Saturday, August 15, 2009

New Car

I bought a used car on August 13th. It is a Chevy Malibu. Thank you Scott Ekstrom for helping find a good deal, and thank you Scott Keagie for trying to fix my old one. Now I can get to work reliably. Besides running well, there are many other improvements over my last car. This one has air conditioning, power windows, power locks, a CD player, cruise control, and is very clean.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Culinary hobby

Since I've gotten back from Cambodia, I've enjoyed cooking lots of great American foods. Here are some of my latest creations that Ben has missed out on while he is at basic training.

We celebrated our 3rd anniversary before Ben left with pizza and a French Chocolate Coffee Cake.
.I harvested some vegetables from my friend's garden that I'm tending.

Vegetable and cheese tart
You know that chewy European bread with crispy thick crust? mmm
This cream puff is actually from the Wisconsin state fair. Cream from local cows I'm sure.
Peach and nectarine freezer jam.

Pad Thai. Doesn't look as good as it taste.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Ben is gone, and everyone else in my family is at work, so I will have to suffice to tell the world via blogspot that I have been hired! I'm nervous and excited and scared. The company administrator extended an offer over the phone this evening and then asked how long I needed to consider the offer. She just gave me the salary that I had put on one of the applications I filled out months ago and forgot about...a very round number. I don't know the proper order of offering and counter offering, and anything sounds good to me as long as I'm not paying to work. I said, "Well I can tell you right now, it's sound fine." Then she said, "Okay, consider yourself hired then" I start this week.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New hairdew.

Here's my new military me.