Thursday, June 19, 2008
After another twenty minutes of waiting the Vet finally comes in. Teddy begins to growl while the Vet asks, "Is Teddy a nice dog?" We explain that he is as long as you aren't a weird stranger, Vet, Groomer, Vet Tech, or any other person that he might think will annoy him. That list has included every single one of us because I know he has gotten mad at all of us at some point in time, we just know to stand back and let him be. The Vet was very nice and although Teddy growled and barked a little I was there to comfort him and keep him still. Nettie helped a little, and Michelle took pictures, but I think I held it all together. All in all the experience was good. I just wish that I could be there for when he gets his haircut. Those groomers better watch out.
Just a little side note, over the last week I have heard that having a dog is a lot like having a child and I think I want one, a dog that is, not the child, yet.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Our second outdoor excersion was up Little Cottonwood Canyon. Shan and Jed decided to plan a campout with a bunch of friends. It was really great to get together with just a few of our friends around the area. We all prepared tin foil dinners which took a little while to cook because of some coal problems, but it wasn't a big deal for me to wait because I had eaten four other meals before I got up the canyon. I just can't help myself on the days I have off. I can see why I have filled out so much. Anyway we had a blast talking about old flames, being preagnant (not me, but a few of the girls..... Not my wife), and all the funny things that have happened in our lives. When we all get together there isn't a quiet moment. I was surprised that no one came to complain, but I am glad they didn't because it would have ruined the wonderful moment. Actually we did have one interruption. Did you know that if you bring a domesticated animal past the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon you will be fined 600 dollars the first time and if caught again you go to jail? Crazy! I am glad I now know because I don't want to go to jail, but I am sure after the first time of paying 600 dollars I wouldn't do it again.
Shan and Jed made some great cobbler to go along with all the other junk food that was brought. There was no way that anyone was going to starve. Michelle and I had to leave that night because she had to be at work the next morning, but it was nice to be able to come home and sleep in our own beds. That is why it is so great living where we do. You can drive a half an hour away and be in the mountains and then come back in no time to civilization. I can't wait till our next outdoor adventure.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
It is a one bedroom, one bathroom basement apartment in Taylorsville, Utah about 4900 South and 1400 West. We consider ourselves still on the east side because we are east of Redwood Road, but we are pretty much on the border. The kitchen and living room are all connected so it seems like a big space. The bedroom is somewhat large, and the bathroom is a good size. The best part about it is it has a laundry room with a washer and dryer. I think it makes it all worth it. Over the first few weeks of moving in we decided to splurge a little and make at least one room look good. We chose the living room since it is the one everyone will see the most.
Michelle and I have become good at spending money, but I think it is worth it. We were going to hold off on buying new couches, but we couldn't wait. Actually Michelle was the one that wanted to wait, but she gave in. We haven't got the new couches or coffee table yet, but we hope in two weeks they will be here. We are still making a few adjustments, but I think it is coming along quite nicely. As soon as everything is put in its place I will post more pictures.
Monday, June 9, 2008
One of the highlights of our trip was a Fiesta Cruise Dinner which was suppose to include a two hour boat ride during sunset and dinner. We got it for free. Well, we had to spend three hours of our lives to get it, and that's another story, but once again no cash involved. The cruise ended up being as ghetto as could be, but the sunset was beautiful and one of the couples shared some fireworks with us. It turned out to be a great adventure.
Other than relaxing every day we ate a lot of food. There are some good places to eat if you go around town. We looked up several places on the Internet to see what people recommended as well as asked the natives. I don't think we were disappointed at any place. For dinner one evening we ordered a seafood platter. They said it would feed two, but they didn't mention after the two of you ate there would still be enough food for two more dinners. It was huge, but tasty.
While there Michelle and I worked on our tennis game. We soon found out that we have a lot of work to do and I don't think we will be going professional any time soon.
definitely think we will return to vacation there again. We didn't know what to expect at first, but it turned out to be wonderful. Maybe we will buy a vacation home there. I think that would be nice.