Tuesday, November 30, 2004

This is the 1st quarter of the truck. We used every blanket and even the rugs. Hopefully we have a full picture somewhere else? Posted by Hello

Friday Night of the Move - Mom's living room Posted by Hello

Nice, Tom's parents place Posted by Hello

ThanksGiving and the first snow in Michigan Posted by Hello

Monday, November 29, 2004

Washers, Rakes and staples- OH MY

What a weekend!!!!!
Where to begin... Ok, first - Dinner at Tom's parents was great. Mom wasn't happy with the turkey, but the rest of us didn't care. I loved it all. Very happy and full. We played Dominos and Tom wasn't happy with the rules. LOL
Thursday night I drove to Michael's house (my brother) and stayed there. Friday morning, Mom, Mike, Ron R and I drove to Tenn to pick up all of Mom's stuff. It was a LONG drive on Friday. We got to town about 4:30pm. We had to hit a couple stores and finally made it to the house. There was plenty of furniture to take apart and finish packing up on Friday night.
Saturday was insane. We went early to get the truck and trailer, the guy at Uhaul was SOOOO slow. We wasted a good hour or so waiting for the guy to finish stuff. I was sort of standing there going, which trailer? Which trailer? I'll go hook it up.
We started loading as soon as we got back. I must inform you that Ron Retzler is a better packer than even I. I was amazed at how well we got everything stuffed into the trailers. The boxes were literally stacked all the way up to the ceiling almost ALL the way back in the truck. I spent a lot of time tying the stuff in. Making sure that if stuff shifted, it didn't have far to go, and could not start an avalanche of boxes.
About 1:30 on Saturday it started to Rain. At least it wasn't a downpour. It just made the ramp slick and a little harder to get things into the truck. Ron and I were pretty much soaked. It rained off and on all the rest of the day. Once we filled the big 20 foot truck, we had to fill the pull trailer with all the stuff in the basement and garage stuff. That was a pain, walking in the wet grass, getting rained on, and trying to put stuff in a Dark trailer. Yes, it was around 6pm by then and well - it was DARK OUT. Plus - I got hit in the Face with a rake. Yes - the infamous metal rake left sitting there- one foot out and WHAM right in the forehead. I have a bump, too bad it's not all colorful now.
Would you believe we got into the trucks and left about 7Pm? We hit Wendy's for dinner and was on the road out of Ooltewah by 8pm. A couple hours later than we wanted to be.
We drove to Lexington, KT. We went to bed around 1am. ewwwwwww
Sunday at 8:00am, we were finally out the door again. After breakfast and stuff. We were still rather starving all day and had to stop outside Toledo around 1pm to eat before it was time to unload the trucks in Monroe, MI. While unloading I did the rest of the damage to myself. The washer started the fun. I was trying to pick up the hose and dragged my face along the stupid plastic clip on the back of the washer to help hold the hose up. (OUCH) I certainly have a mark from that one. Then while digging out some boxes while climbing over furniture, a STAPLE, found it's way into my hand. Luckily I noticed it before bleeding all over the other furniture. I grabbed some water and washed it out and actually had a bandaid in my luggage. LOL
We want to greatly thank, Tim, Allison, and Jason for coming to the storage units to help unload the trucks. I could not believe it.
We started around 3pm and were out the door by 6:00pm. We dropped off the trucks, hit the bathroom and managed to get to Mike's house by 6:55pm. I got home at 8PM on Sunday night.

So, I hope that everyone else got some major sleep over the weekend, because I did not get any at all. I was not happy getting up at 5am today to try and go to work. I'm at work, only because I didn't fall asleep in the car on the way here.

You are probably wondering.... Where was Tom during all of this damaging fun....????
I agree with you. Well, Friday I managed to get him out of the house to buy some Christmas presents during one of the morning sales. As far as I know he also bought me a present, but it might be hiding somewhere. I didn't see it sitting out when I get home last night and didn't have time to look real hard this morning for it.
Saturday, Tom spent the day dying in Everquest 2. LOL He made level 15 and then kept dying. He now has to get enough experience back to redo 15 again. Sunday was the kicker - Tom had to go to WORK. Which is why he wasn't with us. That was awful.
I hope everyone else had a great weekend.
Tam and Tom

Thursday, November 18, 2004


DANG IT- ok, life isn't that bad. But next Thursday is Thanksgiving. You know what that means.......... The insane shopping of the year shall begins. This year that shopping will have to start without me.
Mom has decided to move basically the whole house (what's left) over that weekend. She is going to drive her truck down to Tennessee with Mike and I and we are going to load a big truck and trailer and bring it all back up here on Sunday. EWWWWWWW
Well, there goes my weekend. Hope you didn't have plans to hang out with me.
Also, the weekend will be a loss on Everquest. Now you know why I am ahead of everyone else. You'll get to play without me for the weekend. Opps, no healer. LOL Well, that's the scoop of the day.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Everquest The insanity

Well, we are level 10 and 11 now. I have become the Priest. Tom is the warrior.
We took a couple breaks this weekend. Saturday we went to a party with people that I work with at the school. It was fun.
Sunday we ran to Brighton to help dad with a door problem. Wound up doing a bunch of little chores all over the place. I guess dad was bored.
So, that certainly cut into our playing time. I should count the number of quests I have finished. I have had fun with those. I did enough stuff that when I finally dinged 7 and 10 I dinged twice. LOL So, currently I am level 11. Hurray.
The floor is shaking here at work, the cheerleaders practice next door. LOL Wow, do they stomp a lot. :~)

Thursday, November 11, 2004


I'm already addicted.
Perdita is LEVEL 7 actually - but I have to claim citizenship in Qeynos before it gives me level 7. So I'm level 6 and 132 percent. LOL
I'm going to grab a screen shot and hit the blog with it. I like the game a lot, it is much easier to play with a smaller group of people.
They have the zones split up A LOT MORE. You have to be careful when you log in to make sure that all your friends are on the same "incident" on the same server. Just /tell me and I can inform you how to hook up.
WE are officially on the OASIS server. I liked the name.
I still have to figure out how the Heroic "Thing" is. I can do it for myself, but I don't know how to make it work in a group yet, I don't know the symbols, so it is hard to follow. Basically you have to do specific things in a row to get a bigger slam, or better heal, or better nuke. That will be a learning experience for me. I hate trying to watch stuff on the sidelines. UGH
Hope everyone is raring to go. I'm off the stupid island tonight. I am way behind those who have been playing 48 hours straight now.
See you ONLINE.
Perdita - cleric

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

The Tv also Arrived. WOW, yes the basement is already looking lived in... Posted by Hello

Hey, finally got the new couch Posted by Hello

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

OH NO...........


I think I might just have to cry.
I can't believe it. I should have know to order the game over the internet. The game is not in the stores yet and the servers are live and people are already playing. Once again we are going to be behind.
Although I am happy to let you know that in a contest of 24 hours straight, a guy only got to level 16. That makes me feel good. He did it soloing. I'm hoping it will slow a few people down.

By the way - the TV is incredible. The Sony Dream system surround sound plays like everything. I have to test my DVD in it though. We watched Walking Tall last night. WOW, I still have to get an optical audio cable for the dish box to the surround sound.
Talk to you soon.

Thursday, November 04, 2004


I think I am going to lose my mind..........

The end of the quarter is tomorrow and wow do I have a nice pile of crap that students will be handing me in order to save their grades.
I know, why did I give it to them the day before???? Well, I haven't had printer ink all week and today was the first time I could actually print anything. Sooooo, there you are.
I think it really woke a few of them up. You can not argue with an F on paper. That is what it says, that is what the computer says. I didn't add it up, the computer did.

Anyway, the big TV saga still continues.

They did not deliver the TV on Tuesday. Tom and I were really not happy. We stopped by Circuit city, after voting, - on our way to ABC warehouse to have it out. Circuit city was willing to grab one and drive it to our house that night. I told this to the guy at ABC.
Well, he panicked and said - what can I do? We wandered around and I sort of decided on the Sony dream system 5 DVD player and surround in ONE little box. HOT DOG They guy gave it to us for his cost, he then gave me speaker wire and two stands to put the front speakers on.
Tom was soo tired, he just sort of stood there looking at the guy, while I was sort of freaking out.

I laughed hard when we left. I noticed our sales guy had a note in his hand that said "She is REALLY Mad." It was underlined too. LOL So, I guess good husband, freaky wife works for us. OH YEAH - The TV - I guess we get it on Saturday. At the same time that DirecTV comes with our new hookup.
I think the money is now gone. YUP that would be about it now.
Nap time.

Monday, November 01, 2004


Oh so not cool.
We are freezing to death at school today. NOT KIDDING...
The boiler would not turn on and I guess we are waiting for a chemist to come mix the stuff right to get it to start. UGH So, we have resorted to putting on coats and letting the kids. Today is Monday and the girls are to be wearing skirts. This is ridiculous. UGH

I am also missing a normal of 5 to 8 students per class today. Not sure if some of them will be back. Could be they left for other schools after the fun that we had on Friday. There was a parent in the office today complaining and trying to get their kid into our school I think. Hmmmm I don't think she knows there is a waiting list. LOL
Anyway, have a better day than freezing, No new TV ME..........