Saturday, August 28, 2010

MTC Moments

As I was crossing the street to get to my car (They make us park way out in the boonies now while the entryway is under construction) A group of missionaries was also crossing to go to the soccer field. A cute missionary stepped up beside me.

Missionary: I'm right here with ya', Ma'am.

I looked at him and smiled.

Missionary: This is my good deed for the day.

Me: Oh, you're helping a little old lady across the street! It's your good turn daily!

Missionary: Yes, Ma'am. (with a mile wide smile)

Me: Thank you very much. I really appreciate this.

I did appreciate it. What he didn't know was that a couple days before I tripped and fell while crossing the street. We reached the other side and he and his companions took off running through the parking lot to the soccer field. Ya' just gotta love these missionaries.

I didn't hurt anything but my dignity in the fall.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Computer mess ups

I'm having a little problem with my computer. You know that bar or whatever that goes right under the one with the search bars? You know, the one where you can just click on a sight? that you often visit? Somehow mine includes the "letter N" and takes me to Nn on starfall. Does anyone know how that happened? Do I need to review that letter or something? I must be getting old. How do I remove it? Any suggestions?

Monday, August 9, 2010


Laura is here staying the week with Jenny and me. We were looking at the cereals to see what kinds we could get for Laura to have for breakfast. You are all aware that Jenny labels hers that she buys with her name. Well here is what Laura noticed.

Apparently Jenny doesn't like Blueberry Pomegranate Total. Sooo if any of you do like it she has removed her name from it and you are now welcome to try it. And you're welcome to come have breakfast with Laura this week. (But not before 10:30 or 11:30 am)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The New Lawnmower! (sorta not so new anymore)

We finally put the pics mom took of the new lawnmower on the computer.

Ahh, the good old days when we had the wonderful privilege of Steven living across the street. Jenny never had to sweat a single drop under the heat of the sun pushing a lawnmower. Sigh!

Then Steven moved and Susan would lovingly come and mow, putting Jenny to shame.

Finally Jenny got off her derriere and started earning her keep. (right) But alas, she had to borrow Susan's lawnmower and, unfortunately, that broke not long after.

There was a short stint with a lawnmower given to us from a sister at the MTC. A very short stint, we couldn't even get it started once.

When Amy inherited one from her in-laws and let us use it, we discovered he was a testy little fellow. He would shut off from time to time and absolutely refuse to turn on again without a five to ten minute break. That was fine by Jenny, if we're being honest, she needed the breaks too.

Finally came the big day! We bought a brand new one from Home Depot. After a shuffling of buying and getting it from Lehi to here, (thanks Steven) we got it home and set about learning how it worked.

We carefully read the manual, OK like two pages of it.

By page two Jenny had to lie down. This did not bode well for the weekly lawn mowing.

William tried to help.

Finally, we got to mowing our slightly murdered lawn. (love ya, Brother Haslem)

So there you have it, the boring story of our "new" lawnmower.

(Too bad a few weeks later the dang thing is already having issues. Luckily, Jenny knows just the right trick to getting it started)
(If you hadn't guessed, Jenny obviously blogged this for mom.)