2007-01-27

Still Waiting

Well, the good news is my computer will take only 150 euro to fix, and it seems like my data is still intact. The bad news is that I have to wait some more for some discs I need. So I'm resigned to the fact that it could take another week or more for me to get it back.

In the meantime I'm trying to use my time wisely, and hopefully that will carry over to once I have it back as well.

We have a busy weekend this weekend, and I'm also woefully behind getting things together for Nic's birthday. He turns 7 (!) on the 31st. We'll have his party after school on Friday though.

I'll be back eventually!

2007-01-23

God's Gifts

I took off my tagboard, I have a feeling that's what was causing pop-ups. If you are still getting them, please let me know.

Two nice things God did for me today:

1) I met an American woman who has a daughter in Nic's class. They just moved here in October. She lives very close by. Perhaps God is already answering my longing for friends in my neighborhood.

2) I thought I needed to prepare a main dish for Troy to take to group tonight; which meant a trip to the store to pick up the key ingredients I forgot in a rush yesterday. When I got home, Troy told me I didn't have to make anything!


2007-01-22

Quick post

I took my laptop in today after coming to the end of my confidence in any computer technical knowledge I might have. I figured I better leave well enough alone. I didn't spend too much time on it yesterday (although I did spend more time on Troy's computer than I intended, catching up on reading posts for an online Bible study that I just joined; I'm behind! But I think it's coming at a crucial point for me, when I am keenly feeling the lack of community with women my own age and in a similar life stage.)

Anyway, I have been strangely serene, even faced with the possibility that I lost everything on my computer (why do we procrastinate on backing things up? I'm telling you, if you have stuff you don't want to lose, do it TODAY!!!! And you can bet I'll be trying to be better about doing just that.) I have only checked my email three times today (which is waaaaaaaaaay down!) and thankfully am not chomping at the bit to hear from the computer repair place.

Nic had his second round of assessment this morning. Carmen was impressed with how hard he works, and also that he really tries to sound out words rather than guessing, or memorizing them. He has another appointment next week.

I'll keep you posted!