Sunday, May 17, 2020

Plenty of Projects - Week of May 11th

"Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning." ~Winston Churchill
"Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work." ~Peter Drucker

Two weekly Zoom meetings with classmates and teachers have become one of the highlights of Cam's week.  He always logs in at least 15 minutes early and cannot understand why everyone isn't as anxious to start as he is.  Although video conferences can't replace in-person interactions, it at least keeps the kids and teachers connected.

Every Saturday, Cam rallies his parents into action to begin projects for the weekend.  Chris and his son are diligently continuing their outdoor light project.  The led lights are being installed around the front of the house at the roof-line.  The wires that provide power to the lights are hidden by handmade channel housing units that have been painted the same color as our home.  It looks very professional, but is quite the tedious project.

Saturday afternoon we headed over to Brody's Be Cafe to take down the outdoor plastic igloos.  There was a small team of volunteers wearing masks and social distancing.  It was a group effort to first remove the sand bags, then the plastic dome, then the plastic connectors.  Everything had to be sorted according to size and since there were two igloos, it was double the effort.
With everyone pitching in, including Cam, we finished up in a couple of hours.  The Cafe will open again in a few weeks, so everything is in preparation for the return to business.
Cam has also become an expert helper for house cleaning on the weekends and does a very nice job of splitting his time between his mom and dad.  Typically, we will hear him heading inside or outside, parent dependent, indicating "I have spent enough time with mom/dad, now I need to help you!"
We are thankful for his desire to get things done and see them through.  Without his insistence, we are quite certain our project list would continue to grow or remain stagnant versus items being crossed off and mini celebrations being held for the accomplishments.

A family member who isn't holding her own as it relates to pitching in is our cat, Stella.  She is quite content to watch all activity from a blanket on the couch, sporadically meowing her approval.

Camology Quotes:
It seems that even everyday conversations can lend themselves to some type of teaching.  Cam and his dad had this exchange.
"I am going to have fun tomorrow.  Like a million times fun or even thousand!"
"Well a million is a lot more than a thousand... it goes 1, 10, 100, 1000, 10,000, 100,000, 1 million, 1 billion, 1 trillion.  I'm not sure what comes after 1 trillion."
~without missing a beat~ "Two trillion, three trillion, four trillion Dad!"  

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