Tuesday, September 28, 2010


So it has been a quiet start to fall. The 49ers are 0-3 which broke my heart and got their offensive coordinator fired. School has been nice, but not too stressful, no major papers or projects due yet. I got my living permit without too much trouble. Last weekend we had district conference and this weekend is general conference. I am getting over a cold, so I was hoping to go and peacefully enjoy district conference, but it turned out that I had to translate into English from Estonian. I didn't have my English scriptures with me and had not translated into English for a while, I usually have had to translate into Estonian at church. It was ok, but not great. I was tired and in a bad mood by the end of day which was ├╝ber long because of the leadership meetings and the general session. I have never supported Saturday night church, but what can you do. I translated again Sunday and it went much better. I am almost over my cold and am looking forward to watching general conference from my home computer in English! I am also looking forward for the 49ers first win, which will come any week now! I hope...

Monday, September 20, 2010


While in the states we also got to go to Ohio! It was really great, Maris lived there while selling books a few years ago and I had never been. My brother is doing a fellowship in Columbus, we also went to Cincinnati. We went to King's Island and stayed at a Gray Wolf hotel which has a fantastic water park connected to it. We also went to the zoo, and to a big science center where they had a Titanic exhibit.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

home sweet home

Before I do blogs on Redfish lake or Ohio, I wanted to say it was great being home. Twin Falls is a fantastic place and I have a fantastic family. We got to visit Lynne at work, see a lot of extended family at a Pocatello picnic and a wedding. It was great to relax, read go jet skiing, and enjoy small simple pleasures of life at the Crandall home. Thick luscious carpet, good home cooking, a big screen TV and a freezer full of ice cream and fruit bars. God bless the USA.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Redfish Lake

One of the cool things we did while visiting the States was going to Redfish Lake. It is a few hours North of Twin Falls. It was a little bit cold while we were there but we still had a great time. We went jet skiing, celebrated Jake's birthday and went to some hot springs! I had not been for quite a few years and forgot how beautiful it is up there. We did not see any red fish, even though there were supposedly some there for the first time in 20 years.

Friday, September 3, 2010


One of the things that I loved at home was being able to watch the first 3 pre-season games! They were all in high definition and on the big screen. The 49ers won all the games and played very well. I'm excited for Alex Smith to have a great year. I have lots of favorites, but the one I will highlight here is Dominique Zeigler. He was an undrafted WR a few years back and has been on the practice squad for 2 or 3 years, he always plays well in practice but was tall, skinny, and never had the status of a early round draft pick. This pre-season he has been fantastic, getting a lot of playing time. Most think that he won't just make the team, but he might even be their third receiver this year. That is a good story of a guy who never gave up and now will be realizing his dream. This Saturday we will find out who made the team and who did not. Good luck to the 49ers and to Dominique Zeigler


Hey everybody! I am back blogging, after taking most of August off. We were back in Twin Falls and for the last several weeks it was fantastic. Now we are back in Tallinn, it is cold and windy. The beautiful Estonian summer is over and now fall is here. Right now it is 6:30 AM and I am listening to the last 49er pre-season game on the Internet. I always wake up at about 4:00 AM returning to Estonia because of jet lag, what can you do. I will be doing some more blogs about how our trip to the states went and about things here! Stay tuned.