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Wednesday, 4/18/18

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The day began with a family project called "insulate the attic".

Tim had to crawl on his belly the entire time so he was a mess of fiberglass and dust when he was finished.

I wish I had gotten a photo of him at the end all covered in pink.

And here's the ground crew.

Our job was to keep feeding the AttiCat with bundles of insulation and turn it on and off so Tim could change locations.

That was the most difficult as our plan was to use a garage door opener to indicate his need for stop/start. Difficult as he kept bumping it as he moved so we would be turning it off when he needed it on, etc. Just gave up after the first round!

Took us until about 11 a.m. to get it all done, but it is nice having the attic insulated well in the original section of the house. We will use batting in the rest.

This afternoon I just spent time catching up on Spark and watching a Christmas movie called "Christmas Mail". It was cute.

And then I found this cute picture of Maegann and Patches while I was cleaning out email.

In other news....

Isaac is fretting about youth group tonight. He is having difficulty making friends and he knows it is partly because of his autism and his "quirks". He asked me to pray with him this afternoon which was nice.

Maegann had an awesome day at school as she got a 98 on her English essay and successfully gave her speech in class for Speech class. The past two speeches she had panic attacks. Now, the main downer is that Jeffrey is acting a bit different at school and she's not sure what to think about that. He's fine on the weekends. I told her they need to talk face-to-face instead of trying to figure it out by phone call or text.

Tomorrow: Isaac is gone all morning with Meg so I will run a couple errands (bank and pharmacy) and then do paid work at home while it is quiet.

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    Well done Maegann! Isaac looks cute in the photo .I hope he makes a friend . I will pray for him too.
    603 days ago
    Sounds like you have been keeping yourself busy! I'm looking forward to warmer weather when our projects will start. Snow is forecast for today and the gray clouds have already been moving in. Guess I'll just have to jump around the house to get my fitness in!

    Sorry to hear Isaac is stressed. Just let him know that he's not alone. Some people always feel stressed and don't really know why in social situations. For me, just knowing why I struggle with something helps me learn more about myself and allows me to just see it as an obstacle to work toward overcoming. Making friends is hard for most people. Me included. The thing is... just always ask for people to come into your life that will be good for you, who will accept you for being who you are. They are out there, I can guarantee it.

    Amazing accomplishment by Maegann. Speech class is not easy! I remember how stressed I felt standing up there. It takes quite a bit of bravery.

    Adorable photos. Hope you are enjoying your relaxing day today!
    604 days ago
    That was quite a job the three of you got done. Cute photo of M!
    605 days ago
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    I am impressed with Isaac's insight.
    605 days ago
    Janet - I'm glad that you got the insulation done yesterday. That is great that Isaac asked you to pray with him. He has come a long way, hasn't he? I hope that Maegann is able to talk to Jeffrey and figure out what is going on. Enjoy your Thursday!
    605 days ago
    D13 has a friend at theatre that goes to our church. They have fun at theatre but at church the girl is different towards her because she is serving others and focuses on that. She doesn't completely ignore but is less chatty. Could it be that Jeffrey is serious about school and treats it like a job? Just a thought. It seems he has gone above and beyond what others his age would do with a friend's family. Sounds like they need to have a talk about it in person.

    Blowing insulation is no small task. I can remember it not going as easily as we had hoped but that was quite a while ago.
    605 days ago
    Hope all is well with Jeffrey. How awesome that Isaac wanted you to pray with him. You have a blessed family.
    606 days ago

    What a productive day for everyone and I am so delighted that Isaac asked you for prayer concerning his autism and his "quirks".

    Hey!!! That is one beautiful ground crew that was working with Tim on the insulation process.

    What a cute picture of Maegann even though the rodent is in the picture. You know how I feel about the "rodents"!

    >- Nancy Jean -
    606 days ago
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