Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New car! YAY!

reading about subaru wrx custom floor mats reminded me that we got a new car and never bothered to tell you all about it!

It's true! Its an Impala, and it WAS in excellent condition - but the day after - seriously, the very second night we owned it, it hailed. Damn near golf ball sized hail, which of course, left a few marks just about |EVERYWHERE!|

Ignore the hail damage (because we are) and its a damn sweet car. Only 90,000 KMs on it, and the interior is mint! the trunk is tonnes bigger then the Taurus, and that is most definitely a bonus!!

From what I can tell, its better on gas and is a smoother ride as the shocks were on their way out, in the Taurus.

All in all, it was money well spent!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Learning the hard way!

Recently I was contacted about a video of my sin that was on youtube. A television station wanted to give me thousands of dollars to license and use it for two years, did I have the original file?

Uh. Yeah, but it is stuck on a laptop that died due to a kid induced water immersion!


It was at this point we learned the importance of backing shit up. Using a document imaging software an external hard drive, or whatever other things there are out there, just. DO.IT.

Thanks to facebook and some super peeps there, I got my photos and videos off the dead laptop, but I should have had a back up in the first place to avoid the needless panic I went through!

(We now have an external back up system!)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

:( <--sad face

Summer is nearly over. It's August 18th, and School starts back up again on the 31st :(

It seems like just yesterday the boys came home with their used up notebooks and broken crayons, but nope, school is nearly in session :(

I wish we had done more this summer. We went camping, we went to the EX, we went swimming at the pool more times than I can count, but we didn't go anywhere big, or special :( You know what would have been fun? Hitting a beach with metal detectors, or going somewhere where we could hike nature trails all day, or best of all, somewhere where they had an ikea!!

(I live that store, LOL)

I even looked up home schooling regulations in this province to see if it was viable, but its just not.I'm gonna miss the kids :( I put my application in at a few places, but if I don't find work, I'm gonna be bored out of my skull again this year :( :(