I am as old as a TREE

I am as old as a TREE

Friday, June 26, 2009

120,000 miles

Ok first off I have lots to blog about...
I went to a family reunion this week which I will touch on later... In Idaho.

I was very worried about going because I was very concern about my car. I was almost to the point I was going to rent a car because I did not have the faith in my car.. Did you hear me FAITH!

I must say my faith paid off going over I had no problems she "NELLIE" My car, worked great. I was so proud of her. She drove wonderfully and went at a nice speed the whole way over... now coming back I must say I was stuck... LOL... She was going at a nice speed and came up over the columbia river basin ridge at the same record speed as she went down it.

At the top I had to take a potty break and my little car was working great... I stopped and went potty got back in and started out again and about 4 miles away from the rest stop is where she tested my faith again... She began to sputter and thats when the check engine lights came on... next exit 4 more miles away oh great talk about faith..

I said a quick prayer to my Heavenly Father, please Heavenly Father, my little car has to go for another 120, 000 miles..

I got to Ellensburg exit and pulled into a Dean's Auto Service... where I was thinking I am going to have to burry her there...

I quickly called mom and auntie wes, because I was afraid I was going to have to have Weslene come get me... or mom bail me out of "JAIL" (FAMILY JOKE, this week)

well about an hour of just calling people to calm me down.. which I was good. I joked around with Dean and Mike.

and they started running tests on my car and well short story here... It ended up I blew my spark plugs out. They replaced them, did a diagonistic on my car and said to me... "you can drive this car for another 120,000 miles.."

NOW talk about a little prayer being answered.. I never told them I was praying over my little car! come on I am nuts as it is but it was either praying over her or giving her a blessing...

os after it was all said and done it only cost me $117.49 and when he was done adding it up and gave me the bill I said wait something is wrong here.. he said no thats right I said its only $117.49 I was thinking it was going to be more like $300.. LOL

now the silver lining... I wasnt in seattle anymore!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


after a few tears today, and a wonderful service. I said a nice good bye to Jack. He was such a wonderful man and I am so glad that I had the time to serve Jack with flowers almost every week. He was like family.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

God Bless you Jack

Sunset Hills Funeral Home
Lt Col. Jack Clifford Cummings was born on March 26, 1932 in Centralia, WA. He passed away June 14, 2009 at University Place, WA.

Col. Cummings grew up and graduated from Winlock High School in Winlock, WA, and served in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from the University of Washington in 1954. He was first stationed at flight schools in Texas, then Milan, Italy, Rhinemein, Germany, Sacramento, CA, Montgomery, Alabama, Tacoma, WA, Vietnammissions-flying the C-47 Gooney Bird, Portland, OR, Dayton, OH, Washington DC-retiring from the Pentagon in 1976.

He then moved to the Tri-Cities, WA, to work for the DOE for 4 years. In 1981, he and his family moved to Bellevue, WA, where he started his own corporation, JC Consultants. Jack loved to fly. He owned a Rockwell Commander 114 and stayed in touch with his Gooney Bird (C-47) buddies from Vietnam. Twelve years ago he sold the plane and started boating in his 33-foot Sea Ray. He enjoyed the Cruising Club going to Roche Harbor, Gig Harbor and other ports of call. Jack also greatly enjoyed cooking and would share his recipes and bring a dish to sample for anyone who would try them.

Jack is survived by Betty Ellen Hedin Cummings, his wife and partner for 55 years. He is also survived by his children: Catherine Ellen Cummings, Kimberly Anne Richert and Michael Clifford Cummings. He was fortunate enough to have 3 grandchildren: Kelsey Marie Richert, Kaitlyn Anne Richert and Clifford Tan Cummings.

His Graveside Memorial Service is at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, 1215 145th Place S.E., Bellevue, WA., to be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, June 23rd. A reception to follow at the Redmond VFW Hall: 4330 148th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052. If you wish to send flowers: Please send them to the VFW for the reception or make a donation to the Redmond VFW Support the Troops Fund in his name.

It is going to be a long week... I have the chance to do the flowers for Jack... He always bought Betty flowers every week. So This is kinda the last go for Jack.. I am going to miss this man.. he was always so upbeat and postive even to the very end!


God Speed Jack!

Stress of the Leitch

So I had to teach in Elder's Quorum today in Church...

It was a very stressful 4 weeks seeing that I had that long to prepare.

I was so stressed out this morning I was dry heaving, Yeah I know what can I say..

5 minutes before I was to teach I was just about to pass out... I was so freaking stressed out... I got up and Well I understand I did a great job...

So I came home and Had A nice nap, got up 4 hours later and emailed our President, and said home you can forgive me for the left field lesson...

This is what he wrote back....

Hi Scott,

Thank you so much for your lesson - it was great. No forgiveness necessary. You did a great job and I'm grateful for your service. Thanks for sharing your personal experiences, and, on the side, for feeding the quorum (not to mention the rest of the ward).

There was nothing inappropriate in your lesson whatsoever. My dad used to regularly show Star Wars as part of one of his lessons, and I showed Groundhog Day in one of mine. There are also parts of the Matrix that I'd find appropriate to show in some lessons, as well as The Mission and New York Doll. In that company, Les Mis approaches Saturday's Warrior.

You're a valuable part of our ward and quorum and, again, I'm grateful that you were willing to extend yourself and share your thoughts and feelings with us.

I hope that we can use you sooner than 6 months from now - I appreciate any teacher who wants to start preparing 4 weeks in advance.

Thanks Scott!

WOW that is very nice and I am so glad I have the support...

Now here's to the next stressful projects this week I have in my life...

Monday, June 15, 2009

Jack part 3

So early in the year I posted about Jack a really good customer of mine... Well his daughter was in today and told me he had passed away last night....

So next week is going to be a very very very busy week for me with flowers.
Sunday I am teaching a lesson...
Monday is a Family Home Evening plus Bar B-Que plus Home Teaching all wrapped up into one.

Tuesday will be a grave side service with miltary, for Jack
Wednesday is a trip over the mountain for Matt and Kami's wedding
Friday/ Saturday I have a wedding to do
So much for a vacation week I get.... AHHHHHH I know its going to be a zoo...
I had found someone to cover for me one Wednesday-Friday but now the week has just changed... SO for family members It will be a blurr but you will see me for a day or two... SORRY
I love you anyway...
Love Ya

Thursday, June 11, 2009

It's just me

So I am feeling a little ..... well not blue or sad or depressed or well maybe lonely.. maybe thats the one lonely.
I am lonely. Not that I want to be married or want to have a commitment but I want something.. anyone understand what I mean.

I am very very happy being single I love it, I love the fact that I can come and go and do what I want and when I want to and that I can sleep in or take a nap in the middle of the day or on sundays or whenever or I can do the things I want to do...

BUT I want something more... am I having a pitty party for myself or am I just jeous that there are happy couples in this world and they have found something that is ment for them in life...

It's just me...

Ok I am done feeling sorry for myself....

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

wow 120 posts... this one is for Becca

So Becca... you can do this one....

Scott's Boston Baked Beans

1 Bag of Navy Beans SOFTEN... so this is a 3/4 days in advance soaking of the beans

Bring beans to a boil after you soften them.

Now in a pan.. fry up 2 lbs of Bacon
2 Large Onions Chopped up and fried in the Bacon

2 bottles of Katcup

1 tablespoon of Liquid Smoke

2 Cups Brown Sugar

Once the Bacon and Onions are sauted together, add to bottles of Katcup and wash out with a little water into the mix
add the brown sugar and liquid smoke

Place in a baking dish and place in oven the night before on very LOW I turn it on till the light comes on and I leave it set in the oven over night and a few more hours.. Before I need to serve them I bake them for about an hour at about 250 and then I turn them down for an hour to warm until I need to serve them...

I think that 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar could be used instead of 2 depends on how sweet you want them.

so really they take you a few days to do so plan ahead of time.

So Becca you need to make them for our FHE Bar B Que for our home teaching night on the 22nd.