Sunday, May 18, 2008

Stake Conference

One hymn is all I get. I told Andrea last night that listening to the choir is nice, sometimes. But as a member of the congregation, easily 9/10ths of the participants in this conference, we are deprived the blessing of one of my favorite kind of praise/worship.

Both in last night's adult session and in this main session, we only get to sing once per session.


Thursday, May 8, 2008


We will be posting for a spell without the benefit of pictures. You'll just have to put up with 1,000 words.

We are in the market for a new camera, and your recommendations would be appreciated. We've had good luck with our Kodak zooms (10 and 12x) and our budget is about $250 max.

Let us know what has worked for you, what to avoid, or maybe try and talk us into spending triple on an SLR. We're all ears.


It's been two weeks now since we pulled the plug
on the TV. I'm happy to report that nobody has
suffered or been taken ill.

I say that we have unplugged, but truly, we plan
to still watch the TV. The important difference is
that now we control what is on 100%.

We took the $13 bucks we used to pay to the
Cable Co and upped our Netflix account to
3-at-a-time unlimited and I think this is going to
work out great. The kids have watched the first
few episodes of Fraggle Rock, and we have Land
of the Lost, Little House on the Prairie, Avonlea,
and other greats of yesteryear in the queue.

After the cable guy came and put the filter on
the line to kill the tv channels but let internet
service through, Andrea discovered that there
are still three channels that manage to squeeze
through the filter. Andrea was all smiles to report
that Food Network was one of them! An
answer to her fervent prayers.