Monday, January 10, 2011

Talk about frustrating!!!!!

I worked ALL of last week on my bedroom. Chris was gone to the ATA show and I got with it. I swear I went to Lowes, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Pier One and Target every day last week! I finally found the perfect shade of orange to paint my bedroom! That is no easy task! The color ended up perfect and I love it! I will post pictures in a couple of weeks when the room is completely done.

So, I did all of that so Chris and I could go to Best Buy today and get a new tv and all the other stuff that goes along with that. We had done our research and pretty much knew what we wanted. Today, unlike other recent visits, we actually had a very helpful salesman. He helped us gather up all of our items and checked us out. Best Buy had sent me an email that had several coupons good for 6 days only. I ended up getting 10% off of a tv already on sale, 10% off of a harmony remote, 10% off of a blu-ray player, and I had a Geek squad coupon for $100.00 off of any home theater purchase. Also, the tv we wanted was out of stock, so they had to get one from the warehouse. I didn't want to pay 100.00 delivery. I told our salesman I would come pick it up when it came in. He gave me free delivery!!! He also had already taken some money off of installation before I even gave him my coupons. I was so happy and proud of my savings!!!! You know I like a deal!!!!! Chris even patted me on the back and said good job!

So, with that being said, we stroll out to the parking lot to find our truck had been broken in to. GPS and itouch gone and door jacked up! We even hid them out of sight because this isn't the first time this has happened! All of my good deals just became a wash! Dang, it is so, so, so frustrating! So wrong! At least this time the items are easily replaced and Chris didn't have his pistol in the console. Last time they stole all kinds of stuff that couldn't be replaced.

People breaking into cars in and around Houston is a HUGE problem. The police don't respond or come out for them. So lots of business' hire security for their parking lots. Best buy doesn't, nor do they have cameras in their parking lots. They do, however, have an officer inside their stores to protect THEM. Shouldn't they protect their customers too? I think so!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I am so behind!

I have been avoiding my blog because I am so behind. I am just going to suck it up and catch you up quickly. Hunting birds in Kansas was AWESOME! Christmas in Arkansas was great too! Our family hunting trip for New Years was Priceless!

Jax got the first deer. Chris gave him his gun and told him he was all on his own. He told him he would be looking through the binoculars and pull the trigger when he is ready. He made an absolute perfect shot! He was so happy! He even wanted to wipe some blood on his hat, not sure why, but he did it.

Brooks also got a doe. Chris was going to try to help Brooks hold the gun, but he changed his mind. He told him he was on his own too. Brooks shot his doe a little far back. He hit her in the gut. Thank goodness she didn't go far and laid down. He was the last to get a deer so by now he is a happy camper! And for me, well, I got my very first deer New Years Eve.

Billy, our friend that owns the ranch, had a big buck picked out for me. It was a buck that was really big, but in his prime, and they thought he would go down hill next year. He was using the same feeder every day. Billy was pretty sure I would get a chance to shoot at him. I always knew I wanted to kill my first deer with a bow, so I had been practicing. Although, nothing really prepares you for that moment. Honestly, I still don't really remember exactly what happened.

So, I watched the big buck, the evening before, walk around for about 30 minutes, but he was way too far for me to shoot. The next evening, Chris and I went back and I waited patiently. Well, kind of. I am not that patient. I had good motivation though, and I passed the time by checking facebook a little. I tried to be quiet, I am not so good at that either. I was shifting my sleeping butt when all of a sudden Chris could see him coming from an angle I couldn't. He said get your bow and pull it back NOW! I think I held it back for 3 or 4 seconds and then I saw him. I focused in on the kill zone and let my cute pink arrow, that Chris got me for Christmas, fly. Chris was going crazy, he said I nailed the shot! Then Jax, Ty and Amy got down out of the gun blind that was behind us and Ty said it looked like I shot him in the butt. WHAT??? I was worried then, and the fact that I couldn't see any blood made me second guess myself. Well, Chris informed me that the blood trail doesn't start immediately. I just didn't want to wound an animal. I was so nervous at that point. While I was trying to figure out what had just happened, Jax got right on the blood trail and we found him about 50 yards from where I shot him. I really still can't believe it happened. It was so fun. Did I mention that my husband is still on cloud 9!
Our families have so much fun together. It was such a great time! The boys can't wait to see Ty and Layne again.

Brooks and Layne. Let me just say that these two are a mess!