Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Crooked Z

I know many were wondering what would become of Joseph's much loved 2-wheeled transportation after he sold his little Yamaha and his Honda Rebel. You need wonder no longer, as I am now the proud owner of a brand new 150cc scooter. There are a myriad of opinions on the low-priced Chinese scooters that are on the market. The general feeling as that they are probably of inferior quality to the Japanese/Taiwanese/European scooters out there, but that they are still of reasonable quality. As I have had some poor luck with the reliability of my used Japanese bikes, I decided I would try out a Chinese scooter which I bought brand new for a very comparable price to my other used bikes. So far I have loved it. It is easy to drive, comfortable to ride, looks great, and sips gasoline. The only negative so far has been the extreme inaccuracy of the speedometer. However, it has been consistently inaccurate, so once I figure out the right offset at a given speed, it isn't a big deal. I'll try and keep you posted on how it goes.

As a side note, the spacing on the license plate holes is too big for the Texas plates, so I put it on crooked. It has since been dubbed the "Crooked Z" in honor of this quirk and because it sounds like a ranches brand name which seemed Texas appropriate.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The weekend!!

I decided that I was going to take the weekend off from studying and we did a variety of things. Here are a few pictures describing them, including the Mustangs at Las Colinas (in northern Irving), the trimming of the front tree, and my new axe. The angel is just for enjoyment and the bug is an exoskeleton that gets shed and are all over our tree.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

We FINALLY have Internet!!

This morning the Time Warner Cable man finally came and hooked up our internet. A lot of things have happened since we last posted. We went to Indonesia for two weeks and then we went to Snowflake, Arizona for the Boone family reunion. We came back to Utah for one week and I finished my job at Utah State Developmental Center. (I've worked there for the past year as one of the building nurses.) We moved to Irving, TX on August 4th. Moving into our house has kept us busy for the past three weeks. Joseph started medical school August 17th. He is very glad he picked UT Southwestern. The school continues to impress him. We were surprised to discover that 7 other BYU students were in his class of 237 (8 total). This is an even more impressive statistic when you consider the fact that only 10% of his class consists of people from out-of-the state!! We will provide more details about all these events, but we are currently lacking pictures as Father Muhlestein has them all on his hard drive.