A look back into the past

Sometimes to know just how fortunate you are and to know how far you have come over the years can be really empowering. I don’t really use Google + much but I decided the other day to work on my profile a bit and start adding people.

While doing this I clicked on images and there was blogger.com images there. I remembered then that I had a blog on Blogger at one time. It’s not much. Just four posts from 2008/2009. A little less than six years ago. This would have been just a few months before I went to Afghanistan in 2009 and the month I came back.

All four posts are quite something for me to read. I am going to include one here. I am going to warn you though, it deals with abuse by a significant other (one of my ex’s) and it deals with thoughts of suicide so read with caution if you do read it.… Continue reading →

First day back at work

So today was my first day back at work. I woke up about 9 am to the smell of bacon cooking in the kitchen. Cory made bacon, eggs, home made hash browns (with veggies) and toast for breakfast. He loves to cook and is fairly good at it (mo on the other hand, well that is a story for another time…).

After getting showered we sat down and ate breakfast together before I headed off to work. I left about 10:30am as I work at 11 am and wanted to get there a few minutes early. I live really close, 5 min by car but like to be at work at least 15-20 minutes before my shift starts to get everything set up on my computer, programs and such. … Continue reading →

Oops! I am such an idiot sometimes…

So I was sitting on the couch last night trying to modify a theme I want to use and guess what I did? I’ll give you three guesses…

Sorry all your guesses are wrong (unless you actually guess right, obviously)! So, I spilled Kool-Aid (yes, Kool-Aid) all over my laptop. What a waist of perfectly good cherry Kool-Aid. I spilled the whole freaking glass. It went down into my keyboard, into the speaker that is under the screen on the left side of my laptop and out through the fan at the bottom of my laptop meaning it got inside.

At first, I was so shocked and surprised  at first that I actually did it. Believe it or not I have never spilled any liquid more then 1 or 2 drops on my computer. It took me about 2-3 minutes to even realize that I got the computer as I also poured half of it in my lap.… Continue reading →

The hassle of looking for a new laptop

I have no idea why these things always happen to me. I priced out a nice laptop on Dell.ca and applied for financing. I have been waiting for over 3 weeks to hear back from them and it is ridiculous! Their customer service leaves a lot to be desired, that’s for sure.

First off my current laptop is 5 1/2 years old. I bought it in 2009. I actually love my laptop, it’s a Toshiba Satellite A300-05M and it is pretty nice but it is starting to go on me. The fan quit so it overheats, the keyboard is buckling and little and keys keep coming off, they go back on pretty easy if you do not loose the little inside pieces, however I am tired of putting my computer back together!

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Autumn and Halloween

Just a short post… I am really looking forward to this Autumn and to the Halloween season. I am looking forward to the cooler weather, sweaters and adventures. I love to hike and walk around in the fall much better then in the summer. I can taste hot chocolate on a cool day already. I just can’t wait. I am ready for summer to be over! … Continue reading →