Ouch!  The drilling!Yesterday I was giving Blaine a ride to an appointment on the north end of town.  About half way there, just between the cemetery and Brad’s Food Hut, Blaine shouted in pain as scalding hot antifreeze dripped onto his foot.  I was naturally confused, since I didn’t know what could be scalding hot and dripping in my new (only 140000 miles!) truck.  I didn’t have time to wonder about it though, as there was a tremendous FOOMP! from under the hood followed immediately by copious amounts of steam.

I felt it prudent to pull over just past La Fiesta – the mexican restaurant with the neon palm tree.

A quick examination revealed a shredded belt, a hole in the radiator, and a hose gone MIA.  The upshot was that La Fiesta shares it’s parking lot with MCO – a mechanic shop.

Trucks are hard to push, even across flat surfaces.  It took 4 of us with a rest halfway across the parking lot to get the truck into position.

The verdict is just as suspected.  Needs new radiator, belt, tensioner, hose, and thermostat.  All-in-all, it’s about 580 dollars.  I knew there was a reason I hesitated to purchase a new seat cover and steering wheel cover for the truck.  Ha ha!

In the mean time, the Mazda (our trusty car that broke down last week, but much more catastrophically) will be about 2 weeks in repair as the engine is replaced.

Can’t think of much else that’s the news at the moment.

every thing is satisfactual,


The niceness of spirit

February 1, 2007

Today I did what I always hoped I would do, but on accident. 

I began with reading my scriptures.  I couldn’t go for more than a few verses before I felt that I was carried away into them.  I could almost see myself in them, imagining what it would be like to see the day and night and day with no darkness.  I felt happy.  In fact, I felt so good that I went and wrote my thoughts about it in the place where I store those kinds of thoughts. 

While there, I noticed that I had a link to some BYU speeches there as well.  I spent the next hour reading talks by prophets.  I feel that fullness of the spirit that I haven’t really experienced since my mission.  It’s that feeling of the spirit that is full of power – practically overwhelming as it blankets me in a strange combination of peace for the now and excitement for things to come.

It’s great to really immerse yourself into the spiritual and ignore the world for a while.