Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Bicycle...

Saturday when we answered the knock on our front door...
Alex and Tony were standing there with an exercise bicycle.
From the get-go they told Walt that he could choose a tread mill or an exercise bike, so we knew sometime it was coming.  Since his knees are not good, stemming from being tripped in a basketball game back when he played for Boise Jr. College, he is better off biking than walking, so the choice was a bike.
It is a very nice one.  It takes his pulse and heart rate while biking, and even has a spot that an iPod can plug into.  Hmmmm, now I guess we need to get an iPod. 

Today Romel came to show Walt some of the technicalities of how to use it.
So Walt took a short spin on it...
Then Romel took a turn...
They concluded it's a great piece of exercise equipment for the temple president's apartment...
Saturday we were so excited we went down the hallway to have our neighbors come see it.  The Kitley's were the only temple missionaries home right then.
Walt said I can even use it, too.
Today I mixed bread while they were figuring out how to use the
While the bread was baking, I deep fried some scones for supper...
One loaf is shiny from putting a touch of Crisco on the top when it came out of the oven (like my Mom always did). We're trying an experiment to see which way we like the crust....with or without the Crisco.
        We had early morning shift today...open temple at 5:30 a.m., then are off at 2:00 p.m. Tomorrow we would normally have the afternoon/evening shift, but the first counselor is sick, so we're doing every other shift this week, so we'll have this morning shift the rest of the week, and the second counselor and wife are covering the afternoon/evening shifts.
     We're more than happy to do this since the two counselors covered a couple of our shifts last week because Walt was down a few days with an internal infection--cultured as E-coli.  He is doing much better now.
      And Saturday, March 3, we're flying to Utah for a quick visit with our four families there...
Gary & Kathy, McKell, Abbey, Jacob, Isaac

Steve & Natalie, Kelsey, Cortney, Kimble, Carter

David & Julie, Joshua, Anna, Sam, William Could you please e-mail us a current family photo that we can have in our computer?)

Julie & John, Jacee, Jackson, Maddie
Then we'll have a quick visit in Rexburg with our family there before we fly back March 12.
Janie & Shawn, Aimee, Daniel, Katie, Heidi, Sam, Ashley, Michael

Aimee & Michael
     We are looking forward to seeing some of our family.
The temple will be closed for its semi-annual cleaning/maintenance. 
     Then when the temple closes in September for the other two-week cleaning and maintenance, we will fly to see our
family in Tennessee and the other family in Minnesota.
Brian & Michelle, Emma, Taylor, Avery, and Elizabeth

Jen & Jerry, Seth, Sarah, Ben, Josh, and Elizabeth


Julie said...

I think my favorite part is you put it right in the family room! Glad he finally got a bike. We have a clubhouse here with exercise equipment you can use. Can't wait to see you!

Walt and Eileen said...

Yup...even tho he reads out loud from the Liahona most of the time when he bikes to keep his tongue moving in Spanish, he does like to keep up on Mitt Romney's campaign.
Love, Mom