Here I am at the end of Monday. I started this week so tired from my weekend that I am relieved I survived the first day. I was up at 5:00 am on Saturday to drive up to Island Park. I worked on the cabin and got it winterized. We were up again at 5:00 on Sunday morning to get the cabin drained and head off to to Idaho Falls. I enjoyed listening to Jackson Farnsworth's talk (even if it was at 9:00 in the morning). He is really prepared to leave on his mission. We enjoyed a nice lunch at the Farnsworth's and then headed back to Tooele. Today I had to go to "smoke school". This is an every six month activity where I have to certify that I can read the opacity of visible emissions from "smoke stacks". The class didn't start until 12:00 so by the time we started the thunderstorm was upon us. As as result of the bad weather I have to go back again tomorrow (bummer). I have a really full week at work so I'm not excited about spending another day at smoke school. On the upside, my run at the gym was easy tonight. I finished up my 35 minutes and wasn't even winded. I guess after three weeks I am finally getting back into shape. It seems like it took longer in Eugene, but I was probably more out of shape when I started there. I'm down 17 pounds from three weeks ago, but I didn't dare weigh in this morning after eating farewell cake and birthday cake yesterday. I guess it is time to go to bed as it is 9:00 and it is dark and rainy outside. I tried looking for houses tonight, but I gave up since there isn't much in the narrow band of criteria that I've set. There was hopeful house, but it turned up to be on a street that wasn't any better than the one I live on. I may just have to buy a lot and build a house. Well, I can't start on the housing situation or I will be here writing all night long.
I am the father of 4 great children and two incredible daughters-in-law. I have been married to the same amazingwoman for over 26 years. I enjoy life especially when I am outdoors. I am employed as the Environmental Manager for a mining company.
I think that the Disney character that I'm most like would have to be
Aladdin. I'm not sure if this is because it was my favorite Disney movie as
a child ...
10 years ago
Elder Jared Gibby
Jared preparing to leave on his mission to Birmingham, Alabama
My sister Kimberly is 10 years my junior. She is among the most adventuresome and accomplished of my siblings. She is married to Sione Fifita and they have one son Viliami who just turned two. She has been a professor of English in Hawaii and currently works for a scrapbooking supply company (Stampin Up). She has actually changed jobs more often than I have! She is writing a novel (has been for years) which I am eagerly anticipating. She has always been a great sister and in some sense is the glue that keeps all six of us bonded together. It has been nice to have her family back on the mainland and to live closer to them.