Merry Christmas from the Utah Cottings! We have had another good year of God’s blessings in our family. Wendy is still working for Intermountain Health Care Kidscare doing pediatric urgentcare. She has been witnessing first hand how the face of healthcare is changing in our country, both good and bad. We are blessed that she […]
These trips around the sun seem to be getting faster. Life for Wendy and Jason has assumed the ordinary business of keeping our family moving forward. Mia started Kindergarten this year. She loves school and is doing really well in her studies. She started reading right around the time Kindergarten started. During her first month […]
Greetings from the Cottings. Before we had kids, we never realized what parents meant when they talked about being busy. Well, we are seeing how that is a thing. 2017 has been a good year for our family. Everyone is healthy and doing well. We flew down to Texas this summer to […]
Merry Christmas 2015!
Earlier this month, we finally made the last payment on our debt to Intermountain Healthcare for their mistake. We expected to have a smooth closing to the deal, but more incompetence than I could have imagined followed.
The Quail Hollow Fire that started today near my home. I saw the header get started while on my bike ride. Here are a couple of photos from near my home.
Last fall I started construction on an 80+ foot long water feature for our back yard.
Today in Utah, its Pioneer Day. For the LDS people its a big historical celebration of their ancestors crossing the plains to settle here in UT. It is also a state holiday. For us gentiles, its a random day where things aren’t open and epic amounts of fireworks are shot that rival the 4th of July while I try to keep my dogs from freaking out because they think that once again this month the world is coming to an end.
Yesterday afternoon, Wendy was cooking some cornbread when she noticed it smelled like it was burning. The oven had switched into cleaning mode and was burning the cornbread. It did this about a year or so ago where it got too hot and switched into this overheating cleaning mode. The oven at this point becomes completely unresponsive so I have to go to the circuit breaker and turn off the breaker for the range. Previously, I let it cool down and it worked fine. This time after letting it cool all night, when I turned the breaker back on, it went back into cleaning mode where it got super hot. Looks like the circuit board on the oven is messed up. I imagine it would take a few hundred dollars to fix it. We have been holding out on replacing our appliances because we have plans to redo the kitchen which would include new appliances. We currently have an electric range, but we would like to have gas. There is no gas lines running up to the kitchen at this point. We had to replace our refrigerator a few years ago, so we bought the cheapest one we could find. Thankfully, Lowes was having a sale on appliances. We found the cheapest one in the flyer that came in the mail yesterday and went to the store today. There it was, the cheapest stove they had. Low and behold, we found an even cheaper one. There was a refurbished one at the back of the store of the same model, but was even cheaper than the one on sale. $300 and we get a new range delivered to our house tomorrow with the old one hauled away. Not a bad deal.
Going to brag a little on my wife. Not only is she deserving of being rrecognizedyesterday for being a great mom, but at work yesterday she saved a patient’s life. Teenager came in with severe anaphylaxis. Initial systolic pressure in the 50s. 3 rounds of epi and a fluid bolus later and that kid gets […]