacob to arrive on his way to Colorado! So exciting! I hope it is a safe, uneventful trip!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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November 22, 2020

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A sale and a nephew

Lloyd has been working like made with his Tech Squad at school to get ready for their Tech Sale. It was supposed to be last spring, but ya know…. pandemic. I was on board to help on Saturday, as were Sam and Gracen. It was all COVID-safe. They moved the sale from the commons area […]

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November 20, 2020

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Parent-teacher conferences: check

Parent-teacher conferences: check

Last night was my last round of parent-teacher conferences. This year they were via Zoom, which was both awkward and nice. I didn’t have to worry about whether my breath was bad or how much I fidget, so that was a plus. This is in the Concordia classroom. I don’t know – would I choose […]

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November 17, 2020

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Crazy bar codes. Crazy fast.

Crazy bar codes. Crazy fast.

Lloyd tells me that his family shopped at Aldi when he was a kid. What he remembers about it was that it was super no-frills. They had one kind of everything, and no displays – they just plonked the pallets of stuff on the floor and you were on your own. Low selection, low staff, […]

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November 16, 2020

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I inconvenienced a deer

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Wednesday morning, right outside of Seward, by the parade of flags, I noticed a deer on the other side of the road headed away from me. I let up on the gas and then noticed the other deer on the shoulder moving toward me. I did two things next, and I think one of them […]

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November 14, 2020

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It’s done!

The shed is down and gone, and it was actually completed within three hours. I honestly thought this would be a three week process, minimum. This weekend to tear some of it off and make a pile, a weekend to recover, then a weekend to take it to the dump. Nope. We started around nine […]

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November 12, 2020

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The tree face

The tree face

While Lloyd and Grace were working on the concrete, I had a chance to look up at the oak tree for real for the first time. Did you know that there’s a face there? To me, it looks like an enlongated pug face. ….. or maybe a sad Ren from Ren and Stimpy.

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