8.26.2008

Did You Miss Me?

My internet has been down since Sunday. Actually since Saturday night, but who's keeping track, right? I tried to keep my calm about it and not get overly upset, but I didn't succeed. I think I called the Tata Indicom help center no less than 10 times in the past 3 days, only to be told every - single - time that they understand my frustration and they'll upgrade my concern to the highest priority. Uh... no they don't... they have internet. Oh yes, and they'll do everything in their power to have it restored within 2 hours. Uh... no it wasn't. Their powers stink, because it took over 72 hours to turn it back on, and who knows how long I'll have it before it goes out again.

To help clarify my posting from last Friday, I was the featured blogger of the day on SITS (The Secret Is In The Sauce). You remember, right? The silhouette photo of the girl with her computer, and the phrase "My Blog Is Saucy." For those of you who don't know what it is, or who sent me an e-mail about it (which I am JUST getting today), it's a fun website I frequent that profiles different bloggers and recipes. I received the notice last Tuesday that I was going to be featured on Friday. So I tidied up the place, and got ready for my oodles of visitors. There was just one problem. I couldn't even enjoy my 4 seconds of "fame" as I was in the midst of unpacking my 162 boxes... and then my internet went out. Fame is over rated anyway, isn't it?

In other quick news... (I'm typing fast here because who knows how long I'll have internet and I need to verbal vomit everything in the next few minutes)...

Riley started soccer last Saturday. We signed her up for a few after school activities, but it was the only one she got into this quarter. It's from 8:30 am - 9:15 am.... so there will be no sleeping in on Saturday. Matt took her to her first lesson (is that what you call it?) and said she was only one of two girls in the group. She was a bit tentative in the beginning, but by the end of the session, she was kicking the ball during a scrimmage. She hasn't quite learned that it's a team sport, so when she got home she continued to tell me how she "won"... which really meant that her team won... But when it's a bunch of 5 year olds vying for the ball and kicking it every which way but Sunday, does it really matter who won?

Most of the house is unpacked. Hallelujah! As soon as we get the rest of the pictures hung on the wall, I'll post the photos. We spent all Saturday afternoon furniture shopping for a wardrobe to put in our bedroom. We don't have enough closet space in the house, even if we were to put clothes in another room. So shopping with the driver we went. We looked high and we looked low. We probably went to 10 different stores. After about five hours of looking, we finally went to this second hand furniture warehouse, where they have furniture piled floor to ceiling, all on consignment. We found a diamond in the rough, a humongous wardrobe that will fit perfectly in our bedroom. But it's ugly. I mean, really, really ugly. So my project for the next weekend (as if I don't have enough to do around here anyway. Remember? no maid yet...) is to strip the waxy paint off the wardrobe and white wash it with a fun color. I started to remove the paint yesterday and discovered that it's going to take at least 4-5 bottles of paint thinner, and many more hours than I thought. This will be FUN... {insert serious sarcasm and four letter words here}.

I'm signing off for now. I need to finish the girls room. I started to unpack their last box yesterday, only to discover that they brought a piece of Israel here with them. Sand. Apparently their shoes still had sand in them, so when I took their boots out of the box, out came about a cup of sand... which is now on my already slippery tile floor.

I need a maid.





34 comments:

Nap Warden said...

Ugh...sand! We just came back from the beach...it's everywhere!

The Mom said...

Yes you were missed, glad you're back! Riley looks as happy as can be on that soccer field, good luck to her!

leezee52 said...

Was the sand from Netanya? We have a friend who teaches at the nautical school there.

Lee :)

Simple Answer said...

I did miss you. You do need a maid. Everyone needs a maid. Why doesn't the US have domestic servants? You do realize that you're somewhat bragging about having your stuff, right? You'll get no sympathy from me having to unpack and organize your stuff.

WheresMyAngels said...

You know what my doctor told me when I told her I needed a maid. She said, "No, you need a wife" My husband likes the idea of a second wife.

Please post a picture of that wardrobe soon!! lol

American in Norway said...

Yes...post pictures! I went looking at 2nd hand stores yesterday...we don't have enough furniture... C R A P... & it was EXPENSIVE... I was like...get on over yourself! Hello IKEA...
We did miss you... hope your internet holds out!

trashalou said...

Sure it matters who won - it is great to get that positive glow but it matters even more taht she had fun playing :)

Kash said...

Good to have you back! Are the other kids on her team American or from other countries? Good luck with the internet this week. Looking forward to more.

Mom24 said...

I missed you! Glad you're back. Hope it stays back. One worry you don't need.

I can't wait to see how the wardrobe comes out. It will be a pain to do, but so fun once it's done. I remember staining a bookshelf when I was pregnant (I know, I shouldn't have) and hurrying to get it done before I had to pick up Rebekah from school. Right when I had to leave to go get her? I dumped the whole container of stain all over our hardwood floors. Needless to say, I was late. ;-)

SITS looks like a great site. Congrats.

I'm so glad Riley had fun. I'm even more glad my two are sitting out fall soccer. With Rebekah's marching band fall overwhelms me enough! 8:30 on a Saturday? Oy!

Colleen said...

I have patiently been awaiting for your return since your SITS day! I cannot get enough of your blog. I left you a little present on mine :)

Oh and your husband has a great birthday!

Diane Mandy said...

She's bbaacckk! I am looking forward to pictures of your redone wardrobe and house!

C said...

I wondered where you were, but I know you have a lot to do, so I figured you were busy with that. I'm glad you have internet back! I used to roll my eyes when someone would tell me how their internet was out and they could do ANYTHING...now of course, I say the same thing with the same amount of panic in my voice (and then immediately roll my eyes at myself.)
~Christy

Front Studio said...

Congrats on the SITS mention! That's pretty cool. I'm sorry I missed you guys on the East Coast but Rich says it was a fun outing with the girls and Liem. Hope to see you in India sometime! Hello to everyone-
y

Kim said...

I cannot tell you how much I have just enjoyed catching up with your blog.. My last visit was on July 27th when you were just leaving for your new adventure.

I just read/devoured every post since then. I love that I feel like I am on the adventure with you all..

I cannot..let me stress.. CANNOT wait to read what comes next..

JoggingInCircles
Kimmylyn

Jen said...

Oh I did miss you. I was just thinking, I wonder happened to Jill?
Good luck with the unpacking and I send you best wishes on the maid search.
That is too bad that you couldn't enjoy your saucy day. Well hopefully the computer saved all the comments.

Suzanne said...

You DO need a maid. Fast. Put the word out on the street. I know it's difficult to find good help. Ask around for suggestions. Oh, I forgot, the other thing is that people guard good help like Fort Knox. They don't want anyone to steal them away. I'm glad to hear that you are getting settled in.

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

My home - My life said...

I always admire people who live in other countries because I don't know that I could do it - I enjoy reading about your adventures!

Raúl y Pablo said...

me gusta mucho tu blog visita el mio y si t gusta deja un comentario si t gusto o no y si quieres enlazamos nuestros blogs

Jenn P. said...

Being cut off from the internet makes you feel cut off from the world! Glad you got it working again!

Hairline Fracture said...

That totally stinks about the Internet being out, especially since it might happen again. It's a little ironic to me that when ours goes out we get told the same kind of thing, and usually the customer service rep is in India!

Riley looks so cute at soccer practice. Sounds like she's going to enjoy it.

Stephanie Smith Norberg said...

"Verbal vomit" my new catch phrase. LOL
xoxo -sorority sissy steph

Kathryn said...

That sand! It follows you everywhere, doesn't it?

mary said...

It sounds like you're settling in! I'll send you an e-mail about painting the armoire...I say, TURQUOISE! :)

Heidi said...

OOOH Soccer soccer soccer.... My daughter just started too.

Kelly said...

I wondered if you were buried under all your comment love...good to have you back. Hopefully that internet connection will hold out for you!!
I am amazed that you are almost entirely unpacked and are decorating...You Rock!!

Krazy Armstrong K's! said...

lol, I too just got back from the beach and have it EVERYWHERE! even in my bed! grrrr!
Thanks for stoping by your blog is always a great read!

Kat said...

Oh, I can't wait to see the wardrobe. I am so impressed with people who have vision. I just want to buy it the way I want it :-)

And yes, a maid is the answer to sanity. Are you interviewing?

karey m. said...

you're so good about pictures!

can't wait to see it all after it's finis! {and i did miss you.}

Michelle said...

How frustrating about the internet!

It looks like she was really enjoying soccer!

Michelle said...

My mom has the same groans about her internet connection and the customer service in Mexico City. Americans sure are spoiled!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

There's a lot of stuff the rest of the world does right that we (america) do wrong... having maids is one of them.

Insane Mama said...

A maid would be nice. It's called soccer practice, not lesson. Yes, you were missed. Glad your internet is back now

Mrs4444 said...

Just lurking....busy with school. Wanted to say hi... :)

angie said...

Yep.......you were missed. I even wrote you a LONG, LONG comment yesterday and I then my computer lost power and I LOST it. :)

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