Monday, February 16, 2009

Weekend on the Farm

We spent Saturday and Sunday visiting Daniel's parents (this is the first weekend in quite some time that we have not had the kids) and as usual our time was packed full. Here is what we did:

  • Told them a lot about their future grandchildren!
  • Went to Sears to exchange Daniel's Christmas Dockers - not having a Sears close to us really hinders exchanging gifts from Sears.
  • Went to Staples - picked out some computer accessories that were needed. I picked up a bonus of Post It Subtraction Notes and Word Pads that were clearanced for 50 cents each!!!!
  • Went to Radio Shack - Mother decided that it would be a good idea to have a Weather Radio so we helped her pick one out.
  • Ate at Steak & Shake - I love their skinny fries!!
  • Went to church - it was loose change Sunday and as we were heading out the door Mother handed us each an film container filled with a variety of coinage!
  • Went out for Sunday Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Hooked up Mother & Father's new DVD player - they got some DVDs for Christmas, but didn't have a player, so they invested in one, but needed some assistance getting it set up.
  • Set up a printer switch box so that Mother can print from the laptop & the desktop
  • Updated the laptop and ran all it's diagnostics
  • Remote Control Intervention: We went through the 5 or so Universal Remotes that they have and found one that we could program to run all of their components and gave a Tutorial on accessing the VCR, DVD Player, Satellite, and Broadcast TV
  • Hooked up the TV in Mother & Father's bedroom to get Broadcast TV
  • Took some pictures of me by one of the tractors and on the forklift and sent them via cell phone to the kids - We figured that this would give me a little more "farm cred" with Skyman who is not sure women know things.
  • Played a game of Ticket to Ride - Daniel and I tied!!!!
  • Hooked up our Wii and played a few games - Mother gets a kick out of watching us play and provides commentary throughout. She gave the Handbell game on Wii Music a try, but was not too successful.
  • Reprogrammed the garage door buttons in Mother & Father's new car to work correctly.

I think that about sums it up and it is way past my bedtime....

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

You always pack alot into your time there! Did you sleep? So glad you were able to go....
Love you,