7/12/07

The First Day of Vacation!

If you're looking - the HNT post is lurking below.

What is the best way to start your vacation? Have your asshole of an air conditioning unit crap out on you at 10 p.m. the night before you're supposed to leave! Great times! Sweety is in the driveway right now trying to get the repairman to accept one of the children and a dog as partial payment. But at least the dog that will be here while we are gone will be cool.

I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off the last few days. Had to work on one of my unscheduled days (Tuesday) so my day off on Sunday would be covered. I really don't like working a different schedule but I'm so glad that someone was willing to trade days with me. Otherwise, we'd have had to have left for vacation a couple of days later.

Oh, nice! Sweety just came in and it seems that the air conditioning company didn't decide to stick it to us and charge an arm and a leg for the repair! This is a sign of good things to come.

My posting will be spotty over the next week or so since we'll be travelling in the land of Dial-Up Internet Service. Adding insult to injury, the dial-up service is a long distance call.

I got a new cell phone yesterday. I broke down and gave eBay another shot and scored a nifty Samsung Blackjack. I now join the ranks of the cool kids, like him and her. It's going to take me a few days to figure out exactly what I'm doing with the phone but I should have lots of time to do that while Sweety drives us around.

I'll be glad when the laundry is done so I can finish packing and go to sleep!

17 comments:

jedimacfan said...

I'm glad you think I'm cool, but I have to break some news to you. I don't have a BlackJack anymore :( Bet you can't guess which phone I have now :-D. BTW, even if you didn't have a BlackJack, you'd be cool.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh Chickie...I hope your vacation is WONDERFUL! And I look forward to your postings no matter how infrequent...
Which dog is staying there...Stinky?

Drive Safe, y dear.

Cissy Strutt said...

Bon Voyage. Have a Chick-tastic time, it'll be Sweety-licious.

Regal said...

Have a wonderful vacation!

Mike said...

Have a great vacation Chickie and glad your AC didn't cost you a child and a dog. That would have sucked.

Rich | Championable said...

Safe journey's, my friend!

patti_cake said...

Glad the A/C is okay and did not cost too much $$$

Is Stinky staying by herself? Won't she be lonely? Now i'm sad :(

Thomas said...

My new razr can be used via usb or blue tooth as a modem for the laptop.
Maybe the blackjack is just as cool?

No long distance
No slow dialup

Read the manual
Isn't ebay great for getting cell phones?

TV

Joey Polanski said...

Dogs dont get a vacation?

Shame on youski!

Sara Sue said...

Have a wonderful time! BTW ... what's *dial-up*?

The Phosgene Kid said...

Its already a great vacation, not even out of the driveway yet and you have your first souvenir, a new A/C unit!!

You can post fromr your new phone!

jedimacfan said...

Hey, Chickie, if you got an unlimited data plan for your BlackJack, download the Opera browser for Windows Mobile smartphones. IE for Windows Mobile sucks even more than the version for PCs. Then you can actually view real web sites :)

Midwestern City Boy said...

Have a GREAT vacation! We'll see you on the other side. Hopefully, you get some good HNT pictures with stories behind them like when you went home last year.

The Phosgene Kid said...

How's that vacation coming so far?? I am lucky if I get a trip down the block!!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Hey Chickie...Just Checking in to say I hope you are having a GREAT time on your vacation....I know it is just beginning, but you can't start having fun too soon!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks for the visit, dear Chickie...I assume you are having a wonderful time on your trip...Well, I hope you are, my dear....I look forward to hearing about it when you get back. Did Tiny go with you?

BO Snagley said...

I just had my parents an ac unit installed.
I got tired of seeing them sit naked in front of the refrigerator.