Ok, now for the catch-up — am trying to remember where I left off …
Jim and I had found our reception site. The booking is pending, no big thing, but due mostly to discrepancies between the original quoted terms and the actual written contract we received, so we’re awaiting word from the Marriott rep. No deal breakers or anything, but mainly that the contract contains wording that reads as having additional costs which were not in the original quote or we were told that would not apply to us. Lesson learned long ago: Get it in writing! Jim and I don’t want any surprises (financially speaking) so we are being particularly anal about getting every single thing in writing “just in case.”
We had tried booking it last weekend, but their system was down. (Something about some kind of bar code verification equipment they were replacing, so the invoices couldn’t be printed or something like that…) No biggie getting the contract later via email gave us a chance to sit down and really examine it.
I’ve been having nightmares almost every night … just about all are wedding-related (or family-related). I dreamed last night that a particular party who isn’t invited to the wedding showed up anyway, and was stinking drunk (very true to his “real life” form). So I guess I’m obsessing and worrying about every little thing. I know, I know, I should relax — and everyone else is telling me this, LOL!
I was supposed to go work out last night, but didn’t because I had so much to do, and am feeling a little guilty about it now. Jessie left last night to go over to Jim’s mother’s house. They are riding down today to go see Jim’s brother and his family. Both Jim and I had really wanted to go with them, but taking off work just wasn’t feasible. (And it’s nice to have an extra “night alone” once in a while!)
I’m enjoying the new
phone mobile device. :mrgreen:
Jim and I spent most of the 4th looking at various places for Bluetooth headsets, but found little in stock (or that we liked). After looking online this week, we’ve settled on the Plantronics Explorer 350. Jim likes the Discovery 655, but after researching each, it looks like the Explorer 350 will be more comfortable.
I did manage to get a nice case for my Ocean. CompUSA was one of the places open Wednesday. They had several foneGEAR models that I liked and their Leather Case for Blackberry 8700 fit the Ocean perfectly.
This particular case has a magnetic flap and the magnet activates the Ocean every time I open it. (It was designed for this very purpose for the Blackberry and the Motorola Q … yay it works with Helio devices too apparently!) :)
Work is going well. I’m up to my elbows in SharePoint documentation at this very moment and am already scheduled to take several programming classes, so I’m really looking forward to that. I’ve also started on my web developer’s certification — it’s mostly remedial stuff, but the classes are free and it’ll be another piece of paper I can add to my resume. (A funny thing I think, but I don’t have ANY degree or document certifying that I can actually do my job, so this will be nice!)
I’m finding that I sit in meetings more than anything else, and a good bit of the time it’s for projects with which I’m either not involved, or cannot even start on yet. *shrug* I sat in one earlier this week for an OCR project that one of my coworkers had been working on. It was kind of nice because my MACESS experience came into play for that one. It seems they were having some trouble with the bar code verifier and a manager of another department had wanted to get a hold of some bar code verification software, so I was able to help out there.