Dude. These boys have been framed butt naked!

Chad, Silas and I met Dr.C and the general contractor over at our new school yesterday afternoon. Construction has gone faster than expected and the first phase is going to be finished in time for summer school in June. We’ll do summer school with just our current students and then add more next fall. It’s a fabulous facility with a state of the art air purification system and every imaginable safety feature.
We appreciate Fred’s sending us an e-mail with information about Florida’s new “don’t say gay” legislation. It’s scary stuff and we assume Missouri will rush to pass a similar law. Fortunately, our school receives exactly ZERO funding from State and Federal sources so we’re free to teach whatever we feel is appropriate for our kids.
And here’s something interesting. Our school owns our current building (a repurposed dental office)… and won’t need it when we move to the new building. Chad, Silas and I were talking and Chad said “You know, if it’s going to be for sale, it would make a wonderful clubhouse for our Table Rock gang.” So we called Alex and and David and they loved the idea – then we met with Ty and Damien and they said they’d handle the purchase and financing. We talked with Dr.C and he said he felt sure we could arrange the sale/purchase. He’s going to meet with the board of directors to get their approval. So it looks like we’re going to have our own place where we can all get together. We have our attorneys working on the formation of an ownership entity. It’ll be called “Hawks Nest LLC” and will be owned equally by the 12 adult members of our gang. It’s exciting stuff 🙂

Dude. Check out this butt naked pit party!

Today was Dub’s 10th birthday. David, Dub and I had talked and decided on a small party with just the kids. Seemed like a good idea… until Carol called and said she was making cupcakes and wanted to know how many. She said Jim was planning on making hand crank ice cream. Then, the grands called to say they were coming… and Keon wanted to know what he and Rick should bring. So… as you might have guessed, Dub’s little party with just the kids turned into a big get-together with the entire Table rock gang. Our house isn’t big enough to fit everyone in… but Ty and Damien insisted everyone come to their place. We had fish tacos, cupcakes and hand cranked ice cream. Everyone had a grand time and Dub is 10 – going on 20 🙂

Dude. Check out these butt naked mustachioed boys!

Silas and Dante came over for dinner yesterday evening. It was just the five of us and as much as we enjoy getting together with the whole Table rock gang, a small group lets everyone talk and get better acquainted. David grilled lobster tails and I made a penne salad with green beans, tomatoes and fresh dill (from Dub’s indoor herb garden). It was yummy!
Dante is growing a beard now – and Silas a mustache. They said they felt like their faces were naked when we were all together. It’s kind of true. Keon, Cal, Raef, Nathan and I all have full beards… and the rest of the gang all have mustaches. David says we look like a bunch of retro porn stars. Fine with me 🙂