Ubuntu for our kids' school(s)

Our kids are going to a school in a province where the education and charities had their budgets cut by $77 Million. I did a quick demo to the principal, with my eldest's help (grade 2) and he's convinced. The problem is convincing the school board and the IT guys, and you know how those types are. If it isn't from M$ it isn't any good. The school is about to toss a pallet loaded with PCs and iMacs because they are "too old." They could just a easily recycle them into Ubuntu and save $$$$$$ and give those computers several more years before they have to be changed over. I could use all the resources I can get to do a presentation or proposal to the school board. Can you gurus help? Reply over at my comic blog - yes, I've got it up and running again.

House hunting...

I emailed a two bedroom place on a whim. Maybe, just maybe, they would rent to us.

Nope. "5 people in a two bedroom is too much."

Uh. yah, if that was 5 adults. But this is a family looking for anything.

Ah well. I hope they find the renters they want. Me, I'm off house hunting.

Don't you know when to give up?

The kids are sick.

Hims is sick.

I'm sick.

So what do I hear today? A faint knock on my door. I ignore it. DS comes out of the bathroom and announces to all "Mommy, there's someone knocking on the door!" They nock two more times before I can get there.

I open the door. I'm not wearing a bra, but am wearing a tshirt. I'm wearing my sleeping shorts over my underwear. If its a friend, I'll still tell them to get lost.

Its not.

Two ladies and a child. Proselytizing. "We would like to invite you to our church tomorrow for..."

"We've got fifths disease here. We're contagious."

"That doesn't matter. Please come."

Doesn't matter? Uh. right. Let's just infect the entire church!

"No, I don't think so." I try to close the door and she stuffs a double business card sized flyer in my face. "Don't you get it? We're sick here and you don't want to be around us. We'll infect you all."

And I slam the door.

I wonder if they stuck that stupid card in our mailbox. :P I swear once you become christian, your iq drops 20 points.

I have a problem....

The kids were exposed to Fifth's disease about a week ago. Everyone here is running high fevers, ear infections and more.

My problem?

Do I give them acetominophen to make them feel better and be normal kids again or just let them be sick? This is the first time that our son has just curled up into a ball ever. Not even pneumonia and being nebulized in the hospital got him down years ago. All three of them have been sleeping for hours.

If we weren't so sick ourselves, this would almost be peaceful!

Weird eyes

I've been told that Baby's eyes will eventually solidify into one colour. It has been a year since they first started to "change" and they haven't. I managed to snap the below while she was nursing...
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She's got colourful eyes. I just wonder what they mean if they mean anything at all.