Wednesday, January 30, 2002

I'm back

I made it back from my whirlwind trip to Salt Lake. Unfortunately, I have used up my forty hours for the week, so I have to take the rest of the week off! ;-) Some fun stuff happened while I was gone. The wide area network went down for a while just as I arrived in Salt Lake, and a person's computer that I was working on locked up (and she couldn't figure out that she needed to turn it off and then it would be fine (she left me several messages saying it was still locked up) even Taylor at five years old nows that if the computer is not working, reboot it) Oh well.

Next week, I am going to fix the Health Department computers, set up the file server to do tape backups, and get ready to go to Cedar City and take over that mess.

Monday, January 28, 2002

Scott's Birthday...

It was Scott's birthday yesterday! He turned 31, (and finally caught up with me, again!) We all had a fun weekend....only I feel like I was the one who got the present since Scott generously volunteered to watch not only our two girls but Anje as well, while Anissa and I went to Mesquite on Saturday night for a little getaway.

We got back on Sunday morning and decorated the house. When Scott came home from Church with the girls, we all shouted Happy Birthday! We opened presents and then Anissa watched the girls while I stole Scott away for lunch. Anissa and Anje took off for home and then Scott had to head to work for a little while. While he was gone, our friends Tiff and Dean stopped by for a little visit and our home teachers brought Scott a birthday treat (which the girls and I ate since Scott can't have sweets!) But it's the thought that counts, right? Anyway, other than having to work I think he had a pretty good birthday! I hope so anyway!

Scott will be heading up to his mom's tomorrow for a training. He isn't too happy about this but it will be good to see Mom again! (We are proud of you, Rose. I'm glad you are making it out to the pool again. Keep it up, soon you'll be in great shape once more...)

Well, it's turning out to be a pretty gloomy day here in St. George, but I'm grateful since it is snowing everywhere else in Utah! If it is raining when it's time for Taylor to come home...I will have to go pick her up so I better go get ready! Love to all!!! Talk to you soon...

Thursday, January 24, 2002

It's been a while...

It's been about a week since I've posted anything. I guess we've been pretty busy around here. I've had my second shot in my back and it seems to be kicking in at last. Shaylie and Taylor are still struggliing with their I guess that means I am too. I may have to take them to the doctor once again. I'll let you know how it goes...

Scott and I tried to go to the movies last week as well. We tried all day to get a local girl to come and babysit for us Saturday night...but no one could. So we bribed Chad and Krissy with our kitchen chairs. They were very sweet to come and watch the girls, but when we got to the movie theater, the movie: Lord of the Rings, was sold out. And since it starts at off times there were no other shows playing, so we had to come home. It was a big bummer. But at least we got to visit Uncle Chad and Aunt Krissy for a bit, and they were able to fit two chairs in their car to take home.

Scott is still working hard but we are getting to see him a little bit more at home. He actually spent the entire three day weekend with us....I mean it, all of it. He even got the roses pruned, and that is a big job. Hopefully, this is a new trend.

Love to everybody! We'll try to keep up a little more with the daily goings-on. Take care~

Sunday, January 20, 2002

Taylor is a big baseball fan

I installed Backyard Baseball on Taylor's computer at lunch time and she has been playing it ever since. She really like T-Ball, but she wants to get good at hitting so that she can play a season and go to the World Series. One funny thing was that when she got tired, she wanted me to come and click the buttons so that she could win. I told her that if her hand was tired, she could play again tomorrow.

Shaylie really likes watching me play on the computer; every time I sit down at it, she comes and sits on my lap. She also really likes our Shelby's, but she has to play with both of them or she cries about the one sitting alone.

Wednesday, January 16, 2002

Taylor's first SEP...

Or Parent/Teacher Conference, that is. They are called Student Education Planning meetings now, I guess. Scott, Taylor and I went in and met with Mrs. Stewart this afternoon. Taylor is doing very well. We found out that she is a very good student from her teacher. (Of course, we already new that, but it is nice to hear.) She is getting along well with other kids (except for Kitauna sometimes) and she set some goals for the rest of the school year...They are to make her teacher proud by listening and following the rules, to learn to read, and to do good work at school.

We are very proud of her! She is the best!

we're okay...

I don't know what is the matter with all of us lately...It seems like we can't get over our various sicknesses. Taylor had a fever and was throwing up all weekend, but she was feeling better in time for school. Then yesterday Shaylie started running a fever, then I started feeling sick. I think we just keep sharing our germs one with another....We all need to be separated for a while so we can get better.

Scott has been spared mostly, I think, because he is at work so much. He doesn't get much of a chance to breathe in the air around here. I've been trying to talk him into a little weekend sabbatical, but he says being away from work and thinking about the money we spend just stresses him out. If any of you see him, tell him he needs a vacation....I know I do.

We're glad to hear you're doing well, Rose. Taylor was glad to hear about your soap dish. She wondered what it looks like. I'm glad everyone is excited for the Olympics....Scott and I saw an editiorial on KSL that told everyone to quit complaining and welcome the world. It said,"traffic will suck but get over it!" It made us laugh. I think everyone will be glad for it in the end...

Anyway, I guess I'll go. I just wanted to update everyone. We are okay, except for being sick. I guess that means we could be better, but we could be a lot worse too. :P

Tuesday, January 15, 2002

Health Department is basically done

I finally finished the Health Department move. Now I just have to fix the little things that come up after a major move, so I should be done today. Imaging starts in two weeks so i will soon be updating about 30 computers for that, so I will see how that goes. Oh the joy.

Shaylie is sick, so Tonya is dealing with that today. Hopefully she will feel better soon. Later.

Sunday, January 13, 2002

Day three of sitting around

This Health Department move so far has been a joke. Here it is Monday and nothing got done. Electricity is not done, let alone the cubicles. Phone system is not in, the server room gets very warm, and the computers are still packed into the very back of the conference room with no hope of getting to them. With the other moves, there was some organization. With this move, the only way they could be less organized is if they tried to. What a joke.

Saturday, January 12, 2002

WW Meeting today...

I went to the Saturday meeting this week...and went down another .4 pounds. At least down isn't up! If you want to see my top ten reasons for losing weight (it's not like a Letterman list or anything, we really had to list ten reasons in class today), they are posted in the FORUMS.

Scott is at work today! The Health Department move is turning out to be extremely disorganized so it is probably going to take him a few days before they're even ready for him to do his thing...but at least this is the last move...Yea!!!

The girls are good! We are all doing well! Love you all! Talk to you soon!

Wednesday, January 9, 2002

I'm now a big Lord of the Rings fan....

I don't know what took me so long....that was one of my favorite reads ever! It took me a few days to get through it all (I think it took me a little while to get through all the elven languages and such) but it was so good! I didn't want it to end...I guess my only consolation is that now I have the movies to look forward to...and I get to take Scott to see it for the first time.

I still have the Appendices to read, but I will get to that sooner or later. I think I better get my nose out of a book for a while, since that is all my whole family seems to think I ever do. It was just really good.

Anyway, we are all doing really well. We are all over our sicknesses I think. No more sniffling at least. I was glad to get back to our normal healthy selves. I still need to get back with the doctor about my back though, it is getting a little worse every day. I am calling them tomorrow I hope, maybe Friday. Thursdays are always very busy at my house.

Well, that is all! I want to thank Scott for the beautiful flowers he sent to me today! I love you...

Tuesday, January 8, 2002

Server Migration tonight

In one of my last acts in the old building, I am migrating the servers tonight. That is, putting the old server info on a new server. Usually a scary task, but I have done it two times in the past two weeks so now it is old hat. I got ITS on the ball yesterday, they told me the building was wired when it quite clearly wasn't and they hadn't told me anything, so I sent them an email with a copy going to the director of the Health Department. Suddenly, things started happeing, it is good to know people in high places. Now we will see if they actually do what they promise. Busy weekend again coming up with the move, will probably be there all weekend. But that is the last of the moves! Yea!!!

Sunday, January 6, 2002

Still working hard

Almost finished moving people into my new building, just little things to do here now. Buttttt, I now have to prepare for the health department move. I have to migrate a server, set up new computers, move everyone to the new building, re-setup the server for the new addresses. Then next week I have to set up DWS for imaging, which is a HUGE project. Then it will slow down, as long as Cedar isn't a problem.

Saturday, January 5, 2002

The New Year is underway....

Glad to be back home! Our thanks to Dad and Pam for the great visit! We had a good time! It was good to see everyone again. We stayed a day longer than anyone expected and it threw off some's just so hard to leave once we actually get down there! It's too fun visiting I suppose.

I attended Saturday Weight Watchers meeting and was amazed and glad to find I had actually dropped a couple pounds over the holidays...21 pounds total...I'm back on track now and hoping to start walking every day for 2002!

I am reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy that I got from Bobbie for Christmas...I saw the movie in Mesa and I loved now I am reading the books to find out what happens next! Thanks, Bobbie!

We are heading out today to the stores to spend the generous Christmas money we got from Great Grandma Deschamp and from Chad and Krissy and from Mom! Can't wait! Thanks everyone!

Taylor loved showing off her new stuffed cat at school. We enjoyed all our holiday gifts from everyone! I'm going to have to invest in some organizational stuff to keep it all!

Happy New Year All! Talk to you soon...

Friday, January 4, 2002

Busy, busy, busy

Here it is Friday and the cubicles are still not done. I am trying to get the file server here finished and start setting up a new server for the Health Department. Howard just left and gave me a big list of things to make sure that get done today (great, just what I need, more stuff to do), so I made copies of the list and gave them to everyone else.

Tonya got home Thursday morning really early safe and sound. Taylor had school the next morning and got to show off her new stuffed cat.


Tuesday, January 1, 2002

I'm all moved in

Howard came in today and he helped me move a better desk into my office. It is a lot nicer than the other one and I am so glad to be finished with my move. I have everything unpacked and all of my computers are now running. I even have my netcam up and running (You can go to my homepage and see it) I have everyone's account moved over here, the only problem is that the cubicles and power and phones and network wires aren't done yet! :-) Oh well, at least I am done with me and I'm almost done with the server for this building!

In other news, I still can't get a hold of the garage man. His voice mail on his phone is full. This is not a good sign.

Happy New Year!

2002 is here! I hope this year is better than the last!

For the first time in a decade, Tonya and I were not together for new years. Work made it impossible so as you can tell, I am not happy with my job right now.

I was going to live with the desk they brought me, but I found out tonight that it doesn't hook together right with the return, so now I have to pack up everything again and move it out. Grrrrr.

In other bad news, the spring on our garage door broke and now I can't get the door open, even on the emergency latch, so our car is stuck in the house. I couldn't get a hold of the garage door man today, I hope I can tomorrow, but considering it is a holiday, I might be out of luck. Fortunately, I have transportation.

I am praying that these bad things happened on the last day of 2001, so that 2002 can be a better year. I have my figures crossed.

I love you, Tonya, Taylor, and Shaylie. I miss you all.