We've had a pretty good week, these are from the last couple of days:
* Put together a kit to make decorative wood crates for the Webelos scouts, using old yard sticks and scrap wood in the garage. This is their last project of the year, which is good because the pack coffers are just about skint.
* Had another cleaning appointment at the dental hygiene school this morning -- one more to go and they are done (at a fraction of the cost of getting it done elsewhere).
* Got our first bill for the pay-by-mile car insurance. It was half what our monthly rate would have been with our previous insurance.
* Younger son and I walked to a nearby thrift store this afternoon. I found the math program we use, complete with answer key, that he needs for next year. Half price tag day, so it was $1.49 for both. Granted, it's the previous edition and not the current one, but how much does prealgebra change in 9 years? (savings: $65) Pro tip: Thrift stores don't know the value of homeschool curriculum, so they are usually priced low like the outdated and unwanted college textbooks they are shelved next to.
* Have mastered this no-oven/no wheat cooking thing. We continue to survive without the oven, so we probably won't order the part for a couple of more months. This week we've enjoyed:
- A zucchini and sausage skillet creation, served with pan roasted green beans.
- Loaded nachos (made zucchini chips in my dehydrator and meat chili in the crockpot) with coleslaw.
-Tuna patties and cauliflower salad (like macaroni salad, but with cauli)
-Tonight: crockpot fajita soup with herbed almond flour flat bread, made on my electric griddle.
-Bonus item: A lemon bundt cake for the boys, made in the microwave. I found a microwave bundt pan for 50 cents at the thrift store. Usual cake recipe + extra egg, cook 9 minutes. They say it is divine :)