1) So- how was closing?
Easy peasy. Seriously, it was nothing. I mean, I was a bundle of nerves because I was certain that SOMETHING would go wrong...missing papers, missing signatures, a meteorite hitting the building, etc. I had that same feeling the night before my wedding- I was certain that there was no way I was going to wake up and get married. I thought there was going to be some worldwide catastrophe that would cause the wedding to be called off. I'm quite the optimist, lol. I guess I just get scared when something I really want is on the line. But it really was easy, we sat for about 45 minutes while the lawyers made sure they had all the papers in order. They gave us papers, we signed papers, we talked about the papers...it seems a whole forest had to be lost for us to buy a house!
In all honesty, this was a very quick, very easy process (although I know that is not always the case). In fact, it would have been perfect if the lawyer never even mentioned to us that the sellers were in bankruptcy (that was the glitch that came up that could have stopped us from buying the house). It also was a little different for us, because we really needed to move fast since our current living situation has us bursting at the seems. So when the lawyer said he would call back about something, I would be on pins and needles waiting for the call, anxious to get the whole process done so we can move and be comfortable. All in all, it took about 6 or 7 weeks from when we first saw the house to when we closed on it. We are moving in thursday and I can't wait! Pictures will soon follow.
2) Have you been homeschooling during this time?
No. There were several reasons I have not been doing school this last month. First, it has been very hectic and crazy, and the house is in complete chaos and disarray with getting ready to move. Second, Anthony finished 1st grade about a month and a half ago. We do not take off 3 months in the summer, but instead we stagger school throughout the year, taking breaks as needed. That is not to say that I do nothing- I give Anthony worksheets several times a week when he is on break so that he does not forget what he learned. I just ordered his new curriculum we will hopefully be starting soon. I am still going to teach him math using Abeka, but the other subjects we are going to give Switched On Schoolhouse (SOS) a try. It is computer based and more independent. I am able to regulate his lesson plans through the computer, and then he sits at his desk and goes through his daily lessons, tests, quizzes and assignments on the computer. It keeps track of his assignments and grades, creates report cards, and sends me messages and updates on how he is doing. I still want to be an active educator in his schooling, but with my health I am just not able to teach every subject. Abeka is a very strong curriculum, and that is why I am going to keep using it for math...and because I don't like the idea of him learning math on a computer. So I will let you know in the upcoming months what I think about SOS. (It's also the curriculum that the Duggar Family uses...that was a plus for me!)