Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Computer Woes

Friday I had to take the computer of less than one week back to the store. All the top keys kept sticking and it would take 3 forevers to type or leave a comment. I exchanged it for the exact same model and it was $100 less! Yahoo! Bring it home and set it up and this one doesn't have a built in microphone for skype. Grrrr!!!! I am still trying to figure it out but there is no paperwork to read so it's either going to be a phone call or a 3 hour search on dell.com. SmileyCentral.com


J is doing really well. Right now she is in her room practicing her typing and is getting quite good. Every time she finds out how to do something new and cool she is soooo excited. Like the hearts. Today she learned how to make them different colors so look out!

We are supposed to be going skiing at Beech Mtn. next weekend (Thur - Sunday) compliments of G. J so wants to see snow and honestly mom does too. Neither of us know how to ski. I tried a couple of years ago in Snow Mass but couldn't breathe due to the elevation and spent most of the time struggling just to walk around the condo without gasping for breath. Now snowmobiling & tubing is a totally different story as they don't require much coordination. In the past, all the other trips to Colorado and Wyoming have been snowmobile speed trips for me while G did the black diamond. Hoping I don't embarrass myself but if I do it won't be the first time. J, on the other hand, will do very well I am sure. She is very coordinated and quite the athlete.

Normally I don't announce trips ahead of time to J but this time I did and J has done nothing to sabotage it. Yay! G's secretary emailed us pictures of the house we'll be staying in so she's had a chance to check it out and she knows the other family that is going and gets on with their daughter very well. Kaylee is 11 now.

My backup plan is to keep the car handy so we can excuse ourselves if it gets to scary for J or if G starts arguing.

14 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I don't even know how to make colored hearts! She's schooling me.

And I hope you are able to have a nice, relaxing trip.

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

sounds like a lot of fun!! I cannot ski. I can fall down though. Sorry to hear of the computer nightmares, that really sucks. I have an acer that we got on triple super secret sale for about $400. Works great.

Torina said...

That sucks about your computer.

Sounds like a pretty awesome trip! Only I am not coordinated either and would simply bring a lot of books :) which is still very enjoyable.

It is nice that G wants to do these things with/for you two.

jenniebee said...

J says she made up with Daddy G - how did you think it went?

Chillygator said...

Wow, I want to make colored hearts, too! She is amazing (o:

I haven't skied since I was about 8 and fell off the lift (I was only about 6 feet up, but that was enough). It's become a bragging right to live 5 minutes away from major ski resorts and not indulge in the activity.

Your trip sounds so fun! I hope your vacation goes well!

Holly said...

Sorry about the computer. Hope you figure out the microphone thing.

The trip sounds like fun, I hope it goes well.

Dinah said...

Computers can be soooo frustrating. But they are also my lifeline to the world...so neccessary!

Hope you have a great trip! Skiing is fun! I learned in HS and haven't been in many years, but I remember that we had a blast!

Jillene said...

I hope that the trip is AMAZING!! You 2 deserve it!!

Tudu said...

I used to live up in Banner Elk! I worked at the Grandfather Home up there. you must drive through and see their amazing property right off the main road. Beech Mtn allowed the kids there to ski free at night. I miss it so much.

PeWee said...

Lisa, the skiing sounds awesome!! I hope you guys have a great time!

Annette said...

Sorry about the computer. I need to come over for craft lessons!

howcloseis said...

Delurking here to say hi...found you while searching through a bunch of foster care blogs. I'm going to school to be a social worker and I really like reading about your experiences with J and RAD. She sounds like a great kid and you sound like a great mom!!!

Jo said...

The trip sounds like so much fun!

Perspective is Everything said...

Hope you have lots of white and as little stress as possible!