Tuesday, July 10, 2007

No more injuries


That's the mantra at our house lately. After all, my niece has broken her foot, I had a toe nail ripped off, jessica fell off a chair and bruised her arm, Kyle scraped his finger. Lauren better watch out. So far she's the only one not injured....yet.
We're quickly approaching our move date. We hope to do most of the packing next week. Does anyone want to come pack my garage for me? We'll be getting rid of a bunch of stuff, couch, tv, entertainment center, receipts from 10 years ago. Sometimes moving is a good thing when it helps motivate you to clean house.

4th of July

Did you know it's illegal to light fireworks in Everett city limits? I didn't. My neighbors didn't know either. So we were a bit suprised when the first cop showed up in our cul-de-sac and gave us a warning. We almost stopped too. But we had too many fireworks left unlit and it seemed like we were in a war zone. All we could do was fight back. At least until the second cop showed up. Luckily we got a warning again. This time we took it all a bit more seriously and looked for a place nearby that was legal (i.e. outside of the city limits). If only we didn't choose private property, the third cop wouldn't have stopped. After 3 strikes we decided we were done and headed home. Unfortunately I was left with about $50 worth of explosives left, which I can't move and certainly can't light in UT. I guess I'll give them to my neighbor.
The odd part for me was considering how in our cul-de-sac we had hoses, water buckets, and were lighting them in the middle of the street. To be legal we would have had to gone out to a field with no running water and dry grass. Now, doesn't that seems a little backward?

Monday, July 2, 2007

Our New House

It took some searching but we finally found a house in Logan and now we're ready to move. See the photos. We spent two days looking and saw nearly 20 houses. We eventually narrowed it down to two. We decided on this one because of the location. It's close to a school, there are kids Kyle's age nearby and it's on a cul-de-sac. We close on the 27th, which is the same day we close on the house we are selling in Everett. It looks like we have everything scheduled to go straight from one house to the next. Now we just need to pack!