One thing mentioned in Eugenia’s Tuesday Chatter post, that I wanted to grab on to and run with was the Shuttle Disaster… Even without doing the math to recall the grade I would have been in (Ha Ha, yes, sometimes I have to count back and remember) I can vividly recall that I was in 9th grade. I was taking Space Science that year. Our teacher, Mr. Hadder, was something like the runner up to the teacher that went up in that shuttle. We were watching the launch on TV in class. I can’t recall if we were watching live (I’m thinking we were). I can, to this day, recall the dead silence in the room. Even the joksters int he back of the room (you know everyc class has them, the ones that sit in the back, don’t pay attention in class, and otherwise make a ruckus) were silent. All of us thinking (I’m sure) the same thing – that could have easily been our teacher that was up there. Mr. Hadder was an awesome and, I believe, popular teacher. A lot of kids liked him. An event that could have been something that happened to someone else ( a very removed someone else) became close and personal with the realization that it could have just as easily been someone we knew personally.
I promise, I’ll try and keep the rest of my Tuesday Chatter short…
This morning, I’m on my way (well in a couple hours) to do some more volunteer training. Later I take my son to school. He’s still on track to get his Biology credit by the end of the summer school session, which means he will be able to take his 3rd (and final) science credit in the upcoming school year – We’re thinking chemistry.
He’s making progress in Algebra (his hardest subject) and should have it done by mid July. Talking to his tutor, I found out that the course he’s taking is more like college Algebra which explains why he’s been having so much trouble despite the fact that he had actually taken a high school algebra course in 8th grade (at least he was suppose receive high school credit for it) but he had failed the 1st semester – had to do with the teacher and the way he taught the course (prior college instructor – a lot of kids had difficulty). Good news is he’s just about done… Just one more unit and unit quiz to go before he does the final review and final itself.
Not a whole lot going on with the Hubby. Nothing new anyway. He’ll be having cataract surgery on the other eye later in July. He had the first done a couple months ago. He menitoned, yesterday, that he’ll be happy when he gets the second eye done – “Maybe I’ll actually be able to see”.
Be sure and check out Tuesday Chatter (linked above) , hosted byEugenia at Brew N Spew. What do you have to chat about?