Sometimes life gets away from you. You get so busy that lugging that heavy pocket sized camera is the last thing on your mind.
First off, after returning Sunday from our weeklong Disney trip with our grandsons, starting Monday, Marti and I spent four hours every morning over at our daughter Heather’s church as volunteers for the week long camp program the church puts on every year. 465 kids showed up, Marti and I each handled nine 6-10 year old boys doing woodworking. We built bird houses.
Eighteen rambunctious boys, power drills, sharp screws and electric screwdrivers kept us hopping, with visions on lost eyes and missing fingers if we let our guard down. Thankfully, no blood was spilled, and eighteen boys each went home at the end of the week with a really well constructed bird house, as well as all their fingers and eyes. And we went home each day to collapse and recuperate for the next day. It has been a long time since I was so happy to see Friday!
We did have to postpone our after camp R&R Wednesday afternoon for a very important event: Owie’s birthday, he’s now seven. He got quite a haul of presents and had fun opening them while everyone looked on. Okay, I did drag the camera along this time.
We went out to dinner to celebrate. Score! No cooking dinner. :c)
I’ve continued to work on my computer. I think I’ve gotten it to working about 90%. We found the reason my files got so screwed up when being restored by Carbonite. When the dolts at the computer non-repair shop wiped my hard drive, they removed my Windows Home and Office, which had Word on it. So when Carbonite went to restore my document, it could only put them in Word Pad, which the dolts had installed back on the computer.
Fortunately, I had the original software for Windows Home and Office, so it would be an easy solution to the file problem. So I thought.
Somehow, my disc drive no longer works. It would not accept a CD. $39 later, I purchased a portable disc drive so I could successfully reload the software.
Being the social butterflies we are, we couldn’t pass up a chance to visit with our good friends Laurie and George who are having a great time workamping at J. Strom Thurmond COE. (Laurie was my very first blog follower!).
We arranged to meet Thursday halfway between where we both are located in SC for a late lunch and had a great time catching up. Okay, I may have misled you by the post title, I did bring my camera again.
Sunday we head out to New Jersey to son Corey’s and DIL Amanda’s house…and granddaughter Anabelle. Anabelle’s new sister is due mid July and we want to be part of the welcoming committee.
Today, despite the heat and humidity, I changed the generator oil and oil filter, checked all the tires and their pressures and washed the Journey top to bottom. I haven’t been able to wash the poor rig since March, just before we departed from our workamping jobs at J. Strom Thurmond COE. It was so dirty, that once I got it washed, it looked like a million dollar rig.
Marti spent the day inside doing a deep cleaning, so we’re all spiffed up inside and out.
We’re taking our time to travel up to NJ, planning on three days to travel the 850+ mile trip. Slow and steady driving is kind of becoming more in style for us lately. Maybe I’m being rehabilitated from my PDD driving style (Or maybe I’m still tired from all that woodworking with those energetic lads)? :cD
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