All of these images were found on the internet,
they are not my creations.
With that said,
it has taken almost 24 hours for me to put a positive spin
on yesterday's events.
First of all, my day started by losing an hour.
I wake up and check the time on my phone
Why is Dianna leaving for work so early?
Why is the neighbor's front porch light on so early?
Why do I feel like I have slept in?
Well, apparently my phone took a trip to the
Central Time Zone
part of the government shut down
was furloughing the little gnome that must set cell phone times?
Reboot, and we were out of the twilight zone.
The next two hours were the calmest of my day.
It's a pretty wild ride for the rest of the day!
At around 8 AM,
I find out that
Jenn's embroidery computer has crashed.
This would be the non-backed up,
all of our embroidery designs,
busiest time of the year,
Again, I say,
Assessing the situation,
we decide that I will take the computer to Best Buy.
(There is a beauty to living in the sticks,
I was struggling seeing that beauty)
Head to Best Buy,
with JWS' deposit that had to be taken to the bank on the way,
after he reminds me at least 47 times not to forget to deposit it,
40 miles into the trip, I remember
that I forgot to deposit it!
I take the computer in.
It can be fixed,
it can't be fixed,
it can be fixed,
it can't be fixed.
That was the final analysis,
It can't be fixed.
Well, let's just say
that the fix cost was going to be more than the new cost
with no guarantee on recovery of the data.
the tech support agreement
ran out a month ago.
I go back outside,
I call JWS,
he is not there.
I don't know what to do.
(Hey, that rhymes!)
I go back into Best Buy
(2nd time through the door)
I ask another question.
I pause and think.
Now, I realize that if we try to fix it,
it is going to take 3 days to 2 weeks.
We need to be up and running before that.
I am going to buy a new computer,
I forgot a business check
and my personal account
that I have a debit card for
(Hey, in my other job, I am getting ready for an open house)
because they won't let me put in on the Best Buy charge card
because I don't happen to have the card with me
it also happens to be in JWS' name,
never mind that I pay the bill
knocking on eight
we are pretty good customers,
I leave and get in my car and drive away.
Sometimes you just have to clear your head and have a
pina colada smoothie.
JWS suggests that they just transfer the money into my personal account
I head back into Best Buy.
( I think that this might be my THIRD trip through the door)
While I am now waiting on the salesman
I peruse the
Nooks and Kindles
isn't that enough technology to deal with?
I pick one up
just to touch it.
WHA WHA WHA
BEEP BEEP BEEP
The alarm goes off!!!
Well, that's one way to get a salesman.
I buy the computer and head home.
(It was really not that simple,
software had to be check to see if it would work with Windows 8,
blah, blah blah
but the story is getting long we are only to one o'clock in my day)
So, I get back to work,
totally stressed now
trying to maintain
some sort of composure,
I begin the process of loading the computer.
About one half hour into the project,
THERE IS NO PLACE TO PUT A CD!!!
Let me tell you,
I pushed and turned and flipped that thing
and stood on my head
maybe even said a few bad words
headed back to
Remember the 60 mile trip?
walk through the doors
This time I bought an external
I reprimanded the nice young salesman
who was, oh so, apologetic.
I suggested that they should include the question
"Do you need a CD drive in your new computer?"
hinted that should be added to the
Best Buy Salesman Training Manual
"While I am old, I was not asking for a floppy disk drive?"
How was I to know that now,
cd's are becoming a thing of the past?
This trip to Pittsburgh included a calming visit to Michaels
It was calming,
on the way home
I stopped at Shawnee's house
to deliver some Michael's purchases to her.
(She is also getting ready for the same open house)
Kamden was in the high chair
and she was feeding him some concoction
the dog liked as well as Kamden
because Lacey was sure was trying to get her share.
Garren was trying his hardest to get the treadmill to turn on.
Kendall had got into the canned goods
had loaded them all into a
and was trailing them all over the house
decked out in a helmet
a battery powered
amongst them all.
Confusion, at it's finest!
Sort of made the 240 miles that I had driven tod
JWS cooked a wonderful
surf and turf
and had it ready when I got home.
it has taken me until now
put a positive spin on the day.
And despite it all,
I am still concerned that the
software that we need,
will not load on the new computer this morning.
as I looked at all these pictures
"When it all goes bad,
I will have lots to craft with!"
And one more thing for the day..
JWS and I are trying to figure out and make sense of the day
Tyler bursts through the back door,
Logan close behind carrying a huge box.
They proceed to rip open the box,
chattering the whole time
about what they have to show us.
From behind the couch,
Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles.
They run out the door saying,
"We are going to show our Mom and Aunt Dianna
when we get back we are going to
let you sew these so they fit us better
So not happening...
even I have grandmother limits!