14 June, 2010

Good News!

I wanted to post about our silly weekend, but first I have to tell you the good news I got this morning!!

No, I'm not pregnant crazy people.

Our HHG finally made it to the island!!!!!!!!! Woohoo!!!

I called this morning to find out if they were here because that was the last date that transportation gave me. If they had told me that our HHG hadn't arrived yet, you can bet your boots that heads would have been rolling!! But, they didn't. After a couple minutes on hold the lady told me that our HHG had, in fact, arrived and could be delivered either this Wednesday or next Tuesday. I said, "Well, since we've been waiting for them for almost 2 months, let's go ahead and and schedule it for Wednesday." I was hoping to get a "wow, I can't believe you had to wait that long" or "I'm so sorry it took a while for your things to get here," but I got neither. This lady was all business. And why they could only schedule it one day this week or next is beyond me. You'd think they could do it any day of the week. It's not like they service a whole state. Good grief, this island is the size of a big city!!!

Anyway, our stuff is here!! And I called ACS and they are also coming to pick up our craptastic borrowed furniture on Wednesday. I told this lady that our HHG was coming that same day and she said, "Oh, you don't want to schedule it for the day after?" Uh, no. I want this furniture outta my sight as soon as possible! Plus, why on earth would I want to be stuck with two sets of furniture?? What is wrong with people? I swear.

In other news, I got a Nook this weekend!!! =D I'd been thinking about getting either that or a Kindle for a while. Then, I realized that Joe might want one while he's deployed. It'd be much easier for him to have one of those than carry around the potential 5 bazillion books I could send him. I also didn't want to wait 9 bazillion years for the Kindle to arrive in good 'ole Hawaii. I'm still waiting to receive a book I ordered almost 3 weeks ago. *sigh* Of course, it's the one book that I'm absolutely dying to read.

We did have an incident on Friday night with our prized Nook. Joe turned it on, got it all set up to charge and left it. A couple hours later, I was really wanting to play with it. I know, I'm like a kid with a brand new toy that Mommy said I couldn't play with. Lol! Anyway, we couldn't get the darn thing to turn on! It just kept showing the start up screen and wouldn't get any further. We tried everything. We Googled everything. Finally, Joe called the 1-800 number and after the help desk guy tried everything he knew, we were told to take it back and get a new one. Turns out that B&N gave us the older model Nook which needed an update as soon as we got it. It also had a dead battery when we got it. The guy that helped us Saturday said that it was probably DOA. Awesome. So, if you get a Nook with the hard casing tell them you want the new version! They're probably just trying to get those off the shelf - which I totally understand - but if they don't work why the heck would you even attempt to sell them?! Irritating. Long story short, we got a new one and they set it up for us in the store just in case we had any issues. =) And, for the record, I'm in love.

After our adventure in B&N, we headed home for lunch and then out to a movie with Mrs. C and her hubby. We went to see The Killers. It was a super-cute flick! It wasn't as Mr. & Mrs. Smith as I'd expected it to be, but it was great. It had some dry humor in it, too, and I felt like I was the only one in the theatre laughing several times. =) After the flick, we all traveled back to our house. We hung out for a while and then went off to dinner at my new favorite, close-to-home restaurant, Cholo's. It's a Mexican restaurant. It's super teeny, super cute, has fabulous margaritas, salsa and food. You can also sit outside and enjoy the breeze while guarding your chips from the dive-bombing birds enjoying your yummy margarita and food. So, if you're ever in my slice of Hawaii (Oahu), drive to Hale'iwa (located on the North Shore), eat at Cholo's and then do some shopping in the really cute shops nearby. There's my touristy advice for the day. =)

After our yummy dinner, we came back to our house to play some Wii. =) I beat everyone in 3 games of bowling. Yeah, I'm awesome. On the Wii. =) In real life bowling, not so much! Figures, huh? After that we played some golf, which all of us pretty much sucked at. Then we let the boys play tennis. I completely suck at tennis and I don't think Mrs. C was too keen on it either. Here are some fave pictures from the boys playing Wii Tennis.

{Don't you just love our set up?}

One of the many hilarious moves my husband did while playing. You'd think he was actually on the court or something. ;-) Too cute.

This was pretty much the extent of Mr. C's moves during tennis. What a bore! ;-) Lol!

Don't you just love it?!

This is what we did while our hubbies were battling it out. =) Much more fun, I think.

What a ballet-like pose. =)

Wii can be so cruel sometimes. ;-)

And just for the sake of being random, here's a picture of our frequent visitor, Mr. Gecko. Most of the time we find him in the garage, but this time he was chillin' on the screen door for our patio. 

We also found a teeny tiny gecko in the hall in our house a few weeks ago. I seriously thought it was a clump of dirt with some hair attached. I made Joe look at it and it turned out to be a baby gecko! It was sooo cute! Joe caught it and let it go in our almost-equally small backyard. I saw it hanging out on the patio a few days ago. =)

I also received two blog awards from two very fabulous ladies this weekend! I'll be posting them soon, I promise!

How was your weekend?



JessRaquel said...

I would love to have geckos running around my house and eating all the bugs!

JG said...

I love dry British-style humor. Vicar, Waiting for God, As Time Goes By. All great BBC comedies. :) On Netflix, btw.

It's encouraging you found a good Mexican restaurant in Hawaii. We're...dealing...with what we've got in Georgia. :p Not many Mexicans here, apparently. At least, not like in Oklahoma.

Erin said...

Woohoo for HHG!!!

Chantal said...

Hey, I got a Nook too!! DH and I got one. We love them!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Yay!! Glad your stuff has made it there!

Jenn said...

OOh! Happy your stuff arrived. You are a better woman that I am. Geiko = Me screaming like a banshee!


Mrs. C said...

Love this post! We had such a great time. I'm pretty sure we have to meet up again soon, I have been craving tamales ever since we left that place!

PS: Happy unpacking! About time! :)

Chelle said...

Woohoo for HHG! I spent a week calling our HHG and that lucky day was so funny. I called and the lady who knew me already from calling before told me no but then in the background one of the guys asked if it was me calling. She said yes and he yelled so loud "tell her the driver just called she can have her stuff in an hour or tomorrow". The lady just started laughing before I could answer and said "she wanted her stuff a week ago dumbass! set it up for an hour!" I have never been so happy to get our stuff. LOL

May the unpacking go quickly and painlessly!