Sunday, March 16, 2008

Put Up Your Dukes, Let's Get Down to it!

Yes, we're alive. We arrived safely despite the horrible rain and itchy hotel carpet from the overnight stay.

However, my laptop died a horrid, tragic death upon on arrival to Michigan. Something about expired anti-virus software and unsecured network at the hotel and vibrations of being on the floor of the van (please note: never EVER put your computer on the floor of a moving vehicle: LEARN FROM ME).

Lots of discussion about a ruined hard drive and yadda, yadda, yadda loosing all the photos and yadda, yadda, yadda not bringing the emergency back up disk and yadda, yadda, yadda, DEAD.

And I spent hours crying and mumbling about no access to bloglines and woe is me, my computer is dead and waaaaaahhhhh.

Aaron, God bless his nerdy soul, bought an external hard drive and worked some voodoo magic on it and viola, 24 hours my laptop is up and running.

Because, otherwise, you know we would be leaving for home today. Mama can't survive without her computer.

(Oh, the patheticness.)

Computer aside, the human species of the family is surviving very well. One slight reaction to some chicken (which was "hormone free" but not "antibiotic free" and had a list - list! - of ingredients -- raw chicken should not have a list of ingredients) but nothing too major.

And fun! Actually having fun!



Only issue with the fun-ness? It takes over an hour to get anywhere. But still! Fun! Nevertheless!

And! We are all alive!

15 comments:

amy said...

wooohooo! i am glad you are having fun! have lot's and lot's of fun!

LauraJ said...

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

2 Vermont Chitlins said...

Glad to see you still walk among us! Have fun! ;-)

Ali said...

Bless his nerdy soul indeed - I find techy hubbys come in extremely handy from time to time.

Dawn said...

Love the Air Zoo! I've never seen my men enjoy a place more...lol.

kristi said...

Glad the computer is alive again, and that the camera was spared. That would have been horrible!

Have a good time out there! Tuckie says yo.

laeroport said...

Fantastic! Keep it that way!

Angelina said...

I'm so happy you're not dead!

And even happier to hear you're having some fun.

amy h said...

I'm glad you made it there, even if you almost had a computer casualty. I'll remember not to put my laptop on the floor of the car ever!

Have fun.

sltbee69 said...

Glad hubby's nerdiness paid off and save your trip. It sounds like the trip is going rather well.

Heidijayhawk said...

sometimes have a nerdy husband rocks! hope your trip stays safe and fun!

gwendomama said...

i am soooo glad your laptop is safe and sound. and that y'all are too.
have some swimmin fun.

Chickenbells said...

Heaven bless the tech geeks!! They totally deserve their own holiday and parade...thanks for the vibration advice (well, that sounds odd) Have a wonderful time on the break...

Lisa said...

I am glad you made it and are having a good time in spite of the difficulties. Enjoy.

Renee said...

Glad to hear fun is being had! Keep it up.