The Stream


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Church News

In church news, the kids have been busy doing some good in the world today.

My little activity day girls met last Monday to wrap some presents and put together a meal for the Draper Rotary Club. The club then deliver them to families in need. I showed the girls hungry children in America videos to try to get them to realize that not everyone's world is quite as posh as theirs.

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There is a long list of needs in our area, so I'm glad we could help in some small way.

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Becket also went from webelos to 11 yr old scout. They had a little box car race and the family was the pit crew.

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And he's coming down the finish line....

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And he finishes!  No Indian chief arrow of light ceremony, just a fast finish and donuts.  My kind of style! And he Becket does it with style in those sunglasses and snow hat.

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He had the best scout leaders.  You couldn't have asked for better.  Den leader Dan lost his wife about a year ago and he has just given all his free time and love to these boys. We will miss them! Becket is very excited to turn his blue shirt into a khaki color one.

We also finished up a primary activity.....after this week, I'm pretty much drunk off whip cream.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Motorcycle

I don't think I have posted about this--maybe I have.  This was Mat's dad's motorcycle back in the 80's. I have a picture of the before somewhere, but not right at my fingertips at the moment, so picture something Bo and Luke Duke would ride.






Mat wanted to turn this bike into a cafe racer and get the bike running again.  He swore to his mom that he would take motorcycle riding classes and he would be extremely careful. It's still a little unsettling, but Mat's got a dream.

Here is the almost finished product of the racer and the man is so happy.  I've never seen him check on something more since....well, since awaiting his email from Dr. Call to find out if he could buy his practice.


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He plans to use it down in St. George most of the year, using extreme caution.  Caution is key.  As far as the finished product, I think it's a work of art.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Amy N Iverson

We are long time listeners of the Browsers, which is a local radio talk show, weekdays from 1-3pm. We download the podcast and listen to them while we're out and about.  They talk about the latest hype and a lot of technology. One day, while I was listening to the talk show, Amy mentioned how much she love Lion candy bars, but you can only get them in Europe.  She was just dying to have one.  Well, while we were in Montenegro, we walked into the local grocery store and BAM! There they were, right in front of my face. Flavors: white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut butter....she didn't tell me they came in so many flavors.  Although, since I'm a fan I knew I could rule out dark chocolate.  It disgusts her.  I snagged a few of them or ten and brought them home to give them to her and Jay (her co host).

The next problem was, how were we going to deliver these traveling candy bars.  I could easily send a note with the candy bars, but that wouldn't be as delightful as meeting Amy and Jay in person.  Tim, our neighbor actually works for KSL in the big wig department under finance. He had a badge and he was going to use it. On us. To meet Amy. Not only that, he went above and beyond and gave us a tour of the place and we ended up meeting the CEO of KSL. He's coming to my house for dinner next week. (just kidding)

Meet Amy N Iverson (Jay was absent) and the Lion (and Milka) candy bars.


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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Garage Floor Got a Spit and Polish

Since, Mat loves to tinker around in the garage with his tools, we figured we'd give him a clean space and new garage floor to create blow his mind in.  And, luckily for us, our neighbor Kevin has started a new business where he refinishes garage floors.  It's quite the process and the worst of the whole deal is moving everything out of your garage. When it's cold. When you don't want to.  Fortunately, we had gone through the garage with our after remodel cleanup party. Party makes it sound fun.  We had tossed a lot of stuff during this time. Back in the dumpster days. Now, this is where our garage sits until we can get it put back together. I have to say, that's not too much stuff for a two car garage. It's manageable.  Right?

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Here's kind of the process.

Kevin sealed all the cracks in the cement, put down an adhesive and then threw this flake material on it.

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Then he scraped it, vacuumed it and put three coats of sealant on it.  If it were summer, it would have dried a lot faster, but being our 30 degree temperatures it took a couple of days.  

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We were able to have everything moved back in about a week.

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Future projects

finish skinny table
make a lamp for front room
finish framing family pictures
finish putting up railing
go to the container store and outfit this garage with more organization

We have ordered a new garage door since ours has decided to leave it's physical body and become  a ghost garage for life (yes it is still going up randomly and at the most undesirable times.)  It won't be here until December, but I'm so excited for it. Pictures to come.