Thursday, January 31, 2008

Nick's Winter Wonderland Adventure

This evening I braved the elements in order to help repair a printer at Sarah's work. On the way back I notice that my car is making noise that doesn't sound quite right. As we continue to travel the noise becomes more and more dubious. About halfway home I decide to pull into a sub division to check on what the noise is. Low and behold my rear driver side tire is flat. It is presently raining, but there is a lot of slush all over the roads (it's been snowing a little bit every day for about a week). As I get the jack and spare tire out, the precipitation changes to a rain snow mix... and I picked a great day to not wear a belt.

Luckily, Sarah was following behind me on the way home, so I was able to get some light to help change the tire. Between both our cars we were able to scrounge a couple pairs of gloves, an umbrella, a towel and a sheet to kneel on. I'm sure it was a comical sight to see Sarah trying to use the umbrella to shield me from the snow that was blowing sideways. I'm struggling to jack the car up and change the tire.

Finally, I managed to get the spare tire on and begin to drive off... but I forgot to take the car off of the jack (that was surprising). It's been quite a night, and I'm very glad to be huddling by the fire for the rest of the night.


Wednesday, January 30, 2008



Sarah stole this idea from a co-worker. We started this blog because we want to try to connect with more friends and family that we don't get to talk to that often. Hopefully you guys will think it's a great idea and start blogs of your own that we can read and stay current in your lives! It's kind of like myspace, but without all the viruses (and blogspot isn't blocked by Sarah's work, and myspace is...meanies).

Anyway, not much new in the Life Beesley. For some of you that may not know, we just recently moved to Idaho from Washington. we're adjusting to life here in the desert. Nick is attending ITT Tech in the evenings 3 nights a week, working towards his bachelors degree in Software Design. He also works for a company called EDS during the day - he provides technical support for HP products. Sarah was able to find a job sort of similar to what she was doing in Washington (she used to be a home owners insurance underwriter). She now works for a very small insurance agents office.

I suppose that's it for the first blog. We'll each get on here periodically and update with new stuff in our lives.

~Nick & Sarah