What's In This Blog

I created this blog for my journal. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this blog I keep many of the things I come across as a member of the church. I also share my experiences on the ACE Train and getting to work, my experiences in Manteca where we have lived for three years, and other things I think are noticeable.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Family Pictures of Logan

When spent one day, the night, and then the morning of the next day in Logan.  We stayed with Connie.  When we first arrived in Logan we met Grandpa Scoresby for breakfast at Angie's Restaurant.  We then visited my mother at her rest home.  Sara was there as well.  We then headed to Connie's to get situated, and my mom came out with Sara for family dinner.  It was a bit hard as my mother wasn't remembering things very well.  She couldn't remember which of us were her kids.  She was also very hard discovering that Sara has cancer, although I am sure she has been told before.
However dinner was very lovely, and we had a sit by the fire pit after, and the kids tried the burro.

Kids and my mom
Kids and Grandpa Scoresby
Mom and I; we had a good talk

Natalia, Kayla, Sara
Mom ant I Sara Connie
Grandkids and mom, Caleb, Natalia and Mirand 

Connie's remodeled room in her basement were Sheri and I stayed

Tony and I and the Chinook Helicopters

I went with Tony to Cub Scouts to visit the Army Aviation Support Facility in Stockton with Brother Booher and the Chinook Helicopters.  He is a pilot.
Pink marking means they were fighting fires

We met briefly the Captain and Chief.

Chinook Delta

Tony sat in the set, but he was at the front and I was in the back and missed a picture

When fitting can hold 33 passenger chairs and four crew.  Can go 230 mhp with two engines each generating 5000 horsepower and the new ones cost $36 million.

Computer screens in the newer model

Hooks underneath for carrying

Chinook Fox

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Long Ride: Iowa to Logan

Sunday after church, and then into Monday morning we did the long ride home to Cache Valley.  This was a drive all day kind of experience, with five drivers.  We did give out during the night for a couple hours, and the fog in Wyoming was terrible.  We started in Fairfield, and went through Des Moines, Omaha, and then stayed on the 80 through Nebraska and most of Wyoming, but cut north through Kemmerer and went around Bear Lake and through Logan Canyon.

Iowa State Capitol Building

Lincoln Memorial on I-80

Tranquil Bear Lake

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Fairfield, Iowa Ward

One of the highlights of our trip was Sunday services and pot lock with the Fairfield Ward.  This is the area Caleb had served next to last, and he had been there over six months.  There were many people he had helped to share the gospel, and many who had accepted.  On couple had a new baby, less than a week old, and I got a turn holding the baby.  any people came up to us and whispered how much they liked Caleb., that he was their favorite, and a good missionary.
During sacrament meeting they called on Sheri to bear her testimony.
After sacrament meeting they had a missionary pot luck.  Man those people in Iowa know how to put on a pot luck.  The had pork of several different kinds, and corn on the cob.  I thought it was running out; turned my head and the bowl of corn was refilled.  They also had desserts of many different types, including one made with lade fingers.  Bitter sweet goodbyes, but we had a long way to travel that day and night.
SO we owe them a very big thank you!

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Health As I See It: Breaking Nicotine Addiction (Pamphlet)

This is a nice pamphlet which gives nine key points and steps to breaking the nicotine habit.
1. Nicotine is a drug.  It effects the central nervous system.
2. Nicotine is very addictive.  It is as addictive as cocaine and heroine.
3.  The secret to quitting is to deal with the addiction.  Withdrawal symptoms start within a few hours of quitting.  Coping with cravings and stress is key to staying smoke free.
4.  Different people need different ways to deal with addiction.  Some can quit cold turkey, for some replacement therapy is key.  Support groups can help.
5.  Nicotine replacement can help.  Nonprescription options include gum, lozenges and patches.  Prescription options include inhalers and nasal sprays.  Using a replacement doubles you chances of staying smoke free.
6.  Other medications can help ease cravings.  These include some antidepressant medications.
7.  Hang in there the first several weeks.  Withdrawing form nicotine you may feel cranky, lightheaded, anxious, sleepy.  You may crave sweets.  These feelings are only temporary.
8.  Other tips including: drink lots of water, exercise, join a support group, avoid coffee, tea and soda.  Acupuncture may also help.
9.  Don't give up.  If you slip don't give up.  Most people need several attempts.

46 million Americans have kicked nicotine addiction.  For more help check out  www.smokefree.gov

Friday, September 25, 2015

Oakland Temple Reflecting Pools

I visited the temple with Miranda 9/11/2015.  The flag was flying half mast.  The new reflecting pool is very beautiful, especially with the waterfall running off the side of the building.