Apr. 6th, 2011

Sabotage

Apr. 6th, 2011 08:31 pm
lemon_says: (Anya SMASH)
I make lists and make sure everyone has everything when we go places, and I check and re-check the house or hotel before we head home, and I ask "Did you look under the sofa? Did you check the bathroom?"

For all the good this does. Anya left her brand-new book (of course it had to be Dick and Jane and Vampires, which she was DYING to show her reading teacher and Auntie Pip) in Florida, prompting hysterics upon the realization that we are not going back to Florida any time soon and that I am not going to go buy her another one. (Okay, I'll grant I got frustrated upon this revelation and snapped that I might as well just tear up money instead of buying her things because she loses them constantly. Bad mommy moment. I own that. But the kid? She loses things ten seconds after picking them up, and they are LOST. She's still crying over this book and I feel bad for her, but ARGH it's annoying that she leaves a trail of things.)

P left the dog food in the pantry. I'm not sure why it was ever in the pantry, since we never put food in the pantry when we're only there for a couple of days. I don't know why anyone would return the food to the pantry after feeding the dogs that morning, since we were leaving shortly thereafter, and it is easier to stack things by the door.

On the way home, I went to put in Ez's favorite DVD to find the case empty. I knew it HAD been in the case when we went TO Florida, because Ez and I checked all the boxes. Evidently at some point before P, Monster, and I got there my father attempted to use the not-hooked-up DVD player for Ez, and when it did not function merely gave up, leaving the cherished film in the DVD player. In Florida. Where I did not know it was. Because I didn't know to look in the not-working DVD player before we left. To see if a movie that I didn't know was ever removed from the case was in it.

I wouldn't get so frustrated if I didn't say like 15 times, "Look all over...look under the sofa...did you leave anything by the bed? Did you use the drawers?" To keep me from screaming at them, I vent here and say goddamn it, is it that freaking difficult to pick up shit that you take with you to somewhere else and bring it home? No! No! No it is not that hard! Put the DVD in the damn case and put your book back in your backpack and don't take toys to the restaurant and don't put things where other people don't know where they are!

Ripchen hurt her back before we left. She had to be on a decreasing dose of prednisone. I lectured P and my dad for five solid minutes about not dosing the dog unless it was just the right time and how the decreasing dose worked and not dosing the dog without telling me. Less than 12 hours later, P dosed the dog and was immediately informed by my father that HE had already dosed the dog ten minutes prior. P had to go stand out in the yard and wave his phone around to get a signal to call the vet to find out if we'd killed the dog. (She's fine, by the way, but I have learned--again--that sometimes it is best to not accept help.)

Sometimes I swear I would just like to pitch a little Rumplestiltskin fit until my feet just go right through the floor. I know none of this is crisis level, okay? But that doesn't mean it isn't incredibly frustrating at times.

LJ Backup

Apr. 6th, 2011 11:14 pm
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Clearly, LJ is experiencing some...difficulties. You know, like it has ever since the Russians took over. Anyway, I can't for the life of me get LJArchive to work. It keeps saying the server is not responding, even when it is and can't download any entries. It's kind of a POS program, best I can tell.

On my old computer I had a different backup, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was, but it was better (that computer is not just Mostly Dead, it's All Dead, but the hard drive is somewhere in P's safekeeping, which could be anywhere, up to and including the pantry at the house in Florida). Anyone have anything better than LJArchive?

And as we all know, I'm not a programmer and I'm not going to do one where I have to speak computer to do it. I want clicky boxes.

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