July 21, 2006

We're Back

Our vacation started when we arrived at my grandparent's house around three in the morning Wednesday. We spent the first day resting and swimming. We drove out to Bear Lake and found the spot that my dad would always bring us when we were little. It is just like I remember it. That night we set up our tent in an opening along a road that had grass up to our knees. We used a weedwacker to cut a flat spot to put our tent. We left the fly off so we could watch the stars once we went to bed. After a couple drinks and a few hands of thirty one we went to bed, only to wake up to lightning and decide to head back to the house where we could get a dry night's rest.

Thursday morning we got up at eight to head to an auction on Big Four Road. My cousin Todd was the auctioneer and we thought it would be fun to check out. We ended up buying a bunch of junk, but some cool stuff too. We bought a beautiful jewelry box in great condition for $2.00. We also bought a set of antique Macinac glasses for $1.00. For $2.00 we bought about five boxes of mugs. For another couple dollars we got a set of nice glasses and a few boxes of junk. The most we spent on a bid was $10 for a box of pans. We spent nineteen dollars and got a ton of stuff. Once we arrived back at grandma's we sorted through our stuff and threw away some and gave some to them, but we came home with some cool stuff. In one of the boxes was a beach ball that had never been used and it was 32 years old.

Later that day we went to Bear Lake again and put the beach ball to good use. We went back to grandma's and had a bonfire with some cousins that were visiting from Philadelphia. We decided it would be best to sleep in the house for the last night. This morning we woke up and did a whole lot of nothing. We left grandma's around 4:30 and made it home at 8:00. Of course, we stopped at Pizza Hut and then we drove over to Custer because we thought we might go skating at Johnny's. But they didn't open until 7:30 and it was only 6:50. We had also forgot that skating at Johnny's was a pre-teen magnent and so we decided not to wait.

Anyway, I am glad to be home and I had a good time.

July 13, 2006

I Drive A Dodge Stratus

Monday we purchased a 98 Dodge Stratus and it is the nicest car we have ever owned. Finally making a decision on a car has been such a relief. We got a really good deal, and compared to our 93 ford tempo with mercury parts, it is amazing. It even has a tailpipe. Really, what more could you ask for? We got the windshield replaced today (it had a crack in it) and tomorrow we are going to have our mechanic look at it. I am hoping nothing is wrong with it, but I have been so worried that something is wrong. I read on the internet yesterday that stratuses have been known to start on fire after long city driving. Hmm. hope that doesn't happen to us. I had a dream last night that our car just started falling apart. Literally. I know I need to relax and that there will be something wrong with the car eventually. I just hope it isn't tomorrow and that it doesn't catch on fire any time soon.

Also, we have been enjoying life after ovcc. It has been so refreshing to not have to be at church at 9am. We choose to go. And last week we chose not to go. This Sunday I have no idea where we will go, but I am sure it will be a blessing wherever we go.

Summer celebration is now over. And now begins the rest of the season of the festivals. Saturday is BBQ Fest. And in August is Moosefest. Then there is Greek Fest and later Unity. There are others but I can't remember them. I have enjoyed living in the Amazon, but I am glad that next year we won't be around for all of the fests.