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Forum: Hsing HighSchoolers
 Topic: high school resource for meteorology?
high school resource for meteorology? [message #114577] Mon, 24 April 2006 15:13
Lisa R.  is currently offline Lisa R.
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Location: Georgia
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I have quite a few books on weather, but most are geared for elementary to middle school ages. Anybody know of a good, preferably Christian worldview, book on weather/meteorology for the high schooler?


Blessings,
Lisa R.
 Topic: Bunny Trail from the SAT thread -- Three Colleges and what they require of homeschoolers
Bunny Trail from the SAT thread -- Three Colleges and what they require of homeschoolers [message #114588] Mon, 24 April 2006 15:45
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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http://www.homeschool.com/articles/College05/default.asp

It's interesting how much they vary...

These don't require SAT or ACT at all:

http://www.fairtest.org/optinit.htm

[Updated on: Mon, 24 April 2006 15:55]


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Senior narrowing his possibilities :-)
Senior narrowing his possibilities :-) [message #116357] Sun, 30 April 2006 15:12
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Registered: April 2005
Location: Small Town New Hampshire
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I asked what a kid interested in math might be able to do, if he didn't want to teach. He was homeschooled through eighth grade and is a graduating senior (our first!)

His art teacher suggested teaching in a private school (laughing -- that was *understood*, I thought through all these months; they just don't think like adults).

Well, he just wrote an application letter to a Bible school and mentioned that while he doesn't know what he wants to pursue yet, he's interested in four large categories:

Math (engineering, teaching in a private school possibly, it's pure math that he likes, I think)
Law
Science
Business

I actually adore his letter [I should copy it and throw a copy in his 'baby box']; it's the most honest thing he's written since he went to public school <grin>.

He had to comment in the letter about how he sees the Bible school helping with his training for adulthood. He told them that he doesn't see them helping him academically at all, but since he doesn't know what he'd like to do, he thinks it might be a good first step.

We're hoping it gives him a year to ponder God's things Smile

[Updated on: Sun, 30 April 2006 22:40]


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: SAT Essay Preparation
SAT Essay Preparation [message #117549] Wed, 03 May 2006 19:50
Jen E.  is currently offline Jen E.
Messages: 4514
Registered: April 2005
Location: Northeast
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Just wanted to share that I just finished previewing IEW's "High School Essay Intensive," and it's excellent. Looks like it will be a huge help to those who use it. Now I just need to figure out how to implement it w/a class... Many in our group are planning to take the SAT in Sept./Oct./Nov., so we might do it in August to get "warmed up."

Jenni
 Topic: AP Online?
AP Online? [message #120349] Sat, 13 May 2006 20:59
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Registered: April 2005
Location: Small Town New Hampshire
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When I was looking at the trig for homeschooler sites, I noticed one that had to do with preparing homeschoolers with an online AP chemistry class for the AP exam.

Have any of your kids taken AP exams?


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: What do you recommend for a Civics & Economics course for an 11th grader? Thanks! nt
What do you recommend for a Civics & Economics course for an 11th grader? Thanks! nt [message #123740] Thu, 25 May 2006 12:51
Momto3blessings  is currently offline Momto3blessings
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nt
 Topic: Bob Jones Writing and Grammar 9th grade
Bob Jones Writing and Grammar 9th grade [message #135745] Tue, 27 June 2006 13:20
Michelle  is currently offline Michelle
Messages: 28
Registered: August 2005
Location: S. california
Junior Member
Do I need the Teacher's edition for this? is it just the one workbook or do I need some ohter things?
Thanks,
Michelle
 Topic: Website development classes online?
Website development classes online? [message #137680] Mon, 03 July 2006 14:42
99loons  is currently offline 99loons
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Registered: April 2005
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Does anyone know of any website development classes on line? I have a child who is interested in taking one. Smile


I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him.
~from Ecclesiastes 3:14~
 Topic: What foreign language programs do you recommend?
What foreign language programs do you recommend? [message #139364] Sat, 08 July 2006 11:13
PamE
Messages: 3706
Registered: April 2005
Location: AZ (but it's a DRY heat!)
Senior Member
I'm wanting a program to teach Spanish to my 14yodd. It would probably be preferable to have it on cd or dvd. My other children may or may not join in now (dh and I definitely will), but will go through it when they are a bit older. One plus is that we live in a border town where probably 95+% of the population speaks Spanish. We'll have ample opportunity to practice and become fluent.

If you could give pros and cons of the programs you've used, that would be great.
 Topic: Great Books
Great Books [message #144195] Mon, 24 July 2006 19:25
DeannaBanana  is currently offline DeannaBanana
Messages: 480
Registered: July 2005
Location: Southeastern U.S.
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Has anyone used the curriculum guides/schedules at Jeff Baldwin's great books site? If so, what did you think?
 Topic: Resource for Classic Books?
Resource for Classic Books? [message #152589] Sun, 20 August 2006 23:08
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Registered: April 2005
Location: Small Town New Hampshire
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This is said to be like the Gutenberg site, but smaller:

http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: anyone use Critical Thinking or Learning on Purpose
anyone use Critical Thinking or Learning on Purpose [message #154017] Fri, 25 August 2006 12:16
ReneeL.inMN
Messages: 4675
Registered: April 2005
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put out by Bright Minds? Like them?
I'm thinking for 11th and 9th graders.


ReneeL.inMN
25yos, 23yos, 13 yod I guess I am old enough for adult children.

My stomach hurts, but I still choose joy! :-)

 Topic: Singapore Math for high school
Singapore Math for high school [message #155793] Tue, 29 August 2006 23:54
Laura Scholz  is currently offline Laura Scholz
Messages: 423
Registered: April 2005
Location: AZ
Senior Member
Does anybody have any experience with Singapore Math's New Elementary Math? My ds is just starting the second book (8th grade), and I'm planning to continue through the series. I'd be interested to hear from anyone else that has used it, and what you used after 10th grade.

Thanks!


In Him,
Laura Scholz
Wife to Duane
Mom to Daniel (18 ), Lynne (17), Cora (15), and Jeremy (13)
 Topic: College and homeschoolers...
College and homeschoolers... [message #159909] Sat, 09 September 2006 15:47
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Registered: April 2005
Location: Small Town New Hampshire
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Here's an article:

http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200609 05/LOCAL/209050333/1078/NEWS


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: I *love* all the high school discussions!
I *love* all the high school discussions! [message #173906] Wed, 18 October 2006 22:19
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Registered: April 2005
Location: Small Town New Hampshire
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It used to be so sparse in this section. *Thank you* all for participating; I'm learning from you guys as I come up behind ya Smile


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: College Fairs website
College Fairs website [message #201417] Fri, 29 December 2006 14:30
~Clarissa~  is currently offline ~Clarissa~
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Registered: August 2006
Member
A lot of the TY's are discussing colleges, and it came to mind that a lot of you may be interested in attending a college fair in your city.

http://www.nacacnet.org/MemberPortal/Events/CollegeFairs/

gives you a searchable list of fairs all across the country (there are also fairs specifically designed for fine and performing arts). You can also search each fair's tables ahead of time to figure out if the college your student is interested in will be appearing.
 Topic: virtual dissection.....any value to them do you think?
virtual dissection.....any value to them do you think? [message #213077] Tue, 23 January 2007 11:07
ReneeL.inMN
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Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
I have had a frog/cow's eye and one other site bookmarked for awhile now for my sons to try - do you think there's any real value in these? Realistically, we ARE NOT going to get a frog or sheeps brain to dissect. I have the kit that includes a fish (waiting for a warm sunny day to do the dissecting OUTSIDE!) so they will have that lab experience. What did you all do for lab work? We're required to have 12 labs to graduate.
Thanks Smile


ReneeL.inMN
25yos, 23yos, 13 yod I guess I am old enough for adult children.

My stomach hurts, but I still choose joy! :-)

 Topic: Henle Latin study guides
Henle Latin study guides [message #221138] Thu, 08 February 2007 09:22
SkiGirl
Messages: 2169
Registered: April 2005
Location: Tidytown
Senior Member
I was wondering if anyone used this at all. I have bought the books, but I want to use a guide with them. I was planning on using the one from Memoria by Cheryl Lowe, but I noticed recently that Laura Berquist has one as well. Has anyone compared the two? Or does anyone have information on either one? I was hoping to visit our local hs store to look at the two, but I am not sure that they will have both.


Rebecca
Married to my best friend and mommy to 6.

Daily given more Grace than I will ever deserve....




 Topic: Anyone done BJ Consumer Math?
Anyone done BJ Consumer Math? [message #221995] Sat, 10 February 2007 01:48
Lucille  is currently offline Lucille
Messages: 757
Registered: April 2005
Location: S. W. Washington
Senior Member
Did you like it? Is it too easy? (Ds will be done w/Algebra I & II) Does it cover money management principles well? Is there any way you could do it in less than a yr?

Is there any other program you would recommend?

TIA!


Lucille
 Topic: Baker's Guide Online...shows Christian distance learning...
Baker's Guide Online...shows Christian distance learning... [message #233793] Sat, 03 March 2007 22:12
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
Messages: 9570
Registered: April 2005
Location: Small Town New Hampshire
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providers for many levels, including K-12.

Some are the normal providers like CLASS or Laurel Spring, etc. Some I've never heard of.

Have any of you or your kids taken on-line classes from any of these providers or others? Would you recommend them or no? What were the positives and negatives?

http://www.bakersguide.com/directory/Degree_Level/K-12_Progr ams/page4/

[Updated on: Sat, 03 March 2007 22:13]


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Anyone use "Biology: A Search for Order in Complexity" from Christian Liberty Press??
Anyone use "Biology: A Search for Order in Complexity" from Christian Liberty Press?? [message #238293] Sun, 11 March 2007 20:50
Michele (Queen of Cheap)  is currently offline Michele (Queen of Cheap)
Messages: 5810
Registered: April 2005
Location: Georgia
Senior Member
I am considering this biology course for 10th grade (this coming fall). Anyone use this?


Michele, The Organic Queen of Cheap!
(aka Shelly the Swamp Frog)

Happily posting on CHF since 1995


 Topic: What have your kids or anyone done for internships...
What have your kids or anyone done for internships... [message #238322] Sun, 11 March 2007 21:51
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Registered: April 2005
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...and how did they find the internship, apprenticeship, summer job, etc.?

[Updated on: Mon, 12 March 2007 09:26]


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Jensenformat writing vs Student Writing Intensive
Jensenformat writing vs Student Writing Intensive [message #245281] Fri, 23 March 2007 09:26
Irene V  is currently offline Irene V
Messages: 435
Registered: April 2005
Location: Beautiful B.C.
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I was planning on getting the 'Student Writing Intensive' from IEW.

Does anyone know if this is similar to the Jensen Format Writing? I don't want to duplicate and overload.


Irene V
 Topic: Anyone using/used Keystone Nat'l High School?
Anyone using/used Keystone Nat'l High School? [message #252395] Wed, 04 April 2007 17:14
Gayle
Messages: 601
Registered: May 2005
Senior Member
What do you like/not like about it?

Thanks!

Linda
 Topic: Anyone use KONOS' History of the World for high school? nt
Anyone use KONOS' History of the World for high school? nt [message #263250] Fri, 20 April 2007 09:22
Michelle, IL  is currently offline Michelle, IL
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nt


Wife to 1. Mom to 4 dds ages 20, 18, 8 & 8 and 1 one wonderful ds (age 15) right in the middle of those 4 girls.
 Topic: Taking the PSAT
Taking the PSAT [message #264708] Sun, 22 April 2007 21:11
pammylbear  is currently offline pammylbear
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Registered: April 2007
Location: MA
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Just wanted to make sure folks knew that the PSAT is only offered once a year in October. This is the test that determines if your child qualifies for a National Merit scholarship (the scholarships are awarded for their freshman year of college) and is normally taken in their junior year of high school. You can take it in your senior year, but then you don't qualify for the scholarship until your sophomore year of college. We learned this the hard way. You can check the PSAT out at collegeboard.com.
 Topic: DigiPen -- online courses...
DigiPen -- online courses... [message #269583] Tue, 01 May 2007 13:53
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Registered: April 2005
Location: Small Town New Hampshire
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I've been researching Full Sail, looking for a Christian equivalent, or an equivalent bachelors for cheaper...this showed up in my search and I thought that the online offering in animation might be interesting to someone or their kids:

http://www.digipen.edu/main/Certificate_Program


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Looking for engaging history curriculum . . .
Looking for engaging history curriculum . . . [message #270077] Wed, 02 May 2007 13:40
Robin H.  is currently offline Robin H.
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for a difficult student. No learning problems just a problem with deadlines and enthusiasm. I would like to skip ahead and study the latter part of the nineteenth century and then at least the first half of the twentieth century. He has a lot of opinions about these things and needs some facts to go with it! LOL! I looked at Tapestry of Grace units for this time but I really don't need the literature study. Anybody else with suggestions? I also have the second volume of Streams of Civilization, which I think is very interesting but may be a little difficult for a ninth grader. But then again maybe not. Maybe he needs some difficult material to engage! I would like to use something pretty clear-cut so he knows what exactly he has to do and when he's done. I've done a lot of putting together things myself but I think his high school studies need more structure. Any suggestions or personal stories would be welcome. Thanks. Robin H.
 Topic: Alpha&Omega Spanish I or SOS Spanish I
Alpha&Omega Spanish I or SOS Spanish I [message #273709] Wed, 09 May 2007 15:22
Rena in Ohio  is currently offline Rena in Ohio
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Registered: April 2005
Location: Ohio
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Hello Everyone
I was wondering if anyone has ever used Alpha & Omega Spanish I lifepacs? Just wanted to get the opinion of someone who has used it before. Also has anyone use Switched On Schoolhouse Spanish 1? What did you like/dislike about either program.

Thanks,
Rena
 Topic: Testing prep
Testing prep [message #275630] Sat, 12 May 2007 21:13
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Question here:

http://chfweb.net/index.php?t=msg&goto=275628&rid=17 &S=a1a1c721cedf2ade66f1f41ac0f7a7da#msg_275628


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Would visual arts include
Would visual arts include [message #282364] Wed, 23 May 2007 23:30
Karen in TN  is currently offline Karen in TN
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Registered: April 2005
Location: TN
Senior Member
things like web designing? My son has to have a credit for visual or performing arts. He hates that kind of stuff. I was wondering if web design, or something like it, could count.

Karen in TN


wife of 31 years to Richard, Mom to Matthew (26), Adra 24, Shelby 15, Samuel 13, and Ruby Grace 11. Homeschooling for 19 years.
 Topic: anyone familiar with Camp Internet???
anyone familiar with Camp Internet??? [message #299765] Mon, 02 July 2007 22:06
ReneeL.inMN
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pros/cons?


ReneeL.inMN
25yos, 23yos, 13 yod I guess I am old enough for adult children.

My stomach hurts, but I still choose joy! :-)

 Topic: Modern World History ideas?
Modern World History ideas? [message #301338] Sat, 07 July 2007 08:05
Robin H.  is currently offline Robin H.
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My dh is going to take over my son's history study for next year. Because ds has some strong political ideas and makes pronouncements about things he doesn't know much about, we thought we would make it a world history study after about 1875 or so. There is so much to take in about the tumultuous 20th century and sometimes it seems we never get to it because we're always studying pilgrims or knights! LOL! So we want this to be in depth and thoughtful so he can understand the modern landscape. This will be self-designed and needs to include outside reading, discussion, writing, and tests. I have some ideas (vague at this point) and some world history texts but was wondering if anybody could recommend a spine for this kind of study or a great book. My dh is a history buff and I think this will be good for them both. The problem may be that we have many, many history books, too many to figure out which ones would be good or age appropriate.

I realize Tapestry of Grace would probably be good but my ds doesn't like that one and we already have our literature/writing picked out. The last volume of Story of the World also covers what we're thinking of but would need to be beefed up for a high schooler. I also wonder whether it covers too many topics for meaningful discussion at this level.

I know this is a wandering question. Just wondering if anybody has undertaken this kind of course for their high schooler and if they have any ideas. Thanks
Robin H.
 Topic: Spanish study books
Spanish study books [message #303694] Thu, 12 July 2007 18:14
Penny_@35ThousandFeet  is currently offline Penny_@35ThousandFeet
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Registered: April 2005
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Highly recommend Barrons Learn Spanish the Fast and Fun Way. Excellant and as well the CD's to Spanish in 10 Minutes a day as well as the work book. Most excellant!!!

Penny
 Topic: Question about Saxon Algebra 1
Question about Saxon Algebra 1 [message #308695] Tue, 07 August 2007 11:38
mom26  is currently offline mom26
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Registered: April 2005
Location: Central Virginia
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Hi,

I'm in the process of trying to find Saxon Algebra 1 books on the internet for my dd. I plan to buy used curriculum, and I want to get the DIVE cd's to go with it. Does anyone know if the DIVE cd's will work with the Algebra 1 2nd ed.? Is there much difference between ed. 2 and 3? TIA

Heidi
 Topic: What are some of the best courses or subjects...
What are some of the best courses or subjects... [message #310646] Sun, 12 August 2007 14:28
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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...you've ever taken? And where did you find the course?

Fill us in...


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: English as Reading...?
English as Reading...? [message #314931] Sat, 25 August 2007 10:58
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Location: Small Town New Hampshire
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Has anyone ever done an English class where the student primarily read books?

Did you buy a course or make it up yourself?
Did the student write papers?


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Update on Stobaugh's Skills for Rhetoric
Update on Stobaugh's Skills for Rhetoric [message #321406] Mon, 10 September 2007 15:03
Elizabeth Grace  is currently offline Elizabeth Grace
Messages: 32
Registered: January 2006
Location: Southern Kentucky
Member
A while back I had asked for some input on this 7th-9th grade language arts program and didn't get a whole lot of feedback, but there were a couple of other ladies who also were interested.

My dd and ds are now on the 2nd lesson and although I recognize we're early in the game, I am not impressed. There were typos in the first chapter, something I can tolerate in math or science texts, but in an English text?

There seems to be a lot of giving the assignments and high expectations, but no real teaching of the knowledge to meet that expectation. The Chapter 2 warmup essays also assume a cultural and political knowledge that the average junior high student doesn't have. (eg: defend the Atkins Diet to the local grain growers association)

All in all, I still find it usable so they'll keep plugging away and I'll come back in another month or so and update again.
 Topic: Explorer Programs...
Explorer Programs... [message #329313] Sun, 30 September 2007 16:21
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
Messages: 9570
Registered: April 2005
Location: Small Town New Hampshire
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Has anyone participated in these?

There is a Fire Explorer post at the fire station near us.
Someone mentioned Medical Explorers -- I put a post in GC above.
I see mentions of Police Explorers and Science Explorers.

I don't see a main official website page -- does anyone know if these are all connected? And how you find out what other kinds of Explorer posts there might be?

If you or your kids have participated, what did you think?


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: PA Diploma Programs
PA Diploma Programs [message #335810] Sun, 14 October 2007 18:45
MicheleB  is currently offline MicheleB
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Registered: July 2006
Senior Member
Anyone out there have experience with the various PA diploma programs? My eyes are glazing over. Confused


Michele
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