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post #21 of 219
Right now we live in Midtown, just off C and 36th. But I wont be here after the 13th. I will be in California
After I get back we are moving into our new house which is ont he East side off Northern Lights, near Muldoon.
post #22 of 219
Hi ladies! Mmmm, new thread smell!

Totally OT here, but, anyone know where to get fresh eggs in Anchorage?
post #23 of 219
Not in Anchorage, no. I know a great place here in the Valley, but you probably don't want to drive to Wasilla for eggs. I would try contacting the 4-H club and see if there are any teenagers that raise chickens and sell the eggs. We get ours from a girl who shows chickens for 4-H. They are expensive, though. If you have the space and know you'll be around for awhile, you might do better to just get your own chickens. Get half a dozen chickens and you'll probably get about 3 eggs a day, maybe more.

Oh. Thought I would throw this out for the teachers and homeschoolers here. Barnes and Noble has an educator's discount. Free to sign up and you get 20% off. Unfortunately you can only use it in the store, not online.

And does anyone happen to know a good brand of boots that come in wide width? Not necessarily snow boots, but they do need to be winter boots, if that makes sense.
post #24 of 219
Just fyi since I know you have a really bad take on Anch but I'd consider
"East side off Northern Lights, near Muldoon. " pretty rough. Not representative of the town as a whole


Eggs---pm me if you live near south anch. We love : our fresh eggs.
post #25 of 219
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Just fyi since I know you have a really bad take on Anch but I'd consider
"East side off Northern Lights, near Muldoon. " pretty rough. Not representative of the town as a whole



Eggs---pm me if you live near south anch. We love : our fresh eggs.
Oh, I dunno, I live off N. Lights and Wesleyan and I find it rather charming. :

PM'd ya.
post #26 of 219
Big area I taught over there for awhile...yeah, big area! Big town... hehe

PM'd ya back...
*yawn*
post #27 of 219
spruce I saw the apple guy on Wed. at the market and he said he'd be back on Saturday too!

tammy, omg that would make me so furious! what is wrong with people???
post #28 of 219
What a gorgeous day! I hope the sunshine/blue skies hold so we can go to Denali next weekend. It's my favorite time of year to visit. It's like "fall in a snapshot."
post #29 of 219
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And does anyone happen to know a good brand of boots that come in wide width? Not necessarily snow boots, but they do need to be winter boots, if that makes sense.
If you are talking MENS boots, my DH swears by Georgia brand.

I like the Caterpillar brand, I wear mine all winter long. They are insulated. More like work boots though.
post #30 of 219
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Just fyi since I know you have a really bad take on Anch but I'd consider
"East side off Northern Lights, near Muldoon. " pretty rough. Not representative of the town as a whole


Eggs---pm me if you live near south anch. We love : our fresh eggs.
I'm not sure how to describe the areas around town here.

We picked a nice neighborhood near Scenic Park elementary school. The house is behind the school on James. (off patterson) It seems great thus far. Very quiet.


I KNOW rough and here in Midtown it is worse then California. bad bad bad, I cannot wait to move!

I can see now that there are some great parts of Anchorage. I wish we had tons of money, I would get some land up in the Bear Valley or Indian Valley areas! Whoo, those are nice!

We looked a TONS of houses and neighborhood was BIG on our list.
post #31 of 219
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spruce I saw the apple guy on Wed. at the market and he said he'd be back on Saturday too!
Dang! We missed the apple guy AGAIN! I kept saying he was going to be late this season as the growing times have been so messed up with rain and clouds...sigh.
I hope he's there this coming week. Dd's bday is tomorrow, wish I could have given her a big bag of apples for her 13th! :

love, penelope
post #32 of 219
Anyone know of anyone that is selling berries or doing upick in Anchorage? I saw a sign near WillowCrest Elementary, but then I couldn't find the house..
post #33 of 219
Go head up Peak 3ish, Ptarmigan area. You can get some berries and mushrooms.
post #34 of 219
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Oh, dear. I feel so far behind. Dd will be 13 in about 6 hours. I wanted to have so many things in place (to wake her up as a joke at the moment she would turn 13, yk, at 2:34am), and most of them won't come off without help in the next two or three days.

She knows she's had a huge hand in planning her own 13th bday, and she has such wonderful friends coming to help her celebrate it...

but I feel like I still could have done better, though I honestly can't see how right now.

Maybe I'm just old today! I'll be even older at 2:34am tomorrow...

love, p
post #35 of 219
13 really is quite young

I work w/17-19 year olds and they seem pretty mature and fun. They have old parents. Our babysitter is 13 and still a child. Her parents are my age and thus, quite young. Ergo...you must still be young.

Happy Birthday!:
post #36 of 219
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Oh, dear. I feel so far behind. Dd will be 13 in about 6 hours. I wanted to have so many things in place (to wake her up as a joke at the moment she would turn 13, yk, at 2:34am), and most of them won't come off without help in the next two or three days.

She knows she's had a huge hand in planning her own 13th bday, and she has such wonderful friends coming to help her celebrate it...

but I feel like I still could have done better, though I honestly can't see how right now.

Maybe I'm just old today! I'll be even older at 2:34am tomorrow...

love, p
Ah, I am sure she will LOVE her birthday! 13 seems so long ago
post #37 of 219
Awww, Happy 13th birthday to your DD, Penelope! :

Do any of you homeschool with IDEA? This is my first year, and I need to get my son's ILP finished. I'm sure I'm making it more difficult than it has to be, but I've looked at the example and the instructions and I'm still feeling all "dur, wha?!" about it.
post #38 of 219
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Awww, Happy 13th birthday to your DD, Penelope! :

Do any of you homeschool with IDEA? This is my first year, and I need to get my son's ILP finished. I'm sure I'm making it more difficult than it has to be, but I've looked at the example and the instructions and I'm still feeling all "dur, wha?!" about it.
I don't school with IDEA, but at Twindly, all I do is write down each subject we're going to cover (and you don't have to necessarily cover every subject formally) and what I am going to use to teach it. For instance, for my son, who is kindergarten, I wrote reading/phonics and under it wrote Sing, Spell, Read, and Write. Then for math I wrote Math-U-See Alpha. Since he does a tumbling class I wrote that down for phys ed and then put where he takes the class at. For my daughter, who is 3rd grade, I put math with Math-U-See gamma, then listed just about every other subject with Learning Adventures by Dorian Holt. And since she takes tap dance, we put that for phys ed. Beyond that, you just mark how they are going to be assessed. For us, we do a lot of verbal assessment, but we do have some work pages and Autumn this year will have some more special projects.

What I have a hard time with is helping Autumn come up with a year long project.
post #39 of 219
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Oh, dear. I feel so far behind. Dd will be 13 in about 6 hours. I wanted to have so many things in place (to wake her up as a joke at the moment she would turn 13, yk, at 2:34am), and most of them won't come off without help in the next two or three days.

She knows she's had a huge hand in planning her own 13th bday, and she has such wonderful friends coming to help her celebrate it...

but I feel like I still could have done better, though I honestly can't see how right now.

Maybe I'm just old today! I'll be even older at 2:34am tomorrow...

love, p

I already feel old and my daughter is only turning 8 at the end of the month!

Whatever you manage to do, I am sure your daughter will love it and know she's special.
post #40 of 219
So, who is your favorite buyers realtor? I want to buy a house. I have one I am eyeballing already out on CHSR.
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