When we first arrived at Fancypants University, Jane the Austen was nearly eight. Eight, in our faith, means if a child is willing and prepared, she may enter into the covenant of baptism, which dear Jane the Austen joyfully did.
Husband the Man’s parents came to witness said event, and as we were walking through the auspicious grounds of Fancypants University afterwards, we came upon a very large dumpster that was being filled with the innards of one of Fancypants University’s historic edifices.
Peeking over the top of said dumpster was a perfectly lovely chalkboard.
“What a terrible waste!” says the Father In Law. “That chalkboard is perfectly lovely!”*
“Why yes, it is,” I reply.
“Surely you could use something like that in your homeschool endeavors?”
“Why yes, I could.”
And that is how it transpired that Father in Law dumpster dived for us and retrieved a perfectly lovely chalkboard for our homeschooling endeavors. We use it every day. And often, it reminds me of Fancypants University, Father in Law, and beloved Jane the Austen’s baptism.
Mathematical calculations on the above photo are courtesy of Mister the Rogers.
*Forgive the artistic liberties, Father in Law. I couldn’t remember your words verbatim.