Wednesday, June 14, 2006

KP Duty

I get to go to Girls Camp with Hannah next week! I am so excited about it - I can't stop singing silly camp songs - Anne Marie loves John Pierre, it's written on the cafe sidewalks everywhere......

Our ward is responsible for making sure there is enough bathroom supplies and for assigning KP duty. (What exactly do the K and the P stand for?) We are going this morning to buy garbage bags and cleaner and toilet paper.

The question is: How much toilet paper will 100 people need for 4 days? I couldn't sleep last night as I was trying to figure that out. If each person uses the bathroom 3 times a day, that is 300 times a day x 4 days = 1200 bathroom uses. If each person needs 5 squares of tp each trip, that makes 6000 squares of TP. So, how many squares are on a roll?

Okay, I just checked our TP, and there are 400 squares per roll (I did not count them, it is listed on the package) 6000 squares needed divided by 400 squares per roll=15 rolls. But what if everyone goes to the bathroom 6 times a day, or what if they use 15 squares instead of 5? I have a feeling 15 rolls is not going to be enough.

I wonder if there is some kind of toilet paper planning page that I can find online. I will check now. No luck. I have been searching for a site that lists the amount of toiletpaper recommended per person per week, but, though I found a Toilet Paper blog and some other interesting things, I cannot find the right formula.

I'll let you know next week if we bought the right amount.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

We're in the Army Now

Nathan volunteered for an ALO tour (I'm not really sure what ALO means, but it is something like Army Liason Officer which means he will be working on the ground with the Army) We have been waiting on pins and needles to find out if we were getting this new assignment. Finally, after three weeks, Nathan was called into his commander's office and was given his orders. (To be honest I don't think he actually has printed orders, which means this could still change, but..) We are heading to Hawaii!

Nathan will be working with an Army light infantry division (or something like that) for two years. He'll still be in the Air Force, but we will be living on an Army base. We had hoped to be able to go to Germany, but Hawaii sounds much more exotic than Louisianna.

We don't know when we will move, and it could be a year before we actually go, but it is a relief to finally have an assignment.

Won't Sydney look cute on a surf board?

Monday, June 12, 2006

We went to Storybook Island this morning. It is a free city park with lots of fun nursery rhyme themed buildings and statues. They also offer 3 free plays a day through the summer. We were only there for short time while Hannah was at her flute class, so we weren't able to see a play, but we enjoyed running around the park.

Cinderella at Storybook Island

We went into Peter's Pumpkin, and the 3 Little Pigs' home. We climbed on Little Engine #9 and crossed the bridge to the other side with the 3 Billy Goats Gruff. We climbed a tower and even went down a slide through an ice cream cone.

I noticed a man painting the wheel of the train, and I was suprised to see that he was wearing a bright orange shirt with "INMATE" printed on the back. I saw a few more inmates working around the park to get it in tip-top shape for the summer, and I thought: at least they are easy to spot in their bright orange shirts. Then I looked down and noticed that I, too, was wearing a bright orange shirt! Hmmm.

Luckily my orange shirt had a little more style than the inmates', and there was nothing printed on the back, but I still felt a little silly.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

12 years old

2 years old

4 years old

5 years old

7 years old

8 years old -eating the same cake she had this year!

9 year old cow girl

Han and Sam

Grampie and Han (10)

She only wishes she could make the crazy McBride face (11)


Happy Birthday Hannah!