I`ve posted pics of sexy sleeping men butnaked ones. I`m sure that the taking of these pictures probably broke all sorts of privacy laws. By re-posting them, I am just perpetuating the violation of their privacy. But wow.... these boys are hot!
A few random thoughts:
- My crushing 'end-of-year' workload is gradually easing as one deadline after another is met. It's all very exhausting but my students will be starting their exams next week. The end is in sight!
- This workload is combined with many after-school commitments such as retirement parties, music recitals and the like. Most unusally, I've been out nearly every evening this week.
- Next week is Pride Week in my town. I am looking forward to attending and volunteering at many different sorts of events. I'll have lots to blog about!
- All three of my kids and our three dogs have been staying with me this week and probably will be here full-time until September. I should re-name my house the "No-Nookie Lodge," at least until my Love Nest is finished.
- Starting next week, my ex-wife will be spending the summer at our friend's summer home a few kilometers down the beach. All the kids will be living with me but will go back and forth freely between their two parents. An ideal situation, really.
- Yesterday, my ex-wife and I had a stressful (for me) texting exchange regarding our son's car insurance but it seems to have run its course.
It was a fantastic project and he learned a lot about car repair and about the value of money. For example, instead of paying $80 or more for a new muffler, we went to the scrap yard and found a used one for $5:00.
But my ex-wife wants us to pay his entire $2,000 / year car insurance but I refused:
(1) I can't afford it, but I don't want to tell her that.
(2) My son is willing and able to pay for his share of it. The responsibility and need for budgeting will be good for him.
(3) As a 16.5 year old, he really doesn't need his own car. He would have had generous access toboth our cars and we would have paid his insurance in full as an `occasional driver`, like we did with his sisters.
But my wife was determined to "do battle" over it and threw up all the usual arguments such as guilt (He's had a difficult three years because of you!") and resentment ("If it had been our middle daughter, you would have paid!) As my father always said, my former wife is right all the time and has to win every battle, all the time. But I really, really can't afford to pay the whole amount.
But we reached a compromise where each of us pays 1/3 (or so) of his insurance costs. Another little milestone crossed!