Thursday, November 12

Sleep Deprivation Leads to Spamming

**This was supposed to show up before the 6 month post, but it didn't (my computer skills really stink lately). So keep scrolling after you read this and check out Rease at 6 months.**

So, I was pretty sure I was going to get fired on Monday.

First, a little background on my job. I am the system administrator for our computerized maintenance system....aka Maximo.

Now a little background on last week. Rease had an eye and ear infection and sleep miserably all week. Rease sleeping miserably = Chelsea sleeping miserably. So by the time Friday rolled around I was pretty much a walking zombie. I remember sending someone the wrong attachment about 4 times. That should have been reason enough for me to go take a nap in my car at lunch or something, but I didn't. I just kept on keeping on like I wasn't exhausted. I also forgot to turn something in Maximo back on after I "fixed" it. Turns out what I thought I fixed, wasn't so fixed. Read on, you'll see.

I got to work and read my emails and noticed one that said "Chelsea, I received 1500 text messages to my phone last night. Please stop them, this is really annoying. My phone is buzzing like a bee." Or something like that. I really didn't think anything of it. I had bigger issues that morning and I wasn't too worried about some guy having 1500 text messages (and he worked 3rds, so I knew I couldn't talk to him until later int he afternoon anyway).

So I went about my morning, figuring I would fix his issue later. Then I got a call from one of the guys in IT and he was laughing hysterically. He asked why I decided to spam someones phone last night and what in the world was I doing. I told him 1500 wasn't spamming and I would fix it. Then he told me that it wasn't a mere 1500 texts, it was 335,000!!! Woah! What. Seriously? As soon as he said that we were both laughing so hard I thought we would pee our pants. My first thought was, oh crap how much is this gonna cost me. So we started talking about cell phone plans at CAT and how much we pay per text, etc. Turns out we pay 10cents a text...ouch. If he receives all those messages that is about 30,000 bucks. Oh man, how am I going to explain this one to the boss (remember, the economy stinks....).

So, I read over my code time and time again and couldn't figure out what went wrong to make it go nuts like that. Turns out I will probably never know.

But, I thankfully got his phone plan switched to unlimited texting, thank you Verizon, and all is well. may want to think twice before you ask me to write you any SQL or send you a text....

6 Months

Happy 6 month birthday to Rease! What a joy she has been to us over the last 6 months.

For an overall update

- she is about 17 pounds, 7 ounces (last week at the doc)
- has the same two teeth she has had for a couple of months now
- still lots of hair on top and not much on the sides
- loves her food, newest taste is avacado
- wants very badly to crawl
- sits up by herself very well
- pretty much adorable!

We have been pretty busy around here the last week or so. We had our house appraised on Wednesday this week (not moving, don't get too excited) so we have been working like dogs to get the house is decent shape so we weren't completely embarrassed when the guy came. We still had dirty dishes in the sink, but oh well. I am really planning to make one of my goals for 2010 to have a clean house. I am tired of letting it get crazy and then working all weekend to get the laundry done and the house clean.

Tonight were Rease's 6 month pictures. I think they are going to turn out fabulous. As always, Nellie did a great job and was taking tons of pictures. We even got to meet baby Norah who woke up from her nap right as we were leaving. I think the pictures should be up online in about a week or so, so we will let you know when they are up. They are going to be great.

Other than that not much else is going on around here.
Here are the most recent pictures. Enjoy!

Rease showing off how well she can sit up by herself.
She also loves to suck on her lip like that. Cute.

I got my hair cut last Tuesday and was trying to get a picture
for Anne. But Chris was at basketball
so Rease and I were trying it on our own, as
you can see; she wouldn't keep her
hand off my nose long enough to get a pic....
sorry anne :)

Mom sent this hat last week. As soon as we put it
on Rease she started smiling. It really cheered her up
after finding out she had an ear and eye

Look at how bad her eyes look....
I think she disliked the ointment we had to put in
them more than the infection itself.

These are all pictures I took tonight after we got home from Nellie's.
Notice that her hair is actually laying down.
That took a lot.of.effort

Happy 6 months, Rease. We love you!