Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Sand Dunes, A Broken Arm and A Drunk Driver

A few weekends ago we went to the Little Sahara Sand Dunes in Central Utah (near Delta and Tooele). Garret and I recently saved up enough money to buy a four-wheeler and I might add that we are very proud to say we did it without having to go into debt- WOOT WOOT! Anyway we decided to join Garret's boss and some friends at the dunes for a weekend. It was a blast! I had never been out there before and I was so amazed at how large the area was. You'll see in the pictures that it was sand hills for miles and miles. The fun was endless!

About 4 hours after we got there, TJ, a friend who joined us, took a jump on his dirt bike too high and too fast and broke his arm. We made a make shift brace from a part on his bike and drove him to the nearest emergency room where they gave him plenty of drugs for the pain and reset his arm.

TJ on his first dose of drugs.

In the picture above you will see that his wrist was broken in a way that caused his bones to overlap on each other. OUCH!

A broken arm will never keep TJ from riding. He may not have been able to ride his bike for the rest of the weekend, but he was still able to have some fun.
After a long drive home and a wait in yet another emergency room for TJ to get better medications for the pain, we found out that TJ would have to get surgery on his wrist. After the procedure, he would have, permanently, one plate and 8 screws in his wrist. I'm sure you are wondering if it was really worth it. I guess that is up to the individual. TJ feels that it was totally worth it and that he will be back out there as soon as he can get back on his dirt bike again, however, he is considering investing in a four-wheeler because they are slightly safer. Imagine what would have happened if he didn't have a helmet on!

After the last visit to the ER, TJ's girlfriend, Heather, and I were waiting in the Walgreen's parking lot for Garret and TJ to get his prescription filled when Heather noticed a car driving very recklessly. She hopped a curb while turning right, nearly hitting all the cars she passed and swerved into the Walgreen's parking lot. She then proceeded to bounce off the cement barrier in the parking stall at least 6 times. When she attempted to get out of her car she 1) Could not even stand on her own and 2) Her car started rolling away preventing her from getting out. She then got back into her car and laid her head against the window. We called 911 and made a report. Later that night the an officer called to get a statement from me and told me that she was so intoxicated that the local jail wouldn't take and that she had to be admitted into the hospital. It's amazing that she arrived to the Walgreen's parking lot without hurting anyone.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

More Powerade than We Need

About a week ago Garret called me and told me that Smith's had 32 oz bottles of Powerade on sale for $.25 each and that he was going to the store to get some. When he said "some" I was thinking maybe 10 or so. 30 minutes later he called and informed me that he bought 8 cases of Powerade. The total cost was $32 and our savings was $112! Now we have Powerade to last us a lifetime (not really, that's an exaggeration) and no place to put them. Our apartment isn't too big and we've already used all the storage space.

Here are 4 cases right inside our front door.

4 cases under our futon couch.

We've had them for almost 2 weeks and we've only completely finished off 6 bottles.