Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Been a couple days since I stopped by. Got the car all running again - after about 1000 dollars! Grrrrrrr I just keep hoping that it will last a while longer and not keep nickel and diming us. I tried to get him to take my old car but he didn't want it. So it just sits in the garage now. Until I decide to sell it or Dustin finally gets his license!

I ordered my new laptop and it's going to take about 2 weeks to finally get it. I am excited -- it is more of what I want. I sent my old old laptop to my daughter - the one I had given my son but he never used and I am trying to sell my new old one lol If that makes sense. If the guy that I work with doesn't want it then I will try Ebay.

I also bought a new XM Radio. This one is pink and is supposed to be more portable and comes with a car kit. I am hoping then I can listen in the car as well. We mainly just subscribe to XM during baseball season. Spring training is just around the corner. I don't remember though if they have the Spring training games on XM. Since I bought it on XM though I better go ahead and get it set up so I can be sure that it works!

Hmmm -- not much else going on. Got the first edition of the suicide girls cards on Ebay. Didn't know there were 2 sets until I posted in the CILM Forum and Dan mentioned them. I know that the Rion ones really rock!

Ohhhhhhhh Jack is about 95% house broken now! I can't believe how well he is doing. I have really been working with him on it and he is pretty much got it down. Even this morning when he got up at like 4 he scratched at the door to go out - YEAH!! lol I have been training him too -- he can do sit and lay down now!

Thnk that's about it for now!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Car Trouble

My DH called me yesterday to tell me his car wouldn't start. Well the way it sounded he needed a new battery and probably a jump to go get one. I told him to use the other car in the garage to get it jumped. Well he couldn't figure it out so I told him to wait until I got home.

My son calls about 2:45 and forgot his bus pass so I have to get him. Ok fine because I need to get my DH's car going anyway. So I call him like a million times and he is sleeping and not answering. So I get him up when I get home and try to jump his car. Try it first with my new car -- nada and then with my older car nada!

So I call and talk to my Ex -- can you put a new battery in my DH's car and he says ya. So I call up and get the battery and will have to take the old one back later to get the core charge back. Get my Ex over to replace the battery -- did I mention it is like 5 degrees outside during this? lol So he switches batteries and you guessed it -- NOTHING! Grrrrrrr so now what!

Turns out it is the starter. Mind you this will be the 3rd starter that he has put in this car in roughly about a year and a half. I don't know if his remote starter is screwing it up or what. So now we have to have the car towed down here and my Ex will put the new starter on it tonight in the warehouse where it will be half way warm at least and the part is covered under warranty so that helps!

I haven't been feeling the best so I ended up crashing at about 7:30 last night only to wake up at 2:30 this morning and toss and turn for about 2 hours before I can finally go back to sleep. So I am dragging again today and can't leave early or anything because of the car trouble. But I will probably end up crashing early again tonight.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Looks like they were correct about the weather! We got about 1/4 inch of ice and now it is snowing at the rate of 1 - 2 inches per hour. We have probably 3 - 4 inches on the ground. That is on top of the 7 inches we got last round. You can see our lines are kind of sagging!
Also -- I entered the Matt Busch contest and I guess I won! lol I got his book Pucker, a couple of post cards, a trading card of Matt Busch, 2 comic books, a learn to draw dvd and sketchbook and a couple of matt busch stickers! Pretty wicked cool!

Posting pictures of the weather and my goodies!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

More bad weather!

Looks like we are going to get another round of bad weather here. It is warm today and so the first round could very likely bring freezing rain and sleet before it starts to snow. That is usualy where the problems begin. I sure hope that we do not get a lot of freezing rain!! They are calling for 4 - 8 inches of snow after that. So winter is not going anywhere anytime soon here in Iowa!

We are on alert for work from the utillity company that we move utility poles for and other material. Depending on what happens it could very well be a long night. With my BIL still out -- that leaves me kind of sort of in charge lol Or at least to be pretending what i am doing. I think he will be back on Monday!!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hopefully everyone is enjoying the Valentine's day with their sweetie! Guess I will have to update my blog tomorrow and take all my Valentine's stuff off!

I am at work still -- slaving away! lol It's been one heck of a week and TGIF for tomorrow! Been one of those eventful type Thursday. Seems like everything that could happen did but things have finally settled down. In about 30 minutes I can head home and figure out dinner. Might just order a pizza and just chill!

Tonight is my TV night -- Survivor and Celebrity Apprentice. I probably wont' be signed on much tonight but I am sure I will make up for it tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the 2nd Anniversary of CILM! Anthony just sent out a bulletin through the forum a little while ago about the big blast that is going on tomorrow. That group is going to be crazy! Too bad I can't stay up for 24 hours to keep up with all of it!! I am looking forward to seeing the new Martin Abel packs as well as Jennifer, Ted, Joels lol The list goes on and on!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


This story is good for a laugh!

I was on a mission yesterday to find some ice melt and an ice breaker. Not that I really know what an ice breaker is for sure but I am supposed to go get one. We had a drop deck that was covered in ice and snow and it needed to be removed so we could make a delivery today.

So I go to Kmart first to see what they have in stock. I walk in and towards the back where these things SHOULD be -- what do I find instead -- planting soil, planting tools -- Spring stuff. Have these people not looked outside recently? It is STILL winter here in Iowa! So off to another store to have a look!

I head to Walmart thinking they always have what I need. I should have known it was a no go when I first walked in the door. Typically they have the ice melt right in the front and there was none. So I head back to the seasonal area and take a look. I see no ice melt and no ice breaker.

I look out in the "garden" area and wow -- hey that looks like that ice breaker dohickey! So I head on out with my cart --door opens and closes. I take a look around and dang not it -- there are hole diggers, shovels, hoes and gardening material. It's cold out here and not what I need so I have go to go Menards so I start to go back in the store.

I push my cart to the doors and nothing. Hmmmmmmm -- they don't open. Great -- not cool. I go up to the door and look for a button or something to make them open. Nada -- I try to pry -- Nada! So I see a lady inside and I knock loudly -- she ignores me. So I think ok - I will just go out and around. So I look around to find a way out of the caged area. Nothing!

Oh great -- I am competely stuck in here lol What am I going to do?!!?? So I call my son -- hey can you get me the number to Walmart - I am locked out. "Locked Out???" They wont' let you in or what? lol So I explain and of course he starts laughing. Tis not funny -- it's cold get me the number. So he has to go find it and I tell him to call me back!

About that time I hear a car door open and see a lady headed around the side and I holler out at her -- hey can you go around and let me in!! She looks at me like I am completely insane. But says she will come around and let me in. So I go back to the door and wait and see this guy walking around in near the door. I pound really hard and he FINALLY comes over and lets me in!

OMG -- I was so freakin embarrassed. He thought it was funny as well! lol So note to self -- do NOT go out that door when it is cold lol Cuz ya can't get back in!

Hope ya had a good laugh

Sunday, February 10, 2008

2 or 20

Doesn't really matter how old they are -- you still just have to love them. It is amazing how tragedy affects your life in all sorts of ways. You look at the sky different and the snow different and everything else as well.

I always love my children and tell them just how much. I am not much of a hugger but I get those moments in when I can because you just never know what kind of turns life will bring you.

With all that's going on with my BIL -- I guess I am a little somber today. Trying to keep my spirits up and know that soon that little girl will be in a better place.

Every chance you get -- tell em you love and give them that extra hug.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Sad News

My BIL -- he is my sister's husband and the guy I work with -- his brother's daughter - his niece - was running a high fever yesterday. So they gave her some tylenol and laid her down. Well they went back to check on her maybe an hour later or so -- not sure on that part -- and found her stiff with her eyes rolled back. They rushed her to the hosptial and they life flighted her to a bigger hospital. They gave her 24 hours to live. She is only -- I want to say maybe 2 or 3. Not much older.

Not sure what is going on exactly. Going to call later and talk to him because I got the news from my mother. There has been some trouble there. I know that his brother was separated and filing for divorce from the kid's mother. She was neglective and lost custody of the children. Her new boyfriend is very abusive and the last time the kids were there they had bruises when they returned. Which is why she had lost complete custody and visitation rights. So does all this have to do with that or is just something else? Right now -- dunno.

Just if you could keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Very sad situation I am sure my BIL is beside himself.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Another season BEGINS

Tonight is the return one of my favorite shows -- Survivor! I have been watching this since it first started -- umteen years ago. lol I am excited about the new season! I only watch a few reality shows and this is one of them. I try to get into Big Brother but it never lasts long!

Another favorite -- new favorite for one reason -- is on tonight too - Celebrity Apprentice. Anyone that knows me knows that I am a HUGE Trace Adkins fan -- swoon! lol So I have been tuning in and dealing with Trump's comb over just to watch him every week! I hope he makes it to the end of the show! lol

Here is some wallpaper I made -- if anyone wants to snag it!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Snowy Day

More snow here today!! Man I am ready for the cold and snow to be over! This morning I go to work and no snow on the ground. Now I think there is probably about 3 - 4 inches. We are supposed to get 5 - 9 before it stops. Chances are my son won't have school tomorrow. That means I can sleep in a little bit! lol I did con him into doing a little shoveling earlier tonight. I am sure there will be more tomorrow. I am thinking maybe we should invest in a snow blower lol

Going to post a couple pictures that I took of the snow. I really need to work on my picture taking skills. Probably could learn a thing or two from my daughter!! I just love that I finally have my own digital camera. It isn't the bestest but it works!
Going to have to work on how to get pictures on here better lol I keep messing things up!

Hope everyone is having a great day!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Super BOWL Sunday!

*yawn* ha

I am hoping for a Giants win though it's a long shot. Of course it was a long shot for them to get to the Bowl. They weren't expected to beat the Cowgirls OR the Packers and look where they are now! I would have never picked them to make it this far! I hate the Patriots though so blah on that!! Really just looking forward to the grub and the commercials!

Have my game gear on though and rooting for my favorite -- the Steelers tee hee!

Enjoy the game everyone!

Saturday, February 2, 2008


Just testing this out!! Seing what I can do!