i have managed to lose both my cell phone and my camera cable within the past 4 days. add to that a very fussy laptop battery and you've got the recipe for total technical dysfunction. welcome to the valleygirl home. we have always been (comfortably) behind the times, but we're currently rivaling my grandparents for least technologically advanced. at least they have a t.v.!
the losses of the phone and cable were isolated incidents. not sure i can blame it on moving as we are currently in a holding pattern until jeremy finishes the kitchen remodel. with half our stuff at one place, and half our stuff at the other, there are a lot of items that have temporarily disappeared. i fear the cable and phone have met a different, more permanent type of fate. not sure if the kids had something to do with it or not, but i am keeping my eye on them. perhaps they have an underground storage facility which i am not yet aware of. i did just come across a ladle, a cookie sheet and a teapot half-buried in the sandbox, so i wouldn't put it past them.
we've taken a sort of oath to not buy anything new for a year. this began a couple of months ago. i say sort of oath because it's difficult to get around some things. especially home-remodel-related things. today we found ourselves at the hardware store buying paint, sandpaper, masking tape. all items which could eventually be found secondhand, but needed with a sort of immediacy in order to begin painting what will be lucy and hudson's new shared bedroom. photos of our progress to come, you know, sometime in the future. first i have to get my hands on a used camera cable. better yet, i have to get my hands on my old camera cable. keep your fingers crossed for my success, i've got loads of photos that i'm hoping to share very soon!