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Thank You, EDS & Ms. Susu!!

imageToday Jennifer, Nana Fran, and I attended Finley’s “graduation” from Eastiminster Day School (the rest of Finley’s fam was stuck on I-26). It was her last day of kindergarten, and the end of a small but fun era for us.

We had a few good choices going into this school year. We chose EDS for two major reasons: 1 – ‘Sibling status’ for the twins. 2 – Ms. Susu. While the former may have backfired a little, the latter was an absolute perfect fit.

Ms. Susu has taken our Finley to a new world and we are excited about moving forward. The most comforting part is that even though she’s the youngest and smallest, she can flat read. Can she bust a perfect SAT score and go to Yale? Nope. That said, we are happy with Finley’s academic ability and confidence.

We’ve had a grand time at EDS and from our first days I could feel it was a top shelf place to be. I’ve attended “registration” at EDS since Jennifer was pregnant with Finley and watched demand for the school in awe. I’ve said more than a few times (half kidding, of course), “Moms have checkbooks looking for someone to bribe, but there’s no one to bribe.”

Of course I can’t see the future, but as I look around it feels like Finley has made lifelong friends from her days at EDS. I’ve enjoyed getting to know the parents, teachers, and staff, and had a good time at Fall Festivals, auctions, and other events. Sure, I could have done without ‘bag-gate,’ but that ended up being a good idea fanned into combustion. Maybe one day I’ll ask Finley, “Babe, do you remember bag-gate?” haha.

Well done, Eastiminster Day School. I couldn’t be happier as you have prepared my girl (and me) for the next step.

Thank you!

FJ

Memorial Day: Thankfully & Respectfully.

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If we communicated sometime during this long weekend it would have been between primetime neighborhood/Jones family pool hours. After all, Jennifer and I had to maximize 'twin-time' at the kiddie pool, and make sure Finley had a big weekend with her … [Continue reading]

WIS Brings Some Red Nose Day Fun.

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Today friends from WISNews stopped by to snap a picture in support of Red Nose Day. As you can see, Elizabeth Woodring Ross and Amy Ackerman Cartin were happy to be part of the fun! If you're curious to know what I'm talking about, here ya go: … [Continue reading]

Forest Acres Says ‘No,’ & That’s OK.

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I've laid low regarding the wooded area sold by the Carolina Children's Home last year, for various reasons. That said, I have an 'up periscope' view of what's going on, and a bird's eye view of what's going to happen. Here's the latest as … [Continue reading]

A.C. Flora Soccer Wins State; 5-1.

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In case you don't read the newspaper or keep up with local stuff, something pretty cool happened for one of our Downtown Columbia High Schools this weekend. I think it's pretty cool when a local high school excels so often. Success seems to beget … [Continue reading]

Classic Shandon For Sale – $299,000.

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Heads up to Shandon lovers everywhere… 3301 Heyward Street is officially on Columbia’s real estate market! This all-brick, classic Shandon-style home is nestled in the middle of one of Columbia’s most popular neighborhoods. Features include … [Continue reading]

Soaking Up Knowledge @Durham, NC.

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A training event Keller Williams International calls "Recruit Select" is in the Carolinas Region this week. I'm here. While we're only halfway through the session, I can already tell you this is a peel the onion back, drill down, super intense … [Continue reading]

The Newest Downtown HotSheet!

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This edition of The HotSheet includes the most recent homes to hit Downtown Columbia, SC’s real estate market in the last two weeks. As of 1:39 AM the site is featuring 88 properties and was updated 116 minutes ago. Like the last HotSheet, there … [Continue reading]

Another Banner Year @ The Junior League!

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The clock in the corner of my laptop reads 3:32 AM so I can't type too much tonight, but I wouldn't feel right if I didn't at least convey a few thoughts. That said, Thursday night Jennifer and I attended the Junior League of Columbia's "End Of The … [Continue reading]

New @ Forest Acres – Arcadia Lakes.

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New listing in Forest Acres/Arcadia Lakes to hit market Wednesday afternoon! This all brick, super stately listing is a lot of house for the money. Five bedrooms, three living areas, big master bath, and a very nice fully fenced backyard makes … [Continue reading]