Yeah, Yeah, I know I am a slacker with the posting stuff

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So we made it through the hell that was July.  Always my favorite time of year.  This particular July not only was there lots of mandatory overtime for Jessi (usual work-a-holic schedule for Rob), but a  new system at work to enter things into (full of unplanned for bugs and problems–maybe I would be more patient for things like that if I was not married to Rob and know the lack of testing/forethought that was used here), a family emergency (glad Brandon’s recovery is progressing), and a nice little search for new daycare thrown in for good measure (yeah for Jeanne going to Texas, Dallas Mission in September).  I am not entirely sure why I am not completely crazy right now.

So we think we found our new daycare providers today.  They are two sisters that run an in-home daycare together about 6-7 minutes drive from our house.  Craig and Callie both liked them and we are going to see how it goes starting August 19th.  (I think my kids are close to causing Jeanne to have a breakdown since Callie has a monster-sized two-year-old attitude right now.  Thank you Jasmine for all the lessons Callie has learned.  I think the student has surpassed the teacher now so we can quit while we are behind.) 

The kids had some fun times with various swimming parties at Uncle Scott and Uncle Clint’s houses, lots of play time with Kaitlyn (Callie’s new favorite person in the universe) and Iron-man Ben Wochnick (can you hear the power in Craig’s voice while he says it ?!?), some short trips the park for my sanity (breaks for overtime done at my home office), some fun movies Craig and Callie worked hard to earn (both kids liked Space Chimps more the Wall-E go figure), and way more happy meals then I usually let them have in the eleven other months of the year.

I did manage to read Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer on August 3-4 and loved that.  Nice way to get back some of my sanity once July was over.   So that is basically the reader’s digest version of our July.  I will try to post more pics of the kids soon.   

I got a new (old) laptop.

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So Rob recently got a new laptop so that means I got his old laptop.  That is usually how it works in this house.  Rob needs a new computer or laptop and I inherit his old one (although last time I needed a new PC he got me a new new one for a change).  Rob’s hand me down computers suit me just fine because they are still nicer then anything I ever get at work.  He has to have nice ones that can do lots of fancy stuff (most of which I don’t understand).  So my current laptop is about three years old- which makes it obsolete for a programmer/network administrator but darn nice for said computer geek’s wife.  I am liking it so far.  We got most of my programs loaded on it and it will nice to have a portable machine once I am back in school.  I have to say Rob spoils us in the computer gadget department which makes anything the State buys at me see like a slow annoying piece of crap.  I does not help that all of it is manufactured by Dell because the State has a contract to get PCs and laptops from them at a good price. 

I found a really cute laptop bag on Ebay (love Ebay) for only twenty dollars to go with my new laptop.  It is black with big white, green, and pink polka dots on it.  Very cute if I do say so myself.  I would post a pic but my stupid camera battery just died and now I need to recharge it before I can tranfer any pics off of it.

Sometimes I hate computers…

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So as usual Rob is busy saving the world one computer at a time (but not too happy about some of the users of said computers).

Meanwhile I was only able to turn my computer on at work about half the time I was there today.  I had to restart twice before all my network connections would connect correctly.  Then wouldn’t you know it as soon as I went to get some water my monitor died a quick (but painful for me) death.  I did some testing myself to make sure it was my monitor that was the problem (like any good wife of a geek) and then drove home to get the laptop I use from home when I have to work.  So much for getting my paperwork caught up today. 

On the plus side Craig got lots of smiley faces on his reward charts so he got to play computer games after Callie went to bed tonight so he was happy.