Saturday, February 07, 2004

OKay...I have been trying all morning to upload pictures to my site.....cannot seem to do it yet. Will work on it later.

I DID install a NEW CD-ROM on my computer yesterday ..well..replaced the one that was not now I have my CD-ROM and my CD-RW drives working FINE again! WHOO HOO for that!! It really was not that bad to do and fairly easy.

The furnace guy came and replaced our electric ignitor on the furnace. I came home from work and thought it felt awfully cold in the house. Well..I checked the furnace out and since we don't have a pilot light on ours (most new ones don't now) but it did have this electric ignitor ....I figured by the way it was acting that the ignitor had gone out. So...they charge an automatic 59.95 to just come out and LOOK at the furnace and tell me what I already knew was wrong with it. THEN...they charged me 43.00 more to replace that part (LABOR only as the part was still under warranty). It took all of MAYBE 10 MINUTES for the man to replace the part. I watched..saw the part..and Keith and I figure we could do it ourselves next time round. I mean it only gets plugged into a plug...and then stuck back in its holder. HOW HARD IS THAT? hahaha. SO I asked the man about electronic ignitors. I had wondered how OFTEN they go out or things happen to them. He was honest...said 2-5 years they can last. The thing is to keep them clean and free from dust. Once a piece of dirt gets on it it will slowly burn it out and burn clear through till the part breaks apart..which is what ours did. He said the part normally would cost like 150.00. I wonder about that. I have yet to check online to get prices...but he could be right. I was THANKFUL it went out on a FRIDAY and not like after hours on the weekends when I am sure they would charge MORE. I am THANKFUL I just got paid and had money to pay the man! I am THANKFUL the parts were still covered under warranty and that it was nothing more serious than it was. I am THANKFUL it only took him like 10 MINUTES to fix it!!! I am THANKFUL to once again have some heat since it is like in the TEENS temperature wise!!

SO he came and went. We ordered pizza for lunch. We did that. I fixed the computer....and all was well in the world. I decided to hook up the new turntable I got Keith for Christmas...and go figure..something as simple as that...for some reason I cannot get working!! I mean I have it all hooked up right but no sound hardly coming out of the speakers. SO...go figure. WHO knows. Keith will have to check it today. Maybe I don't have the needle on the arm correctly. It came off when I took the protective cover off...and now seems to not be on there very good. Can come off too easily and it should not do that. So maybe that is what is wrong. Anyway...HOPEFULLY we can get that up and running.

I swept all the dust off the computers today. I will have to do that on a more regular were they dusty in the back!! I would like to replace the CD-ROM drive in my other computer...but am not sure about that is a little different than the one I worked on ...and may be harder to replace. NEXT is hard drives!! hahah. Yeah. Well..I will probably just get a PORTABLE hard drive and then I can back up my entire computer and still have plenty of space for MORE stuff. Those are soooo cool. Not much bigger than the palm of your hand and you can take them ANYWHERE.

Well..I have a migraine. Am to pass a kidney stone too by the way it feels. I am supposed to go for a pregnancy test and CBC today since I have had some problems this week with my perimenopausal period!! IF I had been pregnant I would have had a miscarriage the other morning after what came out of me! MAN!!! BUT I really don't think I was or am or anything like that.

TONS of work to do. I put in a request for a replacement W2 form from work. I also get to do some overtime for a couple of weeks to get caught up. So that is good and will be extra money. I am also trying to put some money back for our vacation and planned trip to OHIO in April. We will see. My grandma did ask us to stay with her while there. That will be so much fun!!!

Well..I better get some work done. Here I sit. Been up now for almost 2 hours and have done little ACTUAL work. Been messing here too long.

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Friday, February 06, 2004

Man. That poor girl was found murdered. No details yet. That mechanic was charged with her murder...(the 11 year old Carlie). SO SAD.....I was so hoping and praying she would still be alive. I guess that just goes to prove this. I had a mother-in-law tell me once that she had always told her kids growing up...that if they ever were trying to get taken by someone or take their chances then and there and to try to run for it. I mean....that is true. They say NEVER let the person take you to a second your odds of survival diminish anyway. So fight your hardest while you have a chance and take your stand right there and then seems to be true. The people in the world are really getting screwy! Talk about depressing and sad and worrisome. Makes you want to crawl into a hole somewhere with your loved ones and stay there forever. Makes you wonder how anyone survives being born let alone stand a chance in the world today.

We had another patient die at the hospital. That is sad too. 16 years old! I cannot imagine what her family is going through right now she had CF and her remaining sisters (1 of them also still has it).

Then to top it all off...the neighbor lady downstairs has this less than desirable MAN hanging around. He smokes like crazy and must have brought a stereo or something they have been playing it at night a bit....not that loud but too loud for here....or at least their bass is too loud. MAN....makes you so sick of that kind of crap when you live with people still around you like an apartment but these are condos and WE OWN ours but they are only renting. I KNOW the man who rented to her did NOT know she was going to be having this man hanging around or basically LIVING there too. He only rented to her. She seems odd but okay and quiet at least. Till he came along. They have not really been all that bad but I don't have a good feeling about that man. AND when she goes off to work....he hangs around half the time here. NOW..what is he doing? Not working? Messing around?

Then I come home from work at the hospital and the house was cold. Our not even 2 year old furnace was not running. I restarted it and all...but still won't keep running. Seems that NO PILOT light thing is messed up as it won't stay on and keep the gas coming in. SO..we will have to call the people and HOPEFULLY they can come out today. SINCE IT IS (of course) ONLY 16 DEGREES OUTSIDE!! Never will be super cold when something like this happens. HOPEFULLY it is covered under our warranty...since it is not even 2 years old! I know the neighbors had their furnace put in the same day as we did..and they had something go out on theirs a couple weeks back too. That is odd huh? Oh well. BETTER be covered.

So we have to take care of that today. Noah is supposed to go to school. I was having LABOR pains a couple days ago...then yesterday felt so crampy and bad....went to the bathroom and passed a huge clot or something from my period. MAN...the toilet was so full of blood I could not even see through the water. Then of course I continued to pass blood clots all day. So I called the nurse. They called back. Said to come in but I did not. I figured it is all related to me going through the change! I will call again today I think though just in case they need to see me.

I have lit a fire. I imagine they are freezing in the bedroom by now. I cannot believe Keith has not gotten up to investigate or to see what is going on. He had to hear me in the furnace room messing around this morning. NO signs of him yet.

Well..need to work. More later.

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

still no W2 form showing up here at home anywhere. I either tossed it out by accident or it has never come yet and Keith was mistaken. I HOPE it is in the mailbox today! IF NOT..I have to file a paper with work and then it will take 7-10 days to get a replacement.
IF we continue to get snow...Keith will probably want to drive my VUE to work. I should not mind...but I have become a bit possessive about it as he has the Saturn L-200! He has pretty much taken over the car and me the truck! He drives the car all the time and me the truck! He has told me many times he does not trust himself driving the he says he cannot judge where he is on the road as well for some weird reason....and he ALWAYS seems to forget to lock it....which really concerns me. makes me very hesitant to have him drive it when I am also not in the truck with him. However...that was one thought as to WHY we got the truck. SO in bad weather we would have a 4 wheel drive vehicle.....and it would be safer to drive..etc. I just have to hope and pray he gets to and from where he needs to go and remembers to lock it and does not wreck it. That would be about what would happen. HIS car would end up being fine but he would wreck MY truck. THAT would totally tick me off....even though subconsciously I might know it is an accident...I also think if he is that unsure of himself about driving it...then he should just drive his car and let the truck sit!! Driving with me in the truck is one thing....but by himself? We will see I guess. The car handles very well in the snow maybe he will just take that. (keeping fingers crossed but it probably won't happen). AND I don't know about you...but if a car has been wrecked...I never feel like it is right after that even after it is repaired. I told him just because it is a 4 wheel drive truck does not mean you can act like you can go anywhere and as fast as you want...etc. You still have to use caution....and drive like you have some sense. AND watch out for everyone around you is probably worse than worrying about yourself!! The truck does very well in the snow....but it can still slide around some on icy roads......extreme snow-packed roads.

Man..I am obssessive compulsive about things. I could go on and on writing about this truck and why KEITH should not drive it..etc..what IS my problem anyway? hahah. ANAL!!!!!!!!!
well. I see the personality test is showing up now.
I had posted the results to my BIG 30 PERSONALITY test but it is not coming through for some reason. That is okay if it doesn't....not all that interesting anyway! We are supposed to be in a winter storm warning throughout did snow some last night....but only a tiny bit....they say it will slowly increase in intensity today....and continue...and more tonight.....but I have to wonder. I mean 2 inches last night? I don't think we got that. And 2 inches today and 2 more tonight? If it comes that slow we should be fine as far as the roads and traveling goes probably. SO we will have to wait and see what happens I guess. The way it is now I have serious doubts about much happening. BUT....the last blizzard we had started out that way too. Course we got more than 6 inches of snow! That time was March 2003 and we ended up with almost 3 FEET of snow here. So anyway...

Nothing else new. I have to get some work done. I am sure this is boring.


Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Advanced Big 30 Personality Test Results
Sociability |||||||||||||||||||||||| 74%
Gregariousness ||||||||||||||| 42%
Assertiveness |||||||||||||||||||||||| 78%
Activity Level ||||||||||||||||||||| 70%
Excitement-Seeking |||||||||||| 34%
Enthusiasm |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Extroversion ||||||||||||||||||||| 64%
Trust ||||||||||||||| 42%
Morality |||||||||||||||||||||||| 74%
Altruism |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 86%
Cooperation |||||||||||||||||| 54%
Modesty ||||||||||||||| 50%
Sympathy |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 86%
Friendliness ||||||||||||||||||||| 65%
Competence |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 82%
Neatness |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 86%
Dutifulness |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 82%
Achievement |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 82%
Self-Discipline ||||||||||||||||||||| 66%
Cautiousness ||||||||||||||| 50%
Orderliness |||||||||||||||||||||||| 74%
Anxiety |||||||||||||||||| 54%
Anger ||||||||||||||||||||| 62%
Depression ||||||||||||||||||||| 62%
Self-Consciousness |||||||||||| 38%
Impulsiveness ||||||||||||||||||||| 70%
Vulnerability ||||||||||||||| 50%
Emotional Stability ||||||||||||||| 44%
Imagination |||||||||||||||||||||||| 74%
Artistic Interests |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Emotionality |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 82%
Adventurousness |||||||||||||||||| 54%
Intellect |||||||||||||||||||||||| 74%
Liberalism ||||||||| 26%
Openmindedness ||||||||||||||||||||| 66%
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Well...I dropped a book on my foot sharp edge down and man did that hurt. I could have cried. My little precious Noah knew it hurt...and he crawled over on his hands and knees and started to kiss the top of my foot. SUCH a sweetie pie. I don't think ANYONE else would have done that. Little kids have such unconditional love...and he is soooo full of it! He is my little angel boy and I love him so much!!

Can't find what I did with my W2 form if I actually got it. Keith said I did. organized as I am and would think I would have remembered that and opened it and FILED it with my other tax information since this is WHEN I file my taxes? Weird. I emailed work asking if I could get another copy...hopefully I can. I bet the form is in the mailbox..and Keith was mistaken. OR I am totally losing my mind and DID open it and then tossed it in the trash by accident or something? SO UNLIKE ME...but you never know.

Peeing out blood AGAIN today. I guess that explains the back pain and then the sharp twinges of pain all day Sunday...and then this really sharp pain coming around the front and in the front. I bet another stone is on its way out. I also lifted some heavy things on Saturday so that could have set me off too. The last time though I DID pass a that is probably what it is this time too.

Noah had a great day at school on Monday again..WHOO HOO for that! I keep praying that goes well for him. Got a book at the library called "Laughing Allegra" about Anne Ford's daughter who had a learning disability and their lives growing up...etc. Is very good so far.

American Idol was good last was Everwood. I am really starting to get tired of 7th Heaven...NOT sure why but I am. I kind of doubt I will keep watching it much longer. I DO enjoy Everwood and Judging Amy still....especially Everwood!

Watched GROUNDHOG DAY on Groundhog Day of course. I could watch that movie over and over again. So could Keith he said.

Well..need to get back to work.


Sunday, February 01, 2004

WOW. Finally got ALL our Christmas boxes and items PUT AWAY in the closets! WHOOOO HOOOOO!! I was beginning to think we were not going to accomplish it! Noah did great. He helped as much as he could. His injection site for his booster shot is starting to look better too. He was wound like a top last night before bed though. AND once in bed...every time he heard a plane he covered up his head. I asked him what was wrong. He said he was afraid of planes...which I have known for some time now. He runs every time he hears one inside the house. Outside if he hears and sees a plane he is fine. But inside...he runs into other rooms or covers his head. Not sure why. I guess he is afraid it is going to come through the house heaven forbid? SO I told him to hold my hand. Once he did that he was like out in 2 seconds!

I got my letter of notification from the publishing company in England. That poem I came up with in memory of grandpa they decided to publish! I figured since I had not heard back from them for so long that perhaps they decided they did not like it or it was not what they had wanted......and were not going to publish it. But they are and want me to proof it and return the copy to them. WHOOO HOOOO!!! I will have to count but I think that makes 6-7 poems of mine that have been published now...and about 3 have even been recorded onto a CD version that has like 33 poems on it.....someone reads the poem with music in the background..etc. So.....this all makes me feel pretty good!

Got some snow yesterday. They were calling for 3-7 inches...but looks like we only got the 3 inches if that. Colder now. It is 22 degrees this morning...BRRRR. I cleaned the fireplace out yesterday so we can have a fire in the fireplace if we want to.

I made rib eye steaks, garlic/chive/cheese mashed potatoes and homemade coleslaw for dinner. It was all good. We also had some cheese bread to go along with that and chocolate pudding for dessert. Today I think it will be italian sausage and spaghetti.

Well...tons of work to do. I actually feel pretty good and awake so I am going to get a lot of typing done this morning.