It really is a mixed bag these days.
I’ve been having so many computer issues both at work and at home that I haven’t wanted to spend any extra time blogging.
DH, aka the mild hypochondriac, was insistent that I take Justin to the doctor last night because he’s been fussy since Sunday. I compromised by saying I’d make an appointment for today (and avoid Urgent Care expenses and time). Justin’s fine–he may have a slight cold or allergies, but his ears are perfectly clear and his throat is healthy. Razzle–grumble–frazzle waste of my time.
In good news, my entire office is switching to Macs next week. I believe I’m getting a Macbook Pro to work from and I will be able to work anywhere in my house. We will probably “purchase” my current laptop to replace my home pc, which will be cleaned up and given to my mother as her computer is officially obsolete.
In more good news, the cable company had a rep out tonight. They want to increase my channels, increase my internet connection, add a DVR, and REDUCE my bill! I’m cool with that. Seriously, my bill is going to be $20 less per month. I was just getting up the nerve to make my annual call pleading my case to reduce my bill–and I didn’t have to!
The combined database at work has some serious issues–particularly in the area of record ownership and access. I am not a database programmer or expert, so I feel very awkward pointing out to these experts that they’ve royally screwed up their own database and are on the verge of taking ours down with them. For example, if someone requests one solicitation per year, we flag their record and send them only one solicitation per year. The other group sends them monthly solicitations. They also sent solicitations to donors who were clearly marked as belonging to us AND have been changing the flags and other information in our records–mostly removing said information. And who at our partner company has this level of access where they can do this without consulting us?????
But all in all life is good. I’ve got cheap cable, a healthy baby, and a Mac on the way.