I do plan to have fun, no I'm not dressing up, and I'm hoping it's not required that I follow them around. If I have to follow them around I'll last about 4 hours and they would not be happy if I told them we had to leave after lunch. My plan is to take my laptop and a couple books. I'll get some much needed writing and reading done. It will be like camping; I'll have nothing to distract me and I'm hoping since it's at a hotel, there will be a nice cushy chair for me to camp in.
I spent most of yesterday figuring out how to sync my home computer with my laptop. This way I can transfer my exact writing onto my laptop right from my home computer. Then I can come home and sync the documents I've worked on without copying and pasting them. So I've created a "Homegroup" for networking and then I use my "Briefcase" to sync documents together (virtual technology).
It's an easy thing to do, but I spent a lot of time on it. And like all things electronic and computer oriented there is a tenuous line I walk with a haze of understanding. That's why every time my mom calls me to come fix something that's gone wrong on her computer I shudder; I can only hope I stumble upon a solution.
Sunday my youngest came to me and begged me to fix the TV/VCR hook up so we didn't have to watch movies from the VCR/DVD player via channel 3 on the TV. She wanted to use AV1 (AV2 is the Wii) which are available when you have a high def TV. When she watched movies on the VCR/DVD player using that setup, it created lines through the picture and how can a sophisticated 14-year old watch her favorite anime DVD she spent her life savings on with lines through the picture? It ruins the integrity of the anime (or whatever).
She'd been asking her father to fix it for some time and he must not have been able to figure it out, because although he's fussed around with it, it's never gotten done.
Let's just get the white electronic elephant out of the room now... my husband does not understand how to hook up electronics. So I did what any normal American wife would do, I got out the instruction manual.
Now many would think the instruction manual would have been the key for my mechanic husband, but if you don't understand how to hook up electronics, I'm not sure the manual would help.
I don't always understand either. But I know what to start with and I know what I'm looking for. So I easily got the VCR/DVD player hooked up to show on AV2, but it had sound interference. So I just unplugged and plugged the three different cables I had into the different connections in the VCR and finally it all came together.
I reveled in that outcome, because for at least the remainder of the day while my youngest daughter watched her anime DVDs or 5 seconds I was cool in her book. And with two teenage daughters, it doesn't happen often anymore.