June 18, 2016
For the few people who still come here occasionally, let me catch you up on our lives before I go any further……
My husband, Yummy Man, retired last Fall after 22 years in the military. He is currently unemployed……a situation that basically makes him a sitting duck for blog fodder. This is the only way that I am even slightly able to be on even terms with his level of teasing and heaping piles of contrary-ness. (What’s the correct term there? It’s summer break. I’m not required to look it up. Homeschooling Mom rules.)
We now live in the U.P., the term affectionately used for the sliver of land that hovers above the state of Michigan, the Upper Peninsula.
We still have all eleven of our children at home. The oldest two have graduated high school, and both work as full-time as they are allowed in this economy.
The other nine are at various stages of homeschooling. Only one loves it.
We live on ten beautiful acres within a ten minute drive to the largest freshwater body of water in the world. The winters get lots and lots of snow, and the summers get lots and lots of awesome in the form of low humidity, generally cool temperatures, and the clearest air you’ve ever breathed. The people here, referred to as Yoopers, are casual, genuine, and friendly.
We chose the place we wanted to raise our family after years of living where we were sent. We’re very happy with our decision.
And that’s the last few years in a nutshell.