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Letter to my honey

Dear James,

I love you, really I do! You’re the second best thing that’s ever happened to me (first being my salvation). You buy me unexpected gifts, some of which I actually enjoy. Some are a bit, um… well, you remember the chickens. You rub my feet even though you hate feet. You give me the gift of time by taking charge of our boys and allowing me time to myself. I could go on and on with how wonderful you are.

This morning, I had sent you a picture of a bedroom that I had drawn inspiration from.

It’s so peaceful and relaxing. I could just see myself lighting a few candles and lying on the bed after a long hard day at work. I’d just float away on a cloud to a tropical island paradise. The relaxing atmosphere would also put in the mood for some sweet love making more often! Now, let’s talk about that headboard; I love it! It’s clean and classy. It takes up no floor space because it hangs on the wall. The color is neutral, which would go with any of our sheet sets. The best part is that it would be cheap to make! A trip to Home Depot and Joann’s would produce all the material I would need to make it! But, alas, you did not like my idea. You said it was ugly and that there was no way I could make it myself. In reply to my inspiration email, you sent me a link to a craigslist ad. I opened it up and found this:

Ugh! Sure it’s functional, but it’s big and our room is small. You say we’d be able to get rid of our dresser, which means my bras, underwear and socks would be stored in those little drawers underneath the bed. Um, have you seen my drawers? They are over crowded as it is! Not to mention I would have to sit on the floor in order to get to them. Plus, I can just see the mountains of stuff piled on every surface mixed with 3 layers of dust.

Since we can’t seem to come to an agreement on our hypothetical bedroom furniture (hypothetical because we really can’t afford to do anything at the moment anyway), may I suggest that you just trust me on this one. You know I have great idea’s and they always turn our beautifully. Even if you are skeptical in the beginning, you’re always pleased with the end result.

Oh, and since I’m writing to you, I thought I would mention that the weekend is going to be super busy. What with taking the kids to the movie Saturday morning and then me going to see Liz (you know, my friend who just had a baby yesterday). Since I won’t be home the majority of the day, I’ll need you to get a head start on the laundry. I really appreciate you and everything you do for our family even if it is out of your ‘normal’ weekly stuff.

I love you babe! Have a great rest of the day.



I’m linking up with Julie at Foursons for Letters of Intent


Letter of Intent – to VTech


You might remember from a previous post that my Father in Law broke John’s favorite toy. A VTech Kidizoom Camera. After ordering the free replacement part from VTech and paying $5 in shipping, I had further cause to contact VTech. Since I wasn’t able to get through via telephone, I sent them an email.

Good evening Vtech customer support person who will be handling my issue,

My son received the Kidizoom Plus camera for his birthday this past January and I must tell you, this toy has not had much of a rest. I’ve all ready replaced the batteries multiple times and have had to sacrafice my own SD card in order for him to take more pictures. Without which, I would be pestered constantly until the memory was erased and he could take more pictures/video’s. This has been a great toy, and I think we may have a photographer on our hands!

The problem I’m having is with the batteries covers. With the multiple battery changes this toy requires, I suppose it was just a matter of time before one of the covers broke. And break it did. This upset my little guy because a minute without his precious toy is a minute in H E double hockey sticks for mommy! I immediatly got online and came to your website where I discovered the I could order missing or broken parts for free! With the low, low cost of $5 for shipping. No big deal. $5 was worth the happiness this toy brings to my sweet babe. I ordered the part described as “LEFT RIGHT BATTERY COVER BLUE”. To me, this looks like I’d be receiving both the left and the right battery covers. I really only needed one side, but thought it would be nice to have the other ‘just in case’. You know how kids can be! I ordered the part and paid for shipping on Sunday. I got a confirmation on Monday that the part had been shipped and today (Thursday) the box arrived. All would be right in my boys world again in just a few minutes. I opened the box to find only 1 battery cover. Ok, no big deal – I thought. Maybe the battery covers are universal. New batteries were placed in their slots, I picked up the new part and placed it on top of the batteries where the old battery cover once was and… it didn’t fit. I turned it just slightly, I pressed down on it, but no matter which way I turned it, it just wouldn’t fit. I tried it on the other side, (the side that all ready had a good battery cover) and wouldn’t you know it… it fit. I turned the new part upside down and compared it with the other two parts. As it turns out, the battery covers are NOT univeral.

Could you please, quickly, send me the other battery cover so that I could get some rest from the insesant badgering of my 4 year old asking “Is my camera fixed yet?” In his defense, I can’t really blame him because I have the same love affair with my own camera and I would be 100x worse then he is if my camera broke.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
I sent this email on Friday 3/26 after my second attempt to call them failed. They apparently close at 3pm PST, which is just not conveniant for me. I still have not gotten a response from them. I did manage to call them during their business hours on Monday to get the part I needed, but they said they were in the middle of inventory and couldn’t process the order until Thursday (today). In the mean time, the battery cover is being held in place with packing tape. Mommy couldn’t take it any longer.

For more letters of intent, head on over to Julie’s blog! You’ll be glad you did.