School vacation does not generally mean vacation, unfortunately. Yesterday at church, one man said he thought vacation for me meant just go work another job. However, I DID sleep in today until almost 7:00, and am having a relaxing morning, since the store is not open. (Although I just got an e-mail from someone wondering if we open and if he could drop off his laptop today. I replied and told him that if necessary I could meet him there this morning. I guess what they way is true – if you own your own business, you only have to work half time. It’s up to you which 12 hours of the day you choose to work.)
This afternoon we’re taking the boys from the Brigade group at church on an overnight. We’re going to a friend’s camp in N. Anson this afternoon, where we will have a fun time in the snow, playing games, cooking supper over an open fire, and playing board games. The cabin has a wood stove for heat, but no running water. (Actually, there is running water – you can run up the hill to get it!) Jeremy will come late afternoon and do some winter survival activities with the boys. After breakfast in the morning we will clean up and get the boys home by lunch.
The rest of the week is somewhat unscheduled except for Thursday afternoon into Friday. Friday morning I have to be in Portland at the Civic Center to meet with their tech guy about setting up computers to connect to their display screens during the Maine State Math Meet in April for our scoring system. We will likely head that direction Thursday afternoon, and may schedule some other things on this trip.
Of course, if this is like any other vacation, I will fill it up with plenty of other things to do. I need to do some projects around the house. I need to get the taxes at C-Prompt done so that I can do my home taxes. I need to do some paperwork for the State Math Meet. I need to grade a few papers in my briefcase. Somehow, I think I’ll manage to have a hectic week!.