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Bad Economy…..

I think something is wrong with me. All everyone talks about is the horrible economy, and that it’s going to get worse and worse…. So today, we go out and spend $2000 with the intent to spend about $10000 more. I’m a little numb. We went to Home Depot and bought a compound miter saw, some blades and random hand tools, and an $800 washer. Yes, _I_, Queen of the Cheapos, bought an EIGHTHUNDREDDOLLAR washer. (We bought a dryer for ASL, too. I honestly couldn’t resist. The washer was on sale, and it has the biggest capacity I’ve ever seen — 4.7 cubic feet. That’s bigger even than those ginormous front-loading washers. Plus it’s super energy efficient. I got home…

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What have you read? I got 41

The BBC apparently says most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. (That seems ridiculous to me…. Anyway.)http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/bigread/top100.shtml Instructions: [Copy and paste into a new note on your profile.] 1) Look at the list and put an ‘x’ before those you have read. 2) Tally your total. 3) Put in a note with your total in the subject 1 (X) Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen 2 (X) The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien 3 (X) Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte 4 (X) Harry Potter series – JK Rowling (not all) 5 () To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee 6 (X) The Bible 7 (X) Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte 8 () Nineteen…

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Importance of a personal testimony

“Importance of a personal testimony” is the topic of the RS portion of our Ward Conference tomorrow. The Stake RS President has asked me and my Education counselor to speak for 10 minutes on the topic. Whoa. Who knew it would take so long to write a 10 minute talk. I bet it took 5 hours. Of course, a little over 1 hour was printing up the visual aids on our dodgy wide format printer…. I am going to start out by showing a withering plant from my house. I’m using it as an object lesson showing that like plants, testimonies need daily nourishment. Then after driving that analogy as far as I can safely go, I’ll say something about…

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I really am stopping

I am stopping for the day, but it’s so hard to cease and desist when you’re getting so much done! First, I got the changes made on the basement blueprints to take the county. They were immediately approved, and we are now the owners of an “addition permit” or whatever it’s called. I fixed some stylesheet problems and moved the test ad to the header portion of the page. I was trying to move the text up a little more on the page, so you don’t have to scroll down so much. Eliminated the primary links that were at the bottom of the page. I also made some changes to the keywords to make them look different from the main…

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Awesome Lesson

Jillyne gave an excellent lesson from the Joseph Smith manual during Relief Society on Sunday. The topic was personal apostasy, and she likened it to the story of Lehi’s vision in the Book of Mormon. She brought out a couple of interesting points. As a side note, Alka-seltzer does work for urinary tract infections. I’m in shock.

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Productivity

Ah — the sweet relief of feeling productive….. Today I cleaned rugs, put shelves in the closet and rearranged all the cleaning supplies, updated pricing for Crowning Jewel, paid Specialties, emailed the (new) Bishop, enlisted a new VTer, called my secretary and Ed counselor and a sick member, and have done a little on the website. And it’s not even 3PM! I’ve really gotten a good bit done this week, considering. I’ve been struggling with some depression and it’s been good to feel a little better. On a crummy note, our ShareBuilder account is down 24%, the kids’ 529 is now below basis, and our 401k retirement fund has evaporated. Stupid overspenders have hurt us all, and I don’t expect…

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