A couple weeks ago Slice and I took over a business that his parents set up - in his name - about 3 years ago. We decided to run our photography expenses through it, as well as his golf club repair, golf lessons, clinics, etc. I mostly wanted it so we could keep track of what we owe for tithing.... but it's kind of weird though because now when we make purchases, it's like, do we run this through the business or not? How much money should we keep in that account? What about when we need cash for things like a down payment? Because we're gonna need one sometime in the future.
You know, exciting financial/business questions like that.
Speaking of the business....we want to buy a desktop to put Photoshop on, so we can actually edit photos the way we should. But we've had the biggest fiasco EVER trying to buy an HP, and now I'm thinking we should go a different route. Anyone have any suggestions? We keep talking about buying a Mac, and my goodness, I love Macs, but my goodness, they are so expensive. We could get a comparable computer for 1/3 the price. Is it really worth it?
And last Monday our furnace motor went out. The furnace motor also blows for the Air Conditioner. So we had no A/C for a week, learned a bit about furnaces (and their life expectancy), and yesterday some guys came up to put in a new one. While I was in the shower.
Oh! Remember how I got my hair highlighted like 5 weeks ago? Well, this is awesome, but I have NO ROOTS yet. Nothing I can see, even on close inspection.
What does that mean? It means my hair Does. Not. Grow.
Yes. A factual confirmation to my lifelong suspicions.
And finally, our future is still up in the air. Very much in the air.
This is what is happening in the DLM household.
(Let's hope they come back sometime.)
So. This last weekend I was fortunate enough to accompany my husband on a 2-day getaway otherwise known as a Golf Tournament. The 2009 Utah Section Assistants Championship, to be exact. It was a 36-hole, 2-course event in Heber Valley, and I got to watch the whole thing! At least it was more fun than I thought it would be.... Slice totally made that shot, by the way. It was sweet.
(And I wasn't even the one playing! I swear that boy doesn't need sleep. I don't know how he does it.)Here we are the next morning, the Non-sleeper and the Hunchback of Heber Valley. I look kind of sick, don't you think? Especially compared to my hunk husband. Oh well.
In the end, Slice was in the middle of the pack of about 50 Assistant Professionals from around the state. I think that's pretty fantastic, considering he's only played golf for about 7 years ..... and some of the guys he played against have been Assistants for 13. I'm pretty sure he was the youngest Pro there.
(Fell through ... crashed and burned ... same thing.)
Nothing has caught our eye yet, so we decided to sit and wait for a bit. Like, until at least October. That way we can save up more for a down payment - and hopefully house prices in town will drop a little more between now and then.
For now, we are rearranging everything downstairs: closets, bedroom, living room, patio, shed. Not so good with the oh-so-sore muscles and sunburn acquired Saturday. We also are in the process of building a little screen to "hide" the dressers in our living room. It's the first such project we have undertaken, and I'm hoping that works out.
If not, at least we tried.
Friday night Cade and Kelsie invited us over for a barbecue and a night of fun! We ate, sumo wrestled, played beach ball volleyball and The Great Dalmuti, possibly the best card game ever. Then they invited us to go boating with them the next morning!
So Saturday we got up early and drove out to Bottle Hollow. The water was great, there were hardly any boats out at first. Slice did some skiing and wakeboarding .... I tried many times but never got up... at least I can hang on to a Water Wienie, right?
Anyway, last week he went fishing on a private pond, without me of course. But he caught a couple of fish and some sweet pictures. With my little point-and-shoot even. (The pictures, not the fish....)
Last Christmas Slice's parents gave us a puzzle of the Manti temple and a paper describing the pageant. Their gift to all their children was a 3-day family reunion in Manti, complete with gas money and meals. (The meals part was pretty much awesome. The worst part about planning trips is always the food, right?)After much talking, packing and driving -with NEW TIRES that is- we finally made it to the campground on a Thursday afternoon. That night we (well, most of us) attended the pageant. It rained on us just enough to make my hair curlier, the rest of me colder, and also the actors slipped on the hill. Very entertaining.
Slice and I, I am sorry to say, both fell asleep halfway through and slept until the end. Kind of depresing. What we saw was lovely though! ... and the experience was worth it. Yes, Farr's ice cream was part of the experience.
The next morning we drove around town, looking at some of the historical buildings, and meandering through a labyrinth-boutique that had the most beautiful pieces of furniture I had ever seen. Of course, they came from Europe.
Then in the afternoon we went to Palisades State Park and waited until 6:00 or whenever the paddle boats became available again. Slice and I paddled around a little bit, then headed back to camp for dinner.