Monthly Archives: July 2006

Drip Drop

I was running through our front yard last week and felt water splash up on the back of my legs. Since it hadn’t rained in weeks, I realized something was wrong (smart aren’t I?). I turned around and saw standing water about 10 feet back from our water meter – uh oh. Then I realized…

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  • CarolAugust 10, 2006 - 9:27 am

    We had the same problem recently. When we got the water bill, we knew something was seriously wrong. The water company agreed to reimburse us for like half of the cost of the plumber, plus reduce the water bill by about $75.00. We found out that the line leading into the house from the water source, is polybutylene (sp?). The rest of the house is all copper plumbing. So, we’ll eventually have to replace that line leading to the house because it will happen again.

I’m Back!

My laptop arrived back from Sony late yesterday afternoon. However, we were having company for dinner so I didn’t even get it out of the box till this morning. Sony rocks! They fixed and replaced everything for free! Even the damage caused by my dropping it. I got a new fan that isn’t as loud…

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  • MattJuly 31, 2006 - 1:59 pm

    Congrats on the test!

The Laptop Wars Continue

I picked up my laptop to do a little work and it slipped out of my hand. I reacted quickly enough to slow the fall, but the laptop still hit the tile floor. I tried to turn it on and nothing happened – nothing. I plugged it in and nothing happened – no blinking charging…

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  • JohnnaJuly 14, 2006 - 10:20 am

    Oh, I did that a while back and everything was fine except my wireless card got knocked out of place. Somehow Nick jiggled it just right and it seems to be fine now.

    Are you still covered under the warranty? Might want to get it checked out. (Hopefully the computer company doesn’t read your blog!)

  • HollyJuly 14, 2006 - 10:48 am

    Sadly my computer is a long time out of warranty. This one isn’t a wireless card issue – it’s a heat issue and a power issue. It works best when it is plugged into the wall and doesn’t have the battery in. Sometimes it works for 10 minutes and sometimes for an hour. Wade took it apart last night, but he said it should probably go back to Sony. I think I want a new laptop!

  • MattJuly 16, 2006 - 2:59 pm

    So I’m in the market for a laptop myself and have been seriously considering the Sony… Should I reconsider? Mind you I don’t plan to be playing Basketball with my notebook, but still… what are your feelings so far?

  • HollyJuly 17, 2006 - 1:57 pm

    I have had my vaio for three years and it has been back to Sony three times – once for a new touchpad, once for a new motherboard, and once for a new fan for the processor (not counting the current issues.) I bought the computer because it was the lightest with the most battery life and a DVD player when I was buying. I would honestly say I have been pleased, but I’m not sure my next laptop will be a Sony. My dad has one of the TX’s and loves it.

  • JohnnaJuly 25, 2006 - 2:12 pm

    Ahem….it’s been a while since you posted. Is your computer working yet?

  • MattJuly 28, 2006 - 3:59 pm

    You know we have no lives and yet you keep us in suspense of your next post… Why must you toil with my mind in these ways!

    😉

My Office

Here is where I spent the day….

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  • JennyJuly 18, 2006 - 9:08 am

    I AM SO JEALOUS!

I’m Turning Into My Mother

Jamie called me last week and asked if I wanted to go to the beach with her. She had to be in Panama City for a meeting and her company was paying for a rental car, gas, and hotel room. I readily agreed – I can work from the beach as well as my couch!…

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Mark Them Off

Wade and I work on projects all the time, but this weekend we reached the “end” stage of quite a few. The upstairs bathroom is now finished! That project started in March, but was put on hold with all of our wedding travel. We are both really excited to finally have it finished. I’m sure…

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  • JohnnaJuly 10, 2006 - 2:06 pm

    Green is becoming one of my favorite colors and I think your bathroom looks excellent! I love the sink. Couldn’t remember if that was the original or not, but I’m guessing that was something you and Wade added. Looks super!

  • HollyJuly 10, 2006 - 7:14 pm

    The sink was not original. Wade and I were shocked to realize we both liked it. I thought it looked old and Wade thought it looked modern.

Pool Party!

After a morning of painting for me and finishing up the bathroom for Wade, we headed to Atlanta. My friend from work, Tina, was hosting a pool party. Carol, Rick, Maryellen, Wayne, Tina, Dave, Wade, and I were all there. Everyone brought something – I made my favorite chocolate chip cinnamon cake. Then we hung…

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  • CarolJuly 11, 2006 - 2:01 pm

    Thank the Lord that Holly did not take “close ups” of us girls . . . . . HA!

A Neat Little Trick

I have spent a lot of time recently painting trim. My current project is the hallway. I have found the easiest way to paint the doors is to take them off, remove all the hardware, and spread them out in the driveway. Being outside helps the enamel paint to dry significantly faster than if they…

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  • MattJuly 10, 2006 - 10:00 am

    Remind me not to eat anything from your crock pot when I visit some day. 😉

  • HollyJuly 10, 2006 - 10:19 am

    You don’t have to worry. It wasn’t new in the box, but I think I had only used it once before. I just don’t cook in it 😉