Fires 2012

Have you ever seen smoke forecasted in the weather? Pretty weird, right? Well, it was definitely smoky here in Provo (and a lot of Utah County) yesterday.

This is what it looked like outside-

Kind of looks like it is going to rain. Or like it’s fog maybe. Nope. It was thick smoke. The other side of the sky was very blue and sunny.

At my job, we give tours of campus. Luckily, I didn’t have to give any tours yesterday in the gross smoke. The poor tour guides who did came in smelling like they had been out camping. Their throats were very sore as well since they had to talk and breathe in so much smoke. Ash was falling from the sky as well and getting in everyone’s eyes.

So why so much smoke?

Because currently we have 3 fires burning south of us right now.

Got to say, I am so thankful for all of the firefighters who have been working so hard across our state as well as in other states. I am grateful for the resources we have here in America to be able to try to fight these fires, and I am especially grateful that my family and I have been safe. Hopefully these fires will be contained soon.

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The “New” Car

Yes, we got a “new” car. Gotta say, I love it. Some of my favorite features:

1. air conditioning

2. power locks (even though I locked our one set of keys in the car within the first 12 hours of ownership)

3. power windows

4. air conditioning

5. cup holders (our old car “had” cup holders . . . but they were on the inside of the glove compartment and were only a centimeter deep. not sure about you, but I occasionally have to turn in cars, so that doesn’t work.)

6. more than 4 inches between the passenger seat and the back seat

7. an Ipod hookup

8. air conditioning

9. a cool little spot to put my cell phone

10. a spot for sunglasses (I cannot tell you how many times I have broken my sunglasses by sitting on them.)

11. A trunk that stays open by itself without smashing your head

12. air conditioning

13. rear defroster

14. windshield wipers with allĀ speeds functioning properly

15. did I say air conditioning? gosh, I love that. can’t live without it anymore.

So anyway, we be cruisin’ ’round P-town in our new ride! (unless Ken makes me ride my bike instead.)