Thursday, April 1, 2010


A sneak peek of the new kitchen color scheme - the cabinet on the end is one new one that we added...

Hello to all!

Well, DH's new computer arrived! It is at the shop right now. They are going to load all of DH's files on it. We will pick it up and test it out. If everything is on there and is okay, we will then take his existing laptop to them, and they will load all of my files on it.

It's slow going, but I think there is finally light at the end of the tunnel! I may possibly be back in business by this time next week. Could it be?

Now, to fill you in, here is what has happened since my computer's mama-board crashed:

  • DH tore his knee in a couple of places, and has to have surgery tomorrow. (If you recall, April 2nd was the date of the Casting Crowns concert that DD gave me for my birthday! So, instead of DD and I going, DD is now taking a friend and his two daughters, so the tickets will be used!)
  • The car is in the shop - the alternator is shot, as well as some belt - something like serpentine? The power steering was affected by one of those things, and due to the alternator issues, the battery 'overcharged' and there is battery acid all over the engine. Long story short - here goes $700! I'm going to pick it up in an hour or so, as we need it for the surgery appt. tomorrow!
  • The truck has to go in for not one, but two recall notices, so I will drive it down when I go for the car today (36 mile round trip) and leave it until Monday.
  • DH returned last Sunday night from his trip to Florida to meet up with DS for spring training. Upon DH's return, the airline lost his luggage. Of course, HIS computer cables were in his bag, so we were totally without computer for 24 hours. AA did deliver the bag to our doorstep a day later, so all is well.
  • As DH had tons of dirty ball-park style laundry, our clothes dryer decided to die. We are waiting on rollers to get here for it so that I can do some laundry!
I know that I'm forgetting things, as it seems like it's been a wilder ride than this, but as of now, I just can't remember what I'm forgetting! That's what happens when you get older!

With everything going on, I don't know if I will be lucky enough to get back on line this weekend or not. Thanks for your patience, and I promise to make it up to all of you when I do! I am perusing your blogs, and looking at your gorgeous creations each day, I just can't comment. For whatever reason, each comment takes 30-50 minutes to think and post!

Dawn Lotharius and I share a birthday! So, if you have a chance on Saturday, drop by Dawn's blog and wish her a happy birthday! Dawn, if you happen to be reading, thank you so much for my beautiful card! I hope that you received yours as well!!!

If I don't see you, have a nice Good Friday, and a safe and blessed Easter!

Hugs to all...Patti J.


Dawnll said...

Oh my goodness sweetie !
I am sending you positive thoughts so only good things happen from now on. You have had plenty of obstacles already. I am so glad you received my card ...lots of happy thoughts and birthday wishes to you.
Take care and I will continue to send positive thoughts.
Hope fully I will get your card in my mail today or tomorrow, my mail is always so late!

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh you poor thing! Good thing Patti's are tough when the tough gets goin! LOL! Happy Birthday! Email me your address I would love to send you a card! Have a Happy Easter!

Barb said...

Holy cow, Patti! Try to have a nice weekend!!

Crystal said...

Oh my Patti sending lots of love your way sweetie, it always seems like when it rains it pours...Sending you HUGE HUGS!!!!! Can't wait to catch up when you are up and running!!!

Georgia said...

Patti, as I was reading about all your troubles, I kept waiting for you to say, "April Fool!" When it rains, it pours! Happy April Showers!! Have a Happy Birthday!!

A Consuming Passion said...

Ah Patti what a time you're having!!!!!
Hope things settle down real soon. Send me your address I have a card for you will be late but I'll be thinking about you on Saturday... Havve a great Birthday.

craftieodmae said...

Sounds like if you didn't have bad luck you wouldn't have any at all!!!! Been waiting for barb to send your address so I could send you a card.....happy Birthday my dear sweet friend and keep the jaw up, it's gotta get better. Will say a prayer for your hubby too!!!

Rufus said...

OMG! You have been through the wringer gal! Will be thinking of you and DH tomorrow. So sorry about the concert! Hope that you have a good day on your Birthday! Happy Birthday and Happy Easter. Sending hugs, strength and positive vibes (I hope!)

Nikki Schmaltz said...

OH! When it rains it pours. Hopefully your April showers came early and next month with be a piece of cake. Take care and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Maria Matter said...

Oh Patti, things are bound to get better! Sending Hugs & happy thoughts your way!
Praying peace & refreshing over you & your hubby!
Take care!
Blessings, Maria

Cat said...

Oh, Patti! I hope things are looking up for you soon! Will keep your Hubby in my prayers. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! Hugs!

O'Dear Memories said...


I hope you had a great birthday!!!Happy, happy birthday. You sure have had a run of bad luck can so many things go wrong with one family??? I'll pray God give's you the the strength to keep going. Have a great Easter.

Shelly said...

You sure have had a load on your shoulders lately, Patti. I hope things calm down for you. I'm uplifting you all in prayer.

Happy belated birthday!!!! I hope you get to do something special later to make up for missing the concert. xoxo

Lynne in NI said...

Oh Patti, sounds like its been one of those weeks!
Hope hubbys surgery went OK (sounds painful!) and that you had a great birthday weekend!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh I've just noticed you won some of Chris's candy, so things are starting to look up already!

Brenda said...

Patti I am so sorry for all you and your hubby are going through. I hope that things are starting to look up and that your DH's surgery went well. I also hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

Hugs to you my friend. :)

Caryl P said...

Hey Patti!!! I thought I'd appear from nowhere to say PLAY BALL!!! Good start to the season for the Yanks, up 2-1. But I've neglected the old blog and missed stopping by here. Hope thecomputer is back soon, HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY and I'll chat with you soon!