Wednesday, February 4, 2009

We Gotta Know Wednesday

So, progress reports came out yesterday for Nicole. She is doing great in her new school - all A's and B's except for a 78 in Chemistry. She has the rest of the 6 weeks to bring it up and it might be the very first time she gets all A's and B's in high school. Math and science have been struggles for her. The new school allows her to move at her own pace and she loves that. I do, too.

I've created a monster with the Colonel, but now Wendy and I are obsessed with what he's doing.

We've been keeping track of how often he leaves the office. We know he "pretends" to go to the restroom and is really going on smoke breaks. It's only 8:44am (he got here at 8am, which, by the way, is really early for him) and he's left the office twice. We'll keep you posted throughout the day.

Now, for something completely unrelated: our water. I know, I know, the water has been a sore subject in the office, but we finally got a water dispenser... clean, spring water. Well, yesterday, while getting some for coffee, I noticed there was a wire right over the hole where the water empties into the dispenser. A plastic-coated wire - like a telephone or electrical wire. Just about a 6 inch piece lying over the hole. Creepy.

I called the water guy, Charlie, and tell him this. He says to me, "You didn't see it when you put the new bottle on?" I tell him that I didn't, and he asks, "Why not?" My response was something to the effect of I didn't realize I had to inspect bottles of PURE SPRING WATER for electrical wires and is this something we should be doing??? Of course, all I can think of is who touched the wire?!?

Charlie has already been here and left. He drained the machine, took the wired bottle, and replaced it with one that was fully inspected before insertion.

This place has a water curse.

Oh, and Melissa B., if you're reading this, I am mailing your print today!


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Maybe you gotta fill a bucket with water from home and drag it in?????? or just drink beer all day?
SO glad to hear about your daughter. Chemistry almost doesn't count. It is terribly hard. If she passes, she is BRILLIANT.

Anonymous said...

Clearly I'm coming in behind on the Colonel situation.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

#1 - I agree - Chem is HARD... She's SO rockin' her new school.

#2 - Colonel.. is an idiot. Who obviously doesn't want to be employed.

#3 - I can't believe he asked why you didn't notice. Impertinent!

Melissa B. said...

You KNOW I'm reading this, and I'm SOOOOOOOOO excited! And I'm super happy for y'all and Nicole. Sounds like just what the doctor ordered!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

sounds like you and your hubby made a good decision with the move to the new school. glad she is liking it.

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