Wednesday, August 31, 2005

We have a problem?

Yes! I have a new network card installed on the computer and it might work just fine. I however do not know because the installation disk was faulty and does not have the correct drivers for my Windows. Sigh.... Maybe all this is a sign?

In the mean time... my house is cleaner than it has been in a long time, I have considered scrapbooking again, I actually read the paper this morning, I went TO the Childrens Place actual store to see if they had a good sale, and I have started reading a book... a real book with pages that turn instead of scroll. Life with out internet...who knew??? :)

I sure do miss all of you. I had to call Elizabeth today to make sure that all my blog friends survived the storm... Can you believe how bad it is? Without the computer to bring me my info, I have started watching the news again. Two observations ... First, commercials are more annoying than I ever remember. Second, there is a reason our local news people are still local! OH MY!

Hopefully the computer problems will soon be over and I can return to my beloved net! But really is this sabatical from the net a problem? I can't complain about an old computer or a downed internet when so many in LA, AL and MS have lost so much.

I can't imagine what it will take to rebuild all the homes and businesses destroyed in the storm, let alone all the shattered lives. Is re-building even possible? I know of a family at Spring Valley who will soon have seven additional people living under their roof. Storm evacuees. They have no idea how long they will be here... but they are enrolling their kids in our school. It is going to be a long time before all these people have a safe place of their own again. Seems so unfair that some have so much while some have lost everything. My heart and prayers go out to all of Katrinas victims.

Rob and I were married nine years ago today.... I would tell you all about it, but I did that last year! So I'll just say Happy Anniversary Honey! I am married to a great guy! :) Be back in blog land as soon as possible. I have to say it is really nice to be missed! :)

P.S. My parents computer will not let the spell checker pop-up so you can all just appreciate my disgraphia for what it is! :)

Friday, August 19, 2005

Oh Happy Day!

What a difference a week can make! Last week after I posted the death of the green car and the computer, Rob was able to fix the car! It was just a $10 thermostat. I am so proud of him! Then Sunday night, spurred on by Rob's accomplishment I sat down with the system restoration disks and revived the computer! The internet is still out because we need a new network card. We think that the terrible storm from two weeks ago may have zapped us! Our electricity was out for over four hours. ANYWAY I have been told that a network card is easy to replace, so I hope to get around to that this weekend.

This has been a very busy week for us! Kolby started school Wednesday~ and loves it! I had a big PTA blast-off luncheon that my friend Emily and I were in charge of on Monday. We started teaching Wednesday night 3's. Rob had two softball games Tuesday. I had PTA meetings Wednesday and two today. And Rhett-r-roo has a yucky old sinus infection! It has been a week!

Not having internet acess at home has driven me crazy! I feel so out of touch! I'm sure after my long absence noone even reads this sad little blog anymore, but I hope to be back to regular posting soon!

I have to share a Rhett story from today...
I took Rhett to my 9am PTA meeting. I usually try to avoid doing that at all cost, but it couldn't be avaioded. Besides that i knew at least two other 4 year olds would be there. He did fine during the meeting. As I was leaving I stopped in the office to ask our principal a question. I put my bag and Rhett on the bench inside the office, handed him his Leapster, and told him to stay put while I talked to Mrs M. I heard the Leapster music and assumed he was happy. I never left the room where he was and I kept hearing the Leapster sound so even though my back was to him I thought all was well.

About three minutes later i turned around to get my stuff and Rhett was gone. The Leapster was still going but Rhett was no where to be found. At first I did not panic. But after searching all through the office, the adjoining cafeteria, the stage the bathrooms and two halls I was terrified. I ran out to the parking lot to check our Rhett. I started screaming his name. A million thoughts...none good, raced through my mind. A dozen silent paniced prayers raced to heaven As I raced around the school calling Rhett.

I was walking into the office to tell the staff to lock down the school and call the police when across the cafeteria I saw my friend Shae who works at school walking towards me, Rhett in tow. After thanking God and Shae profusely, Shae informed me that she just happened to go to her car to get something and she spotted a short kid in the parking lot. When she got closer she recognized Rhett and of course demanded to know where his mommy was. He said i was in the building. She asked him if he was supposed to be outside and he sorta grinned and said no. So she brought him in to find me. I felt so blessed and happy that he was OK and so angry that he wandered off. AAAGGGHHH!

I don't think I could catch my breath for an hour! Terror! I think I broke all the love and logic rules of parenting after Rhett and I were alone in the car. He now thinks I will call the police to take him to ajil if he wanders off like that again or bad people will take him away from us forever.... It scared him a bit too to see me cry, and that is a good thing.

Who knew parenting would be such an adventure? Thank you God for keeping my little boy from harms way!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Saturday, August 13, 2005

A sad, sad day

It is a sad, sad day in the Grosz house hold. In the last week two old friends have left us.... our computer and our green car.

After 7 years of dutiful service, our dear friend Gateway kicked the bucket four days ago. I never realized how dependant I was on my computer until this week of not having one. It is driving me absolutly crazy! I use the computer for everything! Shopping, communicating, getting news, all projects, PTA work. pictures, keeping up with blog world... It's almost sad how down I am about the death of my computer... and loosing all the information on my precious hard drive is just killing me! Addresses, pictures, tax information, countless down loads, and my entire invitations business... all gone. Yes, I know I should have backed it all up but, I didn't. Now I am praying that some techno genius somewhere can revive my computer just long enough to get a few things off of it. Not sure when a new computer will come into our life so this may be it for my blogging as well.

Then the car died..or at least it is close to death. My 1995 hunter green all leather Mazda 626, the car I bought, the car Rob inherited when we got the mini-van, the "paper route" car, the "go to work" car, the "we don't bother fixing cosmetic things anymore" car, the "don't drive her out of town" car, the "do we look trashy for parking her in the drive way?" car is finally on life support. Rob maybe be able to patch her up and send her back out for a few more weeks, but it isn't looking good. I have been really sad about loosing this car!

I am struck by how attached I get to things. Things that can be replaced, but still things that we work hard to pay for. Things that are temporal and have no feelings. Just things. Maybe this is God's way of telling me it is time to let go of the things, or at least not hold on to them so tightly.

Still, I will miss you Gateway and Green car! You both have served me well and I will not forget you!

PS ~ Anyone in blog land have an extra computer laying around? :)

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

It's a boy!

Here is the newest member of our clan! Born to my cousin a few days ago, little Kelton weighed 9lbs 11oz and is 21.5 inches long. AND... NO she did not have a C-section! Yes, my cousin has lots to brag about these days...this cute little guy tops the list of course! Congrats Eboo and Hi-me!