Friday, March 18, 2011

Watch TV

I just wanted to let everyone know that Tuesday, March 22 at 11:05 A.M. (Utah Time) you can tune in to BYUtv (channel 11) and see my mom wearing a really cute outfit. She’ll be sitting next to my dad when they introduce him as the speaker at BYU DEVOTIONAL!!!

That’s the real news (although mom will look really great). Dad’s speaking at BYU Devotional – isn’t he famous—kind of?

I’ll be watching dad speak from the front row, or there abouts, but you can watch from anywhere you want! It will be broadcast live on BYUtv (channel 11 on normal non-cable TV). OR, watch it on the internet, or  Later (in about 2 weeks ish), you’ll be able to read his talk at  I’ll probably do all of the above…a few times.

We’re all real proud of our dad and can’t wait to hear his talk! Check out this link to learn more about his talk:

On another note, my dear Watson proposed to me exactly one year ago today.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fungus in the Bathroom

Have you ever smelled mold every time you walk in your house? It's disgusting. Have you ever seen fungus growing out of your bathroom floor that looked like wide egg noodles? It's disgusting.  Both of these nightmarish species were filling our lives with turmoil since we moved in in December.  The bathroom floor was squishy under our feet and when I started seeing the wide egg noodles coming up out of the floor, that was it for me.  The landlord didn't seem to think it was a big issue, so we worked out a deal where we would fix it (we meaning my dear Watson) and he would pay for the materials.

We started the Saturday before President's day with a mighty plan in place. Tear up the flooring on Saturday, let the mold dry Sunday and then start rebuilding Monday. We didn't have school or work on President's day and had access to a lot of help. Perfect plan.  Well, we DID tear up on Saturday, but due to more mold than expected (including Black Mold) it wasn't dry until the next Wednesday, and the new plywood flooring didn't go in until the next Saturday. Then all the sanding, patching, sanding, patching, painting etc.. Finally, 2 weeks later, the toilet went back in and the lenolium went down. My dear Watson worked so hard for those two weeks to get it ready. I'm really proud. Big thanks to Wayne and Seth (the FIL and BIL) for helping us out.

We slept at 3 different houses in that 2 weeks and by the second night, I was already ready to go home.  It was a long 2 weeks.  But now we have a beautiful bathroom that does not squish under our feet, smell like mold, or grow noodley fungus.  Thank you Thank you Thank you to everyone who helped us out!

This is what it looked like under our floor. No wonder it was squishy. See the black mold on the back wall? YUCK
Half of the first layer of plywood is down. Making progress!
Getting closer!
Ta Da! We even got a cute new shelf!  We still need to paint the shelf and add baseboards, but at least we have a toilet!
Just some free stuff I've gotten the past month. Most of this is because I like to write nice letters to companies about their product and they send me free stuff!  That's coffee creamer you see, and it is DELICIOUS in our hot chocolate!