We are at the finish line of a herculean effort. We will have closed out a very difficult fundraise in the midst of the greatest economic collapse in generations. This will be an amazing feat. What's better is that we have an awesome new product to launch on the heels of the raise. We will continue to bank stem cells. We will continue to allow people to consent to donate those cells to FL so we can sell them to research institutions (we are very transparent about this and ~80% of people consent) but our new offering is born out of a patent that mk and the lab team developed. It's going to help a lot of people and by all accounts it's going to be very lucrative for the company. I'm extremely excited about it. I think we will get the company to "default alive" by Q3 2021.
The family was just in DC for the weekend. We visited all of the outdoor monuments in the Mall... well not all, but many. It felt like a good, safe environment. We visited our dear friends in VA, one of which is cW. It was such an awesome time. The kids love it and we did too. Much needed.
But back the grind and to mk's post here, back to homeschooling. It's been rough. We have been at it for 3 weeks now. My 9 year old is thriving, but my 6 year old is not. He's a super high energy kid. He had a hard time focusing in PERSON let alone being tethered to a chair for hours when only minutes are really about learning. So much of their time is spent helping kids log in etc. It's almost cruel of us to expect him to sit through that. I know I couldn't. I think I'm going to start waking up a bit earlier with him and going for a morning run. It will be good for both of us. But homeschooling online sucks. I think he'd be better served if we just homeschooled him ourselves. To cgod's point, our kids have all the resources, books etc. They're smart. We could devise a hands on experiential curriculum that far exceeds what he is doing now. Watching him hate this is breaking my heart. I'm gonna give it a few more weeks before making a decision, but it's not looking good.