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Summer is almost here! Everyone in Witch Falls is getting ready for the first big holiday weekend that will launch the summer season, and this year; there's a big wedding to add to the mix of fun and work for the Proctor family!
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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Cassie's Journal - January 30, 2015



What a surprise – I fell asleep during moving night in the lounge with Michael, Tim, and Rowen last night.  I’m currently getting ready for our trip to the city, and don’t have time to do the full update; so flip the digital page in your ‘now’ and I’ll do the double-update sometime tonight whenever I get time to do that.

Until then...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Cassie's Journal - January 29, 2015



The temperature dropped back toward normal today, and while we were still above average this afternoon; it’s below freezing now as I write this – and it is going to stay cooler for at least the next few days.

Since I spent most of my day indoors, that wasn’t a big deal for me, and after taking the day off yesterday; Rowen and Tim were both working after school anyway.  Michael and I helped out at the Inn after doing our homework too; but I was mostly doing that to lend a hand while Rebecca was at an away basketball game.  I stayed for game night too; which is the main reason why I’m just getting around to writing this update now – I got a late start to my nightly studies and work.

I also basically have no major news for today either.  While Valentine’s Day isn’t far off, it also isn’t a big story around school quite yet either; and we’re mostly just plugging away at our new lesson modules in every class.  Rebecca and her team mates lost their game today; but then they hadn’t really expected to win against one of the best teams in their league.  It was a fairly quiet evening at the Inn for both dinner and game night, and while there wasn’t a lot of competition; Michael and I didn’t win the junior title this week.  That’s mostly because we were just having fun with Ethan and Ehlana and not really playing very hard at all.

After eventually getting home for the night, I did my Magi lesson with Mom; helped out with getting the twins tucked in for the night once they were finished some college studying too; and then came up to my room to get ready for bed and started on my studies and family business work.  That was nearly four hours ago, and while I have everything I needed to finish taken care of; I’m also wiped out and ready for the down time again.  I’ll be wishing that I’d turned in earlier sometime this weekend because we’re going to be very busy.  Dinner and a movie night is at our house tomorrow, and I’ll have Michael, Tim, and Rowen here with me for that.  Patricia’s birthday is on Saturday, and we’re planning a shopping trip to Crystal Springs as part of the fun for her day that will also let us do some shopping to get gifts for upcoming birthdays and holidays.  A bit of clothes shopping to get ready for our March Break trip might be involved too; but I’ll keep you posted on that.

Thinking about all of that is making me feel even more exhausted, and though I’ll manage to keep up with all of the fun somehow; it is definitely past-time to wrap this up and switch to nap mode for a couple of hours or so.  Tired or not; we’re going to have a fun little end to January!  That is all I have for now, though; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cassie's Journal - January 28, 2015



The weather was the only story of the day around here, but for some reason; the weather forecasters didn’t feel the need to issue an extreme wind-warm warning for the area even as temperatures climbed into the id-seventies!

We didn’t hear a peep from any reporters worried about the economic boon that would result either; which seems suspicious compared to all of the warnings from last year due to the dreaded polar vortex that was supposedly responsible for sucking the heat out of the economic recovery.  It is supposed to drop down below freezing again by Friday, though, so there’s still hope for those in desperate need of excuses to explain why there are still so many problems around the country.

It’s been way too nice a day to go on a little tirade about socio-economic issues, though, so let’s not go there today.

I also want to get a decent night of down time too; so we’re going to keep this short so that I can get on with the napping.

While we have had an awesome day, it wasn’t warm enough outside to have Tai Chi by the river; though I was wishing that was an option while we were out playing after school.  It was nice enough to be out and about during our lunch break, though; and the boys even tossed a football around for a while too – not that we were surprised about that when Tim suggested it to Michael and the other guys.  We had a good day at school too, but everyone was itching to get set free all afternoon; and Michael, Tim, Rowen, and I weren’t the only teens skipping work for as long as possible so that we could enjoy some time in the great outdoors without the need for jackets, gloves, boots, or the rest of the usual winter gear.

We dropped off our book bags at our homes, grabbed bikes, and met up at my house before taking Ethan and Ehlana along for a ride and play time at the park until Michael needed to be at the Inn to help out with the dinner rush.  That was the fun highlight of the day for me; and then I went home again with the twins while Rowen and Tim moved on to some more play time at his house.  I helped Mom with making dinner; we had a quick meal that was ready by the time Dad got home from the office; and then I got to work on my studies, family business work; and everything else I needed to get done tonight.  That was all done at Magi speed with a good chunk of it happening while in a time phase so that I could make up for the hours I lost while playing with my brother, sister, and friends.

I’m skipping over a lot of little details, and this really has been an awesome, warm break from the expected winter weather; but I’m also seriously worn down and ready for a decent night of rest too.  That’s why I’m just going to wrap this up and call it a night; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Cassie's Journal - January 27, 2015



My day started with not enough sleep.  That didn’t keep me from having fun at school, or with band and praise team practices; but it has added up now that I’ve also been working late again tonight.

The only news I want to include with this update is to report that our band practices right now are getting us ready for the seniors’ Valentine’s Day dance we’ll be playing at again this year; and the praise team practice is for the Sunday service on the Valentine’s Day weekend.  Both should be fun; though the teen dance should be great too.  There’s going to be a party at Sheldon’s that weekend too; and I expect to be drafted to help with babysitting that night – though Mom and Dad haven’t talked with me about it yet.  That’s still more than two weeks away, though; so let’s save that up for another journal entry or two once we get closer to the big day.

Right now, all I want to do is crash and nap for the three hours or so that I can before getting up and doing this all over again.  The good news, believe it or not, is that we’ll be back to normal Wednesday work days; so I’m planning on working and studying after school and in the evening – and then getting to bed early for a change.

I’ll let you know if that works out for me tomorrow, but that’s it for now; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cassie's Journal - January 26, 2015



We’ve had a lovely weather day for our return to normal school now that our mid-term exams are done with for another year.

While I’m on that thought train; I should mention that our school curriculum and schedule are different than most schools in our area – and pretty much any school when compared to the standard, two-semester system.  Having six classes and a two-day rotation that makes room for up to twelve subjects in high school is different too.  We do, however, exceed State academic minimums by quite a bit; so that isn’t a problem.  The reason I mention it is because Michael, Tim, Rowen, and I talked with some students from the school that Rebecca and the girls’ basketball team played against today while we were watching the game; and they thought that our set-up here was weird.  Maybe it is compared to only having four classes per semester and being done with those subjects after only five months; but I like what we do better.  We also probably have less need for past-year review compared to students that go seven months between levels of each subject – especially for subjects like math and science.

I know, that little side-trip might be totally useless information, but that might not be the case further into the future; so I’m including it with a thought toward the more distant future.  The fact that we have a broader, more thorough education for our kids is a good thing; and could have a lot to do with why we have a very high percentage of college graduates here compared to the national average.

Moving along, the main news from school today was the start of new modules in every class; and we had new projects assigned along with the regular homework.  That was mostly fun; and then catching Rebecca’s game after school was good too.  Our team won the game, and they’re having a fairly good season; but they won’t be a championship contender despite having Carolyn on the team – and she is pretty good.  Catching another game was great, but it was also one more thing on my too-busy schedule that meant trading that play time for a later study session and I’ve needed to stay up even later tonight to get all of my work and studies finished.

By the time the game was over, it was time for Michael, Rebecca, and I to get to their house for dinner; we had fun doing that with Miranda and Jacob; cleaned up; and then did our homework after that.  Mom and Dad were hosting a family business and future plans meeting tonight too; so I needed to get home once Michael and I had finished our assignments.  We had the usual gang there for that; though Grandma and Grandpa were too busy having fun in Argentina to join us for it – even by video chat or phone call.  We wouldn’t actually do that for these meetings anyway without extra system security to do that with certain privacy; but we mostly didn’t talk with them today because they were busy with a travel day.

The major highlights from our meeting included updates on the clinic; Solar-Wind Farm project; plans for the apartment buildings and new housing; and other side-projects including plans for the Inn and KidZone.  The interior work at the clinic is ahead of schedule thanks to the mild weather and total lack of snowstorms so far to slow down work or materials transportation.  Ditto that for the apartment building that is under construction right now; and the winter house-building projects are ahead of schedule too.  The Solar-Wind farm work is moving along well thanks to the warmer weather days as well; though we’re still looking at a late-summer launch for having the power production hit the grid.

Mom and Aunt Leanne expect that Miranda and Jacob will have a deal done with Uncle Nick’s father to buy the Haberdashery building by late May, and if that works out; they’ll start a remodel and expansion of the Inn that will have the Inn basically doubling in size starting in early September.  Miranda’s working up that plan, and while they’re thinking about a future with Jake and Stephanie working there too; it’s also being done to gear up for being busier thanks to everything else that’s going to be happening around here over the next decade or two.  On the KidZone front, Aunt Leanne expects to have a deal done fairly soon for them to take over the old clinic once the new med center opens up at the end of June.  The clinic will need a major remodel first; but Aunt Leanne expects the daycare to be in there and ready to operate in time for the next school year in September.  The kids won’t know about that for a while, but the owners and staff are apparently very excited about it – and because they’ll have the space to take on more kids than they can right now.

There was a lot more that we covered, including more plans for college-bound teens and career opportunities for the upcoming graduating class.  We’ll need to keep doing that for years and maybe decades to come; but I’m not going into any details tonight – I’m just too tired to write up a major future plans report tonight.

My future, in the very near term, is going to feature a couple of hours of down time.

I’m going to need it too, since we’ll be back to band and praise team practices tomorrow; and then I’ll be trying to get all of my work done after another day with too much going on for the number of hours available to get everything done.  That won’t keep me from finding a way to do it all anyway, but it does mean that I’ve had enough for today and I’m ready to get on with my nap; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!