17 January 2011

I'm going to be a good girl...

And wear my glasses.  Even though the eye doctor said I didn't have to.  Be proud of me.

02 November 2010

01 November 2010

Halloween 2010

For Halloween this year we:

*Carved this pumpkin (it's a little boy in bed 
getting scared by a monster eye--
can you tell?):
*Tortured this beloved dog:
 *See? She LOVES me ;) 
 *And bought these:
For ZUMBA!!! (and Jeremy)

01 October 2010

Want to Try a Class?

Me+Lindsey Taylor=ZUMBA certified


06 July 2010

New House Pictures

So, I finally uploaded the pictures from my camera to the computer.
I present, the new apartment...in all its glory...

actually, since there are many pictures I'll be lazy and just give you a link to the pictures.

one moment, here it is: http://picasaweb.google.com/jeremy313/NewApartmentAndOtherPicturesOnTheCameraAtTheSameTime?authkey=Gv1sRgCP26r63ckemMTA#
(for some extra fun, count how many pictures Bridget managed to show up in. She is continually around every corner. )

Something else we thought was worth mentioning. So last week, we went to TacoTime. I had never been before and thought it was something like Del Taco or Taco Bell. I walked in and saw that their burritos cost 3 times as much as TB and thought that was weird. Anyway we ordered and their food was ACTUALLY good. Surprising even. So, I just wanted to give the Draper/Sandy TacoTime a shout out for having edible food. It was really fresh and tasty.

We took Bridget to the fireworks in Sandy and she behaved very well in a crowd of thousands. She wasn't spooked by the fireworks either. Perhaps she was just distracted by the roasted chicken bones she was permitted to pick clean after I had picked as much as I could.

I have been promoted from Order Picker to Production Order Picker Team Lead and will soon be hired on as a full-time employee rather than just a full-time temp. It is quite a promotion as my title gained three whole words and I now have underlings. :) My supervisor told me that as an Integra-Core employee I would have "bennies."

"What are bennies" I asked, intrigued.

"Benefits, you know, so you can start a family." he said with a wry grin.

"Oh, yeah, I guess its about time for that, right?" I joked.

"Yes...it is." he responded as he walked away.

Until later,

05 June 2010

More Buggy Fun

We ran out of gas. But it was fun anyway!


11 May 2010

Ethan's Sweet Remote Control Tank

Ethan, a 13-year-old boy Alexandria and I mentor, designed a tank. We were looking for a project to keep us busy without having to find a new activity each week. With his input and help, I built this tank for him. It uses a tethered remote for control and weighs a little over 42 lbs. It is welded from 1/8" steel plate and is very robust. It  literally shakes the ground when on concrete. I finished the mechanical part last week and on Saturday we painted it. Then I finished the wiring. By that time the batteries were running low, so I charged it for a day. These batteries are massive compared to most RC batteries and I am trying to charge them with a 330 mA wall adapter. Its working, but slowly. A car battery charger would work better. As heavy as it is, it definitely moves. Check it out!

The batteries and motors

Ethan's dad joined us to paint it.

If you want to see other big stuff I've made: