If ever I wanted to do a PhD in the history of elementary music education in America, I blew my chances and threw all of the sources in a dumpster this week.
MountainMama (mama of da brudders) got a new job at a great school. The teacher that retired from that job was not a minimalist. In fact I believe he threw little away. He had the textbooks that I remember using in elementary music and general music textbooks that went back as far as 1954.
He had cassettes, filmstrips, records and reel-to-reel recordings. For a few brief hours I thought for sure MountainMama would double her yearly budget when I went to sell film strips and projectors on ebay but come to find $10 was about all they were worth. If only he'd kept a reel-to-reel player.
The two dumpsters outside the school were both half full when we arrived on Wednesday. By the time we were finished on Friday afternoon, both were overflowing.
That is where I've been- that's what I've been doing. Next week is figure out what to take, what to cook, think about vacation week. If anyone has any favorite "we're renting a house and we might have to feed 11 people" favorite recipes, feel free to post/link them in the comments.
The coming week is the last of the free- no husband-no obligations- summer vacation days. How quickly this time flies.
I have been remiss in garden posts but things are really starting to look good. Since I didn't have any dumpster pictures, here are a few from the garden.
from the front gate