Monday, August 4, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
We also went to the ward building next to our development/neighorhood to know where we will be going. I talked to a member who showed me a ward map. It turns out that the entire development, except for the area we and the newest homes are being built are in the Durango ward. We will be in the Pioneer Ward, which attends the building on Guadalupe between Higley and Greenfield- almost a 2 mile distance, instead of a half mile. Another thing is that the whole rest of the ward is west of Higley...that is, except for the area where we live.
This seems to be a pattern in my life in wards. In the 17th/Barkley Ward, we were 'across Broadway'. In Tempe, we lived in 'the apartments'. In the condo, the ward was split between basically the super nice and expensive homes in the Rancho del Mar development and the 2 condo complexes. We were in the lesser of the two. Here, we are across Gilbert. In the new house, we will be on the other side of Higley. Also, it is another case of not attending the ward building closest to us. Here's to changes!!!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
The game for 8 1/2 innings was horrible. I was very unhappy except for the two innings I had an old classmate from high school come chat w/me. That was cool. Andy Clement was never a good friend in high school, but always nice. We had classes in high school together, then in a class @ ASU, then I worked with him before my mission. Then I ran into him a few times @ ASU in the gym after the mission. Now at the game. It was cool.
Anyway, the awful game turned awesome in the bottom of the ninth with seven straight batters reaching base, scoring 6 runs with no outs to win 6-5. It was incredible. Last year I saw the Snakes come back from six down to win the game, but it was little by little and from about the 5th inning you could feel that there was a rally coming. Today, nothing said that this would happen. It was just sweet. I am hoping for excitement for all the kids' sake at the next 2 games. That way they make it to the fireworks without whining.
We had our pre-drywall walk through last week and it looks like we will be moving in early to mid September. Believe it or not, that would be within a couple of weeks fo the 5 months they said it woudl take. There were a couple of things to adjust, and all but one were taken care of. We took a ton of pictures. We expect the stucco and drywall to be done in the next week or two.
Here are some pics...
This last one is my TV room in the back (the 'family' room). We all know the family room is upstairs. Downstairs is the front quiet room (above), the kitchen, and the TV room. In the TV room, they had put the in ceiling speaker mounts on the walls and not the ceiling. They needed to scoot my reading canister light about a foot forward, and we needed a light switch to be moved so that the piano doesn't cover it up or get in its way. The back yard is big...bigger than I thought it would be.
In other stuff...the kids are still adjusting to being around one another ALL DAY LONG. They fight over the computer for play time, they argue about the TV, they bother each other and cry. FUN!!!
This week is week of baseball. I had a game on Monday, I have one today, and the whole family is going for the 4th and 5th. Next post should be after the games to show pics of the kids and the fireworks for the 4th...and hopefully there will be a bunch of wins.
Monday, June 2, 2008
After dinner, we got a complimentary gondola ride and did so with another couple on their anniversary (their 20th). The weather was perfect and just at sunset...very nice.
9 years...a long time. I hope that we can bottle up the best times and have them the rest of forever.
Until next time...oh...our house has a slab now. Let's hope the framing gets up quickly.