I’ve been mostly absent from the internet this week because everything about the Button house has been focused on Travis and taking his test today. Which he took. He was a few minutes into the test when the computer he was taking it on froze up. He had to get assistance and it took about 15 minutes to get it working again. But it’s a timed test and there is no going back or adding time or fixing it in any way apparently. They told him that if he didn’t finish or didn’t pass that he could take it again free of charge. Well, that’s nice. He felt really rushed but wasn’t able to finish and didn’t pass. Sigh. He did score really well, all things considered and I’m not disappointed in him in any way. I’m just disappointed that we still have to deal with this whole thing. We have hardly talked this week and nobody can make any noise or play music or disturb him and I was just really ready to have that over with. The place that administered the test put in some sort of ticket and is supposed to let Travis know something within the next week. I’m not really sure what they’re supposed to let him know. Oh, and on his way out they were to print out what areas he was weak in so he could better prepare for the next test and the printer jammed. And they couldn’t print another one. Overall I’m just really frustrated with the apparent lack of being able to do anything at all about malfunctions. I do realize that it’s not the end of the world, that we’ll likely have this resolved withing the next couple of weeks and he won’t be studying this forever. It’s just been a huge stressor for us and I’m looking forward to it being over.
So we’re taking a break this weekend. I’ve invited some new friends over (who coincidentally are mutual friends of Kris and Mary) and we’ll have dinner on Saturday then we’re just doing whatever for the rest of the weekend. I’m making something simple. I think we’re grilling burgers and having chips and baked beans. I’m not going to try to wow them with my culinary prowess. It’s just dinner. And blueberry crisp. Simple and yummy.
I got my hair cut. I had her take 7 or 8 inches off. It’s the same style just shorter. It’s too hot and it takes too long to dry. It will be grown out again by the fall when I’m ready for it to be long again.
And we’ll just see how this next week goes. I may be taking a break from everything computer related to really focus on what’s going on here. It’s funny that I have to cut some things out completely in order to be able to focus, but sometimes I do. Next week is Chloe’s last week of school and then we embark on a very long summer. We haven’t had that in the last two years. I’m really looking forward to it.