Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Grind

And back to it, tomorrow AM. Early too, as I have quite a bit lined up. Not that I want to do it, but if I don't, I don't see anyone else chomping at the bit to help me with it.

We did get a lot of things wrapped up this weekend, though and that feels good. I feel like I'm going to explode without my screen door though. I don't know why that is totally pissing me off. Nothing I can do about it, right? I just have to be patient and wait for it to come in. I think most of my feelings come from just wanting all this contractor junk to be finished, once and for all and then I don't have to think about it again for many more years.

For the Evil Twin's birthday in July, I ordered him a new desktop computer. So, his old Dell, which is not too terribly old, we planned on giving to Buddy, so he could use it in his room. Don't look at me like I'm crazy - he's almost 10 AND he's a very responsible and honest kid. Of course, we went over the internet rules again and also added that we would be checking it to see where he'd been. We don't have a keystroke program on it, but thru the history and cache, we could cobble together anything unusual.

This arrangement will work out much better for us, anyway, as the computer was downstairs in the office before and now it's in his bedroom, so all I have to do is walk down the hallway and I can see what he's doing. When it was the Evil Twin's computer, I never did walk downstairs to check in on him because I couldn't leave Sissy (Demon Spawn) alone for 2 seconds. LOL.

Plus, we found a little cheap desk and he can set up shop and do his homework there too. It'll be MUCH quieter than trying to do it at the kitchen table during ECT (evening chaos time). The greatest part is that Buddy and the Evil Twin worked very hard getting Buddy's room cleaned up - and OUT. Many, many old Happy Meal toys went either bye bye in the trash or in the Goodwill box, so things are much more organized and it just feels much lighter in his room now. :-)

My door isn't in, but at least we accomplished a different task - and got Sissy's room tidied up to boot. So, that makes me feel somewhat better! Whew.


  1. We did the same thing when we got a new computer. Since it had good childware on it, we never worried about the internet too much. (Until his computer genius buddy cracked my password...but they forgot about the history and were busted.)

    I think doing homework out of site with no distractions worked well for our son. We are now doing the same with our daughter.

  2. Too bad we don't have small kids....we have 3 laptops and 4 desktops...none of which are particularly new, but could be re-issued. Good eye keeping. 10 is the new 15.

  3. My friend and I were recently discussing about how involved with technology our daily lives have become. Reading this post makes me think back to that debate we had, and just how inseparable from electronics we have all become.

    I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Societal concerns aside... I just hope that as memory gets less expensive, the possibility of downloading our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's one of the things I really wish I could see in my lifetime.

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