Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Mr. Garmin's Brain Fart!

Let me just say that the last word in the title is considered a 'bad word' in our house, but for tonight, you're lucky that's the word I chose.

I'm out of town on a business trip and had to drive a total of 5 1/2 hours to get here. Being that I've never been here before I decided to use our GPS (Mr. Garmin) to guide me. Turns out, 'ole Mr. Garmin isn't quite the know-it-all he claims to be. So I'm driving along and I see a sign that points me in the direction I should go. I thought surely that's the way I should go. No so says Mr. Garmin. He tells me to turn the opposite direction and drive 3.4 miles to a dead end road. Did you read that? DEAD END ROAD! I see said dead end road sign and just knew I would be turning off onto another road before the road ended. Again, not so. Instead I ended up staring at a cattle field gate with multiple cows within inches of my windshield. They looked as though they were thinking the very same thing I was, 'What in the world are you doing?' STUPID GPS! So I turn around and where does Mr. Garmin tell me to go?????? Right back to where I came from and onto the road with the original sign that pointed towards my destination. Added another 45 minutes to the trip. *HUFF*

Nevertheless, I am here safe and sound, but very tired. I have an early and long day tomorrow so I need to turn in. Before I do, let me describe what is going on in our house while I'm gone. Jeff and Anna Kate are on their own for the first time overnight. Jeff will be responsible for feeding, bathing, packing breakfast, lunch, snacks and backpack for school. Then he'll have to wake her up (NOT the most joyous event of the day) and get her ready for school (I did lay out her clothes so he wouldn't send her to school in pink pants, green shirt and her cherry red & blue rain boots.) We had planned to get on Yahoo and communicate via the webcam after Anna Kate's bath tonight. I got the following instant message from Jeff:

Jeff: Anna Kate is in the bath.
Me: Okay
Jeff: She had to poop. She was saying, 'I got to poop Daddy. NOW! I need to poop now!'
Jeff: ROFLOL......LOL......ROFLOL (that man can find more humor in poop than I ever thought possible)

Thank goodness Daddy moved quick enough. I can only imagine the sheer panick in that house if there had been an accident in the tub.

Shortly after that we had our video conversation. My baby was so cute (as was/is her Daddy.) She didn't talk much. I think she was a bit in awe of the whole see & hear-me-but-without-me-being-in-the-room thing. Before we signed off I told him he needed to blow dry her hair and then he asked what side to part it on and how to put the clip in it in the morning. Oh how I wish I could be a fly on the wall in the morning.

Since I'm out of town I don't have any pictures to add to tonight's update. However, I am extremely confident this will make you equally amused.....

*Yahoo Instant Messenger Conversation with Jeff*

BigBoy 4AU: Did you take all of the heart burn medicine with you??
Katie Lee: no dear. it's on the counter in the kitchen
BigBoy 4AU: ok wut do I pack? What goes in back pack and what in lunch box?
Katie Lee: okay. in the zip lock w/ her name on it - fruit snacks & drink.
Katie Lee: lunch box - sandwich, chips & drink.
Katie Lee: pop tart and drink for b'fast. that just goes on top of her snack bag & lunchbox inside of her backpack.
Katie Lee: so in the backpack is - lunch box, snack bag, yellow folder (you need to sign) and b'fast.
BigBoy 4AU: oh I sent breakfast with her?
Katie Lee: yes, unless she wants to eat it before you leave.
Katie Lee: did she just go to sleep?
BigBoy 4AU: @ 20 minutes ago
BigBoy 4AU: made sure she was good and asleep
Katie Lee: she in our bed? i miss ya'll
BigBoy 4AU: so the ziplock is the s nack bag and I put one or two packs of fruit snacks in it
BigBoy 4AU: heh?
Katie Lee: yes, with a drink. you will send a drink with the snack and lunch.
BigBoy 4AU: OK in the luch box a sandwich, chips, and a drink right?
Katie Lee: yes
BigBoy 4AU: then another dring in the snack bag with fruit snack? 1 or 2 fruit snacks?
Katie Lee: 1.
Katie Lee: lol!!!!!
BigBoy 4AU: and a drink? I am struggling and you suck at instructions!!!!!!!!!
BigBoy 4AU: how many freakin drinks!!!!!!!!!??????
Katie Lee: 1) one drink
Katie Lee: 2) 1 fruit snack
Katie Lee: 3) insert in bag
Katie Lee: 4) zip said bag closed
Katie Lee: 5) place into backpack
BigBoy 4AU: this is better
Katie Lee: get it done?
Katie Lee: you will have a total of 2 drinks and 3 if you pack b'fast.
BigBoy 4AU: got it..... reminder to self get it out of fridge in the morning.......
Katie Lee: good luck in the morning
BigBoy 4AU: pb&j cheetos and grape capri sun,,,, I am wanting to go with her lol...
Katie Lee: did you sign her folder?
BigBoy 4AU: fruit snacks and a capri sun for snack
BigBoy 4AU: yes I already did that.
Katie Lee: ok. check the weather in case she needs a jacket during outside play in the morning
BigBoy 4AU: Hey were are her hair clipy things. I picked that one up to move her clothes off her bed tonight and it just fell apart...
Katie Lee: in my bathrom in a basket on the counter
BigBoy 4AU: she has been pretty good tonight,,, she got really ticked with me when I made her try to pee before she went to bed.
Katie Lee: good. i'm anxious to hear tomorrow morning goes. tee-hee
Katie Lee: okay, well i'm about to fall over, so i'm headed to bed.
BigBoy 4AU: She ate all her chicken and fries, a cupcake when we got home and then a half of a pop tart. She would have eaten it all but I did not give it to little porky.... Big porky ate it hehe
Katie Lee: ROFLOL!!!!
BigBoy 4AU: I am a little worried about the hair but other than that we got this...... lol famous last words!!!
BigBoy 4AU: Good night!