The summer is officially nearly officially over. Today and tomorrow we have full days of in-service where a woman is speaking to us about “A Framework for Understanding Poverty”. The test scores for schools that have adopted the practices in the book are pretty encouraging, so I hope that we’re able to see those sorts of improvements at Polk over the next couple of years.
On Wednesday night we’re heading to Paris in anticipation of Kristi and Eric’s wedding on Saturday which is the perfect bookend for a great summer that began with Kari and Josiah’s wedding! Many a Swasko will be in from out-of-town so we’re going to spend Sunday and Monday at the lake house (which still doesn’t have a nickname) before returning to Dallas. Actually, I’m coming back on Monday night because teachers have to be back at work on Tuesday morning (the officially official end of the summer) and Laura is going to remain for a few more days.
I’m still anxiously watching the yard for signs of successful germination of the bermuda seeds I put down 8 days ago. I swear, if I spent $451 worth of water keeping those things moist with nothing to show for it I’m going to commission Wendell Berry himself to drive down here from Kentucky to get this lawn whipped in to shape.