So I have went back to reading, I'm not giving up on my writing, and I haven't come to a writers block already, I just haven't been writing. I still have a million ideas in my head, but I love to read so much that writing seems to interfere with that. Plus I have so much going on now days that I just prefer to get lost in someone else's story world than my own, so I don't really have to think about everything else. Its not bad things so much as stressful times, the move coming up faster and faster, going out into the civilian world. I have lived within the walls of the Military, being both a soldier and a spouse, for 10 years now. I will readily admit, I'm scared. The summer is coming, which means Hay will be out of school and home all day long, I love both my children with all my heart, but I am lacking in the patience department. And with all the other added stress, I'm not expecting this to be the best summer, plus we are still in Louisiana, I hate this miserable heat. If it weren't for Christy I'd have gone off the deep end by now (if you were to ask my hubby, I already have gone off the deep end, years ago, lol. ) Oh well, this is life, you take the hand they give you and you bluff you're way through it. :)
So after reading perhaps hundreds of books, I've decided I'm going to try my hand at writing one, lol. yeah yeah I know, a book is hard work, it's not something just anyone can do, it takes a lot of patience and dedication, and you have to want it. well guys, i do. i want it, right now at least, and I hope I still want it in my future, I mean, I know I will, I have wanted to write a book for a long long time, but never had the time, or patience, or whatever it was I needed at the moment, something was always lacking, well now I've got it, I've got a story in my head, and I got my storyline done, I'm already working on the book, as we speak, well not as we speak because we aren't exactly talking, and well, I'm not on the book, I'm actually blogging, but i wanted to tell someone, because I'm supper excited :). anyway, my husband is being super supportive, go figure that out, lol. and I'm happy right now, wish me luck
So, today I was surfing the Internet, not really doing much of anything, looking at some new books, thinking about maybe buying a few. Then I realize I have to run to the dang store, I got to get one last Mother's Day card out, so it will get there on time. I leave, computer is running fine, I turned off the screen though ( it tends to trick my 2 yr. old, if he thinks the comp is off, he won't mess with it ). I was gone, say, maybe an hour and a half, I come home and what do I find??? My computer is no longer working. The pretty blue light, that lights up when the power is on and everything is running fine, is now and ugly shade of orange, and the screen, well it won't even turn back on for me. So I start turning things on and off, plugging and unplugging, I switch out cords, switch out monitors, nothing. I call HP customer service, get a tech, only to have them tell me that my warranty JUST ran up last month and that for me to purchase a new one to cover parts and labor would cost me $250. HOLY COW right?? Then I ask how much it would cost then to fix my computer without the warranty, they go online, do a remote access, well, they TRY to do the remote access, but since I can't see my screen, I can't allow them on, so they tell me I can send it in, they will look at it and then let me know what is wrong and then we can go from there, I ask how much that will cost, only $140 they say, YEAH RIGHT!! So I politely tell them I will think about it and will call them back later, I'm sooo never calling them back for that. A friend here on post, her father is a computer specialist, he has degrees in it, and she asks him to take a look, and he gladly agrees. After taking apart and looking over my computer he comes to the conclusion it's one of two things, either my video card, or my motherboard, but seeing as in my computer the video card is built ONTO the motherboard, it's kind of all and the same. I go to the local computer shop, they have a extra video card that is compatible with my computer, they attach it, we cross our fingers, if this works it means it's only the video card, and will only cost me $80!!! Alas, I have no such luck, nothing happens, after running a few checks and doing and analysis, they discover that it's not only my video card ON the motherboard, but a few other things on there as well. My motherboard has passed away. The cost of me to have HP fix my motherboard and return it to me is almost $300, but I could just go buy almost the same computer from them, for $350, brand new... what to do, what to do.
Yep, it's another lazy Louisiana afternoon, hot and humid. I spent the afternoon napping ( gotta nap when the baby naps ), and the evening reading. We had tacos for dinner, which is always quick and easy, just the way I like things, lol. I'm glad for the peace and quiet, I've had plenty of my share of drama to last my entire life, but sometimes, the boredom is suffocating... oh well, not much time left here, our move to Ohio is coming faster than we think. I'm pretty sure we found the house we want, now we just have to go through the purchase process. Which is bound to be a blast, given both my husband and me have stubborn, do it yourself attitudes :). I hope the change goes over smoothly with the kids. We moved so much when Hay was younger, being an Army family, that it never bothered her, but this is the longest we've ever been in one place, and she's a little older now, in school, and has friends, I hope she will be able to adjust fairly easily. I'm not as much worried about Bub, he's still so young, that I doubt the move will have that much effect on him, after all, it's not so much physical surroundings, but emotional ones that children really need to have stability in ( not saying that physical surroundings aren't important, just not AS important ).
ok so, I have linked this page to my blog review page, I guess with this I can write more than just about books, lol.. Right now im totally bored, hating this miserable, Louisiana weather, and dreading our up coming move a little more than 3 months, ugh.. But other than than life is good, I'm really excited about my new book blog, even though it seems no one else cares, :(. I wish there were more ppl out there who know and understood the kind of world that lies in between the pages of books. My husband gets a glazed over look in his eye when I start talking about books, but if I was to say the words "video game" he becomes the most animated man alive, lol. Oh well, that's why I' hoping this new blog will link me to ppl who understand the world that lies in literature :).