Math 11 was in the portables behind the main high school, during the period after lunch. My girlfriend CY and I used to get up to all kinds of no good activities during lunch and then go to class and giggle.. Mr. K, bless his heart called us to his desk once. He asked us if we could please wait until after school for our nefarious activities. It would be very helpful to him…Suffice to say.. I learned very little math.. I was given a CP.. which in 1974 was a pass on the condition I never darkened the door of a math classroom again….
As I looked at E’s job list today I remembered math. The list was long and daunting until I worked some of the math I remembered on his list… I have been reaquainted with math lately watching CH… Also, an off grid blogger wrote to me yesterday that he and his wife imagine if they could accomplish one job a day, it would 365 jobs accomplished in a year…. A worthy goal indeed. I took his adage and used some of my newly honed CH math skills to examine E’s job list….
Say we adapt off grid bloggers goal just a little to accept the reality that some of E’s chores take more than one day to complete… Even if we give him 3 days per chore.. with an extra 65 days for weather, and the occasional book reading day… that leaves an opportunity for 100 chores per year to be accomplished… Piece of cake.
At this point in time E has thirty items on his list… As I figure it, this gives me room to add 70 more. There is no arguing with math… The
possibilities are endless