Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Sky is Falling!!

The last couple of weeks have been pretty eventful for us...

On September 23rd, we were watching TV in the bedroom, when Mary noticed a slight bubble in the ceiling that was leaking water into our apartment. Yet another advantage to living on the top floor. So we put a bucket under it, and called the maintenance man the next morning.

As you can see, I was not happy. The maintenance man came out the next day and "fixed" the leak on the roof. Our cieing, however, now had a bald patch where the paint had pretty much disolved.

Whatever he did, it didn't work. The next day it rained again, and the ceiling kept on dripping. Then leak number two. This one was more of a constant stream than a periodic drip. So that was fun trying to sleep when it sounds like someone is taking an eternal leak right next to your bed (please excuse the analogy...).

Well, as the days went on, new leaks kept springing up, and it was getting pretty frustrating. The maintenance man came out twice more, and "fixed" the problem...

No. He didn't. As you can see, by this time, an entire piece of sheet rock was starting to droop under the weight of all that water still in our ceiling.

Well, that was when we knew that we had to get out. We didn't want to still be in that apartment when the ceiling caved in on us. However, we didn't want to go back to paying rent. So, we were left with only one other option. Thus, for now, we are living with my parents. We got everything out of our bedroom first -- we just didn't want any of our stuff ruined. We have been moving the rest of our stuff over here and there (since we have until the end of the month anyway). Each time we go, the ceiling is a little worse. Here are some pics taken over the last few days.

Wow, that's looking pretty bad, huh? Oh you think so, do you? Well take a look at this!

Yeah, I was pretty much cracking up. You can't really tell from the pictures, but the carpet on that side of the bedroom is totally soaked. What a mess!! I'm sure glad we got out when we did!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Tagged ... a while ago...

1- what I was doing 10 years ago :

Ten years ago, I was 13 years old. I had just started going to Encore Academy, which was a great experience for me. Before that, I was quiet and shy, and not at all outgoing. It gave me a huge boost in my self confidence. Some of my all-time best friends are those I met during the several years I spent in Encore.

2- Five years ago :

I had just graduated from high school. My senior year was a blast -- I watched most of my friends stress about A.P. tests and concurrent enrollment and honors classes. Meanwhile, I coasted through Choir, Seminary, Foods, Teacher Aid, Student Government, and my one "real" class -- Humanities. Sure, I regret not working harder in high school. But on the other hand, I can honestly say that I really had a good time.

Also, I was working at Video II with Guy Watts. And I had also just started dating Kellie Tye.

3- One year ago :

I was anxiously ripping link after link off the countdown chain that hung in my bedroom keeping track of the days until my wedding. I pretty much let her make all the decisions, as I only had an opinion on a couple of things. Those were exciting times. I'm sure glad I found Mary!

4- Yesterday :

Yesterday was Mary's birthday so we took the day off. We woke up around 8:00, and Mary opened her presents. Then we went out to eat at IHOP. One of her presents from me was Season 3 of "The Office" on DVD (which BTW is just about the funniest show ever!), so after breakfast, we came home and watched a few (I think 7...) episodes. Then we got ready for the day and went Mini-Golfing at Boondocks, at Mary's request. We finished off the day with dinner at Restaurante Morelia (some of the best Mexican food out there.)

5- Five Snacks I Enjoy :
  • 7-Layer Dip

  • Pringles (loaded baked potato...mmm....)

  • Moosetracks ice cream

  • Training Table cheese fries

  • Oreo shakes

6- Five things I would do if I suddenly had $100,000,000 :

  • Pay off my credit card

  • Get rid of my old crappy cars and buy an Escalade. (and one for pat...)

  • Quit my job (not that I don't like it, but...why work?)

  • Buy a huge house

  • Travel lots

7- Five Locations I Would Like To Run Away To :

  • Europe (esp. England and Spain)

  • Guatemala

  • The Caribbean

  • Peru (Machu Picchu)

  • Hawaii

8- Five Bad Habits I Have :

  • Bothering my wife to try and get a rise out of her, and then feeling bad when she finally gets mad... (although this one is pretty funny... :D)

  • Forgetting important things

  • Speeding

  • Day dreaming (usually about having super powers... or being rich... or BOTH!)

  • Using sarcasm

9- Five Things I Like Doing :

  • Traveling

  • Watching sports

  • Hanging out with people I like

  • Singing

  • Eating good food

10- Five TV Shows I Like :

  • 24
  • CSI
  • Seinfeld
  • The Office
  • Shark

11- Five Things I Hate Doing :

  • Reading (although, I do enjoy audiobooks...)
  • Dishes
  • pretending to laugh at my lame supervisor's jokes... lately I just listen to my iPod at work and just pretend I can't hear her talking to me. So far it's working out pretty well.
  • Managing apartments
  • Paying bills

12- Five Biggest Joys of the Moment :

  • Finally getting out of our terrible apartment! (more on this later...)
  • Utah won a game (and let's face it... if they hadn't beat USU, well that would have just been rock bottom...)
  • Cooler weather -- I'm a fall/winter person.
  • Sonic jumbo popcorn chicken