I really need to be a bit more diligent with my blog. So many things happen, and this is the best place to document it. So I will try harder, my little green blog!
Kaylabug turned 17 on the 27th of March. We opened a checking account for her and gave her a gigantic birthday cake from Costco…..which took three days after to eat it all. As is always the case with birthdays at my home, the birthday person gets to choose the dinner. Kayla chose curry. Again.
Kayla then was down in Provo with friends when she was in an accident while driving the SUV. That was this past Wednesday, April 3. It was a miracle no one was hurt. Zak, who was sitting in the passenger seat, got poofed by the airbag and his chin was bleeding a bit, but that was the extent of the damages. Kayla didn’t appear phased at all, but she was a bit sore the next day. The SUV, which is sitting in a tow lot, is awaiting judgment from the insurance claims adjuster tomorrow. It is all bunched up, all the way to the front tire, and the radiator is pushed way back. I predict total loss, but we shall see. Meanwhile, we are in a rental pickup, because the rental place didn’t have a big enough car for us.
Last night Jeff and I went out with friends at La Vigna (Julianna and Richard and Ruth and Joe). We had a lot of fun. It seems Julianna is allergic to mushrooms…and garlic…and onions. I don’t know how she can eat anything. Afterwards, we went to Julianna and Richard’s place and played pool and watched a bit of movie on their projector screen. That was awesome. Richard turned on LOTR just for me so I could hear the surround sound. They have a waterfall just like the one I want and hope to get by the end of the summer.
This morning we took the kids up the canyon for lunch. We roasted hot dogs and just relaxed. It was quite cool today, so we couldn’t stay for too long. But we did have fun making a gigantic fire.
Afterwards, Jeff and I decided to go on a drive to Dugway, as we have never been out that far. Apparently, it is where the deer and the antelope play. Well, I only saw deer carcass, but the antelopes were running wild and free! We counted ten of them, just hanging out by the fence near the highway. We have never seen antelope in the wild like that. It was amazing.
We passed a recreational area in the Rush Valley area and encountered the weekend recreants. There were tons of them, with their tri’s and quads and bikes, running the serpentine trails on the hills with the little poofs of dust billowing behind. When I say tons I mean 60 or 70 vehicles, caravans carrying trailers or fifth wheels, parked helter skelter on the hills. Some people go to church on Sundays. And some people head for the hills to play. I suppose both are a religion of some sort.
When we finally got to Dugway, the only thing that was there was an LDS church that was gated and metal fenced and otherwise completely deserted. And the guard post for Dugway, which appeared equally as deserted. It was the oddest thing to see a church out in the middle of nowhere, not near any houses, just sitting there like a skeleton. Jeff told me the town of Dugway must be inside the military area. I thought it was interesting they made the church build the church outside of the base.
There were some pretty views. We actually got a few snowflakes on the way. Happy April to us all.