Category: Preston Crompton

Three wonderful years

Around this time last year I was telling my wife Adriana happy anniversary for the first time. It worked out because paper was the first year anniversary gift, so I wrote her a column and called it good. Adriana gave…

So close, and yet, so far

A year ago around this time I was just getting back into taking online classes at Idaho State University. I had a heart-to-heart with my father/boss at The Power County Press. “I’ve loved working for you, but I want to…

Who’s right?

A dead clock is right twice a day. The woman is always right. The odds vary in both circumstances but just the other day, I had the experience of witnessing both at the same time. “Preston, our clock is dead,”…

Sports and politics

In this week’s edition of The Press and The Times, one of the inserts is the Fall Sports Edition. One of my personal favorite little extras that we do. I love sports and I enjoy the young adults and adults…

One year and counting

We’re just two kids that are doing a lot of adult things. Adriana, my wife, is now as old as I was when we first met. Every year I get one year older, and one year wiser. Although I keep…

Adventures in lawn care

Being our first summer in our first home, Adriana and I, moreso I, have run into a lot of obstacles for keeping our lawn well-watered. I first purchased a 50 foot hose in the spring, but rarely had to use…

The ides of February

A couple years back I was getting to know the future Mrs. Crompton. At the time neither of us knew how serious the relationship would get. We had a date planned for Valentine’s Day and we ended up just hanging…

The different stages of hunger

There are different stages when it comes to wanting children. Adriana and I haven’t made it to the full on starvation stage. Where we have to have a kid and can’t go any longer without another Crompton in the mix.…

Black Friday or Gray Thursday

Each year the starting time for “Black Friday” gets farther and farther into Thanksgiving. Some stores and companies are taking a stand and saying no to working on Thanksgiving. I thought waking up at 2 a.m. for sales was crazy,…