Friday, February 29, 2008
I got a lame form letter from the place I interviewed with saying they could not offer me employment at this time. I am bummed. I thought I did so well and it was in the bag. What is worse is that in the letter, the lady writing it said she enjoyed talking to me - and I never met her! Insult to injury... Nothing I can do about it now except keep the faith. And practice my future communication skills like, "Do you want fries with that...?"
Lucie is going away to Kids Camp today till Sunday. The kids have gym night tonight and I will be here feeding DVDs into the burner. After that it is scary movie marathon weekend.
The other day, the tiny rubber piece that covers my headphone jack on the top of my cell phone disappeared. It is on top of the phone so it is an open manhole cover for rain and other stuff to go right into the phone guts. I tried to find a replacement one online and at the Verizon store. No luck. So I called LG (the phone maker) and they had them for $0.98 each. With free shipping! But - minimum order is $10. So now I have 11 of them coming. Let me know if you need one....
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
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Not much else going on right now. Ashleigh starts lacrosse at the end of the week. Lucie is away this weekend for a Kids Camp. I am still waiting interview results. I emailed the company yesterday and am hoping no news is good news....
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
After my interview on Monday, I was sick, sick, sick. Fever, chills, hot, cold, coughing, etc. Just miserable. Fortunately I had nowhere to go so I laid low and ate soup and hung out.
I have been spending a lot of time editing video either of Elliott's games, Ashleigh's play, or the cruise footage. I was aiming to cut the cruise footage down from a little over 2 hours to 1 hour but that is not going to work out. I have a lot of video of dodge ball games, rock wall climbing, driving in St. Maarten, etc. So I am trimming that down and it will probably be about an hour and a half long. But it is coming out fine and I am enjoying reliving the trip. Lots of laughs.
Elliott had one of the strap pins on his watch come out on the cruise. So I went MacGyver and used one of Katie's hair clips to get it back in. The band is thick rubber so it was some hard work. Earlier this week, the dang thing popped out again. We all took turns trying to fix it. Finally, Lucie dug out the receipt and we took it back to Kohl's. Two minutes later we had a brand new watch. Very good.
Verizon finally made it to our street to run the new FIOS. So yesterday they dug a big hole in the front yard and had a giant cable layer/pusher thing out there driving the cables underground along the street. They managed to break one of my driveway reflector thingys so they will replace that - which is good as that is the one Lucie broke and I had fixed it once.
I went to church and played basketball after Elliott's game last night. We had 10 out but I got there late so I didn't get to play a lot before people started leaving. But I played a little which was enough since I had been sick. I haven't been on the elliptical much since we got back.
Today is a snow day for the kids. First one of the winter. Very icy out. Lucie is not feeling well but made it to church to work on the annual budget report which will be presented this Monday night. Lots of PowerPoint stuff and tables. She hopes to just collect a lot of it and come home with her tea and do it from here. The roads are rough but it should warm up. I will hunker down and watch a Netflix movie we have had for a while (Resident Evil 3 - no judging please...) and work on the cruise DVD.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Above are 5 clips from Elliott's game this past Saturday. His team was depleted due to absent players and sick ones so they could only put 4 players on the floor. The other team had all 5 play plus a sub. This team beat Elliott's at their last meeting by 14 points. Somehow, Elliott's team managed to turn it up a notch and came out with a win, 54-50! It was the teams' highest output all season. Elliott shot 50% from the field with a 3 pointer! A few rebounds, a steal, and the long awaited foul! (You may have to hit the PLAY button in the lower left twice to start the video - he is #3.)
This afternoon at 1PM I have a job interview that I am really excited about. I did some more research on the company and am looking forward to getting on board with them. Of course I wake up this morning sweaty, bad cough, throwing up (from the coughing), etc. Not from nerves - I am very relaxed, but from some little bug. So I am loaded up on Airborne and ibuprofen, etc. etc. I will get through it.
Hopefully my next post on here will be as an employee!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Friday and Saturday Ashleigh performed her high school play "Romeo & Juliet." She played the role of prince and did really well. We went with a bunch of friends Saturday night. Above is a 30 second clip. (You may have to click the PLAY arrow at the lower left twice to start it.)
Elliott had another big game Saturday morning. I am working on video of that. Here is a preview of the recap: due to illness and injury, his team only had 4 players show up. They played another team that they lost by 14 to the last time they played. That team had all 5 players on the floor and one on the bench on Saturday. Check back tomorrow for the stunning results of that game...
Friday, February 15, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
The cruise trip is a mere hours away now. Boarding passes are printed, confirmations for the boat, cars, planes and the hotel in hand. A group of about 10 or so are heading down tonight. It is raining hard here which could cause some delays for them if not due to our weather, then weather elsewhere.
This will be my last blog until I return. Go Patriots!