Friday, August 27, 2010

The perfect birthday present is....

an omelet made by my son, a birthday cake made by my son, and dishes washed by my son (even though he's allergic to dish soap). Notice the theme. *lol*

Oh, and he made sure I got to lick the beaters and bowl! That's almost better than the cake :D

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Never trust Geek Squad

A friend's laptop would not let her type the same letter in a row like this xxxxxxxx. She took it to Geek Squad. They said that Windows needed to be re-installed and wanted to charge her $120. She called me and asked me to take a look at it.


Get this.........


It was a stupid setting that took me 3 seconds to fix. What a frelling ripoff!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

So after scrubbing the shower curtain rod.....

the dang thing won't hold up anymore. I managed to make it work for a couple days. Luckily, we all were able to shower before it fell. Today, picked up a new one. Boy! The prices on those have gone up. We did buy the more expensive one at Wal~Mart, but it looks to be a better quality and it's definitely prettier.

I was a tad shocked when mom mentioned she was thinking about putting shower doors back. We had them, but she took them out immediately because she hates them. The room is so small that they really made it feel smaller. I was glancing at some today and they look better than what I remember. It appears that we can get some unfrosted ones that will let in as much light as possible. Currently, we use a clear shower curtain to open it up look wise and let light in the shower. It looks like a $60-80 purchase if we go with that. If we go this route I'm hoping we could just add the doors and not have to remove the old rails. I know it won't be the same look, but maybe we could get something that would work. I'll be doing it so I want as simple as possible :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Housework

I decided to jump back into the S.H.E housework system.  I'm doing a combination of physical cards and Outlook Calendar/Tasks.  This gives me the reminders when I ignore the box :)

If you haven't heard of the system, it's by Peggy Young and Peggy Jones who affectionately known as the slob sisters.  They wrote a book in the 70s, later revised in the 2000s, called, "Sidetracked Home Executives".  They created an index card system for housework.  In later books and editions they have revamped and expanded the system.  

Daily jobs:
Kitchen:  Empty/Fill dishwasher, wipe down counters/stove/microwave
Bills:  Check bank site
Pets:  Give dog meds, check food/water

It's small, but it's a start.

I'm also establishing Morning, Afternoon and Bedtime Routines.  This list of basic chores sometimes eludes me when I just forget to do things like take meds.  I won't bore you with the details of those.   *lol*

So far the less frequent jobs are:
 
2-3x's a week: 
vacuum, laundry 
Weekly jobs:
clean bathroom, scrub microwave, litter boxes, trash, vacuum stairs, vacuum basement
Monthly: 
clean fridges