Jennifer Lyon

Monday, November 5th, 2012
Weekend Hel…I mean…Roundup

So..first, Wizard and I had fun Saturday night. We went to dinner at the beach, enjoyed lobster and molten lava cake.  It was pretty low key.

Sunday…nothing went right for either of us. I decided to get up on all my social media. I did Tweetdeck fine, updated a few things on Goodreads then turned my attention to Facebook and clearly went into destructive mode. I was trying to merge fanpages but lost my main page I need to control anything.

I know–you’re wondering how anyone can be that stupid, right? Yeah…me. Seriously. My assistant will quit once she finds out.  Poor thing is already struggling with Hurricane Sandy, she does not need Hurricane Jen the Witch.

Long story short, this is my fan page now:  I am going to have a banner made, etc. But that will take some time since, as mentioned,  my assistant has bigger problems right now.

Let me just say that I am not an FB fan these days.

And I want to thank the RockitReads assistant, Jess, she helped me fix it.   I spent hours trying to figure it out, and it took her no time at all to tell me how to do it, once I figured out to ask for help.

Then Wizard was changing doorknobs and locks.  Another long story and that ended in creative swearing that I found rather impressive.  Things went from bad to worse–all over doorknobs. It’s crazy.

Both of use ended the night with alcohol, pain relievers and we laughed at this pic:

Wednesday, I’m planning to announce the secret project.

Now how was YOUR weekend?

12 comments to “Weekend Hel…I mean…Roundup”

  1. Viki S.
    November 5th, 2012 at 3:50 am · Link

    I saw your posts yesterday about your FB re-vamp. I am not a fan of FB either. The more they change things the less I like it. I’m happy you were able to get some help and fix it up.

    Poor Wizard. I’ve found that door nobs and inside hinges have changed in the past 10 to 15 years and it’s difficult to replace them where they fit correctly. I wont even open the left side of my bathroom cabinet because I could never find the correct hinge and now it scrapes.

    Your Anniversary dinner sounds yummy :). We have lava cake Saturday too :).

    I’m still putting things back together in the basement. I really hope to finish today.

    Have a nice day :)!

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    November 5th, 2012 at 6:49 am · Link

    So glad your Saturday was good. Sorry about your Sunday, though. And your poor assistant. My thoughts are with her.

    I finally heard from my one friend in NJ who’d still been unaccounted for. She’s fine and as of yesterday, back home with power. Yay!

    Weekend = Editing and reading and watching football. Typical fall day.

  3. Kat
    November 5th, 2012 at 9:14 am · Link

    Some times I wish I had a rewind button on life so I could just go back to the good days. May be you should have brought home some dinner and desert left overs from Saturday and had them on sunday to make up for the bad karma day.

    I love the dog picture.

    Sunday if I gained an hour from the time change then I lost it at the ER with my husband. They lowered his blood pressure, did a cat scan and said his brain was there and fine (sometimes I question where it is there at all) and gave him a perscription for antibiotics and sent us home. He is so grouchy and growly when he is sick that the kids and I were very happy to go off to school / work today. I would be more sypathatic but he had waited a month and a half to do anything about his headaches.

  4. Silver James
    November 5th, 2012 at 9:18 am · Link

    Facebook. That’s a four-letter word as far as I’m concerned. There’s a long discussion going on one of the RWA loops about the changes–specifically how only a small percentage of people see your posts unless you pay to advertise the posts and/or your fans have you marked as close friends. I’ll have to deal with FB one of these days. *sigh*

    I saw that lolpic and thought of you and Wiz, Jen! :lol: Glad the anniversary celebration was good. Sorry the rest of the weekend tanked. I wanted to spend the weekend writing but life intervened. Plus the time change. That always messes me up. :P

    Hang in there everyone! Hope things are normalizing some for folks affected by Sandy.

  5. Jenn
    November 5th, 2012 at 12:53 pm · Link

    Viki, I bet you worked all weekend on the basement too. You’re probably exhausted by now.

    It was actually a deadbolt that gave him fits. He’s going to have to tackle it next weekend. The rest of the replacements went smoothly. But then that–the we weren’t sure he could put it back together so we’d have a lock, but he finally did.

    FB is really ticking me off. My links I have everywhere now don’t work, but I’m holding off fixing those until Carla’s up and running and checks out what I’ve done.

  6. Jenn
    November 5th, 2012 at 12:54 pm · Link

    B.E., Carla (my assistant) is really going through a mess. I feel for her too.

    So glad you heard from your friend. You had to to be worried.

    When is your entry up again? I followed the link you posted in the comments, and want to read it!

  7. Jenn
    November 5th, 2012 at 12:57 pm · Link

    Kat, I’m really, really sorry about your husband’s illness and the always dreaded ER visit, but I burst out laughing at “they said his brain was there..” ROTFL!!! I can’t help it. But I do feel for you.

    Oddly enough, we ended up having a nice dinner at home and watched movies (I wrote this blog right before dinner yesterday). So the night turned out great. I should have worked, but there’s more life than work.

  8. Jenn
    November 5th, 2012 at 12:59 pm · Link

    Silver, yeah, I know all about the 15% crap on FB.

    Awww, you thought of us when you saw that? That made me smile! Wizard actually rolled his eyes when I showed him. Then laughed.

    Where does that extra hour go? I’m already behind today when I should be ahead!

  9. Dawn
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:52 pm · Link

    Hey, I had lava cake Saturday too:) I went out to dinner w the parents and my uncle. I had a filet mignon w baked potato. The filet was amazing. It was so tender I could pull it apart w my fork. I didn’t eat much of the potato; I had to save room for dessert :D

    Wait, there was a weekend?! When? Where? How’d I miss it? Fri after work, I moved everything out of my bedroom. That includes two bookcases FULL of books. Sat I worked again, then came home and painted the ceiling. Then Sunday was spent painting the walls. I have the room somewhat put back together. The new bedding is on the bed and the curtains are up on one window. Still have to iron the other curtains and put them up and the bookcases need to be moved back. *sigh* I think the bookcases will have to wait until tomorrow, cuz I’m whipped!

  10. B.E. Sanderson
    November 6th, 2012 at 7:30 am · Link

    I’ll find out Sunday if my entry makes it through to the next round, Jen. If it does, it won’t be posted until the 30th. If it doesn’t, I’ll post the entry on my blog so everyone can see.

  11. Jenn
    November 6th, 2012 at 5:28 pm · Link

    Dawn, wow! That is some weekend! I know how exhausting both moving books and painting is–which is why I avoid it :-)

    That filet sounds wonderful! Glad you saved room for the lava cake.

    Hope you’re getting some rest this week.

  12. Jenn
    November 6th, 2012 at 5:28 pm · Link

    B.E., keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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