Wednesday, June 19, 2013

WAAAAAAA!!!!! and GRRRR!!!!!

HEY! internet is on....I'm going to try making a post.....

Oh my goodness, I could just CRY over the internet problems I'm having over here!!!  I basically GAVE UP last Thursday and stopped trying to get even pages to's so frustrating, and to top it off, my kids can't do any of the things they love to do online either, so I get to answer questions like, "why does our internet stink and everyone else's works?", or, "why can't we get internet from cable or somewhere else?", or my personal favorite, "why is it always US?"......that one they love to pull out for many different situations that they don't like!  And while I'm dealing with my own annoyances, their questions just rub me the wrong way -- I don't have the answers!!
So here we all sit, in the DARK AGES (according to my kids), and you would think that I'd have all kinds of things accomplished, without the distraction of the internet and all, but......YOU'D BE WRONG!!!!

*Sigh!*  I don't know how a whole day can pass and I seem to get nothing accomplished!!
Well, I can't really say "nothing".....there were several things we got done last weekend (none were painting, though!), I just can't show any pictures of them! :-S  Actually, I don't know why I'm working so hard on this post, I probably won't be able to get it to save OR post..... *Sigh!*  As blogger auto-saves this post, I keep getting the pink warning banner on top that tells me an error occurred while saving or publishing and please try again.....NOT a good sign!

We got the garden ready for planting this weekend, finally!  It was BEAUTIFUL weather (and only lasted two days! :-P), and now I have nothing stopping me from putting my tiny, limited amount of plants in the ground.....nothing but myself, of course! :-D  What can I say, planting is HARD work and my body hurts ALOT after......besides, I have been painting this week, and I haven't wanted to stop!!  But we have more rain coming this weekend, so I want to get it done today - right after this post! Hahaha!!  This will be my longest post EVER! :-D

Well, there won't be any pictures yet, because I've been trying for the past half-hour to load some and it won't do it -- boohoo! and BORING!!!  I'll be calling the AT&T guy after this weekend to see where we stand on the right-of-way-line-thing that he said they will do.  At the very least, I think I should be compensated back for these days of NO internet -- they are starting to add up!

Ok, I'm off to make lunch, then vacuum, then maybe....plant something!!! :-D
I'll be sure to take pictures along the way for when they will upload again -- now THAT will be a long post!  But at least it will be fun!!

I just wanted you guys to know that I am STILL HERE - for better or for worse!!! LOL  ^-^

Monday, June 10, 2013


Oh GRRRR!!!!  I'm having internet problems AGAIN!!!

All weekend we have not been able to get online, and for days before that and NOW, our connection speed is too slow to load anything (even pictures on here!), and we can't stay connected for long!

So I had a phone company guy out here (AGAIN!), and they aren't even sure what our problem is, but they think it's because we are over 1/2 mile off the main road (and phone connection), and the wires are running under the dirt road to our house.  SO.....he is going to "request a right-of-way" from the electric company to run the phone wires along the electric poles, which is how it should have been done the first time, and it take several weeks, blah blah blah, and hopefully THAT will solve the repeated connection issues we have!  UGH!!

In the meantime, we have to struggle with dial-up speeds (was I really once happy with that??? LOL), and you guys have to put up with listening to me with no pictures to distract you!!! :-D
It's too bad, too, because Brian put up the kitchen ceiling trim this weekend!!!  HOORAY!
It looks SO good and makes me SO happy to see it when I'm in there (which is 70% of the day!), and now I just have to stencil along the ceiling (which I've been dreaming of doing for 3 1/2 years!), and that part will be done!!! :-D

We also bought the wood for the baseboard in there, so I'll be painting that after I finish this post -- FUN, FUN, FUN!!! 

So I haven't really missed the internet this weekend, except at night while relaxing, but all I had to do was grab a stack of my magazines to look through, and I didn't even think about it! :-D

It has been raining and raining all weekend, as well (which might have something to do with the internet being down), and while the air is cool, it's so tropical and humid, it's GROSS!  And we can check off another weekend that Brian can't get out in the garden area to prep it for plants!!!  This has to be some kind of record, because since March I can count the nice weekends we've had on ONE hand!  That's why I've been getting so much house-work out of Brian!!  So I guess I'm not complaining too much -- LOL

OH!!!  And one last thing before I go paint.....that chicken I made last weekend was DELICIOUS!!  Everyone loved it and said to make it all the time!  And, it WAS quick and easy, even the sauce, so I felt like a gourmet, but I really wasn't!! :-D  So anyone who is thinking about making it can do it with confidence!!!  If the internet cooperates later, I want to pick out a dessert recipe to try.....I'll post back with the results! :-)

Have a wonderful day, blogging friends, and I'll keep trying to upload pictures so I can have a more visually exciting post next time!!! ^-^