Friday, April 10, 2009

The start of a long weekend.

On the way home from work yesterday, where I worked a half day from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM I stopped at Tommy's one of these quick change oil places. The Mustang has been going there since I obtained it and they know me and the car well. In addition to the Oil Change the car needed a new air filter and it was time for the power flush and changing of the fluid in the power steering system. This whole process took about 30 minutes and then the car and I enjoyed a free car wash before stopping at the X's to help her with a computer issue. On the way from her place to mine I stopped at Forest Hills Foods to pickup the ingredients for dinner.

The kids are off this week for spring break and while Danielle has been going to assorted friends houses Scott spent most of the week indoors, partially because many of his friends were out of town for spring break, partially because he is still not feeling the best. His is still having pain in his chest and trouble breathing but it is not as bad as it was a week ago. I hope he continues to improve!

Danielle, who slept over her friend Bob's (a girl!) the night before spent the day on her friends grandparent's farm yesterday. She helped feed the baby goats, watched them milk the goats (she did not wish to experience that!), and then they all made cookies. Danielle named one of the goats Candlesticks which I thought was amusing. She had a good time. Scott went out around 3 PM and Danielle got home around 4:30. As Scott would not be home for dinner I made tortellini with a creamy pesto sauce accompanied by grilled chicken strips. It was quite delicious!

We then spent the remainder of the evening watching TV, computing, and I played some Left 4 Dead. When Scott returned around 9:30 we watched a couple of episodes of The Smpsons off DVD. I retired around midnight.

This morning I arose around 8 AM. It is now 11 and shortly Scott will be woken and we will be heading off to Ming 10 for lunch. It's my last day with the kids and they will be at their Mom's for dinner since this evening is the start of her week. thought taking them out to a nice lunch would be a good end to the week since I have today off.

I have really been enjoying my iPhone. my bluetooth earpiece arrived Wednesday and it is so cool to be anywhere on the first floor of my house and be able to take a call with the phone docked in one of the two bases I have for it. If it is docked in the speaker dock and I ma listening to music when a call comes in the music pauses. I can then pickup the call on the earpiece and when I am done the music resumes from where it paused. The dock in the car will do the same thing, though I have to crawl up under the dash to replace the fuse I blew when I took the panel off the dash to fix the loose cigarette lighter socket that was causing the dock to move left and right whenever I made turns.

The applications for the iPhone (I have about 25) range from the very useful, to fun games, to totally ridiculous items, but it is some good stuff!

7 comments:

David Louis Harter said...

Chris,

Get busy collecting apps: OS 3 will allow 11 screens of apps!

Enjoy your weekend, my friend.

- David

Chris said...

David - I have been going lean on the Apps, particularly ones that I know will be replaced by native functions within the new OS. Once I have 3.0 loaded however, there will be no stopping me!!!

David Louis Harter said...

I am eager for OS 3, as I know you are. I have a friend who has Jailbroken his iPhone, and I lust for some of the features he enjoys. I have no desire to unlock my iPhone to get those featues, however.

- David

Chris said...

David - I went the Jailbreak route until the Appstore came out. When new versions come out it is a pain in the butt because you cannot simply upgrade and thus preserve all your settings. So, I just do not do it nowadays. I also know that the device tends to be a bit more unstable when jailbroken. With an MP3 player that is fine, with a phone, no way!

David Louis Harter said...

Chris,

I agree. Stability is a must for me.

I can (impatiently) wait for the release of OS 3.

- David

Chris said...

David - Can you wait for the new hardware? Are you already thinking of trading in your 3G for one of the new models due to be announced come June??

David Louis Harter said...

Chris,

I shall force myself to be patient!

- David