Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Jade Goes to School

We got all of Jade's school transfer changes made yesterday without any problems. The people at both schools were well organized, friendly and helpful. My expectations were greatly exceeded.

Today Jade started her first day at Sullivan South High School in Kingsport, Tennessee. I took her to school this morning and probably will all school year. We learned the bus comes at 6:15 AM and that seems much too early. We plan to let her ride the school bus home in the evenings. This picture shows her as we left the house this morning. She was so happy and eager to get to school. Her backpack was heavy and she was carrying another book. She packed her lunch this morning and had it in a plastic bag.

She studies so diligently. When she doesn't have homework, she's working on preparing for the ACT and SAT exams.

It was interesting to learn that school starts around 7:30 AM and the let out at 2:15 PM. I remember when I went to school that we started at 8:00 AM and school wasn't over until 3:30 PM.

Quote of the Day

“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question
and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.”
-Lloyd Alexander

Joke of the Day

A store that sells husbands has just opened in New York City, where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates. You may visit the store ONLY ONCE!

There are six floors and the attributes of the men increase as the shopper ascends the flights. There is, however, a catch . . . You may choose any man from a particular floor, or you may choose to go up a floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building! So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. .

On the first floor the sign on the door reads:
Floor 1 - These men have jobs and love the Lord.

The second floor sign reads:
Floor 2 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, and love kids.

The third floor sign reads:
Floor 3 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, and are extremely good looking.

"Wow," she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.
She goes to the fourth floor and sign reads:

Floor 4 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, are drop-dead good looking and help with the housework.

"Oh mercy me" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!" Still, she goes to the fifth floor and sign reads:

Floor 5 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, are drop-dead gorgeous, help with the housework, and have a strong romantic streak.

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 6 - You are visitor 4,363,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please.

Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store. Watch your step as you exit the building, and have a nice day!

1 comment:

Mandy said...

I am excited about meeting Jade when we come up for Thanksgiving. I'm trying not to be jealous that she's getting to spend so much time with my granddaddy and grandmother! =) Wish we could see you this weekend, but I know Thanksgiving will be upon us shortly. Love you all!