Baby is sleeping and I'm here with an ice cold bottled water.  

Yesterday I discovered that with a crazy busy year, I had completely neglected to upload,design and print photo books for the year 2019.   I was busy off and on yesterday but from about 8:00 am - 10:00 pm last night, when time allowed, I jumped online to go through photo files, upload, design and order 3 photo books.  Not only do I do them quarterly for every year, but they have to be in chronological order within the album so sometimes I find myself digging out the calendar from that month and doing other things to see when things were happening so I know where to place the photos within the album.

Let me tell you that doing this for January through September of 2019 took 14 hours and by the time I finished the last book I was so incredibly sick of it that I was in a grumpy mood (to say the least) and the last half of the last book is pure crap.  I had made numerous cross-country trips to help out family members with their relocation, house remodel and childcare and the photos from my trip(s) there, mingled with when I brought two of the littlest ones back home with me for 2 months, and then back and forth along with other family members photos/schedules and the trips, excursions... I was fit to be tied by 10:00 last night and I threw the last photos into the last 5-6 pages of the album willy-nilly.

While designing and editing photo books I was also babysitting a 4 month old, prepping dinner, discussing a big FedEx screw up with one of my brothers - who got a delivery yesterday to his name and his new address from a company he's never heard of and he's never ordered from.

I helped him determine if it was a 'brushing' scam or what happened but that was ongoing... and then a delivery mix up with another family member who ordered their normal 40 lb. bag of dog food, which, when delivered was sealed tight from the factory but was only a third full.  They weighed it on the scale it barely weighed 20 lbs.  

And then... as the baby was being picked up by his mama to go home, I came back in the house to see I had missed a call on my first cell phone, missed a call on the home phone and then, as I was getting ready to listen to the message, my cell phone rang AGAIN.

It was Mr. Coffee (remember he has my car this week as he ignored his tires until one is so bald and smooth it's ready to blow at any second and isn't driveable...  I ordered him tires due in this week).

"Hey... I need to know a trick to get into your car."

"There are no tricks.  You use the key fob."

"Well... I kind of locked the keys in the car."

"How?  I didn't even think that was possible in my car.  I've driven it for 4 1/2 years and I've never had that happen."

"I don't know.  I left the keys in it, I put something in the trunk and went to return the cart to the cart corral in the parking lot and while I was putting the cart back it locked.  I need to know how to get in."

"The only way in is with another set of keys.  Which are here at the house."

"But... you can't drive my car!?"

"Nope.  And even if I could, I wouldn't.  I'm not driving that far just to bring you keys."

(He works 50 miles away and it takes an hour to get there - assuming no traffic accidents on the interstates.)

"Well... what do I do?"

"You call AAA or the cops to do it for you."


"Call AAA.  I pay our membership every year, we might as well get something out of it."

They took an hour to get to him... but they did it.

In the meantime I was on computer uploading, organizing, editing and ordering those stinking photo books.



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