Saturday, January 31, 2004

The weekend

The weekend is finally here! Darren is coming over so that we can take all of our rose bush clippings to the dump. It is raining right now, so I guess yard work is out of the question.

We have discovered a problem with our new lovesac. It is so comfortable, that if you get in it and are even just a little tired, you will fall asleep! Tonya slept in it most of the night last night after she fell asleep in it around 9:00.

Taylor sold 303 boxes of cookies. Now the hard part comes, delivery.

Taylor has had no media week, so we didn't watch TV. That will change tomorrow when the superbowl is on. It is the only time of the year when the commercials are really good.

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Tomorrow is the day after my birthday!

I stumped a few people with that one day today. All in all, it was a good day, except for one of my hubs went out and 1/3 of the people on the second floor lost their network connection. I did some reconfiguring of wires and where able to get most people back up, and the rest I put onto and old slow hub that I had in the closet.

I put out the flat panel monitors today. The 12 people who got them were very happy. I even gave away my flat panel (because I didn't need it anymore, I do have that 17" monitor on my laptop now) So I felt like I was in elementary school where you bring cookies on your birthday.

Eligibility sang to me, I really am going to treat them better, they have been great to me, helping me set stuff up.

Tonya is taking me out to dinner tonight. We will be going to Mongolian Bar-Be-Que. And we are going out to a movie tonight.

Thanks mom for the card!

Sunday, January 25, 2004

Now we know what happened to the Spirit Rover

martian (18k image)

Found this on the internet. It appears that the Spirit Rover landed on Marvin the Martian's trusted dog, K-9, that is why they had to go down the auxiliary ramp. As you can see from the picture, Marvin was not happy and placed a Illudium Pew-36 Explosive Space Modulator on the Rover, and that is why they are having problems!

Friday, January 23, 2004

At Work

I installed the ZEN inventory program on all of my servers and got it working. It is amazing watching all the computer information come in so now I have detailed info about every computer I maintain. Also I am able to take over a person's computer now without that person knowing the ip address of the computer, which makes life easier for me.

I received a tape drive for my server in Cedar City. I will now try and get it installed so that I can finally back up that server!

The new laptops have not arrived yet for the users, so they are all getting very ancy. I just hope that they give me a little time to get them set up once they arrive.

Cookie Update

Taylor has now sold 289 packages of cookies. Now she is taking her Kaitlin out selling so that she can get up to one hundred. Currently Kaitlin has 66 cookies, she sold about twenty last night in an hour with Taylor, we will probably go out again tonight. Taylor is very driven to sell.

Taylor is trying to get Shaylee (not our Shaylie) to come with her and sell, but her mom says she is too shy, and she is up in the sixties anyway with her dad helping her, so she may make it okay anyway.

I wouldn't be surprised if Taylor goes out and gets 300 tonight. She has already earned $50 dollars in Girl Scout credit, that she can use towards things at the girl scout store or camps.

Monday, January 19, 2004

Cookies, Cookies, and More Cookies

We are finding out that selling Girl Scout cookies is about as hard as asking people to breathe. As of this morning, she has sold over 130 boxes of cookies and she hasn't even come to my work yet. She does that today. Her goal was to sell 100 boxes total. Her scoutmaster told them if everyone sells 100 boxes, they will go as a troop to the girl scout camp up north for a campout. She was over a hundred boxesby 3:00 on Saturday. It was great watching her walk up to people's doors and knocking and giving her little speech and watching almost everyone buy cookies.

Tonya's hair color changed several times this weekend, only to end up at the same color it was before the weekend.

I spent most of the weekend trying to get the website back up, as you can tell it is now working.

Taylor slept over at Misty's house on Sunday night, she also sold ten boxes of cookies to them. :D

Shaylie played computer games over the weekend. Her favorite thing right now on the computer is a night-time story "Where do slippers sleep?" In fact, she made sure that her slippers were under the bed last night.

Web site problems

We have had problems with our web site this weekend, however, they are now fixed and hopefully I will have no more problems. I had to rebuild all the blog stuff, but it is all back up now.

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Almost done with the web site and other stuff

As, you can see, I have the new web design for our site up and running :D Now, I have to find some pictures to put on the page so that grandparents won't yell :P I have a few tweeks left to do, and maybe someday I will update Shaylie's page to reflect that she is no longer an infant ;)

I got my bike back today. It is so nice to ride after it has been to the shop, I wish it always ran like that.

It looks like Taylor is going to go to girl scout summer camp this year! The one she wants to go to is a week long camp up around park city. This girl scout thing looks like it is working out great! By the way, Girl Scout cookies start on Friday, so remember, don't buy your cookies from anyone except Taylor :D

Monday, January 12, 2004

Another great start to a week

Before I went to bed last night, I decided to check and see if my front bike tire was still inflated. It was, so I have no idea why it went flat. BBBUUUUTTT, I noticed that a couple of spokes are broken on my back tire, so that means more repairs.

I get into work this morning and my boss tells me that one of my servers is locked up, so I got to fix that this morning, plus I found out I need to install a file on every machine by tuesday morning. Now, I am trying to install a laptop, that seems to only work on the wireless network once, and then you have to reinstall the network. Then I have to install XP on a person's computer, that will take an hour. And I still have to upgrade all the computers in the training rooms. And I have 7 new laptops coming for users (when I had requested 3, people with good laptops (and are in a position of power) decided that they wanted new ones as well). What a wonderful week.

Oh, and I have to get this site back up and running I need an assistant.

Friday, January 9, 2004

We're not going away

We are back! :D We have switched service providers and we should be okay, for now. I am going to completely redo the website, so that is why things look pretty plain right now, but things are going to spruced up over the next few weeks.

Lots of things have happened recently. I have my new laptop, my new usb pen drive. :laugh: We bought a new video camera (thanks mom) and it can take pictures, so we will be adding pictures to the site (hopefully) The pictures are not the greatest, but hey, it is better than what we have had recently, which is nothing. :satisfied:

We have our lovesacs! :laugh: No it is not anything bad, they are BIG foam filled furniture (ie, like bean bags) One is 6 foot and girls' one is 2 foot. They are very comfortable. :rolleyes: