Thursday, October 13, 2011

This job doesn't pay enough!

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Seriously, though...I'm not quitting my day job--I'm kind of in it for, well, a while!

September and October have been a rollercoaster.  We took the kids on a suprise trip to Disneyland and SoCal, visiting old friends and places (pictures below).  It was a great time to go--3rd week of September when the whole nation is back in school.  The longest line ever was 20 minutes--and that was maybe once encountered!  We had a fun time.

Disneyland for 8 people (we invited my awesome mother-in-law) + airfare + car rental + food + a few souvenirs = a pretty large sum :)

Lodging was free, sort of.  We put that timeshare to good use this year...

Who would have thought, that while we were all blissfully enjoying ourselves away from home, so many objects IN the home would misbehave while we were away, and decide to cease operating only mere weeks after our return?!

Some of you married men who are good at sports.  Some of you married men who are good at speaking.  Some of you married men who are just good to look at.  Well, I married all that AND a man who is good at fixing stuff :).

It's not like he has all the time in the world, but he set to work feverishly during any free time he had.  But, alas, some times all the effort in the world is wasted on things that cannot be brought back.

Rest in peace:
  ~ 4th-computer-we've-owned-but-it-still-feels-like-we-just-bought-you ~
~ stove/range-that's-as-old-as-the-house-but-still-seemed-too-young-to-die ~
~ waffle-iron-that-never-made-the-best-waffles-but-we-still-loved-having you ~
~ clothes-dryer-drum-that-made-such-intersting-sounds-before-you-gave-in ~

Thanks, dear items.  I's not like we just coughed up enough money to go enjoy a trip together.  If you were going to miss us that much you could have just told us--not just quit on us!

I can't post pictures of the fun my hubby had in trying to revive everybody because the new computer requires a new cord, that I didn't have to have with our old computer, to accept my camera.  See!?!  Give them an inch--and they walk all over you!

(The following pictures were miraculously uploaded before the big crash).

So, in just a short 6 weeks--I got a trip, a new dryer drum, computer, and range/oven!  Have to save up a bit before I can afford the waffle maker.  Having a family isn't expensive...having stuff for them is!  Sheesh!


Eva said...

I'm glad you had a great time in Disneyland, despite the crazy appliances dying...

Alanna said...

How fun that you got to go Disneyland! Maybe it's a good thing everything didn't fall apart before you're trip, or maybe you would have decided not to go???
I'm sorry though! When it rains, it pours! No fun!

Shea said...

That's a fun surprise to come home to. Looks like a great trip.

Ben and Carrie said...

wow, when it rains it pours.. glad nothing died until you got back- that might have put a damper on your whole vacation. Glad you had such a great trip- we are dying to go to Disneyland. love the pic of the baby and jon in the pool.