Current Mood: Accomplished & Chilling
Been a while since I posted and time for another one. Now where to begin….
We’ve been needing new laptops, ours are like 4-5yrs old and obviously outdated. I personally was trying to hold on until the new windows operating system came out because I HATE vista. But I was getting really worried about my pc, locking, shutting down……fans going all the time….not a good sign.
Well, hubby has had enough…we are tried of the antivirus programs that hog your resources, the continuous updates that windows has you do and frankly, vista was unforgivable. So he decided on a macbook pro, screw pc with windows. He got one last month and really likes it. There are things that are weird on it but he is much happier with it. He has been trying to convince me to get a macbook pro, but there would be no way unless I can use quickbooks and convert my files. I can not do my job without it.
I found that QB does have a mac version and that there is even a mac version of office, which I needed for word & excel. So after watching hubby with his new macbook and finding those programs, I too finally got a macbook pro. A basic one that with only $100 extra let me go from 2gb ramm to 4gb ramm! And after using my laptop with 1.5gb ramm….wow, big differences.
I got it on Friday the 8th, so I spent the weekend transferring files over and setting it up and learning it. We ordered my programs that I needed and of course it was a holiday weekend, so we didn’t the stuff until Tues….doh. So I spent Tues trying to get those set up, had to get a new keyboard/mouse combo since my other one was for windows and get work done AND get ready for my friend that was coming out on the 11th for the Oregon/Purdue game in Eugene.
During all this stress and work, Sakura lost a claw while freaking out when she got caught in a plastic bag. Now we didn’t know she lost a claw from this…they were playing with the bag, like all of previous cats have, so we didn’t think nothing of it. Then we hear this huge commotion, see Drew fluffed up to 2-3times his size, heck we thought it was Sakura because we almost never see him do that. He is all freaked out and when we finally find Sakura, she is behind the couch stuck in the handle of the plastic bag. The water was a mess and the food was tipped over from Sakura running with it. That was on Fri the 8th.
So late Sat we noticed that something was wrong with her walking, there was blood marks here and there. We had just trimmed their claws like Wed/Thurs, so we are freaking out thinking we cut too far and she got an infection. Of course the next day was Sunday, the vet was closed and then Monday was a fracking holiday…closed also. We read online about soaking it in epsom salt, so we did that to her annoyance. When we got her in Tues they made room for her because a claw infection is a serious thing. We found that the salt helped, they gave her antibotics and saw that she lost her claw. And when talking to the vet, it dawned on hubby that it wasn’t from the trim. She didn’t jerk when he did that claw and we only do the tips. It was from the bag incident.
She is doing much better, lets us look at her claws (well, within reason) and looks to have another one growing. But the messed up thing, is that Drew got into another plastic bag in the spare room a week later the morning that we were leaving for Eugene and the same damn thing happened!!! It freaked him out so bad that he wet himself. We don’t think he did it has bad as Sakura’s but he lost 3 of them. WTF?!? We’ve never had cats do that before. His claws are already back to normal after a few times in epsom salt. But no more plastic bags are allowed to be accessible to the wonder twins.
It was great to see my friend! I haven’t seen her since her wedding. She finally got here Thurs after her flight was late and we went to a pub that we liked to go to and just relaxed. She was so thoughtful and brought us this Purdue football season t-shirts! Friday we took her to the local sights, Larch Mountain & Multnomah Falls. Then her and I visited the outlet mall nearby.
Saturday we drove down to Eugene, took us less time to get there then we thought it would. Saw a ton of Oregon Duck fans on the way. =) Got a lot of stares for our Purdue flag and clothes…..grin
When we stopped for lunch and walked in….the host was wearing a duck jersey and just stared. Hubby was like, yup all 3 of us….lol Everyone was nice and good natured. We found the stadium much easier then we thought we would and need kill time before they’d let us in, so we chilled out at the park surfing on our phones. Now we were hot as heck and hid in the shade. It hit 90degrees…icks So totally above our average at this time of year.
When we finally got in, the entrance we took was right next to the enclosed practice field. And the Ducks do a really cool thing with it before the game. They put a plastic/rubber cover on the field set up a bunch of tables/chairs, tvs, a bandstand and concessions. It was really nice and great place to hang out and stay cool.
Then the oddest thing keep happening. Oregon fans keep stopping to make sure that we were treated right and welcoming us to Eugene. That was weird, but very cool. When we got to our sets, we were surrounded by Ducks…the Purdue Alumni was about 2 sections over, but we did get a Purdue family in front of us….lol Overall, the Oregon Duck fans were really cool. We were so hoping that they wouldn’t be like Wash Husky fans who are the rudest and have the worst sportmanship we have ever encountered. The OR fans were the standard fun trash talk & good natured ribbing that we were used to in the Big Ten. The way it should be.
Autzen Stadium is a really nice. It has really nice setup for the concessions and bathrooms. And it is LOUD. It is the loudest one I’ve ever been in. My ears rang forever afterwards.
It was extremely slow going on the I-5 going home. It didn’t actually clear up until we got on the 205, which was like 20min away from home. But we still made better time then we thought we would with all that traffic.
Sunday, my friend was happy to just stay at home and chill out while watching some football. I was actually able to get some of my regular work done, while she surfed and work on my other laptop.
I got up about 05:30 to get her to the airport Monday and actually skipped the gym due to all the payroll I hadn’t been able to get to. Go thing that I did, learning the different version of the programs I use slowed me down and I had a ton of new people to add to it. Payroll on the 15th is usually my easiest……not this time. I can normally get it all ordered before bed on the 14th (since I’m on the west coast, cut off is midnight eastern)…..nope, not until Tues was I able to order it. Then we have this fraud scrubbing we had to do, that I still have 6 people waiting on that before I can pay them. I ended up 2 days behind on the catching up the books and spread sheets.
And if you saw my tweets, having major issues with the reconciliation in the mac version of QB. I finally got it to work, but they really need to get it up to speed. I expect differences between Mac QB and Win QB, but some of those differences are horrible. Using Mac QB is like using Win QB from 6 yrs ago. I know that this is like only the second year of them making a version for Mac again (didn’t have one for 7yrs) and that was due to apple’s decline. So they have to rebuild it, but come on……I should be able to change my fracking fonts and the reports not look like something out of high school….ggeezz.
I usually wait 3-4yr in between my QB upgrade, but if they can get some of these basic changes in the next version I’ll get it. Of course, I have to see it in action 1st to make sure that it is there. But for now, I’ll just work with it and hope for the changes.
So it has been a stressful week work wise and learning wise. I’m finally taking time out for my own little work things. Like getting our photo printer hooked up to my mac and getting the software downloaded for it. I figured out how to import pictures through photo shop, because there is no way in hell that I’m using iphoto. That is horrible system for people who want to do their own thing……you can’t even find the pictures on the HD when you import into that, you have to use that damn program….ggrrr. It is enough that it gets under my skin and I’m so, so happy that I can use my photo shop for it. =)
Need to learn the FTP program that we have for the mac. Not sure about it, seen hubby use it and I don’t like the layout and he doesn’t either. Seems unorganized….which is not us.
Since the kids are finally back in school we have some nice weather left, we are planning a day hike later this week. We are looking at this trail : http://www.nwhiker.com/MHNFHike27.html
It almost 10miles and only a 1400 ft difference in elevation (after our last one of 12miles & 2900 ft difference, doesn’t seem as bad…lol) What is going to be kind of strange, is seeing the east side of Mt Hood. We live west of it and are used to that west outline of it. I’m getting so psyched for this. The pictures on that link look beautiful and I love hiking. And since we did our 1st big one, we are much better on trying to prepare ourselves.
We will have to leave here around 6am, since it is about 90-120min away. We don’t want to run out of daylight like that last time…..now that was scary because that trail got very rough and dangerous. I’m HOPING that it will only take about 4-6hrs. The last one took 8hrs & 20min and as I said longer and bigger elevation difference which slowed us down.
So now I’m trying to decide what I want to do…….thinking of attacking some pictures. If I get the galleries made it force me to learn that FTP program we have. But today, other then making sure there aren’t any fires at work, I’m just trying to work on my own thing and watch some football. =)