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  • Tuesday, May 5

    5/5/2015 5:50:09 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! Well, a very busy day at the office yesterday. As soon as I walked in, I had my typical Monday morning tasks and then several customers to call. I left around 5 PM and got home around 5:30 PM. Not bad considering there was a traffic accident. I moved our WiFi router ... Read more

  • Monday, May 4

    5/4/2015 6:05:23 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Yesterday's tennis was not too much fun for me. I was not playing well and I was thoroughly disappointed with John. He, once again, demonstrated how selfish he can be. Not going into details. It's the same behavior that he complains about Denny. He did not join us for lunch and he did not even... Read more

  • Sunday, May 3

    5/3/2015 7:06:50 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, we did it. We bought a new car yesterday. I bought the VW Golf Sportwagen TDI SEL from Stohlman VW of Tysons Corner. I wanted to work with Scott Maynard. I spoke with him about a month ago and knew I wanted to work with him. The entire buying process took about four hours. I think we got an o... Read more

  • Saturday, May 2

    5/2/2015 5:41:33 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I spent one hour at the bank to resolve my car loan application. The loan dispute process is all done by writing the bank a dispute letter via US Postal service. Then, they review it and research to why my loan application was turned down. This has to be the most antiquated process I know. So, I le... Read more

  • Friday, May 1

    5/1/2015 6:06:42 AM, by TENNISJIM

    The letter from the bank arrived yesterday so I am off to the bank to resolve the issue that they turned down my loan application. Also, yesterday, we took my Honda to an auto detailing shop to give it the full exterior and interior treatment. I hope this will impress Carmax and get me a very good o... Read more

  • Thursday, April 30

    4/30/2015 6:17:18 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Yesterday was a busy day at work. I had two meetings. One weekly team meeting and the other a training session on using Remote Management. I left around 5 PM EST. When i came home, I watched Chopped until hubby and George came home. We then went to City Kitchen to celebrate George's belated 50th bir... Read more

  • Wednesday, April 29

    4/29/2015 6:26:42 AM, by TENNISJIM

    A very busy day at work yesterday - I didn't leave until 6:30 PM. The drive was good - 30 minutes commute. Hubby went and got pizza for dinner. Mine was cheese-less as I am allergic to cheeses (lactose intolerant). I watched Bates Motel while eating dinner. While preparing meals for Thursday, F... Read more

  • Tuesday, April 28

    4/28/2015 6:05:36 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Finally a relatively easy work day yesterday. I arrived around 7:30 AM and left at 4:45 PM. I got home around 5:30 PM and watched The Good Wife while cooking dinner. Then, I watched Game of Thrones while eating dinner. Time to get ready for work and the drive to Tysons Corner.... Read more

  • Monday, April 27

    4/27/2015 5:44:26 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Yesterday, I played two sets of tennis with my elbow hurting (especially when I tried to hit a backhand). David J and I won 6-3 against John and hubby. Then, we lost 6-3. They were hitting more to my backhand in the second set. After tennis we went to Pho Tay Ho for lunch. Hubby and I stopped ... Read more

  • Sunday, April 26

    4/26/2015 7:08:03 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Yesterday, we played tennis from 10 AM to 1 PM. We warmed up quite a bit. Eric and I defeated David J and hubby 7-6 (0). We were up 4-0 and they made a comeback. Then, David M and Denny played in our spots. We watched a bit and practiced serves and ground strokes Last set was a loss to Denny and Dav... Read more

  • Saturday, April 25

    4/25/2015 6:59:18 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Another busy day at the office. I arrived at 7:20 AM and immediately ran into an employee requesting that I unlock his Citrix/AD account (which he could have done if he got on another user's laptop to launch our company's client tools portal page). Both meetings went well. At 10:30 AM, my boss ... Read more

  • Friday, April 24

    4/24/2015 6:11:59 AM, by TENNISJIM

    It was so busy at the office yesterday. It was non-stop all day all the time. I ate my lunch while driving home. Today, there are two meetings - one a breakfast meeting 8 AM that we prepared yesterday and the other at 8:30 AM for the Core Management Meeting (hopefully no web cam issue). We... Read more

  • Thursday, April 23

    4/23/2015 5:46:52 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Yesterday, it was nice to work at home. I started around 6 AM EST and stopped around 12:45 PM EST. Then, I went to the dentist for my second implant. It didn't last as long as scheduled. 90 minutes. I came home and grabbed one of my paintings to loan to the dentist in her dental suite. The painting ... Read more

  • Wednesday, April 22

    4/22/2015 5:47:09 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Yesterday after work, I stopped by Capital One Bank to speak with some one about why my auto loan was rejected. I spoke with the branch manager. Shel looked up my information. She called the loan department. She told me they don't know why my application was rejected. She said we have to wait for th... Read more

  • Tuesday, April 21

    4/21/2015 6:13:04 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Yesterday, I worked at the client site and it was okay. I helped out where I could. I worked on reformatting a hard drive in a laptop of a former employee. It has OpenSuse operating system. I tried everything I knew and found on the web. No luck. After work, I went to Capital One Bank to ask ab... Read more

  • Monday, April 20

    4/20/2015 6:23:04 AM, by TENNISJIM

    We had a good time on the food tour (again). We were told we were the only returning customers. Interesting. We came home and relaxed. Hubby is very worried about Scamper. Scamper decided that he is not eating too much of his new food which he slurped up two/three weeks ago. Today, I am working... Read more

  • Sunday, April 19

    4/19/2015 6:09:44 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Well, tennis was interesting yesterday. Joel and I arrived after David J. Then, David M arrived. After DM, John arrived. John and David J warmed up on one court while David M, hubby, and I warmed up on another court. Eric joined us next. Denny and Thomas came last and joined David J and John. Eric a... Read more

  • Saturday, April 18

    4/18/2015 5:41:12 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Yesterday was another busy day at work. I delivered the laptop at the client site (2 hours round trip and 39 miles). The three laptops with the Adobe Acrobat issue were packed and shipped - we never got the correct license number from the client. I installed SIMM client on four laptops and checked o... Read more

  • Friday, April 17

    4/17/2015 5:48:31 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Another very busy day at the office - continued to work on encrypting laptops, applied Windows updates, and packed them up for shipping. I was so busy that I did not get to eat my lunch. I finally left the office around 6 PM EST (got there at 7:30 AM EST). I hope this is not a pattern. After I left ... Read more

  • Thursday, April 16

    4/16/2015 5:55:55 AM, by TENNISJIM

    A very busy day at the office. We had several laptops to encrypt for a new customer. A long tedious process. It took about 8 hours to encrypt the hard drive. We have 37 laptops to do. I was hoping to work at home today but I am going into the office because my boss mentioned something about tak... Read more

  • Wednesday, April 15

    4/15/2015 6:09:06 AM, by TENNISJIM

    It's TAX DAY! We already got our refunds (we filed jointly). It was a busy work day. I started at 7:30 AM EST - rode into downtown WDC with hubby. Dropped off the laptop and worked on a few things to get the laptop setup (Sharepoint - good exposure). Took the Metro to Tysons Corner. Worked on seve... Read more

  • Tuesday, April 14

    4/14/2015 6:09:02 AM, by TENNISJIM

    A very busy day at the office yesterday. Lots of employees support requests. The queue was busy and I had multiple projects to work on. I had a 2 PM meeting that I really wanted to attend but I was working on a laptop so I can take it to the client today (Tuesday, April 14). I came home so tire... Read more

  • Monday, April 13

    4/13/2015 5:59:43 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Yesterday, tennis was okay. Not great. I didn't play as well. I think it had to do with the fact that Denny joined us and when we played the first point in our set he hit an overhead smash toward me. It didn't hit. He sent a message, Later in the match, he hit some very hard shots at me. So, Denny d... Read more

  • Sunday, April 12

    4/12/2015 6:15:49 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Saturday's tennis was havoc. It was windy and made playing very difficult. Hubby and I played two doubles sets before we came home to meet up with the Comcast Tech. The tech arrived around 1:45 PM - tried to fix the X1 cable hub - ended up replacing it. After about 30 minutes of setup and configur... Read more

  • Saturday, April 11

    4/11/2015 6:33:45 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I was the only IT Tech in the Tysons Corner yesterday and it was a very busy day. On Thursday, one of the new company went live on their T&E application and, unfortunately, the wrong URL was conveyed to the new users. There were some other issues. Not sure what exactly happened. I felt bad for my ma... Read more

  • Another Dark Day

    4/10/2015 12:38:41 PM, by MINISAPPHYRE

    It's raining today so I can't do the yardwork I wanted to do. So it's indoor exercise for me I opted for housework and calisthenics. I love good old fashioned calisthenics, don't you? Remember (you Stephen King fans) the scene in Carrie where they had to do the after school exercises? I think of... Read more

  • Friday, April 10

    4/10/2015 6:38:30 AM, by TENNISJIM

    I didn't update yesterday's blog because I didn't have a chance to.... Hubby made an appointment to take Scamper to the Alexandria Animal Hospital - the appointment was for 6:30 PM. I made it home in time to get Scamper and take him. Hubby met us at the hospital. They treated Scamper for dehydr... Read more

  • One Day At A Time . . .

    4/9/2015 9:13:34 PM, by MINISAPPHYRE

    I'm definitely going to be going at this one day at a time, every tomorrow is a new day and a new opportunity to reach my goals. Time management has always been a problem for me but I'll get the hang of it. Just a matter of taking the time and doing it right.... Read more

  • Success!

    4/9/2015 9:08:54 PM, by MINISAPPHYRE

    Day one total success I'm tired and on program. Tomorrow exercise will consist of heavy housework and some yardwork so I'll be on my feet pretty much all day. IF the weather holds out and I don't think it will it's supposed to start raining tomorrow and keep it up for 4 days. If that happens I'm ... Read more

  • Thursday, April 9

    4/9/2015 6:45:45 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Short and sweet today - I am running behind schedule because I woke up to several work emails that needed my attention. Will update blog later.... Read more

  • HONESTLY . . .

    4/8/2015 8:38:13 PM, by MINISAPPHYRE

    I can come up with the STUPIDEST excuses not to start exercising: 1) I dont have workout clothes (bull) 2) I dont have the room (bull) 3) Now's not a good time (MAJOR bull) I just pulled out my Richard Simmons 60s Blast off and will start with that, along with 30-45 minutes on my BRAND NE... Read more

  • I'm Back and Beginning Again.

    4/8/2015 7:54:49 PM, by MINISAPPHYRE

    Ok so I've been watching My 600lb Life all day today and a couple of the women kind of kicked me in the ass. Charity, at 778 pounds and Susan who looks just like me (to me). Probably not the best reason to restart a weight loss program, but I'm still viable, I'm still active. I can still be a bet... Read more

  • Wednesday, April 8

    4/8/2015 6:24:01 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Not only did I have lots of work waiting for me when I walked in - more support requests were in the support queue. It was one of those days that you felt you could work all day and not be finished. I did manage to leave around 4:30 PM so I can get to my 6 PM hair cut appointment. My stylist was ask... Read more

  • Tuesday, April 7

    4/7/2015 6:20:13 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Hubby took our 18-year old cat to our veterinarian yesterday. Hubby was worried that something might be wrong with Scamper. He cries a lot in the middle of the night. Mostly, because he wants hubby to pick him up on put him in bed with us. He is too old to jump on the bed by himself. Well, the ... Read more

  • Monday, April 6

    4/6/2015 5:36:32 AM, by TENNISJIM

    Yesterday tennis was John, Eric, hubby, and I. Hubby and I lost to John and Eric 6-2. John and I beat hubby and Eric 6-3. I thought I served well and played well. It's been a while since I played well. It was a chilly and windy day BUT not like Saturday. Afterwards, we went to lunch with David J. ... Read more