Thursday, February 12, 2009

We Be Goovin'

And by we, I mean WII!!!!!!

Yes, people, I did indeed break down and get the Almighty Wii. When your friends who don't even have CABLE have something, it's time to admit that you are hopelessly, pathetically Out Of It. So, the other day, I took the kids and my tax return and toddled on over to the Walmart. We left with extra controllers, a charging station, Wii Party Pack, and two games - Raving Rabbids and SuperMario Party 8. Plus, the system came with some sports games. I wanted a Wii Fit to go with the whole thing, but nowhere in town has one. Believe me, I've checked. Apparently now that I am the last person to get a Wii in town, I will have to get in line to get the peripherals, which would put me, you guessed it, at the back of the line. So, I may be procuring that little doodad online.

I ended up returning the charger I bought the next day. It was by Energizer, and it stunk. In order to charge, you had to remove the rubber controller holder thingy, which would have been a pain and probably would have resulted in broken rubber holder thingies, plus the little nodes on the back of the new battery-cover didn't really match up well with the charger unit. Add that to the fact that you had to use special battery packs rather than regular rechargable batteries, which I didn't see in the store, and you have a crappy unit. So, I returned it and got another battery charger, but unlike our smaller regular Energizer charger, this one is totally souped-up and charges the batteries in 15 minutes flat (although it says for optimum charge to leave them in for 25 - why not just day that?! I mean, who wants partially charged batteries?!). So, we have a ton of rechargable batteries and two chargers, and that should suffice.

Also, Josie doesn't know it, but we're having an organ delivered to the house today. Providence again - I offered to help clear out one of the storage rooms at the back of our church, and there was a storage bench in there that would have looked good with our piano. I asked the education director whose it was, and she told me that it goes with an organ that was donated to the church years ago by an elderly couple and is never used, they've been trying to get rid of it, did I know anyone who would like to give it a home? HELLO!!! So, she spoke to the property committee, who spoke to the woman who donated it (who is in her 80's now), and they agreed that we can keep it at our house with the understanding that when we're done with it, we will pass it on to anyone else in the congretation who would use it. YAHOO!!!!! Josie has no idea what's going on, so when she gets home from school today, there it will be waiting for her. The only thing that they asked is that we take a photo of her face, and send it in, but of course she'll make a thank-you card as well to send in. Holy cow. We are so fortunate!!!! I can hardly believe it. I can't wait to see her face. :)

So, we have a Wii, an organ, and soon a puppy. It's a big week, and certainly a LOT better than last week!

15 comments:

Fiona Picklebottom said...

Wiis are AWESOME. I love ours as much as the kids do.

That's great about the organ. The piano we have was free as well, and it made the kids very happy.

Kristi said...

Wow! This is a big week. I'm so happy for y'all!

I'm begging you to show us the picture of Josie's face too!! What a great surprise.

Melissa said...

Welcome to Wii world, huh? lol.

Sounds like things are going great for ya! Pass some good energy our way will ya?! :D

Oh and like Kristi said, Bring the picture this way when it's done :)

Cherish said...

Sounds like it has been a pretty great week! Pics of her face would be appreciated on here too..

Marie Green said...

Wow, that's awesome- I love it when things just fall into place as your organ did.

We don't have a Wii either, but we figure our kids are a little young(6 and 2) and by the time they would be at Optimum Enjoyment Age, there will be Wii2 or something.

Can't wait to see your new puppy! And Josie's face!

Chantal said...

I must be a bit slow today but when I first read the sentence "We are getting an organ delivered" my stomach turned as I imagined a cooler with a heart or kidney showing up on your door step. DUH!!! I think I need a coffee!

Erin said...

Never a dull moment at your house! Have fun with your new toys!

d e v a n said...

Wow! Big day!! We love our wii too. Dh and I play each other all the time.

arbee said...

Super cool news about the organ! You are definitely sending positive energy out into the universe... :) Send some to me 'kay? And definitely a good begining for a very sad end. (We had to put a cat to sleep almost 10 years ago, and I still miss him! I wasn't as brave as you though - we left before they administered the medicine. My last memory of him is his little face thanking us for knowing when to let go. *tearing up a little*)

p.s. So jealous that you got a Wii...I want one, but don't want to shell out the $$ for one. I'm particularly interested in the Wii Fit, so if you get one I need a good review!

Shelly Overlook said...

Woot!

I'm anxiously awaiting Puppy!

Kristin.... said...

We don't have a Wii. My kids are too young to really enjoy it.

Oh the organ will be so wonderful! I want to see that photo!!!

Susiewearsthepants said...

I am so glad things are looking up for you this week. I hope some of it rubs off on me!

Bring A. Torch said...

I was just skimming this and also had a goofy reaction to the "organ," along the lines of, "Aieee! Someone needs a kidney!...Oh. Wait." Good gravy. Many thanks for your recent comment!

Elizabeth Channel said...

Man! That *is* a big week!

A friend brought that Mario Party 8 over two weeks ago, and now all I hear out of my 7-year-old is "Can we go to Target and get that Martio Party 8? See, there's Walmart, can we stop by and get that Mario Party 8? Can you call Gamestop and see if they have a used version of Mario Party 8 since that will be cheaper and then maybe you will agree to buy that Mario Party 8 because it is the ONLY GAME I WANT IN THE WORLD!"

Have fun!

creative kerfuffle said...

i really think all the good you put out in the universe is coming back to you and you certainly deserve it. we like our wii too : ) the kids just borrowed mario olympics from a friend and it's pretty fun. mario galaxy was cool too, but i'm still partial to the bowling that came w/ the system. yeah, i'm old school like that ; )