Paradise ponders, vacuum-sealed edition... Well, yesterday we said goodbye (for now) to our friends Jimmy and Michelle. In the morning we drove them down to the Salt Lake City airport, dropping Debbie off in Ogden along the way for her hair appointment. That's another one of those mind-boggling things that I'll never understand – every few weeks she drives an hour each way to see one particular hair dresser in Ogden. For me, it's every six months or so driving about 15 minutes – and I don't like spending that much time and effort on it!
Our friends were off without incident, though we heard later that their flight's leaving was delayed because they had to wait while a first class passenger was removed. No word on why that happened, and I could find nothing in the news.
Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Ellsworth, whose funeral and procession was yesterday. There were photos, flowers, and people everywhere you looked in Brigham City (Ellsworth's home town).
We finally got home at around 4 pm, much to the relief of our dogs. :) Shortly after we got home, our UPS driver showed up with a huge pile of boxes for us and a very concerned face. He was worried that he'd wrecked our new tile in the mud room when he delivered a box the day before – he stepped into the room before putting the package down, and only then noticed that there was no grout yet. He thought the tile had just been laid, and that he had wrecked it. In fact the tile had been down for almost a week, and the tile installers were just late to finish the job. He was greatly relieved!
this thing, it looked like it might be tricky to set up and get working correctly. All I can say is that there must be some mighty picky people out there. This was about as difficult as making toast. The very first attempt we made was completely successful, as were the next dozen or so as we started packing up the Thanksgiving leftovers still in our refrigerator. Debbie was all smiles as she sealed bag after bag. We both liked the sound effects and automatic pop-up at the end of the cycle. We're also wondering why the heck we waited so long to get one! This is going to have a noticeable impact on our life...