Monday, January 10, 2005

A week?

My phone line has been messed up for a couple of weeks now.
And it wouldn’t matter at all, at all, to those of us who hate talking on the phone…
Except that I still connect to AOL by modem…and it takes me at least five tries to get connected…and I haven’t been able to stay online long enough to get through my emails without getting kicked off…and I’ve pretty much given up visiting any journals until my phone line is fixed, because by the time I’ve pulled up a page, the line has kicked me off again.
I’m writing this offline and then I’m going to try to post it QUICK, just in and out!, so we’ll see if it works…
The phone company, whom we called way back before the new year (!) started, is supposed to come out tomorrow and fix it.
Today was first day of classes at U of L…and by some miracle, I managed to get my stuff together and make the right phone calls and get the right info and actually get registered, as opposed to last semester!
So, I took the day off from work to get all this stuff done. The last thing to do was my daughter’s doctor appointment at 4:00 p.m. The plan was to leave the doctor, go on down to U of L, and my mom would meet me down there so she could get my daughter, since my class started at 5:30 p.m. and I wouldn’t have time to take C anywhere else.
Except that my mom got caught in traffic and couldn’t meet me after all. I had to take my 12-year old with me on my first day of school.
LOL! You had to be there…I sat her down in the study area right outside my class, with a Happy Meal for supper, her GameBoy for entertainment, and my cell phone in case she got nervous.
On the walk back to the car after class was over, she had lots of questions about college and what kind of classes you could take. I told her that she could take whatever she wanted within the requirements of the major that she chose…she immediately said, "Well, MY major is going to be ART."
Even though I cringed, I didn’t say a word about Art degrees and the possibilities for gainful employment…after all, who am I to talk, with the degree I already have in Philosophy (and no philosophical jobs to be found!)? J
All in all, though I was a little apprehensive about taking her with me, it turned out to be a fine evening!
P.s. Ear update: the ear wick worked great for a few days but then didn’t fall out, instead it slipped down inside her ear and now is blocking the medicine from going on. She’s back to itching and pain and yet another doctor appointment tomorrow. That ENT appointment on the 24th can’t come fast enough!
P.p.s My dad called me this evening…he has a house up in Southern Indiana on the White River where all the terrible flooding was…I felt really bad after I talked to him because I WONDERED why he hadn’t called me…turns out he had gone up there to check on the house then got trapped by the rising water all around the area and was stuck through the weekend until some people on a boat came and picked him up and took him to dry land. It’s a house on stilts (well, not really on stilts, but you know what I mean, built up real high) because it’s on the river, and the water STILL came up three feet into the first floor of the house. I’m so thankful he made it home okay!
Dad took this picture from the roof area of the house:
Picture from Hometown


  1. Oh my, ----- I cannot wait until the 24th!  What did you end up taking at school.  Did you ever mention what new degree you are seeking.  I think a Philosophy major would help a lot with writing or teaching, do not undervalue yourself.  I enjoyed the two Philosophy classes I had quite a lot.  I would have taken another one, but I just cannot do the night classes.  It is too much.  I took my oldest to school with me at night in 1986 when she was four.  She would fall a sleep, poor thing.

  2. Oh, and I do hope your father is okay.

  3. good going about the classes..i am sure that is a lot of hard work going to school, raising your daughter, working etc...make sure and find time to get enough rest so u dont get sick! that picture is sad for those people...i cant even imagine being flooded out like thoughts and prayers to your father (and u too!)


  4. OMG!!!  Thank God your Dad is okay!!!  That is so sad with all that flooding...
    Your poor daughter...I was so hoping this was going to work and she would be all better.   Keeping her in my prayers...
    That is too cute with you and her going to school together!!  :)  I bet she loved it!!
    *Alerts aren't working for me...sorry I am late!!  

  5. I am glad your Dad is ok! This water is really getting scary. We had flooding last week and now a threat of more flooding. Thank God we live up in the hills! But we have alot of roads out. Really getting aggravating! Your poor daughter! She has about the worse luck with her poor lil ears! I hope she gets straightened out soon! Good luck on the classes!

  6. Good Lord!  Your Dad was so lucky someone came by and rescued him.  Note to self...never leave home without cell phone!