1. Well, we still do not have our home phone hooked up (see last 7QT #5)...but not to worry, that is scheduled to be remedied this morning! Hopefully all will go smoothly, but with the way my luck has been with this cable switchover I'm definitely not holding my breath.
2. On the positive side of things, we had our favorite furniture / computer repairman here this week and he not only fixed our recliner that has been broken forever but also took our main computer to clean the virus off of it that we got around Christmas. Yes, I just typed the word "Christmas", it's embarrassing how long we've been using the backup computer around here. The incredibly slow backup computer. When we get the other one back it's going to seem like we're surfing the German Autobahn highway!
|Awful small to be holding|
so much information!!
4. Sadly, one of Soccer Boy's gerbils died this week. Of course, it was the one that was really hand tamed. The other one is more skittish and tends to nip at you when being held. Since gerbils are very social animals and don't do well solo I've been trying to get a hold of the dealer we bought them from to replace the one we lost. Has anyone else out there noticed that gerbils are hard to come by these days? You just don't see them in pet stores anymore. Usually, you'll see an empty case with a sign saying "coming soon" but no actual live animals, ever. In case you are wondering, no, I am not planning on getting a female gerbil for our remaining male gerbil and making lots of $$ off the obvious gerbil shortage in our area (much to my kids' disappointment).
|R.I.P. little Croc|
6. We were at the local pool for approximately 10 minutes Thursday night when they closed it due to lightning in the area. With the drought we've been experiencing I was hopeful that the lightning would mean possibly rain was heading our way. Alas, it was not to be. Do you know how long it takes to get 5 kids + 2 adults + 2 lifevests + 6 towels (toddler shares) + 1 swim diaper + unknown amount of water toys in the van and to the pool?! Let's just say it doesn't = 10 minutes of actual swim time. However, I wouldn't have minded one bit if we actually had gotten rain out of it. Rain, rain, where are you?!
|Old pic of Firstborn & Soccer Boy|
We still have those lifevests!!
That's it for this week...go check out more 7 Quick Takes at Conversion Diary