Thanks for all of the birthday wishes. I had a good day. After our new internet provider sent Cory to fix my satellite dish first thing Friday morning, the computer still did not work right. I called Cory immediately. He said he would talk to his boss, and get back with me. He did not call back, but I eventually got him on the line. He was still not very helpful other than to say the dish was working, and he did not know what the problem was. I was able to get Travis online (chat through hotmail) to help me out. Travis is Ernie’s son. If Ernie is a computer doctor, Travis is a computer surgeon. He figured out that the problem was in the router to my Netgear. If I unplug the router and use Jesse’s computer, I have no problems. Toby worked on the router some Sunday afternoon. I am not sure if it will work or not – this is all a trial.
Birthday Weekend :
Friday Lindsay, Janice, Jesse and I had lunch at a funky little place in downtown Duncan. Friday night, Toby took me to dinner and a movie. We did not have a lot of time to go eat, but I’m easy. My favorite is a greasy hamburger, so we went to Sonic. Toby parked the truck where we were overlooking Duncan traffic. He is so romantic. It reminded me of when we were first married and had very little money. One of our favorite dates was to head out to Pinky’s on The Strip in Lubbock. We would buy barbeque chicken livers and cold beer and then set in the car eating and watching the odd folks come and go on The Strip.
After my greasy burger and onion rings, we went to see "Ghost Rider" with Nicholas Cage. It was comic book type movie – to ridiculous to be true, but it was fun. The motorcycles and stunts were fun. I happen to like Nicholas Cage, and I love Sam Elliot. I was surprised that Sam was in the movie. Peter Fonda played a great devil. Eva Mendes could not act her way out of a closet, but she was very much like a comic book character – too beautiful to be real. Over all, it was a fun movie, but nothing to write home about.
Saturday was just beautiful here in OK. It was the first day that the weather was warm and the wind did not blow 30 mph. It was the first pleasant Saturday that we have had. Unfortunately, Toby had whatever I had last week. He just did not feel well. It was really frustrating for him because he wanted to work on his barn. My mom and friend showed up with about 30 hibiscus plants she wanted us to plant here at the house. They needed to be put in the ground. There was Toby already frustrated by being sick, wanting to work on his barn, company shows up, and plants need to be planted. He was mad. Then he became the martyr. Jesse and I were just trying to keep the peace. I kept thinking that if Bo would just show up, he could take Toby to the barn to work and Jesse and I could plant the hibiscus where ever heck we wanted to plant them. When Bo did finally show up, he had done something to his back that morning and was in too much pain to do anything. Good grief! Have you ever felt like just getting in the car and driving away?
Toby finally reconciled to the fact that he was not going to get much work done because he was too sick. The plants could wait. We could work on the barn as he felt like it. After feeding the crowd fajitas, everyone was in a better mood. GBN1 was especially enjoyable. She ran and played and kept us entertained. She was fascinated by ladybugs. GBN2 was especially sweet – she is beginning to smile at you and make cooing noises. Jesse took some new pictures. All was well. It rained all day Sunday, but that is a good thing. We need the moisture and Toby needed the rest.