Thursday, February 28, 2008

My So called boring life

OK, So I always tell myself that I don't post because nothing exciting ever happens to me or Frank. Well I had a event happen tonight and as Frank has told me I will never EVER live it down I must share it with you all. I don't have a picture of it but I'm sure you all can use your imagination. I was riding my motorcycle to work today because gas prices are hovering around $3/gallon and the cost of filling my car is $40/tank vs $7/tank on the bike. For that reason and because we are now in the 80 degrees, I felt I should ride. Well, my bike has not been running correctly for several months now because I don't ride it often enough. I have to ride it with the choke completely on or it dies. I rode it last night and it was doing better but still running rough and jerky. But oh well, I rode it to work this morning and got there just fine. In fact it seemed to be running a little bit better. So I start heading home and it is running like always but I notice that my mileage is getting high (that's how you judge if you have gas or not) but I know I can get home and should be fine. I get going and make it through the first highway I take and through the city streets I take and then I'm on the second freeway (at rush hour) cruising along in the carpool/motorcycle lane on the far left when with a splutter and spurt my bike dies! I have no way to get off to the right emergency lane. All I have it about 3 feet between the carpool lane and the concrete barrier that I have to pull over and I can't get my bike started again. Thank heavens for cell phones and good Samaritans. I called Frank and then waited for a police officer hopefully to stop and help. Well I had one Sheriff's car and one motorcycle cop pass by me with nothing but a wave when this really nice guy named Bruce stopped his beat up little pickup in the carpool lane. With much effort we tried to get my bike up into his pickup but I wasn't much help and he couldn't do it by himself. So he flagged down a big Harley rider who helped him lift it up and then we tied it down. By that time a police officer had finally stopped to see what was up and he was able to stop the traffic on the other 3 lanes so we could slowly move over to the right and exit off the freeway. He drove me and my bike not only off the freeway but several miles back to the motorcycle service shop. ON the way I found out that he had seen me stranded, got off on the next exit, got back on the freeway going the opposite direction and then off to be able to come up behind me to help. He said he was having a really bad day and didn't think anyone else needed to have as bad a day so he felt the Lord had prompted him to stop. Well when the guy at the motorcycle shop looked at it he said "your out of gas". THUS the reason Frank will NEVER ever let me live it down. But then I asked him about it running rough AND I had tried the reserve gas tank and it wouldn't do anything. SO he is going to look at it but thinks that there was some bad gas gooping up the fuel line which is why the reserve didn't work.

SOOO...moral of the story. When in doubt, PUT GAS in the BIKE! AND Never EVER leave home without praying for safety!
Love you all!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Betsy

Hey guys,
Just wanted to let you all know, Adam's wife Betsy was 20 on Monday the 25th. Happy Birthday Betsy!

A little update on them for those of you who don't know:
Adam and Betsy have moved to American Fork where Adam has a new job and is planning to go to school and they are expecting a baby boy sometime in April.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Heidi

Heidi, When you are feeling better, teach Dad how to upload his pictures to the blog.

Happy #32.

Love Larry

Heidi Birthday

Happy birthday Heidi
Hope you are having a good time for your bday. Too bad you aren't feeling too good.
Its tough being sick for your 32nd birthday.
Wow, How did you get to be so old so soon
Mom saysl ditto
Mom & Dad

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Happy Birthday GGG Grandma

Anna Nash Gifford, born 17 Feb 1800 Butternuts, Otsego, New York
died 15 Sept 1879, Shonesburg, Washington, Utah.
Shonesburg (I think) is inside the boundaries of Zions National Park.

Mother to Samuel Kendall Gifford.
She lived through interesting times.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Isaac

Isaac's Birthday is Friday the 15th. So Happy Birthday! Good luck beating your brother's to Eagle.

P.S. Would people reading these notes, please COMMENT so we know that you are there? Thanks.

PSS. Patti, I hope you feel better. This is your job keeping the Birthday wishes going!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Happy Birthday to Kleigh's Mom

Jenn Anderton is little Kleigh's mom and KC's wife. We haven't been formally introduced, but have spoken via the internet. So today is her birthday. Congratulations and Happy Birthday.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Happy Birthday to Kleigh!!

Today is Birthday #5 for my little guy. Its amazing thats hes so old so quick. Here is a picture from a few weeks ago.

Monday, February 4, 2008

The future of the country

Tonight at the dinner table we were discussing the election and in talking about who I was going to vote for, I misspoke, the same way I call the kids by name and mix them up, like Kmelody. Anyway, I only got Mc.. out when Katie jumped up and ran to her bedroom to come back with the signs to remind me who I should vote for. She knows all the candidates and which ones have dropped out and which are still running. And of course she has her preference. If you ask, she can give you a pretty good discussion of what the candidates stand for and why she likes her choice.

Posted by Larry McGee on February 04, 20

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Happy #1 Birthday Whitney

Whitney's first birthday. Congratulations, Precious. Hope you feel better than at Christmas when you were sick. Here she is in the arms of her Aunt Anna. See you in the summertime.

Love Grandpa Larry