The Heart Truth- Red Dress

Go deeper than the pink, go red. Go deeper than the breast, go to the heart.

Heart disease is the NUMBER ONE killer of women in the USA. Eat right, exercise, get enough sleep, and cultivate social relationships (make friends!); these will help save your heart. I know because I have CAD, coronary artery disease.

01 September 2008

Catching Up

Ok, it is September 1st and I am finally updating this blog. I've been busy.

I returned to Texas from Pennsylvania with my mom on the 12th of August. Wonderful ride, we never got lost, no gas over 3.99 a gallon. So far so good. Then we arrived home...

The A/C was on, thank you Cara!

But the following things did NOT work: the telephone, the computer. Cell phones have poor reception here on the outer edges of the black hole of cell phone reception. Which means communication with the outside world was rare.

Work began- 8 days of in service. No problem.

Mom returned to PA via Killeen/Fort Hood airport. No problem.

I tried to fix something on my work computer... Big problem. It is now stuck in 'safe mode.' It is 'safe' from ANYONE trying to do ANYTHING to it. My bad.

Internet at my house- not working. Computer is DEAD. No life at all. Internet does not work with the laptop either.

Oh, yes- a power line was hanging in a tree and laying across a roof. But I had power.

Entergy fixed the powerline. Embarq fixed the telephone (their wiring is as old as I am, so this was NOT my fault.) Embarq also sent me a new modem. And I got a router. Desktop computer is kaput. Maybe my house got hit by lightning just hours before I returned home. That's my guess.

School started on the 25th of August. I like my schedule at the moment. Once someone ends up in ISS or AEP, not so much. (I'll be in those rooms one period a day.)

But, despite all the problems, I have to say life isn't too bad.

Then Friday happened.
The first home football game. Our opposition was a nearby town. And I swear EVERYONE in both towns came to the concession stand for food! It is 90 degrees outside, and about the same inside where 4 people were working- including ME!
Didn't I spend 6 and 1/2 years in college, earing two degrees, so I wouldn't have to work in food service???
The sophomores are still raising money for prom so we had to work. Thank God one parent took pity on us and sent her son in to help! Several other students eventually helped including a freshman who was the only kid who spent the whole night in there!

I got there at 6pm and left at 11:20pm.

Ain't life grand!

Oh yes, one other thing; the last Friday before school started we had lunch at school provided by one of the teachers and her husband. Typical barbecue fare: sausage, beef, potato salad, ranch beans, tea and dessert. This was the BEST beef barbecue I have ever eaten!


Embarq_lamontl said...

Hello Wren,

I was glad to hear your Embarq phone line was repaired and we were able to get you a new modem. I am assuming you have a second computer that is working, so please let me know if you run into any problems with the Embarq service. Good luck with the desktop that isn’t working. Thank you for using Embarq and being a valued Embarq customer.

Lamont L.
Embarq Customer Outreach
For additional support please visit or call 1-877-646-3282
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Gramma Ann said...

"Life is made up of marble and mud."

I'm glad to hear you are safely home. And your life is getting back to normal, whatever that is.

When I was a sophomore and junior in high school, my girlfriend and I took care of the food service booth. But when we were seniors we took care of the ticket booth. Now that was one step up from food service...

Have a great week...

sean michener said...

haven't seen ya update in a couple weeks but still check up occasionally

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