Last updated September 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
Mama Squirrel: things that spark her interest include Charlotte Mason education, thrift stores (shopping and volunteering), and writing. She is currently a part-time university student in the field of adult education.
The Apprentice: a university grad (science/math major) and licensed hairstylist, now working in a job that involves lots of spreadsheets. She is the caretaker of two guinea pigs and some foster mice.
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 eighth grade, now in her last year of public high school. Likes reading, drama, and cosmetology, and is a member of a robotics team. Works part-time at a supermarket.