Monday, September 29, 2008

5 days without internet

So on Wednesday night I noticed that our computer screen wasn't working when I turned on the computer. I played around with it and finally got it working again and then the next morning it happened again. I have not been able to get the monitor working since then. The good thing though is that we have a laptop. Once Mike reminded me of that I was a little more relieved because I couldn't imagine not having use of the computer for Skype, bills, e mail, etc. until he came home. So I hooked up the laptop and then had to call the Comcast people to come out (on Friday) because the internet connection wasn't working. I was informed that it was because of the ethernet connection on the computer. Luckily, I was able to buy a USB adaptor cord to correct the issue but Best Buy didn't have it and I was beginning to feel hopeless until my friend Marie informed me that she had one for her computer that she purchased at Radio Shack. Thanks to Marie I went to Radio Shack today and now am back online and connected to the world again! We had Maggie's birthday party on Saturday (one week early but it worked best for everyone). I have a million cute pictured but now that I have the laptop with the mouse, keyboard, webcam and ethernet cord plugged in the USB ports there is nowhere to plug the camera in. I will figure it out an post pictures soon. It was a lot of fun!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Maggie's Daddy date

Since Mike's plans got changed and he had to leave earlier than anticipated for Florida he decided to take Maggie out for her birthday last weekend. They went to the Bass Pro Shop (not sure whose idea that was), bowling and to lunch at Red Robin. It looks like they had a blast! I am not sure what Maggie's favorite part was: bowling or ice cream. She keeps talking about both. I am just glad they got to celebrate together- now my struggle is explaining to her that her birthday doesn't last for 3 weeks.

Adventures with Daddy

The first weekend that Mike was home was beautiful so we decided to venture into the city by way of the train and public transportation. The kids, especially Maggie, had a blast on the train, trolley, and water taxi. We spent the day at the Navy Pier listening to a live 80's band and watching the boats on Lake Michigan. We got home pretty late and had a rough time home on the train but it was so worth it for the memories made!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

He's finally home!

Mike is finally home! The kids and I are so excited to have him here. He surprised us early Tuesday morning, after driving all night long to get here. I had asked him not to drive all night but he was so excited to see us so he did it anyways. I can't say that bothered me =). I have started working more days at Starbucks now (just 3) and he has already started doing some pitching lessons. It is great to have him around and for life to get back to normal. I will post some pictures later but I just wanted to give this quick update for now.

He's finally home!

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