27 February, 2006

So Now...

Well there have been new developments on the "Rachel's life" front. We went down to Colorado this weekend so Bob could interview for a job down there. Looks fairly promising and I'm pretty sure the decision has been made that we will be moving back down to Colorado. So now all of you who have been pestering me to come back will finally get your wish heehee. There is actually a job in Burlington almost exactly like the one I have, that I am thinking about applying for. So yeah that would be great. As much as I hate to say it, cause I really should have been more supportive, I am really glad that Bob didn't get the job he applied for in Eastern Nebraska. That would have been really far away, and absolutely no fun at all. My new puppies are still doing really really well, they've decided that they like walks and sleeping in the car. Although that makes them want to stay up and play all night..not good, not good at all. My job in Nebraska is still going really well, I'm starting to get SUPER busy, which is nice. As developments unfold I will let you know!!

Oh Yeah!! Before I forget, for those of you that know me, I got another 5 inches cut off of my hair this weekend! It hits my shoulders now, and I had a dark brown, a golden brown, and auburn lowlights put in. Its way different, but I LOVE it...heehee fun with paintshop ;-D

22 February, 2006

"The Johari Window was invented by Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham in the 1950s as a model for mapping personality awareness. By describing yourself from a fixed list of adjectives, then asking your friends and colleagues to describe you from the same list, a grid of overlap and difference can be built up." So here is mine...Rachel's Johari Window

Thanks Toby! for the idea...and Chelsea for showin it to Toby heehee.

15 February, 2006

New Puppies

My new puppies. They are black lab border collie mixes. They are brother and sister, and their coloring is so identical that the only way we can tell who's who is the fact that the boy is a little bigger. We named them Bella and Blazer. Blazer at the top, and Bella is below.

This is Bella, she's a precious girl. And very spunky. She beats up on her brother a lot.

This is Blazer. He is a mama's boy, and he sure loves his new blue ball. Of course its not gonna be blue when he pulls all the fuzz off. But whatever makes him happy!

14 February, 2006


Oooo look it look it ...yup its headed right for me. They are predicting up to 11 inches of accumulation by tomorrow night. Interesting huh...

Needless to say I dont really like the snow. I especially don't like having to drive 50 miles to work in it. Maybe I will get to stay home tomorrow...hmmm an interesting idea...

13 February, 2006

Because you wanted to know...

Water Displacement #40
The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company.
Its name comes from the project that was to find a "water displacement" compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40.
The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their Atlas missile parts. The workers were so pleased with the product, they began smuggling (also known as "shrinkage" or "stealing") it out to use at home.
The executives decided there might be a consumer market for it and put it in aerosol cans. The rest, as they say, is history.
It is a carefully guarded recipe known only to four people. Only one of them is the "brew master."
There are about 2.5 million gallons of the stuff manufactured each year. It gets its distinctive smell from a fragrance that is added to the brew. Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.
Here are some of the uses:
When you read the "shower door" part, try it. It's the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass. It's a miracle!
Then try it on your stovetop...Viola! It's now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.
Protects silver from tarnishing.
Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery.
Keeps flies off cows.
Restores and cleans chalkboards.
Removes lipstick stains.
Loosens stubborn zippers.
Untangles jewelry chains.
Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
Removes tomato stains from clothing.
Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
Keeps scissors working smoothly.
Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.
Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.
Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
Removes splattered grease on stove.
Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
Removes all traces of duct tape.
Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
Florida's favorite use is: "cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers."
The favorite use in the state of New York -- WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time.
Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately, and stops the itch.
WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!
If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.
It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks off flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!
P.S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL

07 February, 2006

Sad Day

Depression has begun to set in. Friday my two dogs got out of their kennel and ran off. We live out in the country so there are any number of places that they could be, and our chances of finding them are getting slimmer every day. Its been below freezing up here the last couple of nights and I'm beginning to think they might not have made it. For anyone that knows me, this realization is wrecking havoc on my emotional well being. I am incredibly attached to my pets and there will be a big hole in my heart if we can't find them. I'm still harboring hope that somebody will find them and call me, but I don't think its gonna happen {sniff}. So needless to say it has not been a good week.
On another note, haven't decided whether its good or bad yet, my boyfriend is thinking about taking a job 6 hours away from me. We have decided that I will stay in Western Nebraska, with my job for at least another 6 months, during which time he will be in Eastern Nebraska. Hopefully he will love that job and I can get a job and stay there. But this is the very last time I'm moving because of his jobs. He can stay for mine next time and just be happy with it damn it. Well enough of the pity party for me. I'll post if I find out anything about my dogs!

Mayra came all the way from D.C to see us..its cause she loves us, we know..

ooo Mayra's soo sexy hehe
Seemed like a good time for a girls night out!

all the girls Posted by Picasa
Hooray for Coyote Ugly on the 16th Street Mall...yeah we had a good time...

Dancin on the bar...ohh good times Posted by Picasa