Hello, Seattle

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Last weekend we attended a debate event in the Seattle area. It was Vegas’s first event, and even though it was a practice tournament, it was full of challenges.

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The first order of business was to find a suit. I knew in the back of my mind that he would need a suit for tournaments, but it sort of slipped by me that all the ’round robins’ would require the same dress code. So, we scoured every goodwill and salvation army from SODO to Bothell, in search of appropriate debate wear. I think we were successful in the end.photo 3

While he was participating in a workshop, the rest of us were able to visit some friends and family, and of course, hit up the Bins. Our class goldfish now have a new bowl, complete with colorful rocks, and I have a new paper cutter, which is very exciting…for me. I also found another paper sorter that one of the kids will use to organize schoolwork, now I just need one more!

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Oh, and we were able to purchase a new school computer, which is better than I could have predicted. I am thrilled to have a giant workspace/screen, and a wireless keyboard that I can keep up and away from little hands.

I am an old lighthouse
Throwing beams of bright lights
Red in the morning, blue in the evening sun
Taking heed for everyone,*

Shelley

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