Thursday, November 20, 2008

BYU and Utah

This is an interesting week for me only because of where I work. I am definitely in the minority being a BYU fan. I would say I get 4-5 people a day coming up to me and saying something about how Utah is going to win Saturday. Greg has received the worst of it. Look what they did!

I just hope to have a good game and obviously a BYU win. It's going to be a great game.

Prediction: BYU 28 Utah 24

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Kirk's New Car

We bought our Chevy Cavalier used in January of 2001. It has been a great car, but... The newspaper job has taken it's toll. I expected a call everyday at 4:00 am saying he had broken down somewhere. Kirk needed a new car. After an seemingly endless search, we found the car he wanted. A Scion XD.

We thought this would be a great move for us. Little did we know it was going to be a huge hassle and ruin our credit!
We went to Brent Brown in Provo and picked out the car. They didn't have any in stock so we waited the week that it would take to get it here. We pick it up the day before Kirk leaves for the Philippines. I thought this would be great. I would be the one to get to have the fun car for 3 weeks! I start getting calls from the dealership saying they need Kirk to come in and sign things that they forgot about. Hello! He is on the other side of the world! So instead of waiting they start calling Kirk's mom! He gets home, we go sign the things they needed. They call and say they need a copy of Kirk's paycheck. Ok. He faxes it to them. They don't call and tell us they don't receive it for another month. They call (at 4:30)and tell us they need it by 5:00. Oh did I mention this is Saturday and we are no where near a computer, fax machine or Provo? So, they call Kirk's mom again. Because of course she will have a copy of it (sense the sarcasm?) Kirk emails it to them on Sunday. They call a week later and say they would like to have us bring the payment to the dealership to expedite the loan processing (so far it has been about 3 months)we rush down there with the payment, they tell us they had made the previous payments on our behalf because of all the mix ups. We get a call last night from the bank saying no payments have been on the car yet. It will be repoed it 2 days. Are you kidding me?!?!?! Oh, and when should we receive the license plates? Our temporary plate expired Oct. 3!
Moral of the story? Never buy a car at Brent Brown in Provo.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The "new" Couch

When Kirk went to SD to help move his Grandma here, he saw this couch and knew I would love it.

We were lucky enough to receive many beautiful things from her. So now we have the couch sitting in the living room and I am planning to cover it...hmmm. I don't know how to make this choice! Do I choose something I want?

Something that will be very timeless?

Or something boring like what Kirk wants?

Here are couple that we are thinking about. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Snow, plus Red being Red

Well, the first "real" snowstorm of the year has hit us hard. I was doing the paper this morning and I had to turn off the headlights to be able to see. Visibility was about 10 feet at some point in the night. I couldn't believe how hard it was coming down. It reminded me of the snowstorm we got during a BYU football game last year.

Here is the snow storm this morning. The pictures don't do it justice.

Here are some photos of the BYU football game I referenced:


I was leaving for work the other morning and wondered why the house was so quiet. Joy was downstairs doing something and I walked into the living room and found Red with Joy's phone, playing a game. Before I took the picture, he had his legs crossed. It was classic.