Leah's Thoughts
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
 
Long boring work day...
So there is one hour left of my day here, and I can't wait till it is over. Today I got to install/uninstall Nexxis to make sure it was working. I also had to upgrad/uninstall. This is so boring, but it has to be done. Now I am getting differing opions from everyone. I got the newest version of Nexxis, version 1.1.2, which is an upgrade from version 1.1.1. The only problem is, is that 1/2 if the screens still say 1.1.1, well my one boss told me to reject it, so I did. Now my other boss is telling me that he doesn't expect there to be another build just for screen updating. GRRR


 
My poor car
I am really starting to think that we shouldn't have told my brother that the little car is going to be mine soon. This morning, my mom let me take whatever car I wanted to work. I know most people would take the nice car, but I decided to take my car, because it had been a while since I have driven it, and I wanted to get use to driving it before it beacame mine. So I go to get in my car, and realize that all the keys with the automatic door locks, are gone. So I grab my key, keeping in mind that my key doesn't open the trunk. That is actually a very funny story.

When my parents bought the car, it was actually the demo car. The manager's wife was driving it around, so there was no owner manual and they refused to get my parents a new one for free. Also when my mom was given the key to the car, she didn't realize that it only opened the doors not the trunk. So she went and made 3 copies of it. Well when she finally figured it out, she was not impressed, I don't blame her, I would be mad too. So now we have 6 keys for my car... 3 for just the doors, and 3 for everything.

Back to my poor car. There is so much garbage in that car. There had to be at least 4 empty coke cans in it. I have a feeling that I am going to have to clean out the car when I get it, eventhough I think that Mark should have to do it. Well I hope that Mark doesnt' have to work today, because I have his car.

Well back to work...


Tuesday, July 27, 2004
 
Day of realizations
Over the last two days, I have realized that I am not in the right field of work. I mean, I like computers and I enjoy my work, but I don't think it is the right job for me. I don't feel like I am making a difference. Plus today, I felt so bad. I have been testing our product with Oracle, and just got it working today. The only problem is, is that the database definition was wrong. The comment fields were set to 4 characters instead of 4kb of characters. This caused a huge problem, because they had just finished burning their second master disk. I know this is my job, but I hate it when this happens. I feel like I didn't do a good job, cause if I did, this would have been caught before the final build was out. So now I have no idea what I want to do, my mom suggested getting my Microsoft certificate and start teaching part time classes. I could handle that, I will have to look into that. Maybe that's what I was ment to do.

How can so many people know what they want to do with the rest of their lives, when they have so much of your life left? I do enjoy my work, but I don't think that is where I am suppose to be. My job just doesn't feel real, it is hard to explain. I go in everyday, but don't feel satisfied with what I am doing. Hopefully I will some day find what I am suppose to be doing.

So today after dinner I decided to go to the mall, I got paid today. I wasn't really looking for anything special, just looking. Figured I would check out digital cameras while I was there. I realized how much J. really means to me. I don't know why, but walking around the mall by myself, really made me miss him.

On another note, I think I found another digital camera that looks interesting. Olympus D-395 Figured I would look for another camera, with all the trouble other people have been having with the last one I was looking at. Thanks for the input Stacey!!!

Feeling blank, I don't know where I belong in this world

Monday, July 26, 2004
 
Oh crappy day...
Well today was pretty crappy. At my grandmother's yesterday, I took some pictures with my digital camera, which I was giving another chance before I bought a new one. Well after today, I have decided I am getting a new camera. I went to install the software today, and turned on my camera to find out that all the pictures I took yesterday were gone. Boy I was not impressed. So I have been looking for a new camera today, and have found one that I really like. KODAK EASYSHAREâ„¢ CX-6200 I am still thinking about it, as I don't really have a need for a camera, but it would be nice to have a camera to take pictures with that won't delete them on me.

stressed

Sunday, July 25, 2004
 
Family Gathering at the grand parents house
Today was a great day. Most of my family was over at my grandmother's house for dinner today. Since my dad is gone canoeing, my mom cocked dinner, and it was really good. Everyone brought a different type of salad, and we had chicken and turkey balls.

My cousing Heather and I talked most of the time. She is a great cousing. We talked about university, as she is starting at Trent in September, and just life in general.

I also got to see my cousins Kyle and Termain, who I haven't seen in quite some time now. Eveyone is getting so old. LOL I think I might make a family tree on my web site, of this side of the family, only because I realised that some of my cousins don't get to see the family that much, and aren't too sure how everyone is realated.

I took my digital camera and got a few random pictures from today, I will be making them into an album to post online.

Full of thought today, about life and the future

 
My body is getting use to getting up
Well today was quite a busy day. Starting with it was the 6th day in a row that I was up between 7:00am and 7:30am. At the start of this week, it was really hard to get out of bed that early, cause I was use to getting up at 11:00am. Today was different, I actually felt good when I got up, well except that I really didn't want to go and move my stuff. Today was the third trip I had taken this week to pack up my stuff and move it home.

First we took my bed and tv over to J.'s house, cause I don't need it right now. Then we packed up the rest of the stuff and headed to the office. It really didn't take that long to pack up everything, it was just hot.

So J.y and I met my mom at the office, and by the time we got there she had already unpacked most of it. We finished helping her, and we headed to Homestead for breakfast. It was about 11:30am when we got there. We had the van from 8:00am till 2:00pm, but didn't get the actual van till about 8:30am. J. went home after breakfast, and my mom and I headed back to the house to drop off my dresser. Then we took the van back. It is so great to finally have a dresser here. I finally got to unpack the rest of my clothes. It is not fun living out of boxes for a week. Overall it was a good day.

My mom was so cute. The one thing that she has always told me she misses, since I have been gone, is my singing. Well while I was unpacking today, I was listening to the Rent sound track, and singing along. She came into my room and told me how good it was to have me home.

Tomorrow should be interesting, because my grandmother is having a bbq at her house. I think I have already talked about this in my blog, so this all I'm going to say.

Right now I am feeling cold

Friday, July 23, 2004
 
Quick entry
This is just going to be a quick entry, because my stomach is acting up and I am quite tired.

Well tomorrow is the day... I am moving the rest of my stuff to Guelph. I really don't want to do it, I am tired of moving. I have already been to Waterloo twice this week to move stuff. I have no idea where I kept all this stuff in Waterloo, but it seems to be taking up way more room here. My mom told me today that when we move into the new house, I have to move my stuff out of the office. I guess that's not a bad idea, cause you never know how long personal stuff will stay in the office.

My uncle came down for the weekend. It was a nice visit, I really don't get to see him that often. Sunday we are having a get together at my grandmother's house. It should be interesting. She is only doing it, because she feels it is her turn. Oh well.

Anyway, I should head to bed.
Feeling sick

Thursday, July 22, 2004
 
I need a nap
Wow, I am just getting up, but I a really tired. I need to start going to bed sooner, so getting up between 7am and 7:30am isn't so killer. Oh well. Hopefully today will fly by, I am heading to Waterloo to finish packing and to take everything apart in my room. It should be interesting, because I think J. has work to do, and won't be able to help me.

Feeling exhausted

Wednesday, July 21, 2004
 
Fast computers = Fast days
So I finally got a better testing machine this morning. I upgraded from a
P2-333 with 90Mb RAM to a P3-733 with 128Mb RAM. You can really notice the
difference... it doesn't take all day to import and run a method.

I also have my other machine all setup. YAY

I can hardly believe that it is already 3pm. The day was going so slow
before I got both of my machines.

Feeling nerdy


 
Another late night...
and another crappy day at the office. So my computer is so slow that it took me till 1:30pm this afternoon to import that damn method. I had to leave it importing over lunch. Once I had it imported, it took me another 2 hours to get it to run. It would look like it was running, then just go back to the main screen without doing anything. If they really want this released by Friday, they better get me a better machine.

So tonight, I headed back to Waterloo to pack up all my stuff. The plan was to have everything packed, and all my furniture taken apart, so the move on Saturday wouldn't take that long. Well it was way too freakin hot today, and I only managed to get most of my stuff packed. There are still some odds and ends laying around my room. I am going to try to get the car again on Thursday to finish packing and take the furniture apart. Right now my parents car is filled with my stuff, well anything that I didn't need at the house, which is suprisingly a lot of stuff. It is strange how I can have all of this stuff that I don't plan on using for the next couple of months. Oh well. I did throw out a lot of stuff, and have a full bag to give to good will.

But anyway, I should really go to bed, since I am getting up extra early to get in a shower, and have enough time to move my stuff to the back of the office before the auditors come.

Obviously I am exhausted

Tuesday, July 20, 2004
 
Off to bed...
Alright, I am finally off to bed. My first day at home/work wasn't too bad. My plans for this week, got a little messed up, so I am heading to Waterloo tomorrow to pack up anything I can before Saturday. Then I am unloading all of it on Wednesday at the office... that should be a fun day.

Anyway, I am heading to be cause I am tired and have to get up early tomorrow. 7:30am comes way too early. Plus I will have to fold my laundry tomorrow, cause I am too tired to take it out of the wash tonight to fold it.

Right now I feel sleepy

Monday, July 19, 2004
 
My first day back at the office...
So this weekend was awesome!!  J. and I headed up to Sarnia to spend some time with Stacey and Matt.  It was great, we had a campfire and roasted marshmallows.  Sunday, we sort of lost track of time, and we didn't end up leaving till about 10:00pm.  I wanted to leave a little sooner than that, because I was suppose to be at work this morning.  So I stayed in Waterloo last night, and my dad picked me up at about 1pm this afternoon.  I had about 1/2 of my clothes packed up to take with me.  I will get the other 1/2 on Wednesday.  I had assumed that with my dad picking me up, he would be heading home to pack for his 4 week canoe trip.  Unfortunatly he took me to work, and I had to work for the afternoon.  It wasn't so bad, except the computer they are making me work on only has 90MB of ram.  Is is so slow.  I can't even import the methods that I need to test on it.  Hopefully it will work better tomorrow, or I can get a new computer.
 
So my mom rented the moving van today.  I will be officially moving all of my stuff to the office this weekend, well all except my clothes and my dresser.  Even my computer is going to the office.  No big deal though, I have my laptop, and there are three other computers here that I can use.  So I will be in Guelph for the next little while, till I can find a job.  I will keep you all posted when I move next.  Hopefully it won't be too far.
 
I have decided that I still like those little stars I had at the end of my posts on Live Journal, so I stole them to post randomly throughout here.
 
Today I feel angelic:

Saturday, July 17, 2004
 
What Kind of Girlfriend Are You?
You're Sensitive and you'd like to stay that way..

-Sensitive- You're Sensitive, and you'd like to

stay that way. Sorry,listened to a bit too much

Jewel there. You're sweet and very emotionally

charged. You definitely love the person you're

with, and always want to know how they're

feeling so you can make sure they're happy.



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Wednesday, July 14, 2004
 
Work Sucks!!
So I have been working on this project for my dad this past month, where I am suppose to write a program that stores files in a database, and allows the user to read and edit them from there. Well I have finally gotten the files into a format that can be stored into the database, and I can get them back to files from this format, there is only one problem. I am not actually writing it in any normal programming language, I am using software that they made to allow users to write simple processes to interface instruments. So my main problem right now, is that the software doesn't support Images, which is what I have to use to store the file. So basically I don't think that it can be done... even though my dad says that we have done this before. He doesn't realize that no one has done this in a process, they have only done it in VB and C before. I'm sure he won't be too happy about this when I tell him. Oh well, that's for the programmers to deal with ;)

Sunday, July 04, 2004
 
Time to clean up...
Well I just watched this show called Neat on tv, where they take someone's house and cleans it up and organizes it. They make the people get rid of old stuff that they don't need anymore. About a month ago, I went through my clothes and did this, but I think it is time to go through the rest of my stuff. I know I have a lot of stuff in my room that I don't need anymore, and since I will be moving soon, I think now is a good time to get rid of some of it. I think the best way is to spend about an hour a day to go through it all, and just get rid of stuff that I don't want/need anymore. Time to move on...

Friday, July 02, 2004
 
Home Movies
Alright, so I have started watching this cartoon called Home Movies. It is a fantastic show, ok I like, which isn't saying much. Anyway there is a quiz on Quizilla about which Home Movies character you are.

You are Brendon
Which 'Home Movies' character are you?

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Home sweet home
Well this weekend, my mom and I are going up to see my aunt and her new house. We are taking her shopping. It should be a fun weekend. In some ways it is good to be home. My mom and I sat around and had strawberries and ice cream and talked. It is good to be home again.

Anyhow, I am starting this amazing present for my parents... I have found this program where I can make photo albums on the computer, that actually have pages that flip, like a real book. I am going to take our (my brother and I) old baby books and make them into flip albums. I'm not sure how long this is going to take, cause I still need to find a job and a place to live in the next month. So, for now, I am just going to start with the scanning of the photos, and leave the hard work till after I am settled in a job and a new place.



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