Last Monday, when I went to work, I was not completely well from a bout with….something!!! After my classes I felt terrible so I decided to make an addition to this little blog thing. Imagine my surprise when I tried to access my blog and the K-9 content blocker put on by the Church stopped me from getting to my site. I had noticed that there were updates to our network systems but those are usually innocuous and don't have much effect on what I do. Sadly, this particular update seems to have completely restricted me from any access to blogs of ANY type. O, the inhumanity of all this protection. I understand why the Church wants to be careful, but I sure wish they were a little more generous in letting us participate in web blogging. After all, didn't Elder Ballard encourage us to use all the media available to share the gospel message? How am I supposed to do this if I am blocked from all blogging? I know, some may think that doing this at work is not a good use of time, but I also spend a fair amount of time on my laptop at home so it would be convenient to have access. Oh well, I guess I can learn to deal with this blow to my efforts.
Thanks to Brian for his recent post telling us to make sure and link to things to support our blogging. As you will notice (above) I have taken his advice and linked to the talk used to justify the existence of this blog. My only problem will be to remember to add the links as I write. Sometimes I get so involved that I forget to give good references to the material I quote. We'll see how I do.
Today I came home from work, not feeling well again (I think I'm just looking for sympathy), and was greeted with a problem in the downstairs bathroom. It seems one of the daycare kids has tried to flush something down that really wasn't meant to go down. If this sounds eerily familiar, you have probably read Melissa's adventures with Gavin and toilets (scroll down to Nov. 12, 2008 entry). Anyway, I took the toilet off and looked to see the problem…and, voila, nothing. There was nothing in the bowl or anywhere else. In fact, when I put things back together, the unit worked just fine. Was this just a ploy set up by my wife to get me busy and working? Or was it a mysterious occurrence that fixed itself when I disassembled the commode (by the way, why are these things called that? They really aren't commodious and they don't offer any space except for sitting.)? So, now I have to go to Home Depot and find the parts to put things back completely so the kids can take care of themselves again. I don't know if I have ever shared this with anyone, but, I HATE PLUMBING!!!
There have been many distractions since I started this and I have finally decided it is time to give up for now. I will try to get some more written asap. Bye till next time.