How I Spent My Summer Vacation

September 13, 2008 at 8:52 am 9 comments

It’s no news that when these crazy computers work, they’re wonderful and when they don’t, they totally stink.  In July a wicked lightening storm fried my mother board…through the cable line.  I have a little techy guy who jumped in to help me fix it.  ls it just me, or do these technological genius type nerds all suffer from a complete lack of urgency of any kind?  It’s now September, the mother board has travelled between my house and the manufacturer several times and I still have a working computer only because I sucked it up and bought a new one.  Jeeezzz.

So…all progress on my book ceased through the summer (if you discount the random character notes made on the backs of bills, menus, and check registers.  What I did do was turn my new backyard, which was a gravel parking lot in April, into something that is beginning to look like a yard.  I lost twenty pounds, cut my hair, and I’m brown as a nut.  Life is good and the break has completely rejuvenated me. 

I certainly missed my blog friends and I’m looking forward to catching up with all of you!  How did you spend the summer?

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  • 1. Little old me  |  September 13, 2008 at 11:21 am

    yea, your back, I have missed you

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  • 2. LauraJ  |  September 13, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Hello!!!

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  • 3. katcampbell  |  September 13, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Thanks LOM! I missed you too. Hate not having a computer working.

    Laura J – I thought of you and Aaron all summer, scooting over to check out what you’ve been up to!

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  • 4. Janet  |  September 13, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Welcome back! Gee, you sure used the time wisely! Looking forward to more of your posts! Any chance of photos of the yard?

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  • 5. anhinga  |  September 13, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    I was thinking I wasn’t nearly as productive as you this summer, but we did remodel a bath and the kitchen and paint the house. Okay, we hired someone to do it, but there was (and still is) plenty for us to do. Also went to St. Augustine for another anniversary (our 51st). I’ve spent a couple of months waiting for our lawn boy to finish preparing a flower bed across the front of the house. Is he a closet tech guy? When that is done, maybe I can lose twenty pounds and get a tan. 🙂

    Welcome back. Missed you.

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  • 6. Dr. John  |  September 14, 2008 at 4:14 am

    We missed you. After a while I quit checking. Glad your back.

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  • 7. Quilly  |  September 14, 2008 at 5:25 am

    I spent the summer kicked back in Hawaii. I did some coral reef snorkeling, lots of photo taking and a bit of sitting on sandy beaches.

    Now I am back at work, not teaching, and have very little free-time to call my own.

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  • 8. katcampbell  |  September 14, 2008 at 6:50 am

    Janet – Because I am a dork, I forgot to take pictures of the before, but will be posting pictures of the after.

    Anhinga – My goodness, so much change at your house, must look fantastic. Check that lawn boy, I think definately a closet techy.

    Dr. John – Thank you, I’m glad to be back.

    Quilly – Not teaching? If I read your archives will I find out what you are working at?

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  • 9. Hayden  |  September 16, 2008 at 7:45 am

    wow, sounds like time really well spent! I’ve got my fingers crossed that come this time next year, I’ll be able to say something similar about my summer. Well, minus the fried PC, of course! Sounds like it was better than a spa!

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