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Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Boy Matriculates

I was trying to be positive, but I couldn’t actually bring myself to believe it was going to happen until it did. The Boy started at Lanier Tech this week.

He’s enjoying the classes, although none of us are enjoying the prices on textbooks. At least the Hope Grant he got knocked off a lot of that as well as his tuition. He finally got the battery in my car, with the incentive of being able to drive it to school (hey, it wasn’t my idea, I didn’t know about it until I came home to no car in the garage). With the front tires as worn as they are, driving it anywhere farther than the nearest tire store is a rather risky proposition at the moment.

But I digress. I think with his artistic bent, The Boy could find custom paint & body work a rather lucrative field if the economy picks up again.


  1. Congrats to The Boy and you. Hope this keeps his interest and he really excels at it.

  2. Maybe The Boy can try his hand on refinishing the wood stove? Slap some sand paper in his hand and have at 'er!! ha!

    Gee, Far, he's been probably watching you having all the fun with the stove and waiting his turn! This is his chance to get a little practice in!

    Thanks, yooper

  3. Congratulations, Far! Obviously your encouragement has worked its magic.

  4. Woo hoo!

    FAR, this is great news.

    Congrats to The Boy!

  5. I hope it clicks for him, FAR -- I've known a lot of kids who've turned there lives around once they started the right educational program.

  6. Thanks, all.

    FM, KB… me too!

    Yooper, nice avatar. He's actually been around when I was running the drill; he (for some reason) set up an old Super Nintendo in the garage & goes out there to play Final Fantasy 3. The garage isn't heated, but most evenings you can get by with a jacket & a little blonde cuddlebuddy. :-)

    Boran, I haven't exactly been upbeat about him lately, but maybe I should start.

    Olivia, I'll pass on the congrats....


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