Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The 13th Week

Today we ate pizza...at a Mexican restaurant. And it was good.

Today also marked the day of our second long weekend. Well, really Thursday marks it. But we finished class at noon and only have an hour long meeting tomorrow. We get two long weekends during the four month training and besides that we're not allowed to use any vacation time. When we stood at the beginning of our training in April and looked ahead to this long weekend, I didn't think it would ever get here. And now, we're in week 13 out of 17! We're pretty excited to be this close to the finishing point.

I've been pretty melancholy this week, hence the lack of posting. I'm not really sure what's up. For now, I'll blame it on the weather.

I powered through book 2 and 3 of the Anne of Green Gables series. They are amazing. LOVE them. I'm on book 4 and it's a little different then the rest, but still good.

Ian's computer is ancient. Okay, not as ancient as mine was 3 months ago before replacing it, but his is pretty old. I'm pretty sure he bought it the week before he left for Jordan in 2006 to study. He brought it back all sandy and desert infested. He used it through the last year of college and all through his Masters degree. The battery gave out and he got the blue screen of death several times but it's still hanging in there.

The problem is this: Ian LOVES his computer (trust me, it's utter junk,) and he wants to get as much "mileage," as possible out of it.

Me? I like to see the surface area of our ONLY table every once in awhile.

But since his power chord dependent computer can't be moved with out it turning off and taking another 15 minutes (seriously) to turn back on, he leaves it out on our kitchen table.

I find myself eating on the couch ALOT lately because we have no table space!

I finally had a meltdown yesterday over it and begged (how sad am I?) him to buy a new laptop. Because when we get overseas they will be a lot harder and more expensive to come by.

He's reluctant and asked for awhile to think it over and mourn over the loss of his computer (how pathetic is that?!) So I, being the good wife said okay, and have been carefully and cautiously reminding him. Today, we went to two electronic stores and perused.

Then he spent the following 4 hours researching the functions and capabilities of the different memory cards and video drives.

He's torn.

I say, bite the bullet and get yourself a fancy new computer man!

But never mind me.

We finally are going to get to do some touristy things this weekend, I'm so excited. I hope everyone is having a great week!


cait said...

oh I would love for my hubby to beg me to buy a new laptop and get rid of my power cord-dependent one! I am thankful mine will at least still give me a couple of cordless hours before shutting down.

hope you have a great time touring!

Brittany said...

Sounds like you're going to have a great weekend! :)

My computer sucks, and I should get a new one, but i'm kinda lovin it! :) I feel his pain!

Brittany said...

Sounds like you're going to have a great weekend! :)

My computer sucks, and I should get a new one, but i'm kinda lovin it! :) I feel his pain!

Rachel and John said...

I am the same way as Ian! I had a super old IBM thinkpad. It was so heavy. I couldn't really carry it around because it gave me back pain, and it always needed to be plugged in too or else it would die and take forever to turn back on. I would NOT get another one, until one day it would just not turn on. I was so sad. I still have it. I refuse to throw it out.

five_solas said...

Yes, Bite the bullet. Go for a MAC! Otherwise, my husband will judge him. He he he... We used to work at the apple store, so Brad's quite handy when it comes to helping with Macs. Have a fun weekend!

Tatum-LeTard said...

Wow... you and your husband seem to have such an interesting and wonderful life together! How inspiring! Glad I ran into your blog, and I hope you're having a fantastic week!