Thursday, March 26, 2009
This is a picture of my Grandpa, Elmer Mackley, at his shop on Main Street in Arco. I think he was a pretty handsome guy!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
You can see our house from the Temple Quarry. It is right in the middle of this picture.
The Temple Quarry site offers a view into Green Valley and, in the opposite direction, a view of Southgate.
Ian is on the trail back to the car. What a great scene with Pine Valley Mountain in the distance.
We also saw many, many lizards out that day. They would scatter and run in every direction, like we were in the middle of a giant nest of them. Can see you see the one on the top of this rock?
Here are the drill marks in the rock that they chipped away to make the slabs for the foundation and the basement walls. The rock slabs weighed 5500 lbs. Incredible!
Monday, March 16, 2009
1. No one can say who built the great cathedrals - we have no record of their names.
2. These builders gave their whole lives for a work they would never see finished.
3. They made great sacrifices and expected no credit.
4. The passion of their building was fueled by their faith that the eyes of God saw everything
Monday, March 9, 2009
Okay, so Jared has been sick and I called the doctor today and they called in a prescription to Target. So, what is it with it takes sooo looong to pick up a prescription. Do they have to call like, the president, to get permission? What's the deal?
His prescription was for 6 pills. It took 40 minutes. That's roughly 7 minutes a pill. 7 minutes. What else can I do in 7 minutes? I can empty the dishwasher in 7 minutes. I can drive to work from home in 7 minutes. I can give 3 pints of blood for plasma in 7 minutes. (Well, 7 1/2. Close enough.)
Heaven forbid I ever have to get a 3 month supply of something.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Inside every older person is a younger person -- wondering what the hell happened.
- Cora -
Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out. But I can usually shut her up with cookies.
The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.
-Helen Hayes (at 73)-
I refuse to think of them as chin hairs. I think of them as stray eyebrows.
- Janette Barber-
Old age ain't no place for sissies .
Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.
- Caryn Leschen -
If you can't be a good example -- then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.