Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Glutton For Punishment

On Sunday there was a near death in the family.

I was on my laptop (named Darcy) when a prompt popped up. It said something about a virus. I ignored it and closed the prompt thinking the prompt could be a virus. One like that had just attacked my father in law's computer.

But the prompt came back every thirty seconds.

I grew worried. It would be a tragedy if Darcy died. I rushed him to the computer doctor Jeffrey. Things looked bleak. I think he flat lined for a minute there.

But the amazing Jeffrey was able to bring my dear Darcy back to life.

He is quite a bit more fragile now though, and noticeably slower. But I can't complain. He is back.

To go along with the stress of nearly loosing Darcy, I got a phone call yesterday. It came from our realtor. He wants to come over and take pictures of our house for a virtual tour.

The bathroom is completely torn apart and only half painted. The kitchen hasn't even begun to be painted, and we still haven't told our renter we are getting ready to sell so his apartment is a horrible mess. I have until Friday to get it all ready and Jeffrey has a big test on Thursday that he needs to study for, so I am going to have to do it on my own. With a two year old and a two month old. How is that for stress?

We did get started yesterday, though. My parents came by and took some of our furniture to make our house look bigger. My favorite chair is now gone, and I am already going through withdrawals... but if it will help the house sell, I will gladly say good bye for a little while. Oh, and the electronic babysitter (the television) is also gone as well, so all hopes of distracting Keith while I paint are gone. What am I doing to myself?

So if I am scarce, or a little scatterbrained this next little while, please be patient with me. I brought it all upon myself.



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9 comments:

starnes family said...

I just went through a 7 month relocation, raising 3 kids by myself while my husband moved to his new job and I stayed back to sell our house. It's tough, but you can do it!!!!!

Emmy said...

Why the TV?? Good luck. I would come watch your kids if I could :)

And yes less furniture is always a good thing for showing homes. I love all of those shows on HGTV :)

Capt'n Amazing's wife said...

Good luck with those things! If you decide that you would like a break, go and visit my grandma. She is slowly dying of a deteriorating heart condition. If you get such a chance, tell her that I sent you. I don't think she is going to be around for much longer. :(

Em said...

hey, i had that same thing pop up two weeks ago!!! i shut down my computer for a few hours, restarted it, and ran some safety check thing to fix something. i'm so tech saavy;-) lol.

Sue said...

Yikes! I'm glad, at least, that you parents are nearby to help.

Good luck, Amy!!

=)

Tiffany said...

i so don't look forward to when we sell this house. we also have furniture we'll need to put in storage--including the tv. ugh, moving sucks.

good luck!

Laura said...

Thank goodness Darcy made it trough alive, I totally understand how tragic that would be!
Good luck with all the painting and selling stuff, it's a lot of work but having the little ones (and no TV!!) would make it that much more crazy! Hope you have a quick sale..

Lara said...

Good luck with all the painting! Crossing my fingers for a buyer to come through quickly!

Chris and Francisca Hakes said...

Hang in there girlie you can do this!!!