Friday, August 10, 2007

Thunderstorms and Computers Do Not Mix

Remember that thunderstorm we all had last Sunday night? I was online checking the radar~cuz that's what we do in our Tommy Skilling loving household~and heard a loud buzz. And then no computer or phone. Our lines were struck by lightening. Yippee. So we had to go out and buy a new computer and new phones. Spent most of the day Monday with a creepy Comcast guy who appeared as if he stopped by my house after being released from prison. So now we have a groovy new Gateway computer. Its cool! Only bad thing is even though it would be covered under our homeowners policy, our insurance guy said not to bother with the claim. It is only slightly over our deductible and the insurance company will almost certainly raise our rates if we have a claim so it will cost more in the long run. Ick.

On a funner note, here's a few snapshots of our world this week.

Wyatt has taken up barfing for distance. We hope he'll be ready for the 2016 Games in Chicago.

Greta made it exactly 2 hours dry in big-girl undies. And then said she liked diapers better. OK, then.

Amelia needs to go to school. NOW.

Caroline's quote of the day "Mom, when can I get on my hands and knees and clean the kitchen floor?" I am not making that up.


Heaven Sent said...

You tell Caroline that she can start now... and she is more than welcome to start practicing on my floor. It needs it! :)

Bummer about the new puter, but at least you're up and running again. And keep these snapshots coming... love them!

Mommy Brain said...

Barfing for distance...I love it! Jed could have entered that contest!

Carol said...

Do you back up? I don't. If I ever lost all my documents and pictures, I would be soooo sad. Gotta go, gotta start copying files onto flash drives!

mcewen said...

Hmm - new lesson, thunderstorm = new computer! Good trade.