The Mama and Cousin Joy have been visiting since Wednesday, and I've had a merry chase keeping up with them and getting other stuff done, as well. We hit the local outlet mall, went to Boulder to see Daughter #2, and today, we spent the second of two days reupholstering Daughter #1's couch. (The Mama is very, very good at upholstering.)
The upshot of it, though, has meant I've had very little time to spend online. To make things even more complicated, our second laptop bit the dust. Husband hates sharing computers, and argues that when I'm home during the day, I should be able to get all my work done online -- therefore, when he's home in the evening, he likes to have the computer handy for his own use. Preferably all evening, until nearly midnight. Then when he heads to bed, I have a quick few minutes to check e-mail, etc. I got to use the computer tonight after 9:30 p.m. to check in the Mama and Joy's flights tomorrow, without Husband getting upset about it. He takes this quite seriously.
(Before Faithful Readers get all hot and bothered, and fire off suggestions to Tell Him Who's Who and What's What -- and such -- please bear in mind that Husband is generally a good ole boy, and really a dear in many ways. He asks very little of me most of the time, and he's bent over backwards helping out during Mom and Joy's visit. I'm trying to be accommodating, too.)
Is this jockeying frustrating? Yes. Does it keep peace in the family? Yes. And that in itself is important. Fortunately, he bought another laptop, and it should arrive soon. Not soon enough, though. It's now 1:45 a.m., and I have to make a trip to the airport in not too many hours...