But I wanted to take a moment to share something that I thought was super cool.
In 2009 I borrowed a class set of slide rules from the International Slide Rule Museum and learned how to use one. Then I taught the kids. If I remember correctly, it was just a few days to fill before Thanksgiving break. But it was interesting! (Here are a couple of quick posts about it: post 1 post 2 )
Then, about two weeks ago, I received this email:
I responded saying that of course, I would love to have the slide rules! I'm never going to turn down an offer of gifts. :)
My kids and I went in to school on Monday to drop off some of the stuff that's been accumulating in my dining room this summer and a box was waiting for me. It was the slide rules! Along with a lovely note:
How totally cool is that?! Not only did this gentleman search me out, send me his slide rules (one is 55 years old!), but his wife also has a connection to the area. His return address wasn't local, so I'm just seeing this as a major coincidence.
I'm horrible with thank you notes, but I'll definitely make an effort to send him one!