Tuesday, September 28, 2010

3 solid days and an evening

 For the past three days and one evening I have been moving my youngest into her dorm room. What I thought would be a one day event, turned into a lot more than I expected. For one, she lives on the top floor. So carrying up bags and boxes up four flights of stairs was a work out in itself. Thank goodness I am active enough to where it didn't do me in!  After finally getting everything to her room, it was time to unpack and put things away.
 When everything was in its place, it was time to set up the Internet connection to her computer. That is when the real headaches started. After spending what seemed like an eternity trying to get a connection we both agreed it had been a long day and we drove back home. The next day she drove to the school, contacted the campus housing department, took her computer to them and whoever touched her computer to get it connected really messed it up. Not only did they uninstall the anti virus software, they managed to disable other things. And with classes starting Monday, I was the lucky one to have her computer fixed.
Yesterday after almost three hours at Office Depot having them help get her computer back to normal ( which even they couldn't believe what the idiot at the school did), drove to the school, walk to her room ( an uphill ten minute walk), hook her computer up, followed the instructions to get Internet only to not being able to access it, well, both our tempers were pretty high. Finally I told her I didn't know what to do, that I had animals to take care of and I had to go. So I left.

She called while I was on the freeway driving home to let me know she finally was able to access the Internet and that all was fine now. Thank God!

It is very different not having her here. There are many things I am going to miss on a daily basis with her not here.  In time her and I will get into new routines. All I can say is I am so thankful for the animals here because there is no better therapy than being with them.

And I have already warned my sister that I will be calling her a lot more than I do!  She calls me way more than I call her. Good thing she loves me and puts up with me. And anyone who knows me, knows I am not a phone person.

Shhhhh, don't tell anyone, but I have to admit I am tired! And the high temps we are having ( 90's) is not helping! Come on cooler weather. 

The pics are taken from her room. Nice view. And come winter, those mountains will be covered with snow.

Oh, I still have not caught the egg thief yet. And if anyone is wanting a monitor unit to watch your critters, I got mine on ebay and only paid about thirty dollars for it. 

Until next time.......................


  1. Your daughter certainly has a lovely view from her room! Yep, going to feel weird at your place for a while with her gone, but you will ease into it.

    Sorry to hear about Maggie. :(

  2. Lovely scenery indeed. Hope she doesn't forget she is there to study lol...when I lived in the Alps it was like being on permanent vacation it was great lol....I am so glad too that you have all your lovely critters. Nothing better than a furry friend.

  3. Oh my, you certainly have had some adventures in the past few days. I'm slowly catching up from being on vacation and then getting sick. The monitor sounds like a really good idea, and I hope that you catch the egg thief.

    You know, I have to call my neighbor when I need to set up anything new on the computer. I envy your ability to make things like that happen. I wouldn't have even tried to help set things up.

    And, I'm so very sorry about your sweet dog. If I ever get a dog, I'll get a little one. They live longer.

  4. I keep thinking I'd like to try the empty nest thing--at least for a while. Glad everything finally got settled.

  5. I have been spared the whole 'empty nest' scenario. Thank god! I don't think I'd be very good at it at all. I'd be a mess.
    Boy, your daughter really has 'A Room with a View!' Nice.
    Still haven't found that egg thief....all in good time.

  6. Quite an ordeal you went through with a lot of different emotions, I bet! This has gotta be a tough time and I hope the adjustment for you is fast and you find the change rewarding and that new things enter your life. and, yes, she has a great view from her room! Nice...

  7. Beautiful view from her room! Sounds like a very good workout that you guys had. Have you tried putting out the oyster shells for your hens yet? That might help or maybe you can do a process of elimination. Put one girl out (the most suspected one), see if it happens, if not put someone else out, and so on. Might take a few days but might work. And yes I will be here for your phone calls. Love you sis.

  8. Your daughter has a beautiful view from her room. Lucky her!

    And no, I'm not a phone person at all either.

    I know exactly what you mean about being thankful for your critters. xoxo

  9. You certainly have a lot of changes going on in your life right now. Be sure to take good care of yourself, AJ.


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