Archive for September, 2012



September 29, 2012

I have no idea what is up with WordPress today. I just want to check my notifications. I want to see who my new blog followers are and acknowledge numbers 48, 49, & 50! WooHoo! And WordPress won’t let me. I can’t even get my Reader to launch. Won’t let me add tags … this is not good.

Is it my computer?

The Chief has successfully gotten the internet connection back up on mine.

Ahh, the Chief is home. I put him to work sooner than I probably should have, but he’s not grumbling too much. I will make it up to him. I have internet; I got 4 new tires and a reinspection on my car; the mirror and light are down in the basement bathroom (talk about code violations! our painters never would have known or fixed the problem!) … running T1 to a soccer game so that T2 and I could got to a scout thing … and today is two soccer games.

But he wants to take me to an auction tonight. An auction of HALLOWEEN items! Now that’s love!

10:38 PM well, it may just be a security issue on my computer… no matter what I did I could not add tags, see my site stats, or my notifications. I am now on the girls’ computer and I can fix this… and I can’t wait to post about my auction experience!


You Like Me!

September 25, 2012

Congratulations on getting 200 total likes on snipewife.

Your current tally is 202.

HaHa! Well, that’s cool. Various articles have been liked. Some days I see good traffic, others I’m lucky to get spam. LOL

Actually due to recent traffic I am just 2 away from 50 followers. 50! Wow.

You know what’s crazy? I’m still figuring out this whole WordPress thing… I just discovered the Reader. How silly is that?

I won’t have much of a chance in the next few days to read but now that I know about the Reader, I will take more advantage of that feature and follow more of those who have graced me with their “Likes.”

Thanks to you 200 Likes and 48 followers!




September 24, 2012

to a lot of things. The Chief is supposed to call with flight information soon. We’ve got a busy week and even busier weekend. Scouts starts tomorrow–hopefully because we were supposed to start last week but a tornado watch canceled the meeting. The painting of the outside of the house is going well. They have not started the inside yet. My BIL came down and helped me get everything moved and then labeled all the wires, etc., so I’d still have cable and internet until I absolutely had to unplug things. So I am now on my third computer in about as many weeks because mine lost its ability to communicate. I was nursing the Chief’s computer along until he could get here. My BIL thought the girls’ computer would be the least complicated and easiest to move so he kept it connected to the internet.

So if I go off the grid for a little bit … either the painters have started working or the Chief has come home.

Enjoy your week, folks!


Turn On

September 20, 2012

Okay, I have admitted in the past that I am a collector of collections. I am not a hoarder because I can and do purge. We have lived in this house for over 9 years now. We are slowly adding paint and refurbishing. I have finally convinced the Chief to do two things–let me hire someone to powerwash and paint the outside AND to paint the basement family room and bathroom.

Yes, yes, I know. I could paint it. We could paint it. But 1., I don’t like the prep work so if someone else would just put the blue tape up everywhere, I’d do it; and 2., life happens! It will take me three days to finish boxing up and moving all the furniture to the center of the room. What happens if I get called to sub a few days or the children get sick? Then it drags out.

And most important, I can think of other things to do with the Chief than paint while he’s supposed to be on vacation.

Okay, I have to admit some of those things include asking him to build me a bar-shelf thingy to go over the dog crates and give me both work surface and a place to display my holiday decorations … but at least he’ll have time to do it now that he is not painting or putting up blue tape.

So he’s having a bad week. I thought I’d cheer him up. “Can I make you happy and turn you on?” (Please get your mind out of the gutter–this is a PG site.) “Okay, sure.”

Deep breathe. Time to confess. “I am enjoying taking everything down and purging some of this stuff. And I actually like the bare walls and may not put half of it back!”

Gasp! I know! What on earth will I do if the Disney psuedo-thimbles (’cause they’re really not thimbles, just a misleading marketing ploy to thimble collectors!) do not go back on the shelf near the girls’ computer? What about those nickknacks bought on our honeymoon that have nothing to do with the southwest decor? (Seriously, a polar bear and a manatee so do not go well with Kokopelli.)

Needless to say, the Chief was happy. I sent him on to his next meeting with a smile on his face.

Thank you, Chief! I can’t wait to show you the finished, more streamlined basement when you get home!

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