Verse of the Moment

Matthew 6:33

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Funny Things My Kids Say

So How's Been Your Day
I know your gonna say no, but.........
I got my eye on you (and then he points at his eyes and then points at you and back and forth)
Your not going to like this....

Open the Gate (for everything that needs to be opened-doors, gates, boxes, cups, etc.)
Hey! What's the idea? (Instead of What's the big idea)
Over Dare (instead of over there)
OK (her answer for anything and everything)

I don't have the best memory, but these are just a few of the little things that I love about my kids.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


Rachel's New Hair Do

I love having a little girl with long blonde hair. I have been trying to think of different ways to fix and braid her hair. My friend found this blog, (Piper's Hair Do's).

This is what I did this morning.


Monday, August 11, 2008

Good Mail!

I just wanted to say thanks to all of those who have sent good mail.

I have received many goodies:
Gum, candy, nice cards, picture frame, McD's Gift card, soap, bread mix, business type cards for my blog.

I just wanted to tell everyone thank you and I'm sorry for not blogging about it.


Geek Squad

I know I take forever to blog, but here it is. The Geek Squad visits (yes, that was multiple).

The first visit was scheduled for Thursday afternoon. The company I work for bought me a new computer brain because the Dell 2000 was as slow as Christmas. It was partly to blame for all the problems I had that past Monday. Well, if anyone has gotten a new computer (for work or home) then you know the stress of making sure you don't lose any of your info. Originally my brother was supposed to transfer the data for me, but after waiting several weeks, he still didn't have a chance to come out and after that Monday, I called and asked him if he was going to be able to do it or if I needed to hire someone. Obviously, I hired someone.

Here is where the problem begins. When I went to Best Buy, I specifically said, "I need all the info from my old computer brain transferred to my new one." First thing he asks me is, "do you have pictures on there?" Who doesn't I think to myself. Whatever! Well, somehow my comment translated to him that I only needed my data transferred. I can hold my own on the computer, but I had no idea how much info I had to transfer. So when the guy showed up, I stated the same thing. "I need all the info from my old computer brain transferred to my new one." Once again, this guy asks, "Do you have pictures on there?"


So he starts and ends up leaving to get lunch because it was taking so long. This guy was really nice and I tried to stay out of the way. Probably another part of the problem. So he gets done and states, I got all your data transferred.

Wait, What!

What about all my e-mails, scans, faxes, music, misc. programs, etc?

Sorry, you only purchased the data transfer.

Wait, What!

I specifically asked for everything to be transferred. I know I didn't stutter. Not either time.


The guy apologizes for the miss-communication and offers to come back out on saturday at 9:45 to finish the transfer, but of course I had to pay the difference in the two packages (the one I bought and the unlimited transfer that I should have gotten).

Meanwhile, I tried to download all the programs that I know I could do (Windows 2007, e-mail set up, etc.).

Then Friday I had the photocopy company come out and install the programs for my fax/copier/printer/scanner. The guy couldn't get this completed either because of the stupid Vista wouldn't let him get all the programs installed, so that still isn't finished.

Ok, so Saturday, 9:45 comes, 10:30 comes and he still isn't here. I called him and he said that he and his wife had had a rough night with their newborn (which we talked about the previous visit) and stated that I had mentioned that my husband was going to be home all day and that he was going to be out shortly. I was really ok with it, he was really nice and actually set up a few things that he didn't have to. Thankfully he retrieved all the info I needed and so far everything is running smoothly except the copier, but I will get with them later. I am still trying to get used to the new programs and the stupid Vista. Hopefully it will get easier and easier.


Saturday, August 2, 2008

What else could go wrong?

I know you aren't supposed to verbally or mentally ask this question because surely something even worse will happen.

So here is what happened to me this week.

As you may know, I have been out of town quite a bit during the month of July. One of those trips was with my entire family and my friend Tina and her family to Johnson City, TN to visit our friends. We had a great trip. We left on Wednesday and returned on Sunday night around 7:00PM.

My first instinct was to go up to my office at home and look at the damage (faxes, e-mails, voice mails, etc.), but I decided to get my house in order, get my kids to bed and spend the last few minutes of the vacation with my husband.

So Monday morning when I finally get into the office I was met with the following:
175 e-mails, 30 faxes and 0 voice mails

I knew I was in for a rough day since I had missed 3 days of work (I also do a little work on the weekends when nothing else is going on) and Monday is payroll day, so it is always hectic. I was thankful that there were no voice mails, this was highly unusual.

So I start out my day and it literally when down hill from there.

I received probably another 50+ e-mails and 15+ faxes that day, but that is not the worst of it. First I had all my spreadsheets (20+) open trying to get everything printed out for payroll along with answering the e-mails and printing off the faxes. When my copier/printer/scanner went caput (not even sure that is a word) and it stopped printing. I had to close everything out and re-boot and start all over again. Now I must add that the computer that I was working with was a Dell 2000. It is as slow as a snail if not slower, so this was a 20 minute process. This happened at least once more that day. Then my other printer (color printer) started ripping pages and printing things crooked, so I had to stop using that.

Then I forgot (after working for about an hour and updating spreadsheets) that I forgot to load what was on my travel drive. (I worked a little on Friday afternoon while out of town updating one of my spreadsheets.) So then I had to find the USB port in the back of the computer.......Oh......Wait!.......I dropped the stupid thing inside the mess of cords behind my computer desk. If I was a cussing woman, it may have come out then. I finally (after pulling a muscle in my neck and arm) fished the thing out and found the stupid USB port. Transferred all the files (which took an hour-just exaggerating) and then had to remember what I had done all morning and re-do the work that I had done that morning on the spreadsheets.

If this was not enough, at the end of the day, I was supposed to go pick up my son from VBS at our church. My husband had dropped him off and went to his softball game, so I was picking him up. MY CAR WOULD NOT START. Yes, the same car we just drove 1000+ miles to Johnson City and Back. I frantically called every cell number I had for church members, trying to reach someone to let them know that I couldn't pick him up and I couldn't get a hold of Kevin (he must have been out on the field). After the 15th call, I get a hold of a woman that was at the ball field and she said that Kevin was out in the field and she would tell him to go get Benjamin. Then after the 20th call, I get a hold of one our teenagers, who happened to be working VBS and he then got me in touch with Bryan (our youth pastor in charge of VBS).

So the next day, you guessed it, my car was towed out of my garage. Not the most pleasant feeling, knowing you can't leave the house.

We got the car back on Wednesday afternoon, so it wasn't too bad. Get this! It was a $40 air valve, but since it was in the engine, it cost $400.

You think it is over.....not yet. Stayed tuned for the multiple visits from the Geek Squad......Coming soon to a theatre near you.