Happy Thanksgiving

I am thankful for lots of things. I am thankful for Jesus, and for the Book of Mormon. I am thankful for my awesome wife, who woke me up with the smells of piping hot orange danishes this morning. Mmm danishes, they are SO much better than sweet rolls. Oh yeah, danishes, danishes, danishes! I’m also thankful for a baby that actually sleeps at night!

In other news, the check engine light has been on in the Civic for a few days. I took it to Autozone, who will read the codes for free. As I am on my way to Autozone, no more than 2 miles away, the light goes off! Luckily though the car computer saves the code, and they were able to read it. Sounds like we need to replace the Oxygen sensor, which will probably run $100 or so.

At work, in the IT department at least, they let us go home early the day before a holiday. What I find somewhat humorous is that it’s always like a secret and a surprise. I overheard one of the managers talking to one of the other ones about how you should just go around at 3 and tell everyone they can go home. “Oh, really? You mean just like every other holiday for the past 5 years?!” :-) . Still, I am thankful to have a good job at a company I like that lets me support my family, and allows my wife to stay home with our basketball team

Also in other news, my mom and step-dad came down to visit last weekend. I took my dad on a bike ride around town (about 12 miles). I think he’s not used to all the hills around here. I guess I didn’t realize it was so hilly here. In his defense, he was on the crap-o mountain bike. Afterwards he expressed that he had a lot more respect for my 50-mile ride earlier

It’s blue baby!

That’s (part of) my map from the county counting website. Click it if you want to see the full-size picture. It’s pretty big which is why I just linked to it.

Most importantly, the Ohio section is awful blue. EFC BABY!


So my mother-in-law recently moved to Colorado. Very disappointing on the demise of the free babysitting tip. Oh yeah I guess we actually miss her (and my brothers-in-law) too :-) .

Anyway, she turned us on to the idea of using Yahoo Messenger to do online video calls. I’m sure it can also be done through other products such as AOL IM or Skype or whatever. My mom had actually bought us a computer camera a few years ago to do this very thing, but we just never got around to it.

In any case, we had our first call this past Sunday and despite some initial technical difficulties, it all went well. It was neat to see them and I’m sure she was excited to see her grandchildren, and we’ll probably do this somewhat regularly. Though I have to say I was a little bit weirded out by having a webcam, especially after having watched Heroes.

For all other members of my family who live in far off places, let’s get this thing going!

In other news, I think I’m very excited about the upcoming EFC trip. I keep thinking it’s extra days. For instance, I took the trash out last night, even though trash night is not till tonight. Also, I was thinking I was going to miss the Primary program practice tonight, when it is actually tomorrow night (though I will miss it due to the aforementioned EFC). Anyway, go check out the mindless ramblings over at Every Whatever