Thursday, July 9, 2009

On the homefront

My final is scheduled to be taken next Friday. I was nervous, but hopeful before seeing the study guide. Now, after going through the study guide, I think I’ll be lucky to pass, forget finishing with honors. You have to get 90% or better to do that. I think you have to have 70 or 75% or better to get your certificate. This is going to be tough. This weekend will be devoted to studying!

I finally got my computer connected at home. I downloaded all my pictures from ID, UT, CA & GA. I couldn’t find a single picture from CA and I was so worried that I had lost the card. I finally found the card they were on. Turns out the pictures really aren’t that great. My little camera has a black blob that is on every picture. And the flash doesn’t work nearly as well as it used to so the inside pics are all grainy. But I am SO glad that I have them and didn’t lose them. Hopefully Mom’s and Aunt Liz’s turned out better.

So pictures will be updated soon...after I finish with my test.

Adam had a three day weekend this week, Mon – Wed. He worked some on the laundry room/bedroom. He got some more plumbing done. Last night, he built the wall frame for where the door used to be from the bedroom to the closet and got a couple of outlets wired, 1 for each of the rooms.

Barry came over a couple of nights ago as I was just finishing up a walk with the dogs. He brought in a couple of tools to do “an experiment”. The experiment was seeing how well his little jack hammers would tear out the fireplace rocks. It was very loud and dust filled the house. The dogs got stressed and Tucker ended up being the focus of Bear’s stress. He let loose on Tucker. I took Tucker outside and stayed out there for about 10 minutes while they finished up their experiment. When I walked back in, the dust started scratching my throat. They only worked on a small section and there are two holes now. I guess it’s official…this fireplace has to go now. The dumpster sitting in our yard will be picked up soon so they have to get it out before then or we’ll end up having to pay for another dumpster…which is not an option, if you ask me. I told Adam that before we started another project, we have to empty out one of the bedrooms so I can have it to unpack some things into or use in any way I want to...a table for eating, a desk for the computer instead of in the small living room, or my bookcases filled with books :o). I'm not too picky just as long as I get one of the rooms, I'll be happy.
We got our deposit refund from the house in ID and we split in half. We can get whatever we want from our own halves. Other than some books I’ve been keeping my eye on, I don’t really have anything I need so I think I’ll be hanging onto most of it for now. I will be buying a toaster oven with it though. Adam is oddly excited about it. With Adam’s half, he bought a Wii system and Wii fit. He tried it at his friend’s in Boise and he really had a good time. He thinks this will motivate him to exercise. It came with a sports game so we played a game of bowling last night because we were both too tired to do any exercising. As usual, he creamed me.

After that game, I went up to get ready for bed but somehow (can’t remember why) I ended up asleep across the bed with my head burrowed into Bear. I woke up about 30 minutes later and called down to Adam to see if he was coming up. He had fallen asleep in his recliner.


Valerie said...

I'm so glad you found your CA photos. Can't wait to see them all. I hope you get lots of studying in, but I bet you'll do great. I do understand about stressing anyway though!

Heather and Thomas Mann said...

I'm sure you will do great on your test. We will be praying for you. Sorry the pics weren't what you were hoping they'd be! Looking forward to that post anyway. We love and miss you!

Stella Andes said...

I will be praying for you that you can retain everything you ever learned from the course and from the study guide. I know you will do well! I miss you!

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