When my first child, Edie, was born I wanted to homeschool her but I didn't know anyone who homeschooled at that time, the internet was a little less advanced than it is now and I didn't know where to go for information and support. I knew that I disagreed with a lot of the experience and treatment in institutionalized education but I was really not sure what to do. My personal experiences in school were not good and I frequently made myself ill just to get sent to the nurse's office so they would call my mom to pick me up. As an adult I worked with a local Quaker Friends School before I had children and really like what they were doing and if my kids were going to go to school maybe they should go there. Fast forward to having a child and that ended up being cost prohibitive for us and so we ended up moving to a really good school district and hoped our daughter got the best education possible.
Our bus, Paulie, went to the mechanic to get an oil change and new tires and some other stuff that he needed before we set sail. They needed to keep him longer than we would have liked so we needed to change plans and go hang at Nick's mom's for a couple of days because our friends were coming home from vacay and we wanted them to have their house back. Our original plan was to leave our friends' place and go to my sister's in Milmay, NJ to visit with her and my brother in law and get some finishing touches done on Paulie. Changing our plans meant less time at their house and less time to finish stuff up, we felt really rushed even though we decided to stay an extra day in New Jersey.