To make up for last weeks really long post, this one will be shorter.
Wow, we will be starting the 4th week of our Pilot Program on Monday. How did that happen so quickly? Elwood was a busy guy again this past week. He spent two hours on Wednesday with an IT pro who helped him take apart a really old computer to look at all the pieces. The session went beyond computer technology and delved into life lessons. Now, we have all the parts from the computer that really can't be used to build another one because they are so outdated. I was thinking of making an art installation with all the pieces...
Oh and after spending time with Andrew, the IT guy, he decided he might like to put a Linux operating system on the computer we built that first week. Andrew says it will make the computer faster---
We contacted the Modern Language department and will hopefully have a German Language student volunteer some time to teach Elwood some basics.
Elwood is very interested in starting a business that makes electronic gadgets. To be clear, this is something he spends enormous amounts of time thinking about and researching. This past week we discussed the mechanics of opening a business, filing a DBA, creating a business plan, making a budget, and borrowing money to buy all of the equipment he would need to make the electronic "do-dads."
We went skating on Thursday, well to be precise, Elwood skated and I read a book. Another life lesson was achieved in those 45 minutes on ice; don't wear ankle socks when you go skating!
Our mural is coming together. Elwood painted his dragon and sun and was trying to figure out how to tie the two pieces of the mural together. (What goes in the middle?) Then he got the idea to put another piece of paper underneath and create the "underworld" of this mural. Stay tuned!