Friday, December 31, 2010
Couldn't resist that title! LOL
I have been hearing a lot about the Wii...what fun it can be, how much different ones like different programs and so on. I kept hearing about the Wii Dance and that appealed to me.
We decided to take the plunge...though neither of us have ever used any of the Wii programs. Two of our adult children have it, and enjoy using it.
I did my homework checking prices...and Tuesday went shopping. Came home with the white Wii console, a game that came with another controller thingy, the game that came with the console and two others...four in all.
Then Wednesday, we set it up...and couldn't get it working. I called my son. He and grandson came down, walking in just as it finally got going. They helped us figure out how to play a few different games and then had to leave. Pretty funny to have a six yr old teaching me to play the game!
Thursday I got home mid afternoon to find that DH has been playing WII! I am so pleased...with no work, he has had time on his hands..and some days ended up sitting in front of the TV for wayyy to long. Now he is up and playing.
Today, we were out and about...did some walking together and as the late afternoon brought us in again...HE turned on the Wii. We each played for a little while...we both need lots more practice in navigating this system...but it is fun so we are surely going to keep playing.
SO...Wii Wii Wii is here at home...to stay. With four children plus three spouses and five grandchildren....I am SURE this will prove to be a good investment for us.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Tracing family history has been especially interesting to my husband and me since we purchased the home we live in...in our family since the early 1800s. It is like solving a giant puzzle as one traces different ones through documents, photographs, stories and anything else that might help.
Today, DH and I visited a family cemetery to photograph some of the family headstones. This cemetery has been badly vandalized...and the search for information is made much more difficult by the damage. Still, my husband has found several graves that the family has been searching for....there are burials in a number of small cemeteries.
It is an interesting quest. My husband is more involved with it than I am...along with my aunt and some of my cousins. It is fun seeing the involvement as different ones uncover a fact or discover a document or, as in my husband's case, find a lost grave site!
Going to try to add photos. Keep forgetting that just 'cause I save 'em, doesn't mean I can find 'em! lol Here we go!!
My great great great great grandmother's headstone (as much of it as we can find so far)
Lydia's husband..my gggggrandfather
As you can see, little is left intact here. We will keep searching for clues and headstones.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
We were on our way to a memorial service for our friend Barbara who died yesterday morning.
It was raining hard...I hate being on the road when it is like this. We stopped and picked up Anne, an elderly sister who rides to all the mtgs with us. Right after we picked her up, my car dropped the serpentine belt! We made it as far as a park entrance.
We called my kids...no answer. We called and finally got someone to pick up Anne. We called AAA. It took 45 minutes for AAA to come. It turned out to be the same tow truck guy that collected us the other time the van dropped the same belt. It apparently is a flaw in this model vehicle....you hit a puddle and the belt slips!
SO, we missed the memorial service. The car got towed home and now I am grounded. Bruce able to fix my car...at least not till Monday.
NEVER a dull moment!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I have been getting as many as 5+ calls a DAY from an 800 number. If I answer, they hang up on me. If I don't answer, they don't leave any message.
A google search revealed that this is Allied Interstate, which is a debt collection agency with a very bad reputation according to comments on the internet.
BUT, I don't HAVE any outstanding debts.
The constant calling..which has been going on for weeks, is harassment. I used to get calls pertaining to a former inlaw...but at least they would TALK! This is ridiculous.
I tried calling back the 800 number and sat on hold for over 15 minutes. Thank goodness for the loudspeaker feature on the phone! Then I looked up their info on the internet and tried their customer service number. THAT got disconnected after just a few rings.
I AM on the do not call list, but I don't think that applies to this situation.
Anyone have any suggestions?
Monday, November 29, 2010
say the funniest things.
My granddaughter was here recently. As I was cleaning up after dinner, she thanked me for the meal. Then she said: "I'd be glad to eat some strawberries....if you have them, that is."
"I'm sorry, sweetheart, I don't have any strawberries."
"You don't? How about blueberries?"
"You don't have ANY???"
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