We're still waiting to hear back from the Grumpy Old Man's supposed new employer. They're undergoing some sort of registration review as well as some other official review and this is apparently why they haven't called him in to work out his schedule. It's been almost two weeks since he finished work placement though, so we're a bit antsy - it would be good to see income, you know, coming in. The latest update (just in) is that we might hear by Wednesday.
All our boys go to bed at 7pm, yes, even the twelve and ten year olds. I realise this will seem very early to most people, but it really works very well for us (us being, mainly, the GOM and I who are usually exhausted of parental adoration by about 6.30pm). Occasionally they go to bed later - on Saturday nights while Doctor Who is on they stay up to watch Doctor Who and Doctor Who Confidential (Saturday's episode was a riot, by the way, if you're not a fan, you're totally missing out!), and so go to bed at about 9pm. Even with the 7pn bedtime, Lukas will resist getting up in the morning (gods help us in three years time when he officially hits adolescence). Erik usually gets up very early and potters around in his room until 7-7.30am.
All that said, with increasing light, I'm thinking I might have to say to the older boys that they can read quietly in their room or something because they don't have block out blinds and if they're awake anyway - just quietly, I suspect they do this anyway.
Had a bit of a shock as I signed into Dropbox and realised all but one file I'd uploaded wasn't there. All my Masters thesis work (which is backed up on disk as well, thank goodness) and the best photos of the boys from this year, and all the research mum had shared with me gone!
In a panic, I called mum, but her phone battery was almost dead and died the moment she answered the phone. Call s-dad's mobile, but it went straight to message bank. Then it dawned on me to try and get mum via Skype on the iPad, and voila!, there she was! Turns out when her phone cut out, she tried to call me via s-dad's mobile, but found it was also out of charge and so she got on Skype to call me. Great minds and all that - and how much do I love technology? (that is a rhetorical question, by the way)
After a bit of toing-and-froing brainstorming the problem of my missing files (which she could see in her Dropbox because I'd invited her to view them all last year), I realised I'd started an account using my alternate email address when I first joined Dropbox, and then I'd started another account with my main email when I got the new computer, the only difference between the two accounts was the name of the ISP, even the password was the same on both, how embarrassing.
Realistically, I don't know how much I'll get done this week, what with holidays being on, but hopefully I can start to sort through and prioritise what to reading first, at least.
|in happier iPod times...|
What is the silliest thing your children have argued over since being introduced to technology?
|My neglected Monster Pet Shop...|