Playing Catch-Up

Okay. Here is a catch up for those following my story. My computer's internal power plug is having issues. Frankly, I've been too afraid to set it up on my desk to see if I leave it alone, it will work. But that needs to get done and I need to back my files up. If it doesn't work, then I will be making an appointment at NW Computers in Portland to have them look at it. It could be anywhere from $150 to $350 or up depending on what is connected to what. As expensive as this is, fixing the computer is preferable to buying a new one which I can't afford now anyway. Besides, I have my computer set up just how I like it and remember all to well how long it takes to transfer all the programs over and how expensive THAT can be. Without it being fixed, the only energy my computer has is the partial charge in my battery. I am hoping that is enough to back up my files but until it's fixed, no more energy is getting into the computer. Sigh.

Job wise, I am going to a training with the school district for classified substituting tomorrow. Normally, I wouldn't have to go through it again since I've already been, but they can't find me in the records. (NW Computers can't either) but I was able to rattle off a list of schools I substituted at last Spring so to the training I go. That should bring in some hours, I'm not sure how many with this economy, but it is something I am even already experienced at while I look for something longer term.

As for transportation, Monday night my dad delivered my car!!! Woohoo!!! My grandfather doesn't drive anymore and so he sold me his car. It's a 1992 Mercury Marquee with low mileage. My dad went up to Washington on Sunday to go pick it up for me while I was performing in a matinee'. While figuring out what was wrong with my car, I bought a new battery that was then not needed as the car was done. What do you think this car needed? Yup, a new battery. So I am thrilled to be back on the road again, driving myself around to where I want to go. It's a relief to me, let me tell you. Though I still have a lot on my hands to deal with between the computer and job and finding what to do with my old car, I feel I can work on handling those things now that I can get around.

The play is going fantastically well. The cast has had the last two days off which I have enjoyed. We are back at it tonight and tomorrow, I have several friends coming from our tap troupe. I am excited for them to see it and to hear what they think. Yesterday I got complemented by a friend who hasn't seen me in a while on my makeup. I was just wearing lipstick and a little blush. Next time I see her, I'll show her a picture of me in costume. I do my own makeup every night and it's a full face of it, let me tell you. I thought it was funny. I have learned a lot about makeup, walking, flirting, and theatre during this show.

365-09 #28

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Walking the Sea: Playing Catch-Up

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Playing Catch-Up

Okay. Here is a catch up for those following my story. My computer's internal power plug is having issues. Frankly, I've been too afraid to set it up on my desk to see if I leave it alone, it will work. But that needs to get done and I need to back my files up. If it doesn't work, then I will be making an appointment at NW Computers in Portland to have them look at it. It could be anywhere from $150 to $350 or up depending on what is connected to what. As expensive as this is, fixing the computer is preferable to buying a new one which I can't afford now anyway. Besides, I have my computer set up just how I like it and remember all to well how long it takes to transfer all the programs over and how expensive THAT can be. Without it being fixed, the only energy my computer has is the partial charge in my battery. I am hoping that is enough to back up my files but until it's fixed, no more energy is getting into the computer. Sigh.

Job wise, I am going to a training with the school district for classified substituting tomorrow. Normally, I wouldn't have to go through it again since I've already been, but they can't find me in the records. (NW Computers can't either) but I was able to rattle off a list of schools I substituted at last Spring so to the training I go. That should bring in some hours, I'm not sure how many with this economy, but it is something I am even already experienced at while I look for something longer term.

As for transportation, Monday night my dad delivered my car!!! Woohoo!!! My grandfather doesn't drive anymore and so he sold me his car. It's a 1992 Mercury Marquee with low mileage. My dad went up to Washington on Sunday to go pick it up for me while I was performing in a matinee'. While figuring out what was wrong with my car, I bought a new battery that was then not needed as the car was done. What do you think this car needed? Yup, a new battery. So I am thrilled to be back on the road again, driving myself around to where I want to go. It's a relief to me, let me tell you. Though I still have a lot on my hands to deal with between the computer and job and finding what to do with my old car, I feel I can work on handling those things now that I can get around.

The play is going fantastically well. The cast has had the last two days off which I have enjoyed. We are back at it tonight and tomorrow, I have several friends coming from our tap troupe. I am excited for them to see it and to hear what they think. Yesterday I got complemented by a friend who hasn't seen me in a while on my makeup. I was just wearing lipstick and a little blush. Next time I see her, I'll show her a picture of me in costume. I do my own makeup every night and it's a full face of it, let me tell you. I thought it was funny. I have learned a lot about makeup, walking, flirting, and theatre during this show.

365-09 #28

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2 Comments:

At January 29, 2009 at 9:52 AM , Blogger Dad said...

Welcome to the world of land-yachts! At least you don't have to worry about weather for a picnic. Everyone can climb into the trunk.

Sorry your laptop needs surgery. I will miss your daily blogs in the interim.

 
At January 29, 2009 at 9:54 AM , Blogger Dad said...

Welcome to the world of land-yachts! At least you don't have to worry about Oregon weather if you plan a picnic. Everyone climbs into the trunk.

Sorry your laptop needs surgery. I will miss your daily postings.

 

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