Didn’t get any entries up yesterday as I decided it was time clean some of the junk off of my system so I re-staged it after backing up the stuff I wanted to keep to Anne’s PC. This took up most of my time between when I woke up and when I left to go get Courtney from her Aunt Dawn’s house. While I was out that way I stopped by my sister’s house to drop off the laptop I had fixed up for her so she could get back on and start posting to her blog again. I also took a look at their desktop PC which had suffered some sort of accident and needed to be repaired. Turned out the video card had to be replaced so I drove over with my brother-in-law to the local Best Buy and CompUSA to find a cheap video card to toss in there until they could afford something better. Felt pretty good that I managed to kill two birds with one stone.
Cindy offered to buy us pizza for dinner, but I told her I had hamburger at home that had been thawed in the fridge for the past three days or so that Anne was already worried about me not using so I had best come home and make something with it. That’s when Cindy told me she gets nervous when it goes more than two days in the fridge. It occurred to me then that I didn’t really have any clue how long thawed hamburger can sit safely in a refrigerator before it shouldn’t be consumed, but it seemed odd to me that three or four days would be too long. Milk will go a couple of weeks in the fridge and that’s from a friggin’ cow too, but rather than risk making my daughter and I sick we opted to stop by Arby’s on the way home and have roast beef sandwiches. I still haven’t thrown the hamburger out simply because it was a fairly good amount and it looks perfectly fine and I feel like an idiot for not knowing if it’s safe or not.
By the time I got home I had a pretty serious headache so I took a couple of Excedrin and plopped down into bed until a phone call around 11:30 last night woke me up. I didn’t get up in time to catch the phone, but the message was from Anne out in Iowa. I called her back and we talked for a little while. She was feeling homesick after the wedding which had gone pretty well overall. Her plane should be landing at Detroit Metro this afternoon around 4PM so I’m just puttering around the house until it’s time to leave to go pick her up. I stayed up pretty late last night after the phone call just working on moving my data back over to my PC and loading up some of the essential software I use so I’m still a bit tired this morning.
Did get some good news this weekend. Anne had applied to become an office assistant for our Chiropractor and they called on Friday to let Anne know she had the job if she wanted it. It’ll be part time to start, but will change to full time when the office moves to a new location. Anne’s been looking forward to this as a good start back into working and we could certainly use the extra money it brings in. The icing on the cake is the family will get free Chiro visits seeing as she’s an employee. Anne’s struggle with depression has been a long and tough road, but it’s been worth the fight to get to this point.