Monday, August 25, 2008

Craigslist Treasure

In the words of Kimby, it was a screaming good deal.

A Singer Touch & Sew 600 for $30.

I've wanted a sewing machine for awhile, but I just figured there was really no room to keep one in our apartment. When Matt found this listing on Craigslist about 2 weeks ago, we just couldn't pass it up. We don't know what year it was made (probably sometime in the 1960s), but it has had 3 owners previous to me. The girl that sold it to us said the 2 owners before her only used it a few times. It sat at her mom's house untouched for 20 years. She used it quite a bit, but she, her husband, and kids were moving so they decided it would be easier to sell than move with them. I'm pretty sure the sewing machine alone would be worth at least $75, and I got the whole thing (machine folds into the desk) for $30! I haven't used it yet, but we are pretty excited about the good deal. And don't worry, we were able to find room for it in our tiny apartment :)

Sunday, August 24, 2008


This is a week late in coming, but lateness seems to be the common theme with my posts...

And the good news: Matt officially graduated from BYU!

My original idea for this post was pretty awesome. I was going to go all out and add the playlist thing to the blog, but only put the graduation march on there. (Pathetic...I can't even think of the name of the "graduation march") It would instantly start playing the second anyone looked at the page and probably scare you because you weren't expecting it. And then you would get sick of it playing over and over again anyway. It would have been perfect :)

Now the news is a week old, although still very exciting, and I figured the playlist idea just wasn't going to happen. But I'm posting anyway to say:

Congratulations, Matt! I'm so proud of you...and jealous since I still have a ways to go :)

UPDATE: It's Pomp & Circumstance March No. 4 :D

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Memory Lane

As we were driving into the Walmart parking lot tonight, the odometer officially read 180,000 miles! We obviously had to pull over and take a picture to remember that moment.

We've been driving this car together for over 30,000 miles. And don't worry, we plan on keeping it until it dies (which could be another 100,000 miles. Go Honda!).

This car has made several trips to Oklahoma and back, and all over the west. Who knows where we'll take it next. Maybe to YOUR house!