Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG

It has been truly shocking to find out that I don’t melt,
explode, implode or turn into a large quivering gelatinous duck if I do not
have instant access to the internet. 
However, I will still be extra overly abundantly joyous when the
Direcway guy comes out to hook up our satellite on Monday.   Golly that seems like a long time away.  Come thou fair Monday, come quickly thy
second day of the week.


Anyhow, in the meantime, I figured we should have another


The band new book, Homeschooling
Methods Seasoned Advice on Learning
by Paul and Gena Suarez
just been released by Broadman and Holman. 
It covers Classical, Principle Approach, Traditional Textbook (this is
the chapter that I wrote with my friend Dr. Heather Allen), Charlotte Mason, Unit Study, Special Needs,
Carschooling, Eclectic (written by our very own Maggie the Hogan and Diana
Unschooling/Delight Directed, and Whole-Heart Learning by Clarksons .  Other authors in here are Doug Wilson,
Christine Miller, Katherine Dang, Catherine Levison, my friend Jen Pepito,
Jessica Hulcy, Christine Field, Sherry Bushnell, Diane Flynn Keith, Raymond
Moore, Dr. Ruth Beechick, Mary Hood and others. 
Is that cool or what?   Paul and
Gena may be a couple of buck toothed chimpanzees, but they sure know how to put
a good book together.


I only have ONE to give away because Broadman and Holman
only sent us a few copies. 


So…. If you want to win this book, alls you have to do is
leave a comment.


On a side note, our water is full of sulfur.  It smells mighty nasty. Mighty.  Anybody know how to treat a well with sulfur
in it?         


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  1. Junosmom said,

    on February 7th, 2006 at 2:45 pm

    Sulfur Water

    Sulfur water is something you really don’t want to get rid of, but embrace! Seriously, anytime someone in your family could use a shower, the puppies are smelling a little like, well, puppies, or someone had too much broccoli the night before and are regretting it this morning, you can just tell guests “Oh, it’s just the water smell. High sulfur, you know?”

  2. mamabeck said,

    on February 7th, 2006 at 2:46 pm


    Missing your asdfjkl;asdfjkl;adsfjkl; posts!

    Hurry up and get into that house so you can tell us all about it!

    …and why aren’t you coming here to Germany in April?!?!? 😀



  3. homekeeper4him said,

    on February 7th, 2006 at 3:00 pm

    Congrats on the new home!

    Congratulations on your new home! I am so glad everything worked out. I don’t have any tips on the water. Where I grew up at, our well water always smelled and had a funny taste. My mom had it checked by the health dept. several times and turns out it was just full of iron. We got used to after awhile, but now when I visit each time I think it yucky all over again.

  4. amysue said,

    on February 7th, 2006 at 3:51 pm


    Let me win this book! I’d really, really, really, really, really, really, really like to win one of your ultra cool contests! Sorry for your sulfur water. That stinks ….. literally.

  5. danib said,

    on February 7th, 2006 at 6:31 pm

    Jeneral things

    You are so hysterical, my dear! So far, yours is the only blog I’ve been reading (I’ll get to the others soon enough), and I can’t help but laugh. The way you write and your incredible stories (and commentary on them) remind me of my family and how strange we are! Glad to know there are others like us out there!

    I’ll ask around about the water thing. I used to go to a church that had the same problem, so maybe someone in the fam will know.

    As for the winter issue, that’s why I’m now here on this site. Thanks a lot … one more thing (albeit fun and entirely beneficial) to add to my crazy schedule.

    One last note … the first issue of TOS I received was the one that included your story about you and Gena nearly killing each other. While my three little sis’ and I never hit the depths of murderous intentions, we have come frighteningly close. It’s given us plenty to giggle about over the years, and thankfully we’re all pretty close now. So, I guess I’m saying I love the banter between the two of you and wouldn’t trade it for the world. I know you wouldn’t either!

    Thanks so much for your humor. And, just to let you know, you’re my first friend listing here. Hope that can become more of a reality over time.


  6. bensrib said,

    on February 7th, 2006 at 7:08 pm

    Ooo! Ooo! Pick me!

    We treat our well water with a brine thingy (don’t know what it’s called), but we put a bag of salt pellets in it once a week. Hope you get your technology all hooked up soon! Karen

  7. iluvtheland said,

    on February 7th, 2006 at 7:59 pm

    We have "yucky" water, too

    Just have your water softening company add tons of filters to the lines before they get to your softener. That took care of it for us. The guy who came out analyzed our country water for lots of stuff that either smelled, looked bad, ruined anything that had water run through it, or made people sick. Then he put filters on to get rid of all those things. And now the water is great!

    I hope that your move went well other than that.


  8. Suzanne said,

    on February 7th, 2006 at 7:59 pm

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    One year… I think it was 3rd grade, I was Pippi for Halloween. (That would’ve been in Oct. 1979.) The things I remember most about my costume were the funny longstockings and the freckles.

  9. asformeandmyhouse said,

    on February 7th, 2006 at 8:14 pm

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    NO CLUE on the sulfur! Sorry! I just would love to win a copy of the book 🙂

    In His abiding love,


  10. Tami said,

    on February 7th, 2006 at 8:50 pm

    WOW! I am your 60th commenter!

    You know how to throw a contest out there and get comments, don’t you?

    I hope you don’t have too many withdrawals from your computer. Think of all the time you have to unpack now…………..

    Have a blessed day! Tami

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