Friday, January 30, 2009
This website will:
"help you and your family know what to do in case of an emergency. Every household needs an emergency plan.
It will take you about 20 minutes to complete your personalized plan online. You can then print it out.
Before starting your home emergency plan, you will need to think about:
Safe exits from home and neighbourhood
Meeting places to reunite with family or roommates
Designated person to pick up children should you be unavailable
Contact persons close-by and out-of-town
Place for your pet to stay
Risks in your region
Location of your fire extinguisher, water valve, electrical box, gas valve and floor drain "
This is an important thing for every family to "have a plan". Take a few moments and check it out. This is a simple thing that can help your family.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
The Carl's Jr. restaurant here is planning a "funeral service" to mourn the loss of a toilet accidentally shot by a customer. Capitalizing on the enormous publicity that the bizarre story generated, the fast-food restaurant chain announced a memorial service Friday for the deceased toilet.
"By all accounts, it was a good toilet; reliable and well-liked by customers and crew members alike," Carl's Jr. executive vice president of marketing Brad Haley wrote in a note posted on the restaurant's Facebook page. "So, it seems only fitting to have a formal service to let everyone say goodbye to such a critical member of our team that was in very close contact with the public each and every day."
The Deseret News reported on the toilet mishap Jan. 15, when a man's concealed weapon accidentally went off while he was using the bathroom. Police said the concealed weapons permit holder had a holster inside his pants.
"While pulling his pants up, the gun fell out of the holster, striking the tile floor," Centerville Police Lt. Paul Child said. "When the gun hit the floor, it went off, and the bullet struck the toilet, shattering it and sending sharp pieces of porcelain flying."
The first 50 mourners on Friday will recieve a bottle of "kaboom" toilet cleaner, the deceased's favorite. Our sympathies go out to the urinal and the porcelain sink who must go on without their longtime friend and associate.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
While driving home from Frankfort yesterday I drove over a silver object which was rolling across the road. Once the item went under my van it created quite a racket. I looked at the rear view mirror to see it's departure, however, it didn't appear. When I got home I looked under the van for damage. I did not find any, however, this little jewel was lodged near the rear axle. Do you know what it is? (I do, just thought you might find it interesting)
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
ATTENTION HICCUPS SUFFERERS:
Amber recently stumbled upon a foolproof method for getting rid of hiccups and if you are like us, you have probably tried all sorts of stupid stunts that never seem to work. Standing on your head, putting fingers up both nostrils, having your spouse punch you in the diaphragm... However this one method has worked instantly every time we've tried it. It is indeed, foolproof.
Now Amber, being the philanthropist she is, probably wants to just give the cure away to everyone in the world and ask only for a smooth, hiccup free "thank you" in return.
However Jeff, the entrepreneur, knows how much the pharmaceutical companies could make for a discovery of this caliber and thinks he can skim a little of the top first, so here's the deal:
I will post the secret recipe in the comments section of this blog. If you choose to click on "Comments" to learn the recipe, you will have entered into a legal contract with me to pay me $1 every time you use the method to cure hiccups.
Likewise, any person you teach the method, resulting in the curing of hiccups, must first agree to remit $1 per curing to yours truly. We will be using the honor system so just make sure to keep track of your number of uses.
Finally, if you click on comments to view the proprietary formula, we can all assume that you don't already know the cure so please, no fraudulent claims to having already known the one true cure for hiccups.
Owner: One Dollar Cure for Hiccups LLC
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Avoid arguments about putting the toilet seat down by using the sink.
For high blood pressure sufferers: simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure in your veins. Remember to use a timer.
A mouse trap, placed on top of your alarm clock, will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.
If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives; then you'll be afraid to cough.
You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
Remember: Everyone seems normal, until you get to know them.
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.
SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES; NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING, BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
For those of you who have heard that 301 Wood Dale has undergone a transformation, and wondered what it was like, here be some pictures. Jeannie and I were expecting clear cut, but found it to be less drastic. Still, the transition is quite shocking. I haven't talked to anyone yet who would have cut any of them down. Bonus pictures of the Holy Church of the Aluminum Siding and The Pond are included.
P.P.P.S. Sorry for bumping you Marg!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I was wondering if/when/where GNO '09 would be this year. I wonder because Jeff and I (and Laila and Brent) are celebrating our ten year anniversary (can you believe it?!?) So, just in case we want to plan something to celebrate, I want to know when not to plan it for!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Then while reading Laila's post and being jealous about her great deals, I remembered seeing this link to another blog and the lady says she can get you a good deal on Sunday papers. She also has people write in and post what they bought and how much they spent. Laila could write in, and Andra!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
4 Boxes Bisquick
4 (6pack) Dora Yogurts
4 Cake frosting
6 mashed/specialty potatoes
8 Gogurts (Brent and hunter LOVE them frozen)
4 Muffin mixes
7 boxes Granola Bars
4 brownie mixes
4 frozen veggies (don't worry...I am eating plenty of veggies. I got 10 last week for free :)
2 packs juice boxes
2 packs sponges
1 bag carrots
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Thank you to everyone who came- and we really missed those who couldn't!
...and what get-together would be complete without adjustments from Grandpa?
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Aunt Pam said when Grandma got up yesterday morning she complained of a pain and tightness in her chest. The Paramedics were called and they transported her to the hospital where they performed an MRI and found that her aneurism had ruptured. There was nothing they could do for her.
Thankfully, she was not in a great deal of pain, and Aunt Pam and Uncle Chuck were with her when she died. She was alert when the paramedics were at the house, and when she arrived at the hospital, but by the time she had emerged from the MRI she did not seem to recognize anyone. Your Dad and I walked into the hospital just as she passed away.
We were able to spend a wonderful 2-hour visit with her on Christmas Eve. She laughed and talked, and we had a wonderful visit of memories and reminiscing. As we left I hugged her and said, "If you see Cindy or my Mom before I do, please give them a hug for me!" I'm sure she did!
We spent the rest of the day with Aunt Pam and Uncle Chuck and the others making plans for the funeral which will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 in Aunt Pam's Church. We'll send you the address as soon as we know it. There will be a family reception on Friday night from 6-8:00 at the Russon Bros. Mortuary, just down the street from Aunt Pam's in Farmington. There will be another brief viewing at 1:00 Saturday, just before the funeral.
All grandsons who are in attendance will be pall bearers. All other grandsons are listed as honorary pall bearers. Also, all grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be singing "I Am a Child of God" at the funeral. It will be extemporaneous, no rehearsal necessary. Just bring yourselves and your children to the stand and everyone will sing.
We will be leaving early Monday morning to travel to the Farm. There will be another funeral held next Saturday, Jan 10th, in the Hartsville Ward. Not sure of the time yet, but we'll keep you posted. For those of you in the East, it would be wonderful to see you there if you can make it. I'm sure we will repeat "I Am a Child of God" for those of you who can be there to sing.
We are sending a spray of flowers in your names for anyone who would like to go in on them. $10.00 per family should cover the cost.
Love to all.