Oh, so much excitement here I scarcely know where to begin. Our computer picked up AV Suite, something that touts itself as being a security program. It took over our new computer and rendered it useless. This within 24 hours of installing the latest McAfee. So our computer is sitting in Youngsville at our computer guru's place. He's got another computer with the same problem, and he says the thing is a pain to get off the computer.
We're in the process of renting out another apartment. This one has great meaning to me, because it was the one that Tim and I were working on when I found out I had cancer. It sort of got put on the backburner for a while as we dealt with everything else. Now it's finished, finally, and somehow that seems kind of like a big deal to me, personally.
Tim bought a new (to us, anyway) car. I'd been worried about him driving back home in the night after his second shift job. The trip home takes him through some real remote country, with no cell phone service. The car he's been driving has 200,000 miles on it. I've been worried. He was driving down the street and found a car, a 2002, with 59,000 miles on it. The girl was very nervous about the car. She'd lost her license and a family friend had borrowed it and put it in the ditch. To Tim's eye, the damage was cosmetic. A new bumper cover, and a light cover. To the girl, this was major damage. She tried to take $500 off the price. Tim split the difference with her, because he felt bad for her. She only wanted $2000 for it to begin with. What kind of car is it? It's a Mustang.
Other breaking news? Tim got a day job. He was shocked spitless over that. It will make life a lot easier for him. He was not fond of second shift, but so glad to have a job again, he was not about to complain about the small stuff. So that is nice.
I haven't gotten my grade from Anatomy and Physiology yet, but I did get a very nice certificate for making the Dean's list this past spring. Tim wants to frame it. I told him no and stuck it in my desk drawer. I'm thrilled with that little piece of paper, but it's something that will simply look like bragging hanging on a wall.
I finished 'South of Broad'. I did not like it all that much. It was brutal and ugly and mean, and I really felt that a great deal of it was simply not believable, but I slogged through it and the ending was well written. I treated myself to a book. I'm reading 'Sea Glass', and it seems like it will be a pleasant read.
It has been scorchingly hot here. One of those times when simply getting out of bed and making your way down stairs in the morning causes you to break into a sweat. A fellow came into the store today, and bought himself a cola. He said, "I've got a terrible caffeine headache from not drinking any caffeine today. I need to drink this soda before my wife catches me." We discussed the weather for a few minutes as we waited for his check to process, and he commented that he had been miserably hot working outside all day. He then said, "My wife would tell me it is because I'm overweight and out of shape." I looked square at him and said, "You know what you tell your wife? You tell her you saw skinny people all over the place today, and they were sweating just as badly as you were." He liked that and laughed hard. As he headed out of the door, I did say to him, "You know, it sounds like you're scared to death of your wife," and he got wide eyed. "Oh, yeah. That woman terrifies me." He made me laugh. Some day, I imagine that I'll meet his wife. I'll bet she's just the sweetest thing ever.
When I went out the door to work today, I was thinking about Lydia, who's left comments here. Her last one mentioned that she was going on a mission trip. I was thinking to mention in a post that I'd like her to e-mail me. I wanted to hear about her trip. I got home from work tonight, and there was an e-mail waiting for me from Lydia. I was so happy. Lydia, you made my day.
On that bright note, I'm going to brush my teeth and head off to bed to read a while before Tim gets home. Goodnight, peoples!