Sunday, May 16, 2010

A walk in the park

Well, this last week I spent most all of it working in the park. Monday morning Richard and I drove up there early, and started grade staking the road. We had 5 Km of road to stake, and wanted to finish as fast as we could. Monday we finished over 1 Km, and same with tuesday. Luckily the weather and traffic up there were not that bad at all. I went up this last week expecting the weather to be bad, because of the weather channel's report, but it wasn't too cold. I worked up there until thursday. Brian and I were 160 meters away from being done when we got called down to the bottom to look at something that the feds thought was out of spec. It wasn't, and then we had to hurry and leave so that we could make it home to go to Levi's wedding reception. It was nice being able to come home and take a shower after working up there all week without any running water, or power unless we hooked the generator up to the trailer. It wasn't too bad though. The stars were gorgeous at night and I enjoyed seeing them. Friday morning Brian and I drove back to the park, they had opened up the road through yellowstone and the pilot lines were pretty long. There were probably 30-40 cars in each line, which was much different than how it had been the rest of the week, with only about 4 cars max in the pilot lines. Brian and I finished grade staking in about an hour, and then just made sure everyone was happy before we took off. The weather up there was gorgeous, the tetons were really pretty as well. Since I finished working up at the park, I'll now be starting working on a boys ranch in Victor. I'm looking forward to it. Thats where grandpa grew up as a kid and I'm excited to be living in the area. I'll need to look up more of our family history from the area.

Well, thats about all I have to put up right now. This weekend I did go rock climbing and had fun, and I also went geocaching and ate at Mr. Pizzas. It was rather enjoyable.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

crazy week

Well, this last week was an interesting one. I came up to Rexburg last sunday and spent the night at Richard and Jessica's. Then 4 am monday morning Rich and I started heading for work in Grand Teton National Park. We were there working all day, in the snow that changed to rain that changed to sleet that turned into a crazy blizzard and heavy windstorm that night. We spent the night in the trailer up there, then woke up the next morning to see several trees blown down across the road. We tried using the level tuesday morning, but it quit working on us because of us leaving it in the car. So we then drove back home that day knowing we would have to come back up later that week to finish it. It kind of put a lot of stress on me, because I knew it would be me going back up there that week to finish checking the control. Also the temperature changes made me sick and not feeling the best. I survived the week though. I took wednesday really easy and didn't do much. Then thursday I spent the day getting ready to head back up to the park for work. I also decided that I was going to buy a ukulele. So I got on amazon and found one that looked good and bought it, paying 3.99 extra for one day shipping so I could have it up at the park for this next week.

Thursday I also went to my friend Parker's wedding reception. It was pretty good seeing him again, and seeing his wife. I then had to drive up with Brian to the park that night so we could finish checking control on friday. It was a fun drive up, and another cold night in the trailer. We started working at 8 the next morning and it was 14 degrees F on top where we were working. it was pretty chilly to say the least. We managed to finish by 3 pm though, and head back on home. Its a really pretty drive and pretty area to be working in. Then saturday I was excited to get my ukulele and play with it. It will be fun learning how to play it.

It was nice being home for mothers day. I'm so grateful for my mom and all that she does for me. I am so grateful that Heavenly Father gave us families. Mine means so much to me, and I'm looking forward to starting my own family some day. I have time still though.

well, this is probably enough rambling on for now. I have to wake up and head to the park again tomorrow morning at 4 am. wish me luck!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Its been a while...

So, due to the fact that I was crazy busy last semester, taking 18 credits and being an overall busy person I did not post on here, and now several of my friends have been starting blogs, so I guess I'm going to jump back on the bandwagon and start blogging again. Hopefully it will be weekly updates, I'll see what happens.

I'll start with mentioning my adventure of getting to Iowa two weeks ago to visit Edwin, Jennifer and their kids. I hadn't seen them since before my mission. It was quite the event getting there. My plane was supposed to leave Idaho Falls at 7:40, but ended up not leaving until 9:30! The plane hit a bird when it was coming in the night before and needed to be checked out. Luckily everything checked out on the plane and we were able to leave. I found a friend in the airport to talk to. She had been going to BYU-I and was on her way home. She had missed her connecting flight in Denver already, and I was close to missing mine. It was supposed to leave at 11:00 and my plane would barely be pulling in to the airport then. I somehow managed to bolt through the airport and board my plane about 1 minute before they closed the doors and started prepping for takeoff. I arrived safely there though! Other than that it was smooth sailing getting there. Somehow my luggage even made it on the same plane I was on. I don't know how that worked, but it was very nice.

Well, thats it for right now. Now I'm going to go and play risk with my little brother and our exchange student. So until next week... this is all.