Again!

Today has been one of the most obnoxious days I’ve had in a while. First, my phone quits. I figured that some firmware update messed something up and I had to pull the battery to reset it. This has happened before. No problem, right?

I open the back, only to find the inside wet. How on earth did water get in there? Or was it baby spit? Ethan did get a hold of it earlier that day, and I thought I had grabbed it from him before he decided to taste test it.

Oh, well, I left it open and battery out until I was sure it was dry, and put it back together. It now works. Unfortunately, it was too late to make the phone calls I had planned on, so I’ll have to wait until tomorrow.

I took plenty of videos today but due to internet problems the last few days, I hadn’t posted any dailies. I put my SD card in and decided that the card was filling to fast. I’ve been meaning to turn down the resolution as YouTube only needs 720p.

So I turn on Sarah’s Camera that I was borrowing and…

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All that conscience effort of being extra careful seemed to be not enough. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how that happened. The phone, it was probably baby spit, but this? The only time this could have happened was when one of the kids had moved it on me. I don’t know, maybe tapped it against the table or something.

The camera works, but there’s no way I can change the settings now and it’s going to be difficult to see if I’m actually getting my target into the frame.

I’m not going to borrow Michala’s camera because I’m afraid that I might have the electronic touch of death at the moment. Hopefully it’s not permanent.

So far, my laptop still works. Thank God.

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p>Maybe I should just go Amish.

In Texas

We finally made it to the “Texan RV Park” and after all the problems getting here, what could possibly go wrong? Let’s see…  The internet is awful, only because we are too far from the WAP. Fortunately, that could be resolved by getting an antenna booster.  Unfortunately, we aren’t spending on anything extra until Mike is working again. It’s in the 90s and our air conditioner quit and now… it’s raining and nothing seems to be able to dry out.

On the bright side, we made it in one piece and the camper is still intact, minus the AC. Pfft, who needs AC in September anyway? Oh that’s right, we’re in Texas. It does seem that we have brought the cold with us. It’s supposed to be in the fifties at night for the next few days. Maybe by then we will have the AC fixed.

Until we get a booster, I’ll probably be on only twice a week.  This is when I have to do laundry and the internet is stable and fast.  I think one of the WAPs are there. This will mean no Skype for a little while longer, but I will be posting to my blog.

 

We finally made it to the “Texan RV Park” and after all the problems getting here, what could possibly go wrong? Let’s see…  The internet is awful, only because we are too far from the WAP. Fortunately, that could be resolved by getting an antenna booster.  Unfortunately, we aren’t spending on anything extra until Mike is working again. It’s in the 90s and our air conditioner quit and now… it’s raining and nothing seems to be able to dry out.

On the bright side, we made it in one piece and the camper is still intact, minus the AC. Pfft, who needs AC in September anyway? Oh that’s right, we’re in Texas. It does seem that we have brought the cold with us. It’s supposed to be in the fifties at night for the next few days. Maybe by then we will have the AC fixed.

Until we get a booster, I’ll probably be on only twice a week.  This is when I have to do laundry and the internet is stable and fast.  I think one of the WAPs are there. This will mean no Skype for a little while longer, but I will be posting to my blog.

Organize Now!

Organize Now! By Jennifer Ford Berry (affiliate link)How many times you pick up (or download) a book to improve your life (like getting organized) only to have the excitement last all of 15 minutes – once the realities of life set in.  You know what I’m talking about. Those little things that happen and seem to prove that the universe is working against you.

“Oh look!” you say, “I love this book! If I do what it says, I may actually have some time to do something useful, other than running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off!”

You feel inspired, ready to go! The light at the end of the tunnel! Freedom is so close, you can almost taste it! Look out life, here you come!

Then… one of your kids walks over and half way through “Mom, I don’t feel so well,” she vomits all over your new book, or worse, all over your laptop – and there’s no way you have the money to replace it, and it’s unlikely you’ll be getting to the library anytime soon.

“That’s okay,” you say, still trying to hang on to that feeling.

Then you jot down the few things you do remember in a notebook which you end up losing in the mess that you bought the book for in the first place. Then you find out that the form of birth control you were using failed, and while you are excited for this “pleasant surprise” you very well know that once that bundle of joy shows up, it will a little while before you can get ahead in anything, at least not at the expense of something, or someone.

That’s what it has been like for the past several years. Okay, not really. I still have my laptop, (although I did break my tablet) but I did end up losing that book as soon as I got home from our yearly trip to Illinois – in 2008.

If it weren’t for our pleasant surprise (read, unexpected pregnancy) I guess I would have never found it, as Mike emptied out the spare room to make room for an eventual temporary bedroom for when the time comes. I came across it while desperately going through and eliminating the stuff that’s now in the dining room.

I’ve skimmed through it again, and now that I’m over this cold (sort of), I feel like I can take on the world!  Now, if you excuse me, I have to put some sort shield over my laptop.

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