Friday, February 4, 2011

Four for Friday


We seem to have gotten the same crazy storm that the rest of the country is experiencing.  The freezing rain started sometime in the middle of the night on Monday (or Tuesday morning).  I ended up having my first "snow day" since I left teaching.  Little Man has had snow days from school, and before he went to school there were days I declared a "snow day" and we did not leave the house.  I always had to go though.  Apparently, even big companies close down here.  My bosses office was closed, so I was off Tuesday.  Her offices were closed Wednesday too, but I had to go in because she had a mandatory meeting to attend.  The roads were PURE ice!  I've never seen anything like it.  The schools have been off most of the week.  Everyone keeps telling me this is not normal Texas weather.  I guess I'll believe them.

Besides the weather, the big news is the Super Bowl being in town this weekend.  The Packers and the Steelers have been in town since Monday.  I'm tempted to go to the Packer's hotel and scout it out, but I probably won't.  There are lots of Packer/Steeler items in the stores.  I'm hoping maybe I can score a Packers onesie for cheap after the crowds leave town and the things go on sale.  We'll see.

Michael was offered a job!  He will be working as some sort of tech support for T Mobile.  They give top pay for veterans, so he'll start out making basically what he left AT&T at.  That's a huge blessing.  Plus, benefits start on April 1st.  That's also an answered prayer.  At AT&T it took six months for benefits to kick in, so we weren't sure what was going to happen here.  His work is super close (less than ten minutes away), which is nice.  He's not one to tolerate long commutes. :)  He starts the job on the 14th and will go through 8 weeks of training.  His hours for the training time will be 8 to 4, but after that, they could be evenings.  We are actually OK with this, because once the baby comes an Little Man is in school, I will be at home from around 8 to 3 every day.  If he works nights, we can have family time during the day while the baby will be awake (as it grows).  Otherwise, we'll both get home from work around the time the baby will go to bed for the night and Michael won't get to see it much.  The only down side is that my anatomy scan is scheduled for the 15th, so he won't be there when I find out if it's a boy or a girl.  It's kind of sad, but at this point, a paycheck and benefits are more important!

Right in the middle of this crazy ice storm, we realized we had a flat tire.  The sensor for one of the tires on the Santa Fe had been on for a while.  Michael filled it with air and then two days later the sensor was back on.  It didn't look too bad... until right smack dab in the middle of the ice storm.  We went to get it fixed and found out that it had a huge screw in it.  Super!  So it was a new tire for us.  I'm hoping that's the end of our tire problems for a while.  I enjoy having the high tech sensors on there to tell me if there is a problem, but I'm sick of seeing them lit up!


  1. you'll find some cute way to tell him, i'm sure

  2. it's all the rage to make a cake w/ the color pink or blue inside! but i'm sure you'll find a way more creative way..and that's a little fun, knowing the secret before him and getting to tell him! Can't wait to find out, I'm really anxious to hear!