Monday, April 23, 2012

Better safe than sorry.

Having a husband that works in an industrial plant is sometimes never easy. Well, I’m sure they observe proper safety regulations in the plant but it still makes me worried about him getting hurt while doing his job. He already had some minor mishaps in the past at work, no matter how much he tried to be very careful. Accidents happen. He hurt his back and cut his finger. It may not be a big deal to some but hey, the last thing you would want is to get injured. But that’s part of the risks he’s got to take by doing this job. Welding is one of the things he has to do as part of his job. Although, it’s not a daily basis thing but it’s something that’s not to be taken lightly. For one, you could easily hurt your eyes if not being careful. Using speedglas helmets with auto-darkening lens may be one good option before you even start to consider welding. Even if you only do welding as a hobby, it is still important to take extra precautionary measures.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Branching Out.

Authored by Rickey Combs

We upgraded our television package by logging onto We have the tiniest little condo right now and I have enjoyed watching HGTV on it. I have gotten some really great organizational and space saving tips. We are only anticipating living in our little apartment for the next two years until my husband gets done with his residency, but being somewhere so small is a challenge. I saw a great idea on HGTV the other day. You can buy ottomans that are actually trunks. They are covered in fabric and cushions but the top opens up to lots of storage space! They even gave the website of a company that I could order it from and they come in lots of funky fabrics. Everything in our apartment is kind of boring in color because we wanted to make it look as big as we possibly could. Now, when the space saving ottoman comes in, the living room is really going to pop. I ordered a great green and blueprint. It is a little funky but I think that it is going to be exactly what we need. I have really been branching out since we started watching HGTV!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Great Old Downtown.

Amidst the chaos of moving and getting settled in, we've managed to sneak into our busy schedule a quick trip to the city's main street, Last Chance Gulch and of course to the old downtown of Helena. Like many other towns in Montana, Helena started out as a mining town. Founded by four men, all from Georgia, a.k.a. as the “Four Georgians”, these four men, rather desperate after searching throughout western Montana for gold and finding nothing, stumbled into the area that is now Helena. The gem of this area is the Walking Mall, a two block section of downtown without a street running through it. It features some quaint and upbeat shops that give residents and visitors alike a unique way to experience the history and the shopping in the area.

Before heading to downtown, we checked out one of the most magnificent piece of architecture I've ever seen. The Cathedral of St. Helena. I came from the land of great history and culture myself so I'm not new to seeing old churches. As a matter of fact, I got married in one which was built in the 1800's.

There are so much wonderful grade school memories in this church since I went to a Catholic school just behind this building so it was a really important choice for me to get married here.

Anyway, as I was saying, St. Helena's Cathedral here in Montana is splendid in its own way. I think I'm lucky to live in a city with an amazing church like this.

After admiring the intricate details of the church's facade, we head out to the great old downtown of Helena. Quite a bit different from the small towns that I've lived here in the U.S. It's obviously a place filled with rich culture and history. I can't believe I actually live here, lol! I mean this is like a place that we'd usually choose to go and visit when we want to take a break and have a mini-vacation. I can't wait for the weather to get really good so we can continue to explore the rest of Helena. This is just the tip of the iceberg. There's still so many things to explore here in Montana. And I'm excited to talk about those things in my blog.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Random memories.

There are things that bring back certain memories from the past. At least that is true for me. The other day, a song made me reminisce one of the most fun things we did back when Jeff and I we’re still dating. Baguio City in the Philippines is not just romantic but historical as well and we’re just ecstatic that we had the chance to go there. It’s up in the mountains so the cooler climate adds up to the beauty of the city. However, it’s a tourist trap so some things are overpriced, not to mention a lot of tourists flock in the most visited places so you have to be vigilant. But we did enjoy the experience. The vinyl gazebos at Camp John Hay was super nice and romantic. It truly is a place for couples that are in love.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Thanks for the post from Rashad Townsend.

There are some music channels that I really don’t like because they play way too much programming that just isn’t music. One of those channels is CMT. I do like their countdown that they do in the mornings but for the rest of the day it is regular programming. I don’t understand it. One show on that channel that I do understand is Crossroads. This is a really neat concept because it pairs up two artists to play together, one is country and the other one would be from a totally different genre of music. The most recent one I have seen is Zac Brown Band with Jimmy Buffett. At first glance this doesn’t sound like a good combination at all. How can Zac Brown and Jimmy Buffett sound event remotely good together? You really need to check out Crossroads and you will understand. Just because an artist sings country doesn’t mean they can’t sing other genres they just choose not to for the public’s sake. Go to and find out when you can get your satellite dish installed so you can start watching Crossroads soon.