Just got a call from the guy at the computer place. The parts for my new computer came in and he is starting this afternoon to put it together! Yay!
Although he would like me to bring my old computer into his shop sometime tomorrow to do the transfer of data then to the new computer, because I might have problems getting it in there - with the kids and all - if it looks like it's going to be a major hassle for me to take this one apart and cart it in to his shop, he's going to see then about just doing the transfer at the house. For my part, that is definitely MY easiest option but may not be the best one. So, tomorrow, we'll have to see what happens and whether I have to tear this one apart and actually leave the house or if things will all be brought here and everything done here.
On another note - if you remember the post I did last week about the family in Johnstown, PA who just learned about 2 weeks ago that their first baby is going to be four babies all at once - I've been in contact with a representative of the TV station as well as the friend of the family in Johnstown who is trying to get things in place to help Mike and Tammy Atterbury with the many needs they are looking at when this big event finally takes place. I'm also looking for businesses in this area who would perhaps be willing to donate a small amount of space and serve as a "collection point" for donations to the family.
What we're trying to get here is donations of gift cards for the family for places like Walmart, K-Mart, Target, stores like that, so as their needs arise for things for the children, they will be able to fill them then with the gift cards. Our thinking here is that it would be easier for us to get gift cards to the family as opposed to trying to ship/send packages and it would also be easier for the family then as they wouldn't have to worry about where they would store say bunches of packages of pampers or formula or other baby items either.
Anyone know a car dealer who could get some good promotional value by donating the use of a van for the family. Most cars today will only seat five passengers and if you have to transport two children in car seats, that cuts down the passenger accomodations to four people then so a van is going to be an absolute necessity there.
And, just in case I don't get back to blog again today, here's the Bushism for today, Wednesday, February 7, 2007.
"The best way to find these terrorists who hide in holes is to get people coming forth to describe the location of the hole, is to give clues and data." Washington, D.C.; December 15, 2003.