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Posts Made By: Beach Glass
Board: Retired Teachers 10-28-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By Beach Glass

It was the “in network” language that was the deciding factor for my husband.

We live in a very rural area where health care is limited; leaving the area for specialized care is the norm. We also...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-24-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By Beach Glass
How about a gift card to a favorite restaurant...

How about a gift card to a favorite restaurant that provides delivery or curbside service? I would like to add the suggestion to use a local restaurant as they are struggling so. I’ve done this in...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-18-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By Beach Glass
Air Fryer

I bought the Gourmia at Costco last fall.

Our special needs adult daughter uses it frequently. She has really connected to it, which thrills me, as it encourages her to cook in a more healthy way...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-18-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By Beach Glass
Less collaboration

I, too, have noticed less collaboration, tips, advice, etc. but long before Covid hit.

I’ve wondered if TPT had anything to do with this downward trend. In other words, why give something away...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-17-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Beach Glass

I cannot tolerate oxycodone or hydrocodone. Night sweats, horrific nightmares, sleeplessness, vomiting, ...

After my hip replacement and one dose of oxy w horrible side effects, I refused any...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-17-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By Beach Glass
Sync phone

Not only did they sync my phone for the last couple new cars, but also synced my phone to the car whenever I got a new phone.

In my experience, the only salesman to offer (I’ve always asked when...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-16-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Beach Glass

I’ve never gotten into manicures or the like, but pedicures are a necessity for my poor old feet.

I cannot go for more than 6 weeks without one. I have some very difficult ingrown toenails, none...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-16-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Beach Glass

In our neck of the woods (Rocky Mountains), the Amish are the predominant builders of sheds. They are wood, beautifully made, and so sturdy!

Unsure if that is an option in your locale.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-12-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Beach Glass
Handyman jobs over Facetime

My son-in-law, a computer engineer, was replacing the toilet in their guest bath.

Even though YouTube was a great help, he still used FaceTime with my DH during some of the more critical steps. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-10-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By Beach Glass
I have been researching too. Went to a local...

I have been researching too. Went to a local place that sold Maytag and Speed Queen. (I have a 17 yo Maytag now).

I knew I wanted top load.

The gentleman told me that the Speed Queens in the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-10-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 33
Posted By Beach Glass
Stick shift

I learned to drive a stick shift in a 1967 Corvette - a family friend taught me.

That allowed me to drive the very best car - a 1951 Ford that had belonged to my maternal grandfather before he...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 10-08-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Beach Glass
Boys’ novels

It’s been a while since I’ve taught, so my memory may be fuzzy on exact titles...

Not sure if you want novels for study or to ignite a desire for reading...

The Outsiders (SE Hinton) is still a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-08-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Posted By Beach Glass
I used to teach this to my 6th graders as part of...

I used to teach this to my 6th graders as part of our 5 themes of geography unit.

We live in a VERY rural area, and my students had great fun with this because most of them used relative...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-05-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Beach Glass
Colleges and Covid

The institutes of higher learning in my state are struggling. Numbers are climbing and spiking.

The colleges and universities have good protocols in place. It's the kids who are NOT following...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-05-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By Beach Glass
Shingles Reactions

DH and I went in together for both shots.

Shot #1: DH had flu-like symptoms (achy-ness, bit of a temp, etc.) for a day and laid low. Was fine the following day. Me: a bit sore at the injection...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-04-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By Beach Glass
Sauerkraut class

Our local land trust offered a sauerkraut workshop at our school garden today. It was such fun and offered by a local artisan of fermentation from whom I purchase my sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-03-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By Beach Glass

From the photo, the angle at which that tree is leaning would also be a concern to me.

We just lost 3 150+ year-old Ponderosa pines, and if the wind had been anything but a north wind, our cabin...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-30-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By Beach Glass
DD Dental Issues

Our 28 year-old special needs daughter has had chronic dental issues since childhood. Even with consistent dental care, a careful diet, along with wearing night guards, her enamel has deteriorated...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-25-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Beach Glass
You are preaching to the choir! I had some...

You are preaching to the choir!

I had some “use-‘em-or-lose’em“ personal days during my last year. I took some Mondays and Fridays off to make long weekends. I was NOT to give those up to the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-24-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By Beach Glass
Metropolitan Opera Season Cancelled

So disappointing to have read this, but totally understandable.

Through the advancement of...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-23-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By Beach Glass
Oh my gosh!!!!

Read this post this morning on my iPad, and it just popped up on my phone WHILE ON PROTEACHER!!

I have to admit, it’s freaking me out.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-22-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By Beach Glass
Working hands

I also use “Working Hands” and like the success I’ve had. To further its effectiveness, I’ve also made sure my hands are hydrated (as after a shower or washing my hands), and during the really dry...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-21-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Beach Glass
Chipolte-Rubbed Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

This one is a family favorite. And because I'm doing a low-carb diet, it's so friendly for me.

I will go through a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-17-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By Beach Glass
I think I may be out of the loop on SAT testing....

I think I may be out of the loop on SAT testing. I am now retired, our kids have been out of the house for years, and I also live in a very rural area.

So please, do update me on present...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-17-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Beach Glass
The Dutch House

It was a compelling book, wasn’t it? And I agree, Tom Hanks did a very fine job.

I was able to download my audio copy from my public library. I love being able to use our digital library- free...

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