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, and writing. She is following new trails this year as a part-time university student.
The Apprentice: a university grad (science/math major) and licensed hairstylist, now working as a residential mortgage funder. She is the caretaker of two guinea pigs and a foster hamster.
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 Grade Eight, now enrolled in public high school. Likes reading and drama, and is a member of a robotics team. Has a part-time job at a supermarket.