Be careful what is on your antenna when you get your car washed if they use those big shammy covered rollers that go along the side and top of your car. Now, don’t get me wrong, those shammy things did an excellent job of getting 6 months of dirt and grime off my car, but when I heard the thunk, I knew what happened. Mr Wienerschnitzel along with my antenna went flying! I pulled out and went back to see for sure and sure enough, I was right, and yes, Mr. Wiendrschnitzel was still hanging on for dear life!

I was able to get a replacement so I can listen to Glenn Beck again! $11.27 (or so) later! I almost didn’t get my car washed, because I am living on an extremely tight budget, but the thought of doing it myself overcame my reluctance. Well, it cost me more than I thought it would, didn’t it. But now, I can just take off the replacement and drive thru again in another 6 months and be worry free!


I got this idea from a lady in my ward and I have missed a few days, but will stick with it and maybe November will be better…

CTH tries to stay awake during conference…awake? He said he was…

Not so sure I can tell you about this, even now, a year later, I am tearing up thinking about her.   Kia, my little … I always hate to say mutt, but she was…  (1/2 miniature dachshund, 1/4 toy poodle, & 1/4 pomeranian), who I had for 15 years got really sick several times in a row and was not getting better, so we had to have her put so sleep.  She had been blind for 2 years already, but had actually coped pretty well. Christopher had a really tough time of it, as she was his little buddy.  She slept with him  and took her everywhere in the house and yard with him. For those of you who knew her, you loved her too.



I keep a sticky lint remover standing up on the kitchen counter so I can use it conveniently. One morning in September I went out into the kitchen and found a little cockroach sitting on it. Stuck really. He (or she, who really knows) must have wondered what was at the top and decided to climb it. Big surprise for him (or her). It was stuck pretty solid. I took a few pictures thinking it may free it’s self at any moment.

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Then I decided that to get the full effect you really needed to see it struggle to get free, so I switched my camera to video and filmed it. Christopher was playing the part of the wind storm in showing you how stuck it really was. Now this is interesting family entertainment!

When I first heard the word blog, I didn’t like it.  It is a ridiculous sounding word.  Couldn’t they come up with something snappy? Well, now I have a blog, but I still don’t like that goofy word.  After my last entry I did a spell check.  They have a nice little button here to do that with.  The funny thing was that the only word that the spell check didn’t like was “blog”.  Yep, even the blog doesn’t like the word “blog”.

I decided to make cookies one day and got out the margarine to soften ahead of time. You know how it has those convenient little marks on the wrappers so you know how to cut it up? Well…these were a little hard to figure out this time.

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I was glad I needed the whole thing and didn’t need 3 Tablespoons!

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I have to admit I was a little startled by this. I mean, I have used cubes of margarine for YEARS, but, I have never had it look like this. I realized I had another package of this brand in the fridge I had purchased at the same time. I just had to look! Sure enough, it was the same way! I may never see this again, but at least I have evidence!!

In August Mother and I decided (I suggested, and she agreed) that I would put together a family picture wall above the couch. I laid the pictures, 1930 census copy (that she is on as a baby), and a few other family things on the floor to play with the layout.


I used Fathers level to make sure things were lined up right as I put them on the wall. Later I found him going around the house leveling some of the large things in the on the walls. I thought this was a rather odd thing for him to be doing and snapped a few shots.

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He is funny about the level of things sometimes.

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