Enormous homeschool Sale

Yes, you read that right…. Enormous Homeschool Sale!!!  all digital, so no shipping costs.  You can save up to 92% off some of the biggest names in the homeschool market!!

In all the busyness of having a new baby and our farm life, I have not really figured out what to do for some of our homeschool next year.  I have some of the basics, but nothing for science, not much for my you gets beyond ,math and phonics, and I am quite lost with one entering high school.

I have been a bit worried about how to round out what I did mange to grab at the one convention we made it to, but left early before I had finished as the pregnancy sick  yuck hit again.  Well, this sale looks to be taking that load off my mind.   I can either buy already  put together bundles, or just build my own.

To learn more about this sale, check out the information below.  Be sure to enter the $100 giveaway pre-sale giveaway to use to buy your bundles… Yes, that $100 will be enough for two or more bundles!!!!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
The BIGGEST digital homeschooling
curriculum sale EVER is coming! Mark your calendars!

Save up to 92% on popular homeschooling curriculum!

ONE WEEK ONLY – July 21-28, 2014!

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Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

What is the “Build Your Bundle” – Homeschool Edition Sale?

The “Build Your Bundle” – Homeschool Edition is designed to contain the best educational digital products on the internet! Sprinkled throughout the bundles are well known publishers, including products on Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 list!Unlike overwhelming bundle sales with nearly a hundred ebooks, the “Build
Your Bundle” – Homeschool Edition is a brand new concept that will allow
homeschoolers to pick and choose what they want to purchase ~ all
at a MASSIVE discount of up to 90% off!

Take a Sneek Peek at Our Bundles:

 

 

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!Tots & Preschoolers BundleTeach your littlest ones about God’s amazing creation and the value of virtue using our Tot & Preschool Bundle!This bundle gives you a complete Christ-centered preschool program, including age-appropriate character-building tools, a stick-figure Bible study, a creation-based coloring book, a handwriting curriculum, an independent activity guide (for those times when you need a moment to focus), and much more!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
Kindergarten – 3rd Grade BundleTeach your K-3 children basic skills and core truths through easily understandable
lessons and hands-on activities. Our K-3 Bundle includes reading, math,
science, handwriting, character training and Bible resources.Your children
will experience life in 17th century America as they learn about the settlers
and our 13 original colonies. You will have everything you need to savor
these first days of discovery!
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
Elementary: 4-6th BundleYour 4th-6th graders will develop foundational skills and gain insight into
the ancient world using the comprehensive collection of resources found
in our 4th-6th Grade Bundle.This bundle features both a science curriculum and a creative writing course
from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 picks. You will get a popular curriculum
that has a blend of history, geography, and art. Also included: Math, Bible,
handwriting and copywork resources, writing guides, timeline cards, ancient
history notebooking pages, creative writing for both boys and girls, and
an editable weekly homeschool planner for Mom!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
Middle School BundleYour middle school students will tour the classical world and develop academic excellence using our Middle School Bundle.This bundle features a full language arts curriculum and two science curricula,
one from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 picks, as well as a complete geography
and history curriculum
, a popular history timeline/book of centuries,
Renaissance and Reformation notebooking pages, a classical music curriculum
and famous composers notebooking pages, and a creative writing collection
that even “non-writers” will love!
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!Bundle for High SchoolersYour high school students will develop academic mastery and intellectual maturity using our High School Bundle.This bundle features a New Testament Bible curriculum, an introduction to
psychology, a full year of math curriculum, resources for world history
and geography, philosophy, home economics, college prep, grammar, a creative
writing collection that even “non-writers” will love, an anatomy science
unit study from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 picks, and more! You
will receive enough materials for a full year of high school!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!Charlotte Mason BundleAmazing things await you in our Charlotte Mason Bundle!This bundle features a complete curriculum using the Charlotte Mason
Methods
for language arts, handwriting, and reading, a full geography
curriculum, a plethora of resources for studying nature, artists, poetry,
and a variety of “extras” just for mom!Learn all about Charlotte Mason and enjoy a special bonus (a $90 value
all by itself) of great, classic audio books!
This bundle is jam packed
full of amazing resources your family will love!
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!Bundle Just for Moms!Save money, strengthen your marriage, and streamline your schedule using
our Mom Bundle. Find the encouragement you need and the insight to speak
to your child’s heart (even that difficult child!). Whip your home into
shape and train your children to do their chores effectively using a popular
book “chores program”.This bundle brims with useful tools to help you bring
calm to the chaos. Get them all for just $10!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!“Build Your Own” BundlesOur “Build Your Own” bundles offer you the opportunity to select a certain number of products with a retail price of $19.99 or less for up to 80% off! We have MANY items to choose from, including Cathy Duffy Top 100 Picks!

When you purchase a combination of any 2 “Build Your Own” bundles, you will get the 3rd one at 50% off!


*Lots of ways to save!

  1. When you purchase ANY 2 pre-assembled bundles you will get the 3rd
    pre-assembled bundle of equal or lesser value for 50% off!
  2. When you purchase ANY 2 “build your own” bundles you will get
    the 3rd “build your own” bundle of equal or lesser value for
    50% off!
  3. When the sale goes live on July 21st, tell your friends about it
    using our referral system that will be found on the top of the website!
    When 10 of your referrals visit our site using your unique link, we
    will give you a code to save 10% off your total purchase!

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Now, if you are like me, you might forget about the sale when it gets here!
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Pre-Sale Promotional Giveaway – Enter to win $100 towards the purchase
of ANY of our individual or “build your own” bundles! Winner annouced
the day the sale starts!

Enter to win $100 towards your purchase at Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale! One Week only - July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
 

 

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$100 Curriculum Giveaway!!

Yes, you read that right… you can enter to win $100 Curriculum Giveaway… Who couldn’t use $100 towards a huge variety of curriculum choices, from prepared bundles, to build your own bundles to special pricing on some of Cathy Duffy’s 101 Homeschool Curriculum picks!!!

 

How would I use this $100 Curriculum Giveaway?

I would build a couple of bundles to fill gaps in our current homeschool plans.  I need science and copywork pages for my Kindergarten through fourth graders.  My middle and high schoolers need some extras to supplement their plans.  I also need a little help with this whole highschool thing.  And, yes, I can say that this Build Your Own Bundle Sale will have curriculum to cover each of these areas and more!!!  I can also say that the $100 Curriculum Giveaway  is more than enough to buy those items and have extra left to grab up some more goodies.  I can even add-on some preschool things for our new baby!!

The first ever “Build Your Bundle”
- Homeschool Edition
sale is almost here!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
You can enter to win $100 towards your purchase
to use when the sale goes live on 7-21-14! Enter now through 11:59PM EST
on 7-20-14. The winner will be announced the day the sale starts!

Be sure to look for the special coupon code you will get when you pin
the giveaway on Pinterest!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks! Enter to win $100 towards your purchase!
For one week only (July 21-28) save up to 92% on bestselling
homeschooling products, including MANY on Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 list!
Not interested in entering the giveaway, but you want to be reminded
when the sale goes live?
They will send you a reminder email! Click
here and enter your email address and click “Remind Me!”

Take a Sneek Peek at Our Bundles:

 

 

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks! Tots & Preschoolers BundleThis Bundle includes products for little ones:

  • Character Training Resources
  • Handwriting Curriculum
  • Preschool & Toddler Activities
  • Bible Curriculum
  • Full Preschool Curriculum
  • & More!

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade BundleThe K-3 Bundle includes products in the following subjects:

  • Reading
  • Math
  • Science
  • History
  • Handwriting
  • Character Training
  • Bible Resources
  • Full Kindergarten Curriculum
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks! Elementary: 4th-6th BundleThe 4th-6th Bundle includes products in the following subjects:

  • History
  • Language Arts
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Math
  • Bible
  • Keyboarding
  • Writing Guides
  • Handwriting andCopywork Resources
  • Timeline Cards & Notebooking Pages
  • Customizable Homeschool Planner

Middle School BundleThis bundle features a full language arts curriculum from Cathy Duffy’s
Top 100 picks
and two science curricula, one of which is also from Cathy
Duffy’s Top 100 picks
, as well as:

  • A Complete Geography and History Curriculum
  • History Timeline/Book of Centuries
  • Renaissance and Reformation Notebooking Pages
  • Classical Music Curriculum
  • Creative Writing Course
  • Math Materials
  • Keyboarding Course
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks! Bundle for High SchoolersThis bundle features:

  • New Testament Bible Curriculum
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • A full year of math curriculum
  • Resources for World History and Geography
  • Philosophy
  • Home Economics
  • College Prep Tools
  • Grammar
  • Creative Writing Course
  • Anatomy Science Unit study from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 picks,
    and more!

You will receive enough materials for a full year of
high school!


Charlotte Mason BundleThis bundle features a complete curriculum using the Charlotte Mason
Methods for:

  • Language Arts
  • Handwriting, and Reading
  • Geography
  • Nature Study
  • Artists Study
  • Poetry
  • And a variety of “extras” just for mom!Learn all about Charlotte Mason and enjoy a special bonus (a $90
    value all by itself) of great, classic audio books!
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!
Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks! Bundle Just for Moms!Save money, strengthen your marriage, and streamline your schedule using
our Mom Bundle. Find the encouragement you need and the insight to speak
to your child’s heart (even that difficult child!). Whip your home into
shape and train your children to do their chores effectively using a popular
book “chores program”.This bundle brims with useful tools to help you bring
calm to the chaos. Get them all for just $10!

“Build Your Own” BundlesOur “Build Your Own” bundles offer you the opportunity to select a certain number of products with a retail price of $19.99 or less for up to 80% off! We have MANY items to choose from, including Cathy Duffy Top 100 Picks!

When you purchase a combination of any 2 “Build Your Own” bundles, you will get the 3rd one at 50% off!

Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition Sale: July 21-28 Save up to 92% on Popular Homeschooling Curriculum, Many from Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks!

Wheat Harvest 2014 Blessings

Wheat harvest 2014 is beginning to wind down here.  It seems to me like it has taken forever, but really, it is just running later in the year.

Wheat Harvest 2014

Here in our area of Kansas, wheat harvest 2014 has not been a bumper crop.  With the drought, and cold temperatures a bit too late in the season the crop has been rather slim.

Wheat Harvest 2014

It has been a roller coaster for our family.  Well, with a new baby in the family, a new to us combine and well, rain every few days, it has been one of those will it ever end type of wheat harvests’.  We have had just a little going on.  You know, wheat harvest, putting up hay, Vacation Bible School and having a baby all in about five weeks time.

With all that has gone on, we recruited our children to help out.  Very typical for farm families.  This is why our farm is a FAMILY farm.  Our oldest, nearly fifteen is now swathing hay.  He is starting on our second cutting now.  With alfalfa hay, you normally four to five cuttings a year.  He has also started working ground, tilling it to get it ready to plant next year’s crops.  Having children old enough and mature enough to help has taken a huge load off our work load.

We got all our wheat harvested early on.  However, we have helped friends and family since. Since our wheat crop was a bit lacking, cutting for others will help bring in a little extra money.

As a Farm Wife I am Needed

Simon was born just days before wheat harvest started.  But, he was born, long enough before that we weren’t stressed terribly bad while in the hospital.  However, having a baby during the harvest season is a bit or a lot stressful.  I worried whether I would be up to driving to help move equipment from field to field or take meals to those who didn’t stop to eat.  I worried about parts runs and all the fun that goes with being a farm wife.  We are needed a lot, and I was down…

God Knew What He was Doing

However, God knew what He was doing, like there was any doubt…

  • Baby came a bit early.
  • Friends helped us out.
  • It rained lessening the effects of our current drought. (we are still in a drought)
  • We are all healthy and mostly recovered.

Blessings

I have been able to help out with things around the farm.  Mainly, taking kiddos to the field, taking meals to the field and helping move equipment.  I may be driving a tract the end of this week.   I am feeling pretty well now, though a bit tired.  Simon sleeps better than some of our other newborns.  Our children love to help with him, so I can get things done when needed.

Baby Simon Harvest Blessing

How is God blessing your summer?  How has God shown Himself in your life during  a time that could be/or was stressful?

 

Baby #7 is Here~ Birth Story

Well, it seems it is time to come back here and tell a bit about my pregnancy adventure, as Baby # 7 has been here for just over a month.  I am sharing with you his birth story and a few pictures, and how God worked through this latest journey.

I never really planned to take a hiatus, but I was sick… sick for nearly 20 weeks, and then I got sick again at 30 weeks.  There were days I just couldn’t eat. Some days I would make myself eat and be sick. So, I had to focus on just getting through the pregnancy and doing the best I could around the house.  So, I am here to introduce y’all to Simon, our seventh blessing.

This pregnancy was one of those, nothing ordinary or typical for me type pregnancies.  We were convinced he was a girl, until our sonogram in January.Those aren't girl parts

This ain’t no Maggie Faith

 

The Birth Story…

To really see how God worked through this pregnancy, you have to know his birth story.  Our summer and wheat harvest began with a new baby boy, coming 10 days before his scheduled c section. I went into labor early Monday morning on June 2. After laboring at home trying to convince myself it wasn’t labor, my hubby came home, took one look at me, fed kiddos lunch and took oldest to a neighbor’s, then loaded the rest of us in the van for what should have been a 2 hour drive… ended up being 1 hour 15 minutes maybe.

A friend met us at the hospital to take our other 5 kiddos to her house for what ended up being 4 days.

After hooking me up to the monitors, they realized quite quickly my contractions were 2 to 3 min apart and lasting 45 to 75 sometimes 90 seconds. They gave me Benadryl to attempt to stop them as baby was transverse. They continued. About an hour later I started have terrible pain on my lower right side with each contraction, but it didn’t stop when they ended, it got worse with each. They did a quick sono, and called a C-section. Within 30 or 45 mins. (Lost track of time) I was on the table.

C-Section

During the C-section they discovered a weakening and beginning of muscle separation in the same area of my extreme pain. With contractions, his feet would get in there and cause further separation. They called it the beginnings of a hernia.

After they got him out, they did some minor repair to help it pull together and heal.

Simon weighed 9 lbs 6 oz., 20 inches long. He was 37 weeks 4 days. He spent his first night in the Special Neonatal Care Nursery due to him not being able to maintain his body temperature. By Tuesday morning he was able to room with us.

Simon Rodney's Birth Story.  The Story of the Blessings of a c-section, and how God worked through the birth of a little boy to a farm family in the midst of the harvest season!!

We came home Thursday evening, June 5.

He dealt with some Jaundice, and on June 7th I ended up in the ER with Mastitis.

Here is how God worked through all this…

It rained the Sunday before he was born… Being that we farm, huge blessing because we are in a drought and my hubby couldn’t get in the field, therefore he didn’t stress about needing to be home when we were in the hospital two hours away.

Tuesday morning, after he was born a group of our neighbors and church family gathered together to bale up our hay that was ready, allowing my hubby to be able to stay with me.

It has rained off and on since, allowing hubby to be more easily around to help with appointments and such.

We have managed to work through the worst latch issues I have dealt with and I have nursed more months than not in my married life.  He had to have is lip clipped for a lip tie, and may need further intervention in time.

Lip Tie in one month old before clipping

The week he was born, worked better than the planned week, for our child care help, for our farming and for our health.

Giving God all the Glory!!!!

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Diaper

Rockin’ his Red, White and Blue Patriotic Diaper on Independence Day at one month and two days old!!

Picking Out a Printer for the Homeschool Family

Picking out a printer for the homeschool family has many challenges.  Probably the biggest challenge is the financial side. Most of us are single income families, and well that means that having that extra $200-$500 laying around to spend on a printer when the need arises is probably not the case…

Picking Out a Printer for the Homeschool Family

Earlier this month I was trying to prepare lessons and set up my children’s assignment notebooks.  When I went to print, my printer decided to be a major issue and brought me to an abrupt halt that I really didn’t have time for.

There are many considerations to take when picking out a printer.

Compatibility with your computers

  • Operation System
  • Mac/Windows

How Much do you print?

  • I print a LOT.  I need to find a way to make ink as cheap as possible.  Using the Office Max Teacher Max Perks program really helps me save money.
  • I get paper through Office Max also.
  • How fast does it print?

Double Sided?

  • Printing double-sided saves paper, but if your printer doesn’t print double-sided automatically, then you will spend a lot of time doing this.
  • If you plan to print double-sided you may want a duplexer and auto two-sided printing.  For me, this is a MUST! I print entire workbooks for my children and bind them.  NOTE:  They are purchased through sites that allow this. such as Currclick

How economical is ink?

  • How many pages can you expect to print from each cartridge?
  • Can you refill the ink cartridges?

So, now you are wondering what printer I decided on?

I chose the Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4530 Wireless All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer, Copier, Scanner, Fax, iOS/Tablet/Smartphone/AirPrint Compatible (C11CB33201)

I had a friend who is a public school teacher recommend this to me.  She uses it in her classroom and has found it to be wonderful.  After reading a few lot of reviews, and comparing the upfront cost with similar not as highly rated printers, I chose this one.  In order to refill the cartridges, I will need to purchase a chip resetting gadget, so at this point I am buying new ink for replacement.

My Review

So far, after over two week’s of use, I am really impressed with this printer.  I have printed well over 800 pages and still have over half of all ink cartridges left.  It is fast, and smooth when printing.  It did take me a bit to figure out how to use the new to be print dialog box on our computers when I went to print.  I also am having to get used to not having a touch screen LCD on the printer itself when coping.  I am finding I can live without it.

I absolutely love being able to EASILY print from our smartphones, and iPad without any issues…I didn’t even have to install the printer on them.  Speaking of installation, it was quite easy.  In under an hour, I had it installed and working on three different computers.  Setup was quite easy also.

If you print quite a bit, need two-sided, want to make copies and are looking for ease of use… This printer is for you!!

What are some frustrations you have gone through as you are picking out a printer to meet your family’s needs?

Galapagos Islands a EduVacation in a Book

What is an EduVacation?  It is a educating vacation.  However, this one is in a book.  Galapagos Islands is a book published by MasterBooks, is a pictorial view with lots of text to help your family get an idea what the Galapagos Islands is all about. It could be considered one of the most beautiful…

You Might Be a Literature Based Homeschool If

My oldest two children love to read, they read in the car, they read during their free time, they read during our nap/rest time, they read when they should be doing chores, they read to their siblings, and well, they read to get out of trouble.  My husband and I both love to read also. …

2014 Word of the Year

I chose the word faith for my word of the year.  I am really not into resolutions, but wanted to have something to focus on this year.  I am choosing to focus on faith. Faith in: Daily life Future Husband God Children Trials Praises and everything in between Another reason I chose Faith?  This baby…

A Light bulb Moment with my Sensory Intense Child and her PJs

As our evening temperatures drop, I have been putting my children in warmer jammies at night.  Not footed jammies, but light weight pants and a long sleeved t-shirt or night gown.  My youngest, who has Sensory Processing Disorder wasn’t handling this.  She wasn’t getting rest which meant I wasn’t getting rest.  She also only had…

The Announcement that Caused Excitement…

I had planned to keep up with blogging, but life got in the way…again.  Only, I mean LIFE… About a week ago, we made a little announcement to our children and well, lets just say it caused a GREAT deal of EXCITEMENT. Honestly, I wish I had pictures or a video, but I don’t… You…

Holiday eBook Bundle to Help Your Family Stay Focused

Thanksgiving, Christmas and all are just around the corner.  It is time to get organized and focused on the true reasons for these special holidays.  This bundle of 25 books for JUST $25 will be sure to help you.  There are planning pages, homeschooling helps, pages to help your children record their memories, crafts to…

Not Just Tacos Recipe Book Giveaway

Remember a few weeks ago, I did a review about the Not Just Tacos book and linked you to how to get the eBook version for free?  Well, now I am so excited to get to giveaway one of these away in real hard back form.  AKA not an ebook. Due to all the busyness…

Thirty-One Days of Our Life on the Prairie Day 3

   Have you been enjoying the pictures of our life on the prairie?  Well, you are  going   to laugh at one of these, say awww with one, say how fun and then well wonder what in the world I am taking a picture of for the last. I am really enjoying sharing our life on…

Thirty-One Days of Our Life on the Prairie Day 2

31 Days of Our Life on the Prairie from PeaceCreekonthePrairie.com

So, how did you like a look into our days, for day one?  Looks like fun so far to be living the life on the prairie ehh? Today is another fun day too.  But, let me warn ya, not all days on the prairie are fun days.  Remember Laura from Little House on the Prairie…

Thirty-One Days of Our Life on the Prairie Pictures

So, as I was praying what I should be posting on this blog over the next several weeks, God kept saying keep it real. So, I thought oh Farm pictures, but really I am not always able to get just farm pictures, but our lives revolve around the farm, homeschool and this all takes place…

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