Thursday, February 4, 2010

Foiled by Technology?

I figured out that the internet at your building went out when we got cut off this morning. I wonder when it will be up.

I was so excited to tell you that your paycheck actually arrived! Woo Hooo! Your first paycheck for this job did what it was supposed to and hit our US account on the day it was supposed to. Phew...too bad I couldn't tell you so you could stop worrying about it. You know, you have a building full of computer geeks and you can't keep your internet up and running? What does that say about your collective talents? Hmmmm. Hey, I'm just saying...

In other exciting news, the fact that you've started doing the 30 Day Shred has kept us motivated to keep going ourselves. As long as we don't skip one day, we'll remain ONE DAY AHEAD OF YOU. Oh, yeah! Oops. Was that gloating? Valiant made me do it. I would never ever crow about being ONE DAY AHEAD OF YOU! Darn, there is is again. I can't seem to help myself.

The lady at the Post Office is starting to remember me. I've sent a ton of packages your way this past week (okay, five, but still) and I have at least one more to go. Did you know that you can send Flat Rate Priority Mail Large Boxes to an APO address for only $12.50 no matter how much it weighs? Well, now you know. One of my boxes actually weighed more than 17 lbs - the post lady was impressed!

In homeschooling news, Teaching Textbooks - Math 5 and Algebra are on their way for the kids next math levels. I love, love, love this program and am so glad I found it. I also ordered at writing program : Institute for Excellence in Writing's Student Intensive Writing program and am hoping for the same level of success we had with Teaching Textbooks. Fingers crossed. We stopped at the library and picked up two copies of To Kill a Mockingbird for the next Adolescent Literature seminar meeting in two weeks.

3 comments:

Clark said...

I can not begin to tell you how relieved I was to find out that my check hit when it was suppose to. I had already sent an e-mail to the Middle east HR office requesting information on how I was going to get paid if the direct deposit didn't hit. She was like, "don't worry, it is handled". Sorry sweet cheeks, I have heard that one too many times. Our internet is still not up so I had to go find someplace to get online. I am now in the lobby of our building which appears to be still on line. I am glad that my doing Jillian is motivating you to keep it up. Everyday I get up and don't feel like exercising I use you as my inspiration to dig down and make it happen. I am going to try and get my own copy of To Kill a Mockingbird as soon as I can. Love you!

Leslie said...

I feel like I am intruding, so I won't say much. I am just so impressed by your efforts, dedication and love. You are a wonderful example for all married couples and families. Keep up the great work :)

Erin said...

You're not intruding...Superman started this blog to help others who are looking to become contractors...he couldn't find the information he wanted out there, so he decided to share his own experiences.