Thursday, April 30, 2009

Kasey's Crazy Customers

So APX has asked the sales reps to take pictures with all the customers that they sell. Well little did I know this would be a great idea. So Kasey takes our camera out to sell each day and he comes home with some of the most interesting stories and pictures because of it. So I thought I had to share.

First more moose sitings!! He says it's almost a daily occurrence now. So here is a picture for ya....HUGE!

Second...Kasey goes out and is selling to this guy. He gets him all set up and the guy has to pay like $100 extra for a piece of equipment in upgrades that Kasey will make extra money off of...then he spots it.....

That's right a Bow and Arrow. So Kasey started talking to him about the bow and arrow and finds out the guy is thinking about selling it. Kasey then asks him how much he is selling it for. The guy said he would sell it to Kasey for $100 bucks but really its worth about $300. Kasey then offers to pay for the equipment in exchange for the bow (this costs nothing to Kasey because the company would have paid for the equipment anyways). The guy agreed so now I have a bow and arrow sitting in my living room collecting dust that Kasey is more then excited to take to our ranch this summer and try out.

Third....Kasey is out selling one day when he knocks on these girls door. They are prob in their mid to late 20's or early 30's. So Kasey gets a sale but they fail credit check and the girls say to come back tomorrow and they will talk to their mother and put the system in her name. Well when Kasey gets up to go they start talking dirty little sayings in spanish (yet they have no idea he speaks spanish as well). Kasey, fortunately for them was wearing some jeans that have a huge HOLE in the booty and once he stood up to leave, yet again, the dirty spanish sayings started flying. Kasey understanding it all and could only blush a lil and say goodbye. haha. Well the next day he goes back and sure enough the girls are all dazzled up and wearing "cheap perfume" as Kasey describes it. Kasey just laughs to himself and gets the sale finalized. So at the end of the sale they start talking to him and he mentions me. They didn't believe him and that he was married. He asked if they saw his ring which they replied no they didn't think anything of it. The two girls then start talking to each other again speaking in spanish and say oh well a wife doesn't matter or something to that effect. Kasey yet again just smiles and says thanks and dips out....what can you do my husband is one stud!!...PS. Kasey said the only way they could hang out is if they had someone else who wanted an alarm system, sure enough the next day they called him up to sign up thier mother haha!!! Flirt to convert to a different degree.

Finally, fourth.....Kasey gets into this house and is trying to sell these customers when this thud thud thud comes tromping down the hall.....

Yep it was a herd of all sorts of animals. And yes that was a pig in Kasey's lap not another dog. I could not spot laughing at these pictures. I can't help but wonder what goes through peoples heads when they think yeah lets have a pig for a pet. (well my dad had one but he lived on a farm, a little different). Kasey said the house smelled "like shiz" and they were a very interesting family.

So that's all for stories from, A Day in the Life of Kasey. I don't have any of my own...still no job but I do keep myself busy doing other things like buying flowers and arranging them, blogging, scrapbooking, going to see movies like "17 Again", laying by the fireplace, facebooking and napping all day. I know, I slave for my family :)

Just one of my creations so far this summer with plenty more to come!

If Kasey brings home anymore stories and pictures I will be sure to share with ya!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Goodbye Utah...Hello Alaska?

That's right everyone we are now living in Alaska. We started the long 4 day journey on the 14th. It was super hectic because we weren't supposed to leave till the 16th so we had to pack all day Monday and be ready to leave at 6 the next morning so we would be able to join two other cars on our trek up. Needless to say it was a very very stressful day.

The car ride was very long but I must say we did see some pretty cool things. The scenery was beautiful. We saw lots and lots of trees which reminded me of the book Twilight (which we listen to on CD the whole way up...great idea by me!) and how the trees would be like Edwards hunting ground ha ha ha. We saw some pretty glaciers and frozen lakes with a sheet of ice on top about 2 feet thick! We saw a bald eagle that I'm no kidding was the size of a small child. Lots of buffalo and wild horses but to Kasey's disappointment we never saw a moose. I told him not to worry because I was sure he would see at least one by the time we left Alaska. By the end of the ride we both thought we were going to pull our eyes out of boredom then we pulled into Anchorage.

When I realized we were actually there I was super confused because I thought Alaska was supposed to be beautiful and green and luscious. Where we pulled in there was still snow, dirt and gravel EVERYWHERE, and brown dead shrubbery. When we got to our apartment I asked the office lady when it was supposed to get green. She said that right now is what they call breakup season because all the snow and ice are breaking up and it should start getting green in early to mid May. Then when we went to the bank I was talking to the teller and asked him about the gravel which was all over, it was on the medians where there should be grass, all over the roads, in parking lots, honestly everywhere you can think of gravel was. He said that here they don't even bother with salt on the roads they just throw straight gravel on the roads and that soon someone would be going around and cleaning it all up. I'm glad that's not my job!

So some of you are still wondering why we are in Alaska and some already know but Kasey is selling security systems door-to-door for APX for the summer. What job I will get here I'm not sure yet but I hate searching for jobs so that's why I'm blogging. But anyhow now that we are here and all moved in and Kasey is selling life for me is getting pretty boring until I get a job.

Kasey came home the other day and was super excited because he got 3 sales and saw a moose in a lady's backyard! Shocking I know. The lady said that moose are really common in residential areas but super annoying because they just walk through and knock down peoples fences and poo all over the lawn and eat everything. Apparently if you have every had problems with deer in your yard you haven't seen anything yet. Kasey said the moose was huge. He said that if he would have stood by it, he would have come up to the top of the moose's back and the moose still would have had a whole head on him! That we freak me out. I'm not too sure if I really want to see a moose still. My dad told me they were very angry creatures and they could really do some damage, so to see one that big outside my back sliding glass door would not comfort or excite me in the slightest.

So that's life for us now but I'm sure there will be much more to tell ya'll during the summer. We'll keep you posted if we see anymore moose! WEIRD!!