Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Latest

You may think I haven't posted lately. That's not entirely true. I've composed several posts in the last week. In my head. Too bad you can't read my mind. Well, not really.

Here's the latest:

1. I came in second place in the zoo photo contest in my category. Which means I can't win a camera, but when it is time for me to have a new camera, I will get to choose the one I want! And pay for it. What I did win is a gift card to a camera store for $25. Not too shabby! Thanks to my wonderful voting friends!

2. Did I mention that my computer is down? Well, it still is, and I am still ditzy. I swear my real brain is on that thing. The awesome news is that our very techy friend rescued the data off the terminally ill hard drive, so my brain is intact. Just not functioning. Yet. First I have to send the hard drive back and wait for the new one.

3. Our kids don't start school until next week, but they are both very happy with their teachers and classes. Awesome open house last night. We are so very blessed with a great school.

4. Our kitchen plumbing is VERY weird. I'll spare you the details, but about twice a year we get some massive clog that is impossible to reach. It's that time again. Poor Lee has spent numerous hours working on it. He is asleep on the floor right now. Passed out playing with the kids. And for now at least, the water is running. Hooray for not taking the dishes downstairs to wash them in the laundry sink!

5. I have quite a few pictures just begging to be uploaded and turned into posts. Who knows whether I will actually catch up and make that happen? But here's a sneak preview, just because my kids are growing up too fast and I need to remember what they looked like a couple of weeks ago.

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!


Melissa Mae said...

You make me smile! Madelyn is looking forward to school too. Her open house is tomorrow. I think I'm more nervous than she is....

Life with Kaishon said...

Those children of yours are so adorable Tracy. What sweetness.

Your husband fell asleep on the floor from playing? What a good, good man.

Givinya De Elba said...

Congratulations on 2nd place in the contest! I'm sorry your computer is down, and I hope that you don't lose any data. I hope B&B enjoy the new school year!

And the plumbing! Argh. I know about plumbing problems, and I really feel for you! Hoping there's a quick solution to the problem.

Dea said...

Way to go on the photo contest! Second place is awesome.
Im sorry to hear about your computer and plumbing trouble, i hope it gets fixed soon!

Joy said...

We started school on the 23rd of Aug. They are growing fast Tracy. Cute picture.
I'm sorry you didn't win the contest. Phooey.
Has he checked to see if any tree roots are growing thru the line. I didn't have plumbing problems in my kitchen, but I had horrible problems with the toilets in the house backing up - just nastiness. Anyway a tree root was the culprit. Hope he gets it figured out.
Glad your computer is in recovery.
♥ Joy

Skeller said...

2nd place is AWESOME!! A fitting tribute to your mad photog skills.
But. Bummer. So close and yet ...

Truly I hoped you'd win the camera you so well deserve. But I'm glad you get to exercise future discernment as you CHOOSE which is best for you!! (way to look on the bright side!)

I hope your 'puter and plumbing are feeling better soon!

Shauna said...

I am new here! Would love you to come visit me too :)

Have a great day!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a busy week you've had! So sorry about the plumbing - that's the worst I think. I can do without electricity better than the plumbing. :) blessings, marlene

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Yeah for 2nd!!!!!!!!!


Those are some DANG cute kids

Melissa B. said...

I feel your pain! So much to do, so little time...I'm back on track, though, and should start posting again on Monday. Enjoy the first day of school on Tuesday...I know I will!!

stefanie said...

Yay and Ugh! Ugh and Yay!

Jane said...

Congratulations for winning $25! Hope you enjoy the remaining days before school starts.