Hearth in Whimer family home
Friday, May 28, 2010
Hearth in Whimer family home
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
So after lunch I decided it was too early to go back to the hotel and I just took a quick trip into downtown Buffalo. Downtown Buffalo is smaller than Salt Lake City. It was kinda neat, just driving around. I finally found this little war memorial museum down by the water. It was kinda cool walking around and seeing the ships. Sorry no upclose pictures. I wasn't about to pay $9 for a self guided tour.
This is for Greg. I know you'll would appreciate this.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Now, I am sitting in Buffalo getting ready for my next adventure. I got up this moring to snow in Utah and checked the weather, I never thought I would escape the winter of Utah in Buffalo New York but considering it is upper 80's for the rest of the week. Enough said. So I had a friend tell me I needed to read this book called the Giver. She is a 4th grade teacher and I was like what you can't recommend a book for my age? Do you really think I can only read on a 4th grade level? Little do they know that I owned Mrs. Schenck's 4th grade reading contest. There is probably still a monument to my accomplishments of over 10,000 pages in a school year. Moral of the story, don't judge me. So after I got a copy of it I was on the way to the airport and was like this isn't going to be enough to fill me up this week. So I stopped and bought one of my favorite stories. I have only read it abridged to this point, and my brother and sister-in-law said it is great. (Note anything my sis-in-law recommends, is gold.) So I picked up a copy of The Count of Monte Cristo. I love it so far I am like 80 pages into it.
So I fly from Salt Lake to Chi town, get there and I don't have a seat assigned. I goto the nice lady at the counter. She misread my name and was like one minute. Well it turns out United sold 30 some odd extra seats to this flight. So all the Canadians are trying to get home to Toronto and everyone is hassling her. In the hubbub I got forgotten and she was like we need 15 people to volunteer to go tomorrow night. I said to myself if they think I am not getting there tonight they are sorely mistaken. So I go back up there as the last passenger goes down the Jetway and I say am I going to get a ticket and she looks at my ticket. Oh I am sorry I thought your last name was Eric....Yea good one. So I climb on board and barely make it to Buffalo.
Pick up my rental car, 448 miles, sweet camry and drive the wrong way. So 30 cents in tolls later I am in my hotel and getting ready to goto bed.
This trip is going to be extra special, I won't have any pictures up tonight but expect a bunch over the next week. I work in Buffalo tomorrow, and sleep here tomorrow night. Then I drive to Syracuse. Along the way is a special place to my religion. It is a small town called Palmyra and I have never been but am so excited to go. In 1820 Jesus Christ and God appeared in Palmyra and changed my life. I wasn't there nor am I implying that I recollect the appearance, but it has had a direct effect on everything I do. It will be a great week.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Kinda cheesy I know but it is something that has been on my mind all day today.
Tonight my coworker and I went to dinner at a nice family on the south end of Houston. We knew them because his friend married their daughter. It was really cool to see my coworker just be so comfortable around people he had met twice. We went over there and it was like we knew them our whole life. They made us dinner and we all chatted about life. Come to find out their son and my sister both graduated just barely in chemical engineering. I had heard some stories about him from my sister. She told me about how there was one kid who helped her stay sane around so many socially awkward kids. Thanks man, if you hadn't she would have taken it out on our family....and that is a lose lose situation.
Tomorrow we drop the bomb though. Then catch the first flight we can out of town. It has been a good trip but Houston is too humid and smelly for me to ever stay for more than a week.
Sorry no pictures.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
So we realized at about noon we were doing really well as far as work was concerned. So we decided to work a normal 8 - 5 shift today and then hit Houston. We wanted to catch a Rockies v Astros game so we got in the car and grabbed the GPS. Along the way the dang thing got a short in the cord. So we were like lets just do this old school...then I remembered I had google maps with GPS on my phone.
So here it is in all it's busted glory. Well we finally make our way all around Houston and can't find an exit to get onto some streets.
It is funny, people who live in the hood hate the hood, and people who don't, think it is some novelty. Take for example someone's decision to stop and get Quiznos right across from a group of about 50 porch monkies with nothing better to do than watch two white kids get out of a new car and walk into a Quiznos. I hate the hood. Between growing up in my neighborhood and some of the places on my mission I try to avoid it like the plague. There is nothing fascinating or interesting about it to me. To each his own though. Finally we make it to the game though, get some tickets that are reserved for charities off a scalper for 10 bucks and make our way in.
Relaxtion is this. It was so nice to sit there in shorts and just enjoy the game, we left early but it was still worth the money. Sorry to my cousin's boy who I couldnt grab a picture for, and my cousin for leaving early. It was a really good night though.
Goodnight Houston, tomorrow I wrap up my work. As it stands, we plan to give the audit news on Friday and then run to the airport before everyone in this office teams up and lynches us.