Since the students are now gone for the holiday break, our church only has a single service that starts at 10:45. As we struggled to minimize the extent of our tardiness, I asked Clara if she ever felt bad about being late. She said no. So I wondered if she ever felt bad about anything she's done. She hasn't. Jill suggested that she get some counseling (Uncle Matt is certified). She refused to entertain the idea.
Size charts are available all over the web for children, but I've never heard anyone mention a conscience development chart.
Did I mention that we went to Nashville for Thanksgiving? It was a bit unusual since Lupita and the kids were away, but Clara and Janny had fun anyway with Grandpa and Grandma.
I helped Matt a bit with installing a wood floor in their guest bathroom. My job was to figure out how to mark the boards around the toilet. Not easy! I wish that I had gotten about a cm closer all around, but not bad an amateur.
For the school performance, Janny was a (black) sheep, and Clara was again an angel. Good work by Mrs. Strom to get the kids to sing a number of songs! We practiced at home a little bit. Clara knew many of the songs and did great. Janny knew bits and pieces, and did sing a bit.
Since I'm still an engineer at heart, I made a chart. The x-axis is the average degree-days for any given month (I've tried calculating a few different ways, but they all give about the same result. SoI take the difference between our thermostat setting and the average temperature for the month from Ameren). The y-axis is the gas used for that month (this includes heating water, but not cooking (electric stove and oven)).
The 3rd point from the left is November of this year. It's a tiny bit more than our usage last year, but is quite close the the linearized fit. Stay tuned for more exciting data!
Lastly, I wish a happy birthday to my big sister Lisa.