Monday, April 27, 2009


Right in the middle of writing about our trip my computer goes nuts and burned out the processor or the motherboard rendering it useless! So yeh, I had to spend even more money and go buy another one.

Ok so where was I? oh, my friend Karmyn is a very smart girl! She noticed that I kept saying that we did not have trouble going across the border. Can you believe that exactly 45 minutes from home on the Blue Water Bridge trying to get back into Michigan we were in line and about 10 border patrol officer's swarmed our truck, digging into the bag in the back, asking a multitude of questions and then when we had our turn at the officer in the box(lol that's what i like to call them) HE asked us another billion questions and looked over all of our birth certificates after all of that he excused us, I pulled away, just about to hop on the highway to finish our last 45 minutes, looking at the birth certificates he handed to me I noticed that my husbands was not in my possession. What I do? I stopped, backed up and parked, I'm thinking that was the wrong thing to do when about 5 officers came from nowhere and asked "what the hell I was doing". I gulped and said "I think the officer that we just left still has my husband's birth certificate". All of a sudden I am directed to pull over to another area and 3 more officer's ask what's up and then finally someone retrieved the paper. In other words, It SUCKED!!

The trip was a well deserved vacation that we needed. When we got home one thing after another has happened, all eventually working out, yes costing me alot of money. But still I try to be upbeat thinking things are over with, that I decide I am taking my kids to the zoo. It was a beautiful almost 80 degrees with a lovely breeze. I also invited my mother to go with us. We barely into the park and my mother's wheel on her wheelchair pops off it's rim from hitting a bump. I'm thinking great, wonderful, just what we needed. Some nice stranger tried to pop it back on with no success, so another wonderful lady asked a park person if there was any way that they could help us. Next thing you know someone comes riding on a bike with a crowbar (we'll call him our night in shining and in just a few seconds we were on our way. You would think that would be enough of the hex for a day. But no folks! halfway thru the zoo, the once sunny sky's opened up and dumped mega water from the cloud's above! We scurried to the bathrooms to take cover until the worst of it went away. We still enjoyed ourselves but I know we would have stayed longer and really looked at the animals better before leaving, but by that point i just wanted to go home.

What you thought it was over?

Let's talk about the new computer! On Thursday I purchased the new computer and because it was so late I had to pick it up on Friday. Well I dropped it off at home and went to work. When I got home I tried to set it up and it refused to work for me. On Saturday i went to the zoo and when i got home i decided to take it back to Best Buy, the gentleman helping me was sweet and according to him he fixed it. He said it was something that had to be deleted with a special tool that was causing the trouble. ..I get home and try again, nope it's not working right, the same thing was happening. Ok, so Sunday I bring it back and explain to a new guy what happened on Friday and what was done on Saturday. This gentlemen said I will give you another computer because I think there is something wrong with this one. On top of that he explained that it might be my antivirus program might not be compatible with this computer because it was once part of another computer. So I purchased another one and made them install everything and then before i left the store they had to prove to me that this computer really worked!! Finally on Sunday Evening I was able to acually use it.

Ok, enough of my whining.

People at work definitely missed me! I was told that I could not leave for that length of time know they are kidding but it made me feel good.

Kids are back at school. Everything is back to routine.

Frank is back to working 5 days for now, hopefully it will stay that way.

Anyhoo, I will post some pictures of the zoo trip just as soon as I can.


LiLu said...

My girl Deutlich ( had some malware attack her site, so everyone who had her on their blogroll was having some virus problems. I took her off for a little bit but she PROMISES me it's fixed now ;-)

Can't wait to see the zoo pics!!!

Karmyn R said...

ACK - so I was right. Hate to hear that you had border problems - I wonder why they chose your car to be the one?

We have to get a new computer too - ours is old (8 years, which shouldn't be old but is).

Mal's Team Gherkin said...

Serves you right for looking like Canadians! [kidding] :P

momma said...

I wondered if the border crossing would present a problem. It is going to take a passport soon as I understand it. Hope the computer is perking along fine now.

FoxyMoron said...

LOL@looking like Canadians.

Aren't people kind? Fixing the wheelchair I mean? I think most people have good hearts, it's just the mean ones stand out more sometimes.