The kids are having a couple of firsts this week, friends staying over for the night. DaughterGeeding’s friend will stay later this week but BoyGeeding’s friend was over last night. He was a polite and interesting kid, he liked to clean. As a matter of fact, he cleaned both of our kids’ rooms because he didn’t like clutter.
This “extreme” cold weather has affected the ranged on our Nissan Leaf. During normal weather, it would display a range between 86 and 92 miles. With this cold weather, the range is displaying 74 miles.
My friend, Andy, recently wrote about his experience of owning a Nissan Leaf for a full year, the good, bad, and ugly. His leaf is a 2016 model with a larger battery while mine is a 2014 model. He’s experienced more battery denigration than I have but I’m guessing that’s because we have different driving habits. His commute to work requires highway travel and we may only use the highway a few times on the weekends, never on the weekday. I also don’t have the ability to use a rapid charge but I’m not sure if he does or if he’s utilized that feature often. Also, since he’s a reader of this blog, I’m killing a bird with two stones by posting this and not sending him an email since he doesn’t allow comments on his blog (darn spammers).
As the dancers are leaving, Carter stops the girl from Hardin-Simmons. She tells her her hair is awful and suggests she let her box coloring grow out and use plenty of conditioner before auditions. The dancer’s eyes begin to well up. “Are you about to cry?” Carter asks. The dancer assures her that isn’t the case, but Carter hugs her just to be sure.
I miss that trend of girls wearing Keds with jeans.
The Dallas Galleria is one of the more upscale malls in the area and I noticed a new Christian clothing store on the way to the ice rink – 3:16 is a Christian lifestyle brand specializing in sharing the cumulative message of salvation, not simply as an idea but as a lifestyle. We carry carefully curated apparel, jewelry, and gifts all inspired by the Word of God.
Here’s a bit more on the origin of the store from the “About Us” section of their website:
As far as humble beginnings go, we’ve held the title in spades. In 2009, our founder received the call to promote the gospel of Jesus Christ by witnessing to sinners and saints alike while actively witnessing this faith through christian apparel. With just the call and a set of car keys, Jaylen began designing t-shirts and distributing them from the trunk of his mother’s 1997 Nissan Maxima.
Humbly, he does not consider himself a CEO, instead he considers himself the CSV: Chief Steward/Visionary, acknowledging that God owns everything and he is just the vessel chosen to carry out the vision.
This girl’s dog is pretty protective.
There’s talk of former Massachusettes Governor Mitt Romey running for the Utah Senate seat. I know there have been governors/senators who have governed and represented the same state in the Senate (such as Tim Kaine and Frank Murkowski), but off hand, I don’t know of anyone who has done both for different states.
In case you were wondering, no one person can serve as both governor and senator at the same time. Per Article I, Section 6 of the U.S. Constitution: “No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.”