About Us

Last updated April 2018.

We began our family blog in February 2005, with a hamster, a squirrel puppet, and a trio of youngsters who were all homeschooled at the time. The children have grown, the parents are moving into new paths...and the squirrel has lost a little more fur from his nose. We have moved from the original family Treehouse into an apartment-sized model (which gives us more of a treehouse-worthy view).

Mr. Fixit:  started out in electronics, spent years working for the phone company and then as a network administrator; and is now back to electronics and fixitry, restoring vintage radios and stero equipment. A good Schwabian-style cook and back-porch balcony barbecuer, he also enjoys old slapstick comedies and sci-fi (Star Trek in particular).

Mama Squirrel:  things that spark her interest include Charlotte Mason education, thrift stores, and writing. She is following new trails this year as a part-time university student.

The Apprentice:  a university grad (science/math major) and licensed hairstylist, now working as a residential mortgage funder. She is the caretaker of two guinea pigs and a foster hamster.

Ponytails:  finished high school, working full-time in the tech sector. Enjoys music and videography, and is interested in many social issues.

Lydia, formerly called Dollygirl, formerly called Crayons: The only Squirreling still in the nest with us. Homeschooled through Grade Eight, will soon be starting her last year of public high school. Likes reading, drama, and cosmetology, and is a member of a robotics team. Has a part-time job at a supermarket.

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