Wednesday, March 12, 2008

if a tree falls on the house while you're on vacation, does it make a sound?

It might not make any noise, but it sure leaves (pun intended) a mess.

Dear Dad came and chopped in up and hauled it away. He loves any project involving a chain saw. The tree knocked out the power, telephone and Internet connection. My neighbor called the power company and they came out and reconnected the line after a few days.

I got home Monday night to half a bathroom - luckly, the important half- toilet and floor. I've been brushing my teeth, washing my hands and bathing in the kitchen sink. Hopefully it will be done tonight.

The telephone and DSL cable should be fixed by tonight.

In a not-related to the tree disaster: the air port in my laptop is shot. I took it to the Apple store yesterday and burst in to tears at the counter when I was told the news - $300 and ten days for repair. I took the poor thing home to think about it. It might be time for a new computer, but the financial timing sucks (St. Valentine's Day party, Ireland, new bathroom).

The good news is that I can still plug right in to the DSL line. The bad news is that the cable is in my tenant's side of the house. I very cleverly downloaded my photographs each day, so they are essentially stuck on the computer. Ireland blogging will be even slower.

All of that said, I had a wonderful time and I'm trying to keep the vacation spirit alive.


Heck of a Gal said...

I'm SO glad you're back, but also I'm so glad you had such a great time!

I take my laptop to a place in Irvington called Help My Mac. It's on Washington Street, not far from the Irving, and their prices and turnaround times are wonderful!

Can't wait to see the pictures!

King Tiger said...

So sorry to hear the news at the home. Ahh, the joys of home ownership...

Gette said...

Poor airport. I know how sad we mommies get when our poor little Macs get booboos. Or is that our kids? Nah. My Mac is less lippy (but so old that the response time is just about as slow as my kids...)

Jerry said...

Your Dad told me about the tree, and about his mailbox getting mowed down...twice. He's been pretty busy.

Dontcha hate to come back home to problems? It's such a buzz killer.

Glad you're back though!!!

Cliff said...

I'm glad you're back. I hate looking at an empty house. (blog)
So sorry also to hear of the damage and computer problems. They won't last forever you know.
On the bright side I predict I'll keep checking your blog to see if there is anything new and then one day there will be 5 new posts all put up at the same time.

Jamie Dawn said...

I'm glad your bathroom is fixed now.
When vacations end, it always seems like they just flew by.
I'm sure you made a lot of good memories to daydream about when you don't feel like working.