Last night the Governor of North Carolina announced schools will be closed until May 15. Part of me resents such drastic actions that will damage the education of my children and hundreds of thousands of others. But the other part of me thinks if cancelling essentially 9 weeks of school in total can snuff this crap out so we can get back to normal so be it.
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In my new office I have talked to my wife about setting up a room for the kids to have a classroom. My 4th grader especially is hoping to have a pretty normal stream of online assignments. My 10th grader is enjoying not waking up early and doesn't quite know what to expect with high school classes so far.
I have declared that today is the LAST day of moving. I told my wife this might have to be the all nighter. I've rented a Uhaul and got an Eagle Scout to help me make the final push. This last day will bring all my active eBay inventory over to the new place. Then I have to get those shelves put up and everything back like it was. Wednesday is going to be a monster shipping day!
I've talked to many people who are nervous about summer camp and NOAC being cancelled. I don't think anybody can predict what will happen 2 1/2 months from now when my staff is supposed to report. I imagine we will have some new hygiene and medical procedures but hopefully the warm weather and all this social distancing will clear things up by then. In the largest county in NC we only have 12 people in the hospital because of the virus so that doesn't sound to me like we are being overrun right now.
All this moving has taken a bite out of my listing projects but I do have a discount code to offer my Hot Finds readers that's pretty sweet. I have not promoted my online store at
www.ScoutPatchHQ.com in a while but today I've got a coupon that will score you 20% off any order. The code for checkout is
20off and that will give you the discount and free shipping! What's not to like about that.
The last thing my wife said to me as I was leaving was imploring me to sell some of the Scout stuff that I've been moving rather than building so many shelves to house it. To that end I look forward to posting all sorts of things on Facebook soon to start cleaning out!
Keep Calm And Scout On,
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In Charlotte, North Carolina I have an antique mall booth that is filled with nothing but Scouting stuff. I call this location my clearance center because I've marked down everything to move. A lot of what you will find there are items that are too bulky to easily ship from an Internet store. The booth is located in The Sleepy Poet which is a well established antique mall on South Blvd in Charlotte. The mall is open 7-days/week year round. So the next time you are in the area come check it out.