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.
I’d like to propose the pacifier desperation hypothesis. Difficulty in finding a dropped pacifier is directly proportional to how loudly the baby who needs said pacifier is crying.
Well the 2014 Christmas season has come to an official close here at the Cotting home. Wendy took down the indoor decorations and I finished getting all the outdoor decorations I could get to until the snow melts.
Tonight I sold/traded my childhood GI Joe collection of over 200 pieces.
Nerd alert! B) I’m going to be making some changes to the computers here at home. As a Batman fan, I have decided to go with a Batman them for the names on the network. I haven’t decided how to name my old laptop yet, but here is what I’m thinking about so far.
This is what has been keeping me busy this fall. I began my construction of a water feature in the backyard. I won’t be able to finish it until next year when the weather warms up again, but I got this much of it done before the cold winter weather set in. I’ll write more …
Mia has begun to talk more and identify objects in books and in the world. I figured if she can say the word for a picture of a cow, she should be able to see a picture of a letter and make the sound for it. She has some books and things that have letters …