The vaults are insufferably damp.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

TeamChiari 2008

Cindy suffers from Chiari I Malformation. She is in constant pain from this condition. She had an MRI scan (see the photo) to determine how bad it was. It looks like she will need surgery to correct it.

We're selling tee shirts to help cover the expenses related to her surgery and post-operative care. Please visit the TeamChiari shirt shop at CafePress and buy one of our shirts. Every little bit helps. We also ask that you send your prayers and good wishes Cindy's way as she goes through this.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

July 4 at the Bohn's

We had a fun holiday, even with some illness in the family. Sarah woke up with a nasty head cold, and Ellen's voice was raw all day long. I drove out to Albertsons to buy some cold medicine, but the pharmacy was closed. Sarah had to tough it out, but she did get a little better as the day wore on. I think I managed to catch her cold somehow during the day.

We had Cindy's family over for lunch. I moved the charcoal grill into the front yard. That's where all the shade is in the morning. I cooked hamburgers for the girls, a hot dog for William, and pork chops for Cindy and myself. The chops turned out great! I also cooked some food for Cindy's parents. We rounded out the meal with potato chips, baked beans, and lemon bars.

Ellen and Sarah were in the flag ceremony at Stadium of Fire. I told them some people would be impressed that they shared a stage with Hannah Montana. They didn't think it was such a big deal. When I went to drop them off we went down the wrong road and got shouted at by one of Provo's Finest. We managed to find the back lane that led to the proper parking lot. Dropping them off was a breeze, no problem at all. When I went to pick them up things were much more interesting, in a boring sort of way. I was driving there as the fireworks were going off, and I pulled into the lane just after they ended. There were all kinds of cars trying to leave the stadium, and the road was quite narrow. Add in the pedestrian traffic, and motorcycles and scooters trying to go the wrong way: it wasn't pretty. I finally pulled over about a block and a half short of the parking lot and just waited. Eventually the girls showed up and we tried to turn around and leave. Took more than an hour just to get on the main road, and that was going slowly in parts. We made it home after midnight, everyone tired and getting a little silly.  We started making up our own lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody. 

They didn't think much of the headliner, but both girls enjoyed Blue Man Group. I'd kind of like to see them perform someday. We all enjoyed our holiday, and I wish my dad could have been here.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Orem Owlz over Chukars 4-2

The Orem Owlz played the Idaho Falls Chukars last night. The weather was great for a ball game, and the Owlz' pitchers did a great job. My nephew got his picture made with Hootz.

The Owlz (12-4) now lead the Pioneer League Southern Division. Go Owlz!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

I Can't Believe I Won!

In today's email:

This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Nine Hundred and Fifty thousand, Great Britain Pound Starlings (Ј950.000.00) for the month of July 2008.

What!? But I don't even like starlings. Guess they'll have to give them to someone else.

Field Day 2008

Field Day 2008
Originally uploaded by rsbohn.
UCARES set up a field day station in the park in downtown Orem. I worked the 40 meters station and logged seven contacts over the course of two hours. We were working QRP (low power, 5 watts). Most of the stations I talked with were in California. I was just thrilled that they could hear me. It made me wish I had a working HF station.