Tuesday, January 22, 2008

For Rent

Since coming home after Christmas, my friend Stephanie and I have been trying really hard to find a nice place to live. For a while there we were looking in the avenues. Which if you are not familiar with, are the historic homes near temple square that have been restored. We found this beautiful mansion there: all wood floors, three bedrooms with a master that could fit at least three, a spiral wooden staircase in the front, another staircase in the back, huge skylights, beautiful cast doorknobs, window seats, stained glass, fireplace, what lies beneath tub in one bath and a big jet tub in the other, Italian marble, and even a hidden room with lights and seat when you swung the bookcase back – just like in the old scary movies! It was amazing and even semi in our price range if we had three people splitting the rent. Unfortunately they decided they only wanted two and we can not pay that much each. I almost cried over it! We also don’t have any furniture so the old mansion would really have been shamed with our cardboard boxes for chairs.

Yesterday Steph and I once again set out to find the perfect place…only to find these horrors! This one with its three stolen shopping carts and beer bottles decorating the heaps of cast off furniture, we found too terrifying to even venture into.

Then it was on to the ghetto apartments that hosted what Steph termed to be the, “taco trailer.” We are still quite convinced that the grizzly looking tenets must use it at night to rake in a little extra rent money.

So this is my question…does anyone know of a reasonable place to rent in Bountiful or north Salt Lake? Does one such place exist?

Monday, January 14, 2008

Wishing I Had Heat

It is 50 degrees in my apartment right now. No I am not exaggerating! That is the actual temperature. I am well bundled with the oven open and on at 475. This seems to be helping some, but the repair man can’t come until tomorrow afternoon. In the mean time I think I am perfecting the art of typing with gloves.

On a better note, I feel that I should announce that I love Fred and have for a while now. They have the cleverest products. These are some of my favorites:

Monday, January 7, 2008

For Sadie the Baker Extraordinare

I was thinking about you today Sadie, and how much weight I gained at home due to your excessive yet exemplary cookie baking and my lack of control! So I thought I would post some pictures from December. No one eat that last cookie! I mean it!! She will make more!