One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

Definitely Looking Up

March 8th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Things are most definitely looking up. ¬†Yesterday I did the running around thing. ¬†Typical Saturday activity thanks to the blue laws still in place, I can’t shop on Sundays. ¬†I hit the Post Office to mail my NJ and NY state tax returns. ¬†Followed by a trip to the mall and the Genius Bar where they proclaimed my MacBook D.E.D. ¬†The logic board needs replacement, but that repair is almost $800, or over $500 if I do it myself. ¬†Not sure at this point if it is worth it. ¬†I’m intrigued about one thing though. ¬†When I put the battery back on the machine Friday night for its trip to the Geniuses, it was fully charged. ¬†Saturday morning at the bar, it was fully discharged. ¬†Why would a DED machine fully discharge the battery? ¬†I’m going to let it sit for a while longer and see if it is a zombie machine. ¬†Some other assorted stops for cat litter, rabbit food and new clothes for the shorties later, I was tired.

Did I rest when I got home? ¬†No way. ¬†There was a package waiting for me! ¬†Fedex Saturday delivery is a wonderful thing 🙂

Back in Business

Back in Business

My new MacBook is here! ¬†Any surprise that the first thing I installed on it was The Sims? ¬†You can see my alphabet dynasty loading here. ¬†Yes, they are the Adama family 😉 That’s Abe and Christy Adama, holding little Belanna. ¬†

Abe and Christy have some questionable parenting skills for Sims with Family Aspirations!

Dad of the Year?

Dad of the Year?

Christy isn’t much better at this then her husband:

Very Flexible

Very Flexible

Contrary to the hard work by her parents, little Belanna managed to survive her infancy and become a cute little toddler. ¬†I don’t think they’re challenged. ¬†

Walking to Mama

Walking to Mama

She’s got her dad’s hair color. ¬†And yes, mom is just about ready to burst with #2 kid. ¬†Actually within moments of snapping this, she went into labor and little Benjamin was born. ¬†Oh yes, the new MacBook (the Valkyrie) plays Sims very nicely. ¬†The NVidia graphics is a serious upgrade from the intel 950.

There’s probably a glitch in the software from one of the add-in objects that I downloaded. ¬†I even downloaded this house! ¬†I hate furnishing them but found a cache of them online fully furnished 😉

Beyond the new “no beverages near the laptop” rule, I got the Valkyrie a protective cover to keep that nice¬†aluminum¬†shell shiny and new. ¬†Amazingly, it matches the new iFrogz cover that I added to my iPhone.

Red Apples

Red Apples

As Cookie requested after my last post, here’s a picture of the button I bought for Mr. Not-s0-Greenjeans:

1" button

1" button

Hard to take a picture of a mother of pearl button.  I did use my DSLR and took this today in the sunlight.  Yay!  I think the blue is of the sweater is pretty well captured here too.

The twins and I spent a lovely couple of hours at Chuck E. Cheese with our favorite Bronx residents!  We met Nancy and her family at the restaurant where the kids played and the adults were able to sit and catch up.  

Pop-pop is giving the monkeys a bath now. I’m catching up on DVR’ed programs and enjoying the quiet time. ¬†Maybe I’ll play a little more Sims after they go to sleep. ¬†Probably should do some more knitting though. ¬†I have 7 more rows to go on the band so I think I’ll leave it home tomorrow. ¬†I don’t really want to schlep the whole thing for that. I might just do the maths necessary to rework the Tulip sweater for my niece in a lighter weight yarn. ¬† I’ll figure it out 😉

Craft on!

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Susan B. // Mar 8, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Good luck on the new laptop. BTW, I’m looking to buy a DSLR. Which one do you use?

  • 2 JessaLu // Mar 8, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Uhm if I get my new iPhone in May we might have trouble telling them apart! ;op

    Nice new puter! *jealous* (though…uhm…guess who’s been shopping online for a nice deal on an HP machine? hehe)

  • 3 misa // Mar 9, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Yay for the new computer, bummer about the old one. What’s a zombie machine? I may be inheriting my mother’s old iphone, I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  • 4 Cookie // Mar 9, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks for the button pic. It will look great on your sweater.

    I’m glad things are looking up, but even I’m curious about that zombie laptop you’ve got over there.

  • 5 Ina // Mar 9, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    I’m glad you’re back in business. I know some adults who would benefit from a no beverages rule!

  • 6 paula // Mar 9, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    That reminds me of my avatar in Second Life. I was so happy to get her to sit in a chair, not on other virtual people. I almost bought buttons the other day for 40 cents, but put them back when the yarn I wanted was not available

  • 7 Mary // Mar 10, 2009 at 11:14 am

    We have a no beverages by the computer rule around here and we’re two adults. No kids. I guess that rule took place the time I spilled a cup of coffee into my Mac laptop. BTW, it took a few days, but it survived.