Thursday, July 28, 2016

One more day

till vacation.

Next week, i'm going to have to call directv again.  the receiver in the study keeps losing signal, even after they 'fixed' it last time.

Makes it hard to watch a show or a movie when the channel changes to the byu channel in the middle. :(

Monday, July 25, 2016

Laptop news

Got a call from the was the motherboard.  it's going to cost over 700.00 to replace it.  cheaper than a new one, but dang. that's a lot of money. :(

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Less Heat

That's something.  Didn't do much yesterday, or today. We did some grocery shopping today, and a little laundry.  I played on the computer, we watched some tv, and that was it.

Probably ought to be thinking about getting ready for the trip this weekend.   Could be an interesting visit!

Friday, July 22, 2016

It's hot

I am not a fan of extreme heat.  I'm glad we have a decent air conditioner, but going outside makes me feel like I've melted as soon as I step outside the door.

Just a few months, and it'll be freezing cold.  So I guess there's no winning.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Work is frustrating

Especially the part where people up at the top, who have no clue how things are done, want more work done faster with less people.

This isn't Harry Potter, where you can just wave a wand and things get done.

bah. maybe i should be in upper management - then everything would be easy, because someone else has to do it.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Failure is not an option

Yes it is.  It may not be an acceptable option, but it an option.  I'm hearing the phrase all over the place, and it's starting to annoy me.

Can you tell?

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Busy Day

Got up this morning, chopped down some of the saplings in the backyard and along the garage in the alley.  Then took the laptop to get it checked out and hopefully repaired - 40 bucks just to start.  Then we did some grocery shopping, then to the midtown market to check it out.  We had some lamb and goat dishes for lunch, then home for a little bit, then off to the movies to see Independence Day 2, then we drove home in the rain.

Busy day for a Saturday.  Ideally, tomorrow will just be dishes and laundry.  No running aroud.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Better and Better

The laptop won't charge.  I'm going to have to take it in, and have it looked at.  Based on the couple things I've found on the internet, i think it's going to need a new motherboard.  I don't know if my protection package has expired yet.  I hope not.

Monday, July 11, 2016

It's getting old...

...or maybe I am.  I have no fun at work, especially when 2/3 of the team is gone, there are people on the team who are clueless, and others who are just pains to work with.

There's one guy that seriously cannot finish a single sentence.  He talks in partial sentences all run together, making it hard to understand and communicate with.  Others are in charge of a system they know nothing about, and don't want to learn about it.

I have to deal with idiot drivers to and from work - almost got hit today due to someone not paying attention and not caring.

So much to do at home, but I can't do it because I spend so much time at work.

Like I said, it's getting old.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

For the record

"Wherefore" means "why", not "where".

If people are going to use words, they should know what those words mean.

Monday, July 4, 2016


4 day weekend, and it's over.  Friday I had the day off, just because.  Tried to get the windshield fixed on the Element, and found out Abra doesn't take drive-ins.  They're all mobile, so I came home and made an appointment...for next Friday.  So Friday, I just played Civ 5 all day.  Saturday we did our shopping, Sunday we went to the casino.

We ended up with a free hotel room, and walked away with about 90 dollars, so that was a good thing.  We saw the fireworks from a great seat, although we ended up getting ash all over us. We went and gambled a little more, then went to bed about 1.

We came home today, and since we were so so tired from staying up late, we kind of napped throughout the day, and watched a little tv before dinner.  And we'll probably go to bed early.  Although we do have to do some laundry so I have clean clothes for work :)