Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tough Love

My son's obsession with his 13 year old "girlfriend" from Scotland has really gone too far. Last night I decided that I wanted to see his laptop and the files on it. He had a password on it. So I made him come in to turn off the password and he wouldn't give me the laptop because he said it was "loading". I said that while it was loading I wanted it. I caught him trying to erase files. What I'm worried about is that he is almost 18 and may get in trouble for writing to this girl in an adult manner. We got into a tug of war over the laptop and he got it away from me but not before I pulled the plug. It has no battery! He also was made to give me this girls phone number. I called and spoke to her mother. The girl had told her mother that Travis was only 14! I told Travis he isn't allowed to talk to her anymore until I see those files. Invasion of privacy? Maybe, but if it keeps my kid from being labeled a sex offender then so be it.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Auction no fun

I struck out last night at the auction. Rich got two box lots with some potential goodies in it, plus we got a nice chair that looked antique but wasn't. Only paid $4 for the chair anyhow. His boxes were mostly glassware and some old frames. I wanted some fabric and some sewing books and craft items but SOMEONE wasn't getting the hint to raise the card with our number when I nudged him. Also my fault for being a bit stingy and waiting for the next round of bidding. Lost out on two boxes that way. I will learn as I go I guess. Last night total payout was $26 for two boxes of "junk", a chair and a box of cereal. LOL! Did I tell all of you about the pan Rich found at a garage sale for $1 and we sold it on E-bay for $78? It is a Paul Revere limited edition saute pan. A little polish went along way! I told him next time we go to auction we are both getting a card with the same number on it! No problems with missing bids that way!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Feeling like crap

I have been going around for the last few days feeling like my head is going to either implode or explode. Lots of pain and pressure in my sinus' plus a mild ear infection going on. I'm too cheap to go to the Dr. so I have been using home remedies. I had a nurse at work look in my ears and she said there was alot of wax so I have been trying to get that out very unsuccesfully. I may have to cough up the $30 and go see the Dr. anyhow.
On top of it, I have to bring little Buzzy to the vet to get his ears checked out. He has been having problems for a coupl
e months now with oozy discharge and has been walking around with a tilted head.
I am bringing Travis over to my work to apply for a job in the Nutritional Services dept. They start at around $9.00 an hr. I hope he g
ets the job and also keeps it. He is acting very particular about where he wants to work and I told him he can't afford to be picky anymore. All he has been doing is lounging around on the couch talking for hours to this girl who lives in Scotland and planning their life together. Oh and she is 13! Momma isn't too happy about that! There are a few young men and women around his age who work there so maybe he will like it.
In gardening news... we have alot of broccoli and are waiting to cut the first heads. I want to wait until they get a little bigger. I check them every day and make sure they aren't about to bolt. The tomato plants are growing and the squash and cukes have finally started and have flower buds on them. Maybe in a few weeks we will have some cukes and squash! I know once they start they go fast! My Mom and brother report that their garden is almost finished because it has been so hot down south. 100 degree weather every day. Rich is coming up for the wedding soon. Driving up.. it will be good to see him. Then his daughter and him are leaving for a road trip back down.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

More graduation pictures

These are from the high school graduation ceremony...

My first "project"

Here is my first sewing project on the Singer... A potholder.. LOL!