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Old 12-18-2011, 12:34 PM   #781
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I am trying to get ready to head out to DH's parent's place (about 1/2 hour away) for the family Christmas. We always have it a week before the real date as several family members (there are 22 including kids) come from out of town. Then DH and I will celebrate on the day with my Dad and sister (and hopefully my nephew and his fiance but that will be a surprise for his Mom and Grandpa).

I have our clothes in the dryer, am putting together my MIL's baking package (it's my gift every year because they winter in Palm Springs and just come back for the holiday), wrapping presents, making sure my Dad and dog are both well enough to leave them.
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:35 PM   #782
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Watching Shrek sleep in his chair. I think I will put on a rousing rendition of the William Tell Overture.
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Old 12-18-2011, 02:44 PM   #783
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Trying to guide DH through the process of putting apps on his new work iPhone. A very slow and painful ordeal. We got him a second new iTunes account, and as he is extremely impatient, nothing was working to his exacting specifications, which meant it was my fault.

We were able to get him through his favorite weather apps, Google Earth, Slacker, HBO GO, and MAX GO, along with a few others. Now I am going to go and play outside, as it's almost 50 here. Think I'll go chop some wood. With my nice new axe.
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Old 12-18-2011, 03:08 PM   #784
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...Think I'll go chop some wood. With my nice new axe.

Don't you have an app for that???
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Old 12-18-2011, 03:08 PM   #785
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Being lazy, listening to one side of DH's phone convo with his sister, watching DIY shows on tv. Perusing DC. ;-).
Dawgluver, my sympathies to you, I have the same issues here when trying to help DH with computer/phone/DVD.....well heck, all electronic issues :-). And it's always my fault, as apparently I am supposed to be a computer genius ???what???
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Old 12-18-2011, 03:16 PM   #786
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Being lazy, listening to one side of DH's phone convo with his sister, watching DIY shows on tv. Perusing DC. ;-).
Dawgluver, my sympathies to you, I have the same issues here when trying to help DH with computer/phone/DVD.....well heck, all electronic issues :-). And it's always my fault, as apparently I am supposed to be a computer genius ???what???

i think men, therefore most dhes, often don't have the patience required to work through technological red tape. but i'll bet many of them would insist, if asked, that they are the smarter ones when it comes to electronics, wouldn't you agree?
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Old 12-18-2011, 03:32 PM   #787
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Being lazy, listening to one side of DH's phone convo with his sister, watching DIY shows on tv. Perusing DC. ;-).
Dawgluver, my sympathies to you, I have the same issues here when trying to help DH with computer/phone/DVD.....well heck, all electronic issues :-). And it's always my fault, as apparently I am supposed to be a computer genius ???what???
, guys! Thanks, Bunny. Vit, you are right. I do our electronics myself, along with minor plumbing and electrical stuff, as I have enough patience to read manuals and follow instructions. I also put together any furniture kits and such, as I don't need to bash something with a hammer in order to make things fit. I sure as heck sympathize with computer techies ( which I am not!)
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:18 PM   #788
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, guys! Thanks, Bunny. Vit, you are right. I do our electronics myself, along with minor plumbing and electrical stuff, as I have enough patience to read manuals and follow instructions. I also put together any furniture kits and such, as I don't need to bash something with a hammer in order to make things fit. I sure as heck sympathize with computer techies ( which I am not!)

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Old 12-18-2011, 04:46 PM   #789
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taking a break from wrapping. i don't enjoy it. maybe because i wrapped so much when i was mgr. of hallmark store. did learn some tricks though. got a lot done on scarf, so later today, will work more on that.
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:54 PM   #790
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taking a break from wrapping. i don't enjoy it. maybe because i wrapped so much when i was mgr. of hallmark store. did learn some tricks though. got a lot done on scarf, so later today, will work more on that.
In High School I worked as a janitor in a department store. My job was take out the trash, sweep and mop floors, dust. No interaction with the customers beyond, "Excuse me!" Then is was someone's bright idea to make me wrap packages at Christmas. Talk about total drudgery, I would rather sweep and mop floors.
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