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    Visiting Waterloo

    We needed to get away for a short bit and thought we’d try something different.  So we visited Waterloo, Iowa.   Just getting a hotel with a pool was a

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You need this for your car!

I had the unfortunate event of having a flat tire while driving with one of my kids yesterday!  He was playing something electronic and oblivious to the fact anything was wrong.  Thankfully I was able to pull over fast and get over as far as possible with my flashers on.   I’m slightly terrified of another car hitting us while being pulled over on the side of the road.  I called my husband and he answered right away.  Swoon.   He tells me I have a tire repair kit in my trunk and stays with me on the phone.

This kit has a mini air compressor and is the easiest thing ever.  You plug it into the cigarette lighter in your car, put on the tire valve line and turn on the switch.  That may be all the fix you need.  But if not, there is also a bottle you can attach to the compressor kit that is filled with tire sealant.  That is just a matter of unscrewing the lid and screwing it on the compressor.  The compressor has a gauge.  Within a matter of minutes I was back on the road and it felt completely fine.  After the fix, you are not to drive more than 125 miles and keep it under 50mph with my particular kit that came with my car.

This doesn’t fix your tire, but it gets you home or to a tire repair place safely.  I think the sealant needs to get cleaned out before too long so it doesn’t damage your tire sensor.

I got the car home and my husband found a screw in the tire and fixed it all up for me.  I feel so much more comfortable having this simple kit in my car and I will make certain my kids have it when they get to driving. The less time they are out working on the side of the road, the better.   I prefer them to practice changing tires in the driveway instead of the side of the road.

 

 

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My Fareway grocery plan 4/7/16- 4/11/16

Bananas, $0.29/lb

Cantaloupe, $0.99/each

Russet potatoes 4lb, $0.78 (Thurs/Fri only)   no 4lb lb at my Fareway

Dole iceberg lettuce, $0.78/each (Thurs/Fri only)

Strawberries 16oz, $1.49 (Aldi price match)

Braeburn apples, $0.88/lb

KC Masterpeice bbq sauce 17-18oz, $0.88

Dozen eggs, extra large, $0.99 (limit 2)

Dr. Pepper/7up 2 L, $0.88 (Thurs/Fri only)

Boneless chicken breast, $1.88/lb (limit 20 lb)

80% ground beef 10lb tube, $1.99/lb )with in ad coupon)

Fareway sandwich bread wheat 24 oz, $0.99

Cheerios 8.9oz, $1.68 (Thurs/Fri only)

Half gallon milk, $0.99 (limit 2, Thurs/Fri only)

Blue bunny ice cream 1.75qt, $1.99 (limit 2)

 

 

Tidy Cats Glade 14lb jug, $4.88 (with in ad coupon pg 3, limit 1)

 

This is how we buy syrup at our house.  One jug of 128 fluid oz at a time for $7.99

2016-04-07

 

 

Free to attend Iowa Football’s open practice this Friday, April 8, 2016 in West Des Moines

Valley Stadium is hosting this free event on Friday, April 8th.  West and southeast gates open at 4:30pm, with players signing autographs at 5:30 and the practice starting at 6pm.  There will be a 45 minute youth clinic after the game for kids 7- 12 and starting around 7:45 for the first 275 children.  There will be a liability waiver to sign if they participate in the clinic.

Please see more information HERE.

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Our visit to the Iowa Hall of Pride

This was a fun family outing.  There is a 10 minute movie in the beginning about Iowa.  The show may be a little slow for the younger crowd, but I thought it was good.

Then they open the doors for the interactive exhibits of which they are many.  Some worked better than others and it could be a very educational experience.

I was able to find family members names on some of the screens and that was especially exciting to see.

When we got to the back of the room, we got to spend the coins we were given upon admission in a gaming area.  I think my husband and I had more fun than the kids.

Admission is $10/adult and kids are free. Farm Bureau Members receive free admission if you show your Farm Bureau cards.  

Please visit their website HERE for more information.

Hours are Monday – Friday 9 – 4pm and select Saturdays listed on their website.

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