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Catching Up

We have had a bit of a rocky start to this school year. We had a blast traveling down the coast on our way back from New Hampshire and had a good time in Florida catching up with friends. We made it back to Charleston and were starting to get settled when about a week later we learned we had to evacuate for the hurricane. It turned out not to be that bad, but when you live in a trailer high winds can be a real threat!

We spent an entire week up at my parents house waiting for permission to more back on base! In the end we had to come back before the base was open because school was ready to go, so we moved twice last week. Long story short, sorry for not keeping up with this, but we have both had a lot happening in life.

I'm super proud of Joe though, we got a letter yesterday that he has maintained his status on the honor role! He really is working hard and it is showing! He has been working on a few school projects already, and is about done with his first couple of assignments.

He has a lot of interesting classes on his schedule this year. His CAD class is harder than he thought it would be, but he is getting the hang of it.

He also gets to take a building materials science class this year, which is basically covering how building materials interact with each other and why its important to know what you are working with. This information is particularly relevant to restoration work. Many of the newer materials used for building are corrosive to older materials. So if you use the wrong materials you could be doing more harm than good.

Here are some pictures of the stuff Joe is working on so far.


Wood marking tool for the carpentry department


Slider. It is used to measure stuff by staying open a the right measurement


Door pulls.

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