Anyway, I called Hubby in a mild panic. I asked him if he knew of any local computer stores I could call. He said he was delivering to a big computer store in a bit and he would ask them. So I provided him with the part number and crossed my fingers. They actually had 2 in stock! It was only $20 and it fixed the problem! I exhaled for the first time in two weeks! The booth is back up running and I've had several successful jobs since then! Whew!
Another update: we finally purchased airfare to New York City! AirTran ran another special, this time for $49 each way! The bad news, the dates of the special were past Hubby's vacation week. They pick vacation for the following year in July, so we were forced to purchase the tickets blindly in hopes that he'll be able to secure the week we booked! Yeah, that's just a bit nerve wracking!
Last time we went to New York, I left my printed map and itinerary on the desk at home. We more or less wandered the streets of Manhattan, looking for the best sights. This time, I'm going all OCD on this trip! I found a lovely site called Tripomatic.com that feeds my planning obsession. You can choose all the things you want to do, organize them into days, and it maps them for you. It even tells you how long it takes to walk from one activity to the next! I LOVE that!
Just in the middle of writing this post, I took a break and booked my hotel! I was having a hard time deciding what to do, as we have another couple with us. I didn't want to book something too shabby or they'd think I was an animal. On the other hand, I didn't want to choose something too expensive, which is nearly impossible. Hubby suggested checking out Groupon. I did and found a deal! We're booking 3 1/2 star hotel for the same price as the 1 star hotel I was leaning toward! Ha! Hopefully all that will work out! I plan on calling the hotel in a day or so to confirm our booking so there's no problems when we arrive.
We had an absolutely perfect weekend! Rain was forecast continually, so I was prepared to be bummed out. We had our church picnic Sunday after church. We got just a couple sprinkles and pleasantly cool weather the rest of the day. Our July 4th picnic is usually sweltering and uncomfortable. Afterward, my brother's family came over for pizza and fun. Son #2 made us brownies. He's becoming quite the baker. I spent some time with my niece and nephew, whom I can't get enough of. Saturday was filled with being lazy in the morning (my ultimate favorite), a birthday party in the afternoon, and a bit of shopping in the evening.
I managed to find bedding very similar at TJ Maxx and she said she loved it more than anything. $39. Score! I also found her a darling little mirror that she couldn't live without at Hobby Lobby. 70% off! Double score! I can't wait to actually get started on these rooms. I also want to incorporate a little bit of this look, without so many bright colors:
What's randomly happening in your life right now???