My ultra-boring life

Friday, May 23, 2008

Catchup (no not ketchup)

We had a GREAT time in Canada last week for our anniversary trip. Totally gorgeous! This week I started out Monday with a job interview that immediately turned into a job. I'm now an administrative assistant for Kuna Counseling Center, which is a bit wild and disjointed but not bad. It's the closest thing I've had to using my degree since I graduated in '92. :) The people there are really nice and the schedule is very flexible; they have given me all the time I need off for the summer which is most awesome. It's still a bit nerve-wracking for psychologically wimpy ol' me, but it's good mental exercise. Jake gave me a blessing the other day and since then the Lord has been helping me a lot.
With the income from that and the savings we have from refinancing our house, we have been spending a bit much lately. We bought a 2007 Toyota Prius (which we LOVE), are replacing my dead laptop, and upgrading our satellite to HD. Can I just say that I am excited? Whee! I love spending money! Bad me! But with the refinance we are COMPLETELY out of credit card debt! Now that IS something to cheer about! Hooray!

Friday, May 02, 2008

It's sad when...

You're home all day and end up checking online to see that something has been delivered and is sitting on your doorstep.


I'm just sayin'.

Caveat Emptor!

I have lost the 2nd Compaq laptop in 3 years due to motherboard failure this week. No warning, just suddenly dead and every boot attempt results in a beep code saying that the CMOS can't write to RAM. Replacing the CMOS battery and removing/testing the RAM didn't help, leaving the motherboard as the culprit. AGAIN. Last time it was the onboard video card. My MIL lost her Compaq to a motherboard problem about a year ago as well, so this is not a rare occurrence, apparently. Now I have to save up for another machine and pull data from my little hard drive again. So to those of you out there who are shopping for laptops: avoid the Compaqs! Anyone have a brand they particularly recommend? I'm looking at Toshiba or Lenovo, but I would rather have XP than Vista.