Many moons ago, I posted a blog entry here – This is a myth, so I’m not sure if it is true, however I have decided that it is time that I should write again.
So what’s new? Lets just say that if there as anything more that was new, I would be Prime Minister – And I’d probably do a better job* 🙂
Well obviously we have Jessica, who is nearly four months old now. She’s making noise, rolling over, smiling and still the usual eat, sleep and pooh routine. Maddy is neatly two now, and is so funny you just can’t imagine. She makes us all laugh very much, but soemtimes cry as she is the most destructive litle monster that you could imagine and she does love to climb and jump on things – Does she! I’m sure she’s going to become either a mountain climber or some kind of gymnast jumping around.
I know I like driving, but 4hrs in a single sitting is somewhat un-enjoyable. Friday’s working day drew to a close, and I was getting all our stuff ready to take to Huddersfield for the weekend. The amount of stuff we took with us, you would think we were going on a week long camping trip, but no – Just two nights up north, but that’s what happens when you have a monster – I can only imagineÃ‚Â the amount of stuff needed for two monsters.
The drive up wasn’t actually too bad really, but arriving at Jimmy’s house, I was expecting the bulters to come out and offer to carry our bags – My mistake, that was actually Jimmy and Urg. Not too much happened on Friday night as it was 10.30pm by the time we arrived: Chatting and more chatting was the order of the night. I didn’t go to sleep until about 3am that night, so I was kind of broken in the morning.
So it’s Thursday evening, and by this time me and Nicky would have both finished our respective days working from home, and looking after Maddy for the day, except this day, there’s no Nicky. She’s out onÃ‚Â a work do which they call an off-site. I call it a glorified team-building / skyve day but hey, but see this is where is gets worse – She’s gone tomorrow too. Thankfully she’ll be back tomorrow night, and hopefully before Maddy goes to bed otherwise she’s not going to get to see her little girl until Saturday morning.
Maddy’s been really good today, and hasn’t done anything that naughty which has made today easy for me, and has meant that I’ve been able to get quite a lot of studying done towards by next Microsoft exam, which hopefully won’t be too long around the corner, although this exam is probably one of the toughest to that I’m going to be doing as part of the Microsoft qualification so I need to make sure I’ve got it all covered properly.
Me and my boss (day to day) Colin went through my training plan a couple of days ago, and I’m going to be with Xerox now until at a minimum of 2012 due to all the training I am doing, so I could be up for a long service award before I know it :). For those of you who are interested, I’ll be finishing my Microsoft studies next year which will make me a MCSE 2003: Security and an MCTS: SQL Server 2005. Once all that is finished, I’m enrolling on a degree course through the Open University. Once that’s finished, I will have a BSc Honours degree, so I will become one of those geek people with far too many qualifications.
It’s been quite a long time since I posted aÃ‚Â blog, and I’m slapping myself on the wrists as we speak for my sins of not blogging recently, but what’s new then? Quite a lot actually.
SinceI last blogged here, we had theÃ‚Â 4D scan of the new baby which is still en-route and have been toldÃ‚Â without a shadow of the sonographers doubt is a girl, so girlie number is coming soon.Ã‚Â For those of you who so still look at it, the Baby-Green website is still stuck it someÃ‚Â kind of time-stasis field with nothing happeningÃ‚Â to it – That’s Nicky’s fault. Since getting myÃ‚Â newÃ‚Â PC a while ago now,Ã‚Â you would think I’ve been up there every night hammering away to get the new website that I’ve promised you all done. The short answer it actually, no and the reasonÃ‚Â is that Nicky has decided that sitting on the sofa in the evenings is more comfortable than sitting at our desk on the PC’s – Understandable being that she’s pregnant, but I’m sure it doesn’tÃ‚Â make all of you happy now does it….I’ll try and work on the situation to get the site progressed for you all soon, as I want to see the new site out thereÃ‚Â too.
While on the rough subject of pregnancy, Kira (the white one for those of you who can’t remember) has had her latest bunch of kittens. The usual delivery of 3 of them, and they all look very cute as expected, with them all being about 3-4 weeks old now, so very soon they will start beating each other and climbing things. Pictures of them will be added to the Baby-Green site when I get to work on it next.
Today could have gone better shall we say.
Me and Mick started work yesterday on fitting the heated towel rail which will move the bathroom to almost 100% completion so that I can move on to the bedroom.
Me and Nicky went out for the day s we had a birthday party to go to for Chloe, who was 1 year old a few weeks back. We came back from the party and everything was fitted, and all that was left to do was to re-fill the heating system and away it went.
So me and Mick turn the water back on and fire it all up to find that the system wasn’t filling. After much farting around, we got it all filled again, only to realise that in the farting about process, we’d managed to burn the motor out of the central heating pump – Not good. A quick time check revealed that the time was about 6pm – Too late for a Sunday to be going shopping for DIY parts! I’ve emailed my boss to as khim very kindly if he could excuse me for an hour in the morning so that me and Mick can fit a new pump from B&Q, so let’s hope he says yes, else no hot water for a few days which wouldn’t be good really.
Lovely word isn’t it, but isn’t so worse worse when you have the smell in the air.
Been at home today studying as er most Thursdays. Today though, my processor for my PC came back from AMD so I was excited at the thought that after over 2 months my PC could finally come back to life and that I could start work again on the Baby-Green website among other things I’d like to get on with on my PC.
Do think this happened? Like bottoms it did. The brand spanking new processor in a new sealed box direct from AMD was installed and I was thinking “excellent”, however upon starting the PC I got the same old and very tiresome error code. At this point I’m pretty damn annoyed so Gigabyte the people that make the motherboard which is the part I’ve suspected to be at fault since day one have today been the brunt of a polite but direct email from me, so hopefully they give me what I want or they will be hearing from me again :).
In the mean time, Maddy was just supposed to go to bed after some dinner, a bath and a bottle, but her litttle tummy decided it didn’t want to keep it all there, so I was the victim of some rather unpleasant outbursts from her. Needless to say, I was a little grossed out being the wimp that I am, so Nicky was summoned to assist, but Maddy is now showered and in a cleam babysuit and ready for bed again.
Lets see if it works this time.
Until next time x