Sunday, November 30, 2008
We have been enjoying Microsoft's Live Search cashback. If you register for their free cashback program, when you search for things using live.com search, it gives you a 30% cashback link to eBay. If you follow that link, just about any Buy-It-Now purchase will give you 30% cashback (on top of the already discounted eBay price).
So we made some big purchases that we have been putting off. We bought gift cards and some expensive motorcycle gear (a new Arai XD3 helmet and a pair of Asterisk Cell knee braces).
What a deal!
Posted by Keith at 12:47 PM
Saturday, November 29, 2008
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Carson and I moved another six cubic yards of decomposed granite into our backyard today. Luckily, we were nearly done before it started pouring rain.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
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Sunday, November 23, 2008
Combining a potty-training three year old and a four month old makes it tough for a family to get out much. You always have to be within minutes of the nearest bathroom and have to accept that there will be a baby scream at the top of his lungs in the process (and people disturbed by the screaming). Our blog entries of the last month illustrate this well -- nearly everything has been from home.
While the lack of sleep (especially for Angela) and lack of 'getting out' can seem tough at times; it really isn't that bad.
Carson and I were at Long's a couple of nights ago. The cashier was venting concern and frustration about the possibility of the store shutting down. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost their jobs in the last few months. Millions are losing their homes.
Even with all of that going on, the problems we are facing in our nation are minimal compared to the suffering throughout the world.
So we are greatful for our simple and easy, 'tough times'.
Posted by Keith at 11:41 AM
Friday, November 21, 2008
Carson helped me fix up the car today. We replaced the radiator, spark plugs, front rotors and brake pads. He's a pretty good mechanic. He even climbed underneath the car with me while we disconnected the radiator!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
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Saturday, November 1, 2008
Grant invited us to his baptism, which was held in Sparks to be closer to both sets of his grandparents.
To help Carson understand what was going on, we spent the last few weeks in Family Home Evening discussing baptism and why Jesus taught us to be baptized.
Carson was really excited to witness Grant's baptism. It was a spiritual experience for all of us.