Cold Snap, Computer Failure and College Credit

It’s been a long break from the Moose Dung Gazette but I’m finally back.  I had planned on starting back up last week, but suffered technical difficulties in the form of computer failure. Thankfully I had all my files backed up on an external hard drive. That being said, if you’ve emailed me in the past few weeks and didn’t get a response, please resend your email or give me a call as I lost all the email I was planning on responding to. But enough about my technological woes. The big news is that winter has finally arrived in northern New England. Last night the temperature hovered around zero (F) and it’s back there again tonight. The lake is halfway frozen, and I’m figuring there will be a coat of ice over the whole thing by morning if the wind dies down tonight. This morning around dawn it was bitter cold and windy, and there was a heavy mist coming from the waves on the open water. It was beautiful, but my camera was nowhere to be found so you’ll have to take my word for it.

The canoe mold I’ve been working on has a few days left until it’s finished, and I’ve learned a lot about the process as a result of building it. I’m excited to see the lines of the boats that come off of it, and more excited about paddling and poling one.

Our 2007 schedule is done, but was one of the files that was lost with the computer failure. I’ve rewritten it and need to add a few dates and prices before posting it, but it will be by the end of the week.

The most exciting thing I have to write about is that we’ve finally nailed down the college credit process, meaning that our students will be able to receive college credit directly from an accredited university for their studies with us. This has been four years in the making, and at times I wondered if it would ever happen. But it has, and I’m thrilled. I’ll describe the program in a future post.

Keep warm and bundle up your kids, because it’s cold outside.

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