October 25th, 2007


Breaking up is hard to do...

Well it's official, first I had diastis rectii where my ab muscles split, and now my pelvic bones have started to separate. This child isn't waiting to be born, it's going to tear straight through my abdomen.

Physio can't do anything for me ATM, so I just have to sit tight and behave. No standing for long periods, no lifting, I even had to learn how to roll from side to side in bed. They suggested I get a grabber for picking stuff up off the floor (that causes hubby great amusement), and that I don't bother with socks (um hello, November in Ottawa). Hubby has been helping by walking the dogs in the morning as well as at night, at least a couple of times a week. When I walk them they get very bored. I'm way too slow for them these days.

The weird part is that I've just gotten this huge kick of energy too. I'm ready to start moving things around, packing stuff up, getting ready to paint and I'm not supposed to be doing any of it. I'm building these huge lists of stupid stuff I want to do, there are some plants that need planting, I want to make sure the windows get washed on the outside, there is some touch up painting I'd like to do on the exterior, some yard stuff that needs to be put away...and so on.

Then to the inside, this weekend I hope to tackle the rest of the computer graveyard, but I'll need hubby to help lug the machines around. Once that room is clear, I'll move the rest of my junk out of the craft room so we can get to painting. (or rather so hubby can). Then we start the room shell game, as everything is currently stored in the wrong room. Sewing stuff is in the dining room, craft stuff is in the nursery, nursery stuff is in the spare bedroom...we'll have to see where it all ends up.

Luckily I've gone from having a pretty booked weekend to not much going on at all, so hopefully it will be a productive one.

A tragedy of sorts

After years and year of faithful service our PVR decided to give up the ghost on Monday. We can still access the recordings on the drive, but it will no longer connect with the satellite. We brought the other receiver down from upstairs and it is working, so we know it isn't the dish or the cable, and Bell is being completely non-helpful. To me it seems to be either a firmware or smartcard issue, but their solution is to sell us a new $600 HD PVR. Now as tempting as that is, we're shopping around to other suppliers. The other thing I want to look into is MythTV. Friends of ours are running it and it looks pretty sweet. Question is now how much time do I have to be farting around with it, and do we want to be down a receiver.

I do know one thing, being PVRless sucks! You actually have to be around to watch shows, and when you're watching them you actually have to pay attention! There are no do-overs.
I don't know how long I can handle it!