WOW! Long time no write. Been a while! Superly busy. I haven't been able to keep up with anyone lately. I have a bunch of people I need to send IMs and phone calls to.
Granny is doing better health wise. I suppose she is doing better. Mom thinks that she had prepared herself to die, so now she doesn't know what to do with herself. Uncle Carl has been getting her out making her walk for exercises. They have been having some issues with her doing her exercises. I had hoped to catch up with Auntie and Annie while in town, but just didnt work out that way. When we got there granny just looks so.... small compared to how she normally looks. I mean okay the woman is only 4'11 (we give her 5 foot cause that is what she says she is.) She is tiny anyway, at least compare to use 5/9 plus people in my family, but she had lost alot of weight and it was just painful to watch her eat. She would eat one bite for what would feel like an hour before she would shallow. They (mom and uncle) kept saying we could go do other things, but i just didnt feel comfy being in town but not being at her house because well, i think the kids being around helped her get a boast. I still have to apologize for not being able to get with everyone in dayton and in columbus, but i hope they understand what with granny being sick and why i had to change my plans yet again. We spent alot of time driving granny around and showing philly some things from being a little kid in dayton. Man has that place changed. Le sigh. Anyway, i didnt get to do all i wanted to, but i think it was more important to hang out with granny while we were there then doing some of the stuffy i had planned.
So anyway that takes me to the fact that We recently popped up to Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton Ohio. Once again plans were totally tossed around. It is just so hard to plan trips because we always just run out of time there is just so many people to try and see and so many things to try and do. We were there for almost two weeks, and I lost my voice for 95% of it! IT WAS SO COOL!!! It wasn't as bad as the allergy time when i was in highschool, but it was pretty darn cool. I could feel that throat start to close up as soon as we hit I 271 going around Cleveland to the East side. They were cutting the grass. Even with all the windows up and AC on, it was pretty bad!
Okay, so my folks have new physco neighbors. They are a trip now that I am not there, but when i was there i was attempting to yellow out the window for them to shut the noise. (forgot that i lost my voice) It's a long story, but lets just say that I have never heard the words G.D. it said that many times in such a short amount of time. Cleveland Hts has an awesome response time because the cops got there pretty quick and told them to knock off the yelling. I mean seriously Cleveland hts is no cheap area to live, and they have a law and rule about EVERYTHING (you can get a ticket/fine if you put your trash out too early. The law says something like you can not put your trash out until after 5pm (might be 7pm) the day before trash day or something and you better believe they will give people TICKETS for putting it at 1 minute before!)
We hit the star wars exhibit at COSI. Oh WOW! That was so cool! The kids were so excited! Wesley got his picture taken with several of the characters. His favorite is with the lady and man that were dressed as Padme and Anakin from the 2nd movie. "Anakin" gave Wesley his lightsabre to hold during the picture. He was in SUCH AWE!!! I have to get my pictures up of that. It was a nice treat for him since he had been worried about granny.
Kaya enjoyed everything BUT the droid thing. She did not like that it got dark in there. She liked the Mil. Falcon though.
In Cleveland, did alot of the hair circuit. It is now near impossible to keep hair closures and skinwefts in stock. I am found liquid gold, so i added that to my stock along with vapon products. I have had to go to preorders for alot of the skinwefts and closures. We also have started with the lacefrontals. The cool part is that even out of stock, i can supply them in less then 14 days. (usually 10-12 )
Wesley is so excited. He starts school on Monday. I wont get into how freaking stupid I think it is to start Aug 7th. The great part is that it wont happen again because it is now a law that school can not start hear until the 3rd week. Of course, i am disgusted that it wasnt done for this year. I guess i should be happy that it is the only thing i find annoying about this school. I like everything else. The really cool part is that Wesley got the one kindergarten teacher that i really really wanted!!! She is the teacher that i have heard other teachers try to get for their own kids in school. It just so happens that it is the class that we always would visit and sit in on in the last year. AWESOME!! he is so excited. He has been wanting to go to school for years now. (i know i know he is just five) He didnt get into the 4 year old program. They try to save that for at risk kids and ones with learning issues. Wesley with his big words and his thirst for learning just anything, wasn't in that catagory. So he had to wait another year. But he is past excited to go. His teacher had impressed me before last year when i was just looking around for all the info. But i also noticed out of all the teachers she took a bit more time putting together littles bags for her students to make them feel good. A sign of a good teacher? one that can give every child in the room the same thing and yet enouch one feels like they got something special just for them. I had alot of teachers like that. So yeah, i am not worried about him having a great school year.
Of course, since i feel that parents should be in the schools daily, needless to say, that is what i will be doing OFTEN!
Besides that, it is hot here. Our internet has been enjoying a freeze up during the day because of the heat. oh well, whatever, i would rather loose the internet connection before the AC goes out. I would rather have to reply to all my emails by phone!
SPEAKING OF PHONES! I blew UP my Hitachi 9100. *sniffles* I loved my pocket pc phone, so had to replace it with another pocket pc phone. Okay so this one is just AWESOME. It is half the size of the other and it does tons more stuff then the hitachi did. the ppc 6600 awesome sprint phone. I am glad I got that one then instead of the replacment 6700 that sprint also has. I have been reading alot of people like there 6600 better and have gone back to it after buying the 6700 and finding they didnt like it. So i spent several days downloading mp3files and then changing them to wave files for ringtones. Plus a ton of programs like this call filter thing that i havent figured out how to work it completely yet.
To make a long story short, I totally forgot about this plug in the house that i had been complaining about to the builders and then this stupid guy comes out and even through i TOLD the idiot what was wrong with the plug did he bring out the equipment to check it? NO!!! So anyway, after the trip to ohio, I completely forgot about that plug. Well i forgot until i work up the next morning that i couldnt figure out how come my hitachi had been plugged in all night and then i couldnt figure out why it had only charged from 37% to 50ish%. Then I plugged it into the lighter in the car and zzzzhhh zzzhh zip. off the phone and the plug go. So my phone got shorted out from the outlet and then the phone shorted out the lighter in the car. At first thought maybe it was just the battery was fried, but when i put Philly's battery in mine phone, it sucked a bunch of the power from his battery right away. So nope, shorted something out in the phone.
Oh well, i like the replacement alot. It is nice and bright and it has alot more programs. This one really feels more like a portable computer then the other one. Okay plus the sliding keyboard is neat. So yeah, i would highly recommend the 6600 for a new cellphone. Especially if you are a PDA person, definitely nice to have everything in one small package that is easy to read and still fits in your pocket.
That reminds me, I think it was back in May or April, but i would also recommend the Casio Exilm camera for anyone that is camera shopping. It is a 7.2 mega pix. and the video on this camera is AWESOME! Actually the video is ten times better on this camera then it was on that not so cheap camcorder. I think the best thing (besides the video part, oh yeah and the sound on this thing is very clear!) is the best shot settings. They have one that is for everything. first camera that I do not have to worry about where to stand to take the kids pictures because it corrects everything for you. So Wesley actually is that nice healthy tan color that he really is not the washed out color some pictures want to make him, and Kaya is that nice little carmel looking honey that she really looks in real life. I have to get some pictures up of the COSI and some funny kid shots that I have.
Actually what I will probably do is put them up on the fotki site in a protected folder and then give people password if they want to see them. YEAH! that is a good idea! Have a ton of pictures to post too.
Anyway, i find that if i can watch how often the kids are outside, (this includes going to the store) their asthma is under control. They dont feel well hot (no pun intended) when they are out though. Once of the other reasons i think this aug 7th start time is just the craziest thing i have heard. I can't wait to see what Wesley eczema is going to be like with him sweating. Yes the school has AC but it was still hot in there yesterday. That reminds me i need to remember to make sure i have a bottle of cream to drop off for the nurse at school on monday. I also need to run to West Ashley tomorrow to have Dr Harper sign the papers so he can keep his meds at school.
Well that is all I have to type about right now. I have more but I think i am going to go finish playing with the kidlets.
Hmm normally i would run spellcheck at this point but I am too lazy for that today.