This was a full and interesting mid-September weekend for our family. I plan on writing posts about most of these topics, but thought I would share some highlights in the meantime.
As I said to David, you just never know where life with me is going to take you! LOL!
First up was purchasing a very basic, inexpensive HP laptop in order to install and learn Linux. This is my next step toward ridding myself of Big Tech. I chose to start with Linux Mint for reasons I’ll explain in a post. David helped me and we used a YouTube video to follow. It’s not nearly as difficult as it sounds. One part is a bit tricky and that’s where he helped me. I’m loving the Telegram group I’m in about ditching Big Tech and moving to Linux. It is incredibly supportive. (I shared about it in Finding Better News and Information Sources.)
First picture is the installation. Success!
This is with my new desktop picture.
In my spare time, I’ll keep learning how to use the operating system. My goal is to completely ditch Windows and be free of them and the cost within the next month or two. Having a second laptop makes it possible for me to play with Linux as much as possible and not worry about messing up my main computer I use every day. If I successfully switch to Linux, this small investment will pay for itself many times over in the future.
Preview hint: If you have old computers and laptops around your home, you may want to hang on to them. With the growing computer chip shortage, you have something valuable. Many people in the group are taking older computers and installing Linux.
Second, David and Caroline built a ground feeder for the squirrels, chipmunks, birds, etc. I’ve mentioned in the forum that Caroline and I enjoy checking out a particular webcam in Akron, Ohio. David received a supply of drywall for redoing a wall of the garage. It came on a pallet. So he took apart the pallet and used the wood to make the feeder like the one on the webcam.
No cost except keeping it filled!
Third, I made white pine needle tea for the shikimic acid. Our family is unvaccinated and concerned about the shedding of spike proteins. Shikimic acid helps remove the spike proteins from your body.
A relative has a large supply of white pine needles and has used this successfully. The results in this person’s case were remarkable and overwhelming real. We were able to get the white pine needles from this relative via the mail.
Lastly, I pulled everything together for our homeschooling this year. We’ve started slowly. Really slowly. But this week should be when we are hopefully fully ramped up. I’ll write a post about what we are doing and the curriculum we are using. I had an epiphany a few weeks ago that made it clear how to proceed so I was very thankful the Lord made me realize the best way of going about this.
I realized I need to take careful notes during this four year process because I think at the end of the four years I will have a helpful guide or book to write. Our high school experience is going to be very different from the “norm” due to Caroline’s unique learning needs. If I don’t write it all down, I won’t remember half of what I’m thinking about by the time we get to June let alone three more years after that.
So that’s my weekend! What did you do this weekend? ♥