Fri. Dec. 13, 2019 – Friday the 13th is on a Friday this month….

Cool and damp. [55F and 98%RH]

Well, I got through my volunteer day yesterday. The guy who normally leads the fifth grade sessions no showed. I stepped up and did a Geology class. I had the ppt from the previous year so I had some good pictures of land and rocks to riff off of, and the school has a set of nice rock sample kits. I also brought my personal collection of rocks, minerals, and fossils. I brought my rock hammer too. It went pretty well considering I was winging it with no prep at all. I’m pretty sure picking up interesting rocks is universal with kids. I’ve got some cool examples of quartz, petrified wood, amethyst, coral and other fossils that the kids liked, and the school has a quartz crystal as big as the kids’ heads. I really like working with the kids, and the little girl who asked me to write down “geologist” last year was there asking me questions again this year. Lots of the kids answered my questions, not many ASKED questions.

It’s still not dissection, which it looks like we are caving in and skipping at least this year. PETA and activists suck.

I made it out to my customer’s house and solved a couple of issues. I’ll be headed out there today to hopefully solve the remaining issues or at least identify a path forward.

Not much prepping happened this week. It’s been really busy IRL…

And I STILL don’t have my Christmas lights up.

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