M*****'s Home School ~~
Home of the Rottweilers.
We started this blog with the purpose of sharing information with our friends and family, but most of all to give our students more experience in writing, publishing and improving their communication skills. But changes and life marched on and now this blog serves as a record of our school progress and some of that life that marches.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Impromptu Field Trip
Yesterday I had to drive my mom to a meeting and had planned to just park and read while waiting. As I was driving to look for free parking (we were downtown) we drove by a guy using a backhoe to tear down an old house. The boys went WILD!!! So I circled back and parked directly across from the work site and they had a great time. This guy was very skilled because the house sat very close to a major one-way, 4 lane street and he did not have any cones or lights set up and never dropped a single thing into the road with lots of traffic. As a bonus to us (unbeknownst to the worker) he also tore down the house next to it. The houses were huge and while old, had neat features like beautiful original woodwork, very nice light fixtures and 1 had a very old steel tub. I was very surprised that they had not been stripped of all of that before being torn down. I took great pictures on my cell phone, but it is a new phone and I cannot figure out how to get the picture from the phone to the PC.
(I figured out how to send pics to my e-mail, so here is one.)
Anyway... it turned out to be a nice impromptu field trip that made the time pass easily with out any bickering from the back seat. 7th grade at first found the action to be entertaining, but then she started feeling like the homes could have been fixed up for some homeless person or family. She and my mom really have a heart for the homeless.