Sunday, August 3, 2008

I'm still here!!!

Just been busy and we've had a string of bad luck here!

About 2 weeks ago, my hard drive died due to Jack abuse, so off it went to Geek Squad!! Thank goodness for service plans! That is one service plan that I always buy!! I got my money's worth out of it this time!! Luckily, we have 2 laptops, so it was not a big deal.

This past Sunday we had a nasty thunderstorm with marble sized hail. There was a lightning strike and guess what it fried? Our cable modem, which is for our internet AND our phone!! We didn't realize what happened until hours later when I went and picked up the phone and didn't get a dial tone! There is a 6 hour battery backup, so it was at least 6 hours later that we figured that out!

We left the following morning for a camping trip for 4 days. The cable guy came the evening we got back and replaced our modem but Comcast was having some sort of trouble and couldn't get everything back online. We had to call them and remind them on Friday morning and it went up about a half hour later.

I did get my laptop back when we came home Thursday, so that was one good thing! LOL

Friday and Saturday morning I taught [for the very first time] at a CK Convention. I had the first class time slot of each day, 8:30am. Boy is that rough for a girl that doesn't get up until at least 9am! LOL It went really well! I taught a 12x12 acrylic wallhanging. Everyone seemed to have fun with it! My friend, Mimi, assisted me on Friday and then my friend, Colleen, and little Miss Macy helped me on Saturday! Mimi and I shopped until we dropped on Friday. After class on Saturday, I met up with my friend, Andrea, and her daughter and we took the girls shopping there. They loved it!! Macy and I stopped and did some outlet shopping on the way home as well. I think I'm shopped out for a bit! It was a really fun weekend though!! I love hanging out with my friends and teaching scrapbooking classes! Chris and Jack did the "boy thing" and went to Cabela's while us girls were doing our thing!

Chris has off for 3 weeks and all 4 of us have been enjoying our time together! Lots of bike rides and general fun! Now, today and tomorrow I'm working 3p-11p. I decided to get my work days in instead of doing the whole vacation thing for 3 weeks. I've got a lot of catching up to do in the workplace and this will help!!

The job is going okay. I've been on the floor for 2 days total. I'm having a little bit of a hard time, emotionally. It's hard because when I left there in March of 2003, I was at the top of the skill level there. I could handle just about any situation that was thrown with me. Now, it's not like that, I have to dig deep down and pull all that info out. I know I'll get there again soon, but it's hard to accept that I'm not at the top of my game anymore!

Gotta go get ready!! Have a great day!! Thanks for reading!


Melanie said...

Wow, what a string of bad luck with your hard drive and cable modem, but I'm glad you were able to get them fixed. I'm sure will be at the top of your game soon--hang in there!

stacy said...

Sounds like things are turning around with the class going well and all that shopping!

I would love to have my hubby home for 3 weeks. Must be heaven.

Marlene said...

Ditto what Stacy said! ;) Glad your computer is back online...I've missed you.

You're intelligent and you'll be back "at the top" in no time. Give yourself permission to take some time to get back on your game. ;) (a.k.a., quit being so hard on yourself!) :)

Lily said...

you are one busy lady.

Dina said...

I think the learning curve for your job will be over soon...hugs!

croppin carla said...

WOW....lots going on....and can I tell yah that I feel for you with the string of bad luck. I have had my fair share the past week and Im tapped out right now....crossing fingers nothing else goes wrong for me.

Heather said...

Keep at the job. It will get better! You are just a little rusty.

Andrea said...

Like you always say....never a dull moment with the Chamberlains!!!! LOL

Steph and I had tons of fun with you and Macy (as always)!!


Sarah C. said...

It'll come back and you'll be even sharper than before. :) Glad the computer & internet/phone troubles were fixed.

jadadog said...

Have a great VACATION! Call me whan you get back! Youll be a Pro again in no time! That hail was something, right? Enough bad luck already! Time for some Good LUCK!!!! xoxo

Trish said...

Sorry to hear about the bad luck with the storm.

don't worry about work you will back on top of your game before you know it.

Enjoy your vacation!

Jaime Warren said...

Holy moly girl - you had quite a time!!! So glad it's easing up LOL!!