A week ago right now, I knew I had to start at 7, and was just sitting on the couch, pretty much as I am now, relaxing, knowing that I was done with Heart and Stroke until Fall. Today, however, is different, because of course it just has to be. I went to the house yesterday afternoon to consult Adam and Trish about internet-related things. They've been experiencing what they feel are unreasonable interruptions and quality of service, so I told them there was the option of upgrading to cable. Problem is, for set-up, purchasing a modem, and whatever other fees may be hidden alongside those, the first month would be a little over $200. They both agreed that they'd rather just stick with DSL, and that's fine. Unfortunately, it doesn't solve the issue of Naomi, but that's a whole different thing entirely. Because of her heart condition (or so I presume), she's on disability now. The main thing with that is it's made her even more firmly entrenched and set in her ways, insofar as that it's unreasonable (to the point of having a tantrum) to expect her to pay more than $10 a month for the internet, and probably many other things I don't know about / experience from not living there anymore. It's pretty obvious she has money, because I'm told she now has two laptops, a tablet, and an iPhone, but... the time has not yet come where I'm required or requested to come personally have a part in that.
Anyway, while I was at the house yesterday, Dad asked if I wanted to take his laptop home with me, to see if I could get it working. I said I could, but I didn't know how long it would take to fix, and his response was that it's just been sitting in the basement unused for at least a month now, so it couldn't be any worse than that. I cracked it open and had a look later on in the evening, and it turns out AVG was causing a bluescreen right before logon, so I rebooted into safe mode (after being helpfully reminded by Google that that was an option...), found a program to completely remove AVG on my own laptop, and ran that on his. Windows started up completely fine after that, and I probably could've just left well enough alone, but no, I had to go and try to uninstall programs that I felt were unnecessary. Fine at first, but when I had to reboot after uninstalling one of them, I was greeted with text saying "NTLDR is missing" and such. I ended up leaving it alone for the rest of the night, because Jen wanted to lay down, and today, I was able to get it back up and running thanks to this site, and as of right now, I'm backing up files so just in case there are any further issues, I can reinstall Windows without worrying about losing files he (Dad) might consider valuable. Oh, and for my own laptop, in updating my graphics card driver (via NVIDIA's own automated program), something went wrong, and I didn't realize for the better part of a week. Good thing this laptop has integrated graphics as well, and that certainly explains why the entire thing, including the hard board I have it on, was really hot.
All of that said, the reason I wish I had more time before leaving for work today is that I start at 5 instead of 7, and I just feel like I have so much to do, and not enough time to do it. I suppose the most pressing item would be replying to an email though. I should have plenty of time for that after this. Still, it's just... it feels like there's so much to do. From tonight, I work five closes in a row (and I sincerely hope they're not quite as busy as last weekend's were), have Tuesday off with nothing planned, but then on Wednesday, will be going out to Lucky In(n) for supper with Trish, Adam, and everybody else at the house. Linda and Mikey might even be coming, which would be fun, but after that, oh... it would be quite fun to go back to the house and just hang out with Adam and Trish again, but that would likely require asking Linda to watch Conner, and we've already asked the same of her twice in the last weekend. Oh, and now that I think of it, there might be something on Tuesday too... Jen wants to start walking some dog path that's over near her mom's house, as she wants to lose some weight. She wants to start that on Monday, after going to her mom's for supper, to which I'm invited, but because I work on Monday, I would rather push all that ahead to Tuesday. Go over there for supper (possibly buy a treat for dessert at Sobeys...), go for a nice evening walk afterward, and after that, perhaps even stop for some sort of treat on the way home. I meant to run that idea by her last night while we were laying and talking, but as it is now, I'll have to hope that she remembers reading about it when I get home from work tonight.
So that's pretty well where things have been recently. They're not particularly bad or anything, but there's just not enough sense of direction. For all I know though, being back to work and having very specific things to occupy my time for the better part of those five days will provide just that. By the time Monday comes, I could want nothing more than to just sit and not have to do anything again...