We're moving into our brand new building this weekend. The movers start Friday night and finish up on Saturday. The packing is almost done and we're just tying up loose ends. Bellsouth DSL and Comcast Cable Internet were both installed a couple of weeks ago -- tested and working.
Today we had our walk-through to make sure all was done to our satisfaction. It was, with a few minor touchups...However, as I peeked into the phone room, I realized that our DSL and cable modems were GONE. As was half of the existing phone system, my box of ethernet cables and our 24-port ethernet switch. Fucking fucks. The suite has been wide open for two months, with workers coming and going at all hours. As far as I could tell, nothing had been stolen, moved or vandalized in all that time. Three days before we're supposed to move in, someone has to go and fuck it all up.
Thankfully, my IT guy has an extra DSL modem we can have and Comcast already scheduled a tech to come out and replace the cable modem (though it will probably cost us $100-$200 or so). So frustrating.
At least the building is awesome and the suite looks terrific. I'll be sure to post pictures when we're all moved in and settled.
After a very very bad start (we found out Jason's passport was expired the night -10pm- before we were set to leave)...we finally made it to the Bahamas just a day and a half late. Just in time for dinner (which was good) and a decent night's sleep.
Overall, the vacation wasn't quite what I had hoped for in some respects and significantly better in others.
On the one hand, it was NOT a relaxing vacation. While Atlantis is technically a 'beach resort', it's wayyyyy more of a theme park atmosphere. There's a lot to do and see and the place is so BIG, it's a trek to get anywhere. And while it wasn't PACKED there were still people everywhere. There was some lines for things and TONS of kids. So it was definitely more like Disney than Sandals.
On the plus side, the food was great. The service was much better than I expected. And there was a lot for Jason and the baby to do.
The grounds are gorgeous. The marine habitats were amazing. Jason enjoyed the rock wall and the slides. I enjoyed the rapids river, the pools and the casino.
Before we left for Atlantis, Meli was diagnosed with Strep Throat. After 3 days of antiobiotic she was fine. Unfortunately, by the time Jason and I got to the Bahamas, we were both blessed with stuffy noses, sore throats and an awful cough. J seems to be better already, but my cough progressed into bronchitis. So I came home super tired, sick, dry and achy. Oh, and 5 pounds heavier to boot.
Somehow my TiVo forgot to record Season5/Episode16 "Dark Side of the Moon" -- and it's my shit luck that the cw doesn't have it up...therefore hulu doesn't have it up...and I refuse to watch Eps 17 and 18 until I see 16. Sooooo, if any of my buddies know where I can find it, download it, stream it, view it, etc -- PLEASE help a sistah out.
So, I haven't posted in a while. I guess I got all caught up in the Facebooking and the Tweeting and figured everybody already knows what's going on in my life. But in case you didn't, here's the breakdown:
Meli's turning three on February 1st. Can you believe it? Three years old. That's like...a little kid. She's not a baby anymore. Oh, and did I mention, she's wearing BIG GIRL UNDERWEAR! OMG! Yep. She's just about potty trained. Wild. I still remember being all impressed when she reached for her pacifier as an infant. Now she walks and talks and skateboards and pees on the grown-up toilet. Craziness.
I'm having another petting zoo/pony ride birthday party for her. We're doing it on Superbowl Sunday (again). We're having it a beautiful new park. It's cowgirl themed. She'll wear a pink cowboy hat with a light up tiara and she'll greet everyone with, "Yeehaw! Ride 'em cowboy!" It's going to be so cute and super fun and I can't wait.
Over the weekend she ended up with a fever that reached 104.2. That freaked me out. We had to put her in a cool bath to bring it down. What a shitty Saturday night. I got zero sleep. Thankfully, Jason's mom stayed with me (she's a nurse)...so at least I wasn't panicking alone. Jason slept through the madness. But, anyway, she's fine now. Doc said it was just a virus and could last 24 hours or up to 8 days. I'm glad it was the prior.
I'm totally a nerd in that I'm completely counting down the hours (25 or so) until they announce the new apple tablet. (Tomorrow at 1pmEST.) Super excited about that. I told Jason to get me that for Christmas/ouranniversary/mybirthday. Speaking of Christmas, he didn't give me anything this year. Well, he got me the apple magic mouse, but way after Christmas was over. Yeah, he's a jerk. Moving on.
In April, I'm going with my parents to Las Vegas. I've never been and I'm very excited. My mom has to go for work, so the hotel's all paid for...and my parents bought my plane ticket to join them so it's practically free. It's just for a few days, but it should be super fun. Then, I'm hoping to book a family vacation for me and J and Meli in May or June. I really wanted to go to Beaches Turks and Caicos, but it's more expensive than I would like. So we're considering Atlantis in the Bahamas. While the hotel is pricey, the airfare should be low and the flight is convenient (it's like a 50 minute flight from S. Florida). I've heard really great things about Atlantis.
My best friend is pregnant again. This will be her FIFTH child. She already has four boys. Everyone, please, PRAY for a girl. :) (Yes, yes, healthy first -- but then, THINK PINK!) She's insane. But hell, after 4 kids - what's one more, right? We'll live vicariously through each other.
I guess that's about it.
I'll try to update a little more often - although I don't know if I have any f-list left.