Thursday, February 28, 2008

Washing Machine Mayhem

So when we bought our house, they came with two washers and a dryer. The previous owner told us he was unaware of the working condition they were in, but was leaving them for us.

Well we found out that at least one washer and the dryer worked, however, Kory was also given a set form his parent years before we got married.

So, we decided to give the ones in our house away to his sister Kelli... To make a really, really long story short...
  • After moving the newer ones in down our extremely narrow stairway (remember the Dishwasher?) the washer started an electrical fire in the barrell.
  • So we found some on "Craigslist" for $80 bucks that were still in awesome shape.
  • We brought them in and found out that we have GAS hook ups and not Electrical.
  • I went to Home depot 10 minutes before closing and got all the stuff to switch it over.
  • Kelli and Kyle only have Electrical hook ups so they cant use the Gas dryer so we decide for now to hook it back up our new dryer when we finish the basement.
  • We then took our old washer and our dryer we got from kory's parents house over to Kelli and Kyle's (At this point we still didn't know for sure or not if the dryer would work, it had been sitting for well over 3 years)
  • They got them in their house and plugged them in and they both work!

We wont be able to use our new dryer for a couple months because it will cost us much more to install it at where its at now, and then move it again when we put it where we want.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tag, you're it!

I FINALLY got tagged... I started to feel unloved, so thanks Rainy for reaching out and making me feel included! :)

A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C. At the end of the post, the player tags 3 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they are tagged.

10 years ago I was:
15 years I reallly need do divulge? the woes of my teen years have been locked up in a safe and I have thrown away the key...but I guess blogging is worth blowing it open again? I was not doing much besides being a rebelious and angry freshman at Timpview High School... Despite all the crap that happened during those years of my life, I did meet a lot of very important people at that time of my life, ones that have stayed close to me, influenced me and taught me some very important lessons in life that have shaped who I am today. Would I go back and do it again? NO WAY, but I am thankful for that small but influential section of my life.

5 things on my to do list today:Tuesday
1. Work
2. Go pick up our new washer and dryer...New for us anyway :)
4. Watch as many episodes of LOST season 3 as we can
5. Go to bed!

Things I would do if I became a billionaire:
Kory and I talk about this day all the time! Assuming that the reason I have come into a large sum of money is because of pure luck like winning it from a radio station, and not by hard work and years and years of savings, I would...
-Write the biggest check EVER for tithing.
-Give enough money to each member of my immediate family (sorry nieces and nephews) to pay off their debts and buy a reasonable home...reasonable home not mansion, so that all the wives could stay home and take care of the kids.
-Pay off our debts, and build Kory the nicest recording studio, equipped with all his "Dream" equipment, to tell him thank you for everything he has done for me.
-Quit my job and start having as many kids as my body will allow, and then maybe adopt a few.
-Put a HUGE sum of money into a savings bonds for each of my kids born, and let it sit and collect interest over their lifetime, so that they will have a nice nest egg when they get out of college and start their life.
-Take Kory on a month long adventure around the world to all the places he dreams of going
-Donate money to the Kidney Foundation & The Huntsman Cancer Institute (and make them name a wing after me) Just kidding but how rad would that be?

-Take every one of my brothers and sisters and parents and all my inlaws on an all inclusive cruise!
-And put what is left into high interest savings and live off the interest for the rest of my life.

3 of my bad habits:
1. Stressing out over everything
2. My love for the latest gossip
3. Worrying to much about what others think of me.

Places I've lived:
-Pocatello ID (only for 6 months after my birth)
-Arizona (I really have no idea what city, I was only 6 months old and we moved when I was 1)
-Provo, UT (Raised in the same house, and moved out when I was 18, and then lived in 3 other places in Provo)
-Salt Lake City, UT (I only lived here for a total of 5 months)
-Lindon, UT (I loved living in Lindon)
-Provo, UT (Our home now, and I love it! )
5 Jobs I've had:
-PC crafter-Cricut design editor (not really the title, but thats what I do)
-Applied Medical Visualizations -Graphic Artist
-Summer Splash Swimming Lessons-President, teacher
-Nanny for my adorable nieces and nephews
-Private Dance Instructor (this is a new one that I am really excited about!)
-Goodwood Barbeque-Server: (Good food, great money, crappy job)
-IHC Food Service Worker: I cant count how many times I came home crying after work here.
-Training Table-COUNTER GIRL: This job changed my life! Its where I met my husband thanks to his little sis, and my good friend Kassie.
-Source One Mobility-Motorized Wheelchair Specialist...I had this job for over a year! I liked talking to the clients, but I couldn't stand the work atmosphere.
-Jamba Juice-Smoothie Specialist...the best thing about this job was that we got to have a smoothie after ever shift!

Something most people don't know about me:
Thats hard to say because I divulge so much about myself to everyone all the time. I have a hard time with that, but I guess it would be that I have a hard time in social situations. I am always worried about what I am going to say and about what people are going to think of me.

Okay, now the people I tag are: Jessica P., Diana B., and Angie W.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Day 3: House Keeping!

So it is our third day here in the beautiful town of Pinedale WY. I seriously don't get why they even have the option for the "Do Not Disturb" sign. The hotel staff doesn't honor it. All three days I have been here, they have tried to come inside with that sign up. Yesterday one of them asked me to take it down! But I said we don't need you to clean our room. They just sit outside our room and wait until I leave. I took Zoe out to use the bathroom, and they said "you want clean room?" I said "no thank you, we're ok. " I just am so annoyed that they keep bugging us to clean our room. I really don't like people in our room at all. Neither does Kory.

Well I had a chance to tour the town yesterday, and it took about a total of 10 minutes to see all that there was to see. I went into a cowboy western store hoping to find some type of souvenir, but there really wasn't anything that caught my eye. Attached to the store was fabric store, so I looked through some cotton prints, but nothing really stood our or caught my eye.

After the fabric/cowboy store I saw a snowboard shop! So I pulled in, only to find it wasn't really. Yeah they had a couple of boards, but it wasn't like the board shops from back home. They did have a cute handbag, but I didn't know if I really liked it or if I was just so happy to see something cute for a change.

I also went to the grocery store and was so happy with what I found there! My Bolthouse Immunity juice! I was thrilled! So I bought a couple bottles of that to keep me happy for the rest of the week.

When Kory got off work we grabbed a couple of sandwiches and then went swimming and hot tubing in the hotel. Since the hotel is practically full with just passer byers we had the pool all to our selves, which was really relaxing and calming.

I don't know what my journey will be today. Maybe a little reading in the room, and starting my magazine holder project.

Some pictures from around town

This is the lake

This sign reads "all the civilizations you need"

The view of the "beautiful town"

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Day 2: Cabin Fever is an understatement

So its day 2 in Pinedale WY. I did get a chance to get out and mingle with the locals... not very friendly I might add... so I really have no desire to leave my room today.

Yesterday I called the front desk to see if they would come change our sheets because they reeked of smoke, and the girl on the phone seemed so put out. We paid extra for a non smoking room... it shouldn't smell like smoke and they should have been super apologetic about it, but instead all I got was a " Well, I guess I'll try to send someone to change them." I even offered to come by the front desk to pick them up. I wasn't trying to be picky and snotty about it but she acted as if it was the end of the world! Luckily the linens they brought didn't smell like smoke anymore.

I went in search for a vending machine... I did find one but it was completely empty. So I went in search for another one, and the lady at the front said "yur best bet is to walk on over to that there gas station, see the guy who runs those there machines just stopped comin' one day."

They have only two "take out" type restaurants, a few steak houses and at least a dozen or more bars. Kory and I drove down the mile long main street, in search of something besides subway (I had that for lunch) and the only lights lit up were bars. At the end of town we finally found an "a la carte" type place in a market/gas station that had a really random assortment of food. Kory got a stack of ribs and I got a cheeseburger.

Today Zoe begged me to let her sit up on the window sill so she could bask in the sunlight. She does that at home too. She likes to keep a look out and see what is going on outside, and at the same time likes to sleep in the sun. She is small enough that she fits just right on the ledge.

This is our room... I made up the beds because I hate it when housekeeping comes in and does it. I really don't see the point if we plan on staying here a couple of nights to continually check and knock on our door to see if we need our room cleaned. I even have the do not disturb sign up and they have tried to come in both yesterday morning while I was still sleeping and today. She asked me to take the sign off today and I said, no I want it left on because I have a dog in here and I don't want people to be constantly knocking on our door or trying to get in, because it makes her all barky and annoying to not only me but other guests. Not to mention I would like some privacy.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What to do in Pinedale WY?


Why am I in Pinedale you ask? Well Kory had to set up a pharmacy today and tomorrow, and I decided that I wanted to come along.

So far, my day has consisted of eating a continental breakfast, watching a whole lot of HGTV, flipping thorugh magazines and taking my dog out to pee.

I don't have car to go explore the town, and Kory may or may not be back for lunch. I haven't been outside since 8am, and it was FREEZING, so I am hoping it will warm up so I can go out and walk around this small town, and maybe grab a bite to eat.

The drive was long and after we left Park City, it was nothing but snow covered hills for four hours.

I brought a book and some projects to keep me occupied, but I basically came a long to take a break and just relax. I have been under a lot of stress lately with starting a new job, and working on the house, I really haven't had a chance to take a break from everything.

Anyway I may post some pictures in a few hours.

Monday, February 18, 2008

New Windows Make a BIG difference

On Saturday we put new vinyl windows in! I was really surprised at what a difference it made! We had to break out the big picture window and glass went all over our front lawn, but it went much better then we thought. We are happy to have the windows in and are so glad we decided to replace them. We are hoping they will help save on our utilities as well. I guess you get some sort of rebate from Queststar when you put new energy star windows in (which ours are of course). Its something like $.95 for each square foot. But you have to save the stickers that come with it or they wont validate it. I think we might have thrown a couple of them away, but I will see if the company we ordered from can write a letter or something.



Kory and his dad putting our Family Room window in.


Friday, February 15, 2008

Our last fix

Last Saturday we replaced our front porch lights. The old ones were super old, and one of the bulbs had exploded inside it. We also replaced our mailbox because it said "Patterson" on it.
But here are the pictures!

Only one light worked, and notice the mailbox on the side.

This is the broken light

Here are the new lights! The are really bright at night! And because they are with those new energy bulbs they take about 3 seconds to turn on.
I like the frosted glass.

Here is my new mailbox... pretty fancy

Valentines Day Pictures

For Valentines day Kory surprised me with my favorite flowers, Calla Lilies! They are really pretty! And the best part is that they are potted, so if I can keep them alive for a couple of months in my house I may be able to plant them in our garden come spring.

We went to our favorite restaurant "Bangkock Grill". It was so yummy! Its kind of a tradition to eat Thai food on Valentines Day for use. Here are some of the pictures!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Love is in the air

Happy Valentines Day!

Its Official

Its official! I am finally graduated! I finished my last semester in december and have been waiting patiently for them to tell me that I am official graduate. Well that day came, I got an email on Tuesday night certifying that I am now an official graduate from the University of Utah. I haven't recieved my diploma yet but it should be coming shortly in the mail any day now.


I will be having a celebration on May 2nd at my house some time that evening... so everyone save the date! (I know its months away)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Slowely but Surely

The remodeling begins!
Here are some of the pictures from our remodel. Besides the ceilings, we haven't started anything too big.

We got rid of the popcorn ceilings here, and replaced the light. You cant really tell by the pictures.

Last Saturday night Kory had an accident with a finger smashing dishwasher. We wanted to remove the old yellow dishwasher from our kitchen and as we were moving out down our stairs to the garage, his finger got smashed between the wall and dishwasher. It is getting better, the back of it hurts still but the cuts are healing.

We found this spoon, its gold and has a rose on it....This was the first piece of treasure we came across. This was under the dishwasher.

We found this box of unopened Rice in some shelves that were hidden inside the wall behind the cupboards that we took down. The cupboards were built over the shelves, and apparently they forgot about the rice. The cupboards were built in the 70's and the box was swollen. We didn't dare open the box, for fear of what would be inside.

This is after we took the cupboard doors off.

This is what was behind our cupboards, notice the shelves built in the wall where we found the rice.

We had a box in our kitchen on the floor, and we thought it was part of an air duct or something, but it turns out it was just a covering some tea bags, and filters.