Saturday, February 25, 2012
This N That
I have purchased a new computer...a special treat for me since Andrew and I share one.
It's an Alien from Dell. Didn't know I was a secret gamer, did you? As soon as I figure it out, I will be flying on the Corvette of gaming computers...and I have to install my favorite game...when I figure out how to save my character and transfer that. I don't want to loose the ground I've gained in the world of Diablo II while I await the release of Diablo III!
It took me a while to do the few things I did get accomplished but all is not arranged to my liking yet. I selfishly have kept the password a secret since Andrew has been drooling as he walks by. There is computer envy going on but since I'm the one with a job, Andrew will just have to deal with it...mean grandma!
Something is wrong with my husband...maybe he is the victim of bodysnatching. He has learned how to operate the vacuum, wash dishes, do laundry, mop and cook. Now, this miracle has been a long time coming but it's arrival is greatly appreciated. Hubby has never been a Suzie Homemaker but he is learning.
From past posts, you know I've tried many things. I've gone on strike, got rid of many dishes so they will have fewer to use, tried explaining that I work full time and he doesn't...but none of this seems to make any difference. I know if the dust bunnies and mushrooms held a dance in front of him, he would just turn up the tv volume.
No more!!! I came home to the smell of Pine-Sol. My computer room has been vacuumed! Dinner has been cooked more by him lately than me! He shops for groceries!! He even folded some clean towels...although the socks are yet to be mated, I shall not complain. I wondered what made this wonderful change occur since I have been trying over a year to get some help in the house.
I found out...he's been bragging to Bev, my sister, the farm work horse. Telling her about what he does, she said, it's about time! You're not working, you should do it. Welcome to wifehood and don't complain. Gail has been doing all this for years AND working...then she said, it's about damn time you did something around here! I think I'll send her roses!
And the good news just keeps coming...got a tax refund! This finally allowed me to pay all the medical bills from hubby's four surgies in 2011in full that I have been slowly whittling down. I do have insurance, Thank God, but 20% of a lot is, well, A LOT.
Today I head to the family shop, may my good fortune continue and sales abound!!! One way or the other we are whipping this farm into shape. By selling what we don't need and thinning, our life should begin to be simpler. We are determined to be the last generation to leave an abundance of stuff for the next generation...but we're getting old so we need to hurry.