Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Well the Jazz at least played all four quarters today even though it wasn't good enough to do anything. Told you they were on their way out. NO CHANCE THEY'LL WIN ANYTHING THIS YEAR. Lakers will likely win it all.

When I was on my way out of church today two little boys that I have been trying to get to play with me in church suddenly ran up to me and gave me fives on both hands at the same time. I wasn't expecting it and I jumped. The lady next to me said why would they do that? I said I have been trying to get them to do it separately for at least a year. It was cute and I think they agreed to bushwhack me. Pretty funny for a three year old and a four year old.

I read a joke this morning about a dying priest who asked to have Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid come to see him before he died. They showed up and each took one of his hands. They asked why did you ask for us? The priest replied Jesus died between two liars and thieves and I wanted to do the same.

Talked with my old boss yesterday. She's extremely busy and not likely to get any relief. She is pretty sure the paired Forest thing is going to continue and she'll run both of them. She said her next open appointment is in May. I would hate to be that booked. When I have every day in my calendar booked I start to get clostrophobia - would hate to have it booked solid by 15 minute intervals. I don't know how she does it but if anyone can get past it she will.

We bought a really nice looking yearling quarter horse last year pretty cheap. He has grown nicely and has grown pretty big. We had a guy start breaking him a couple of weeks ago. I was really afraid he would be tough to handle and we'd have to sell him off as a poor purchase. The guys son (that is breaking him) has him going good enough that he can ride him bareback and with just a halter rope. I'm tickled he is going to turn out OK. He is going to make whoever rides him look like a cowboy. He is beautifully marked and has four white stockings that are up to his knees. I told everyone he was my insurance policy. Robert B. Parker, in A Day At the Races, said that there has never been a man commit suicide with an untried two year old in the barn. I still haven't tried him and probably won't until he's had lots of wet blankets (wet saddle blankets from being used make good horses). I never used to be at all worried about a horse bucking but I am now. I stayed on the last one that bucked with me but I was sore for over a week just from the pounding I took.

The whole Obama/Chavez meeting this week made me angry. Obama needs to be careful how he portrays the United States - I really didn't like his appologizing - and I don't feel like he represents me very well.

Time is ticking away. I am down to under 23 million seconds left to work. I'm starting to get excited about retirement. Is there a move in our future - PROBABLY.


Lindsay-Weaver said...

What are your retirement plans? Will you really be retired, or do you plan on taking on a second career? Just curious. :) If you want to do pro bono gardening, i have three and a half acres. lol jk

Delirious said...

Obama has already proven that he has ZERO international diplomacy skills

Amber said...

:) good blog!

Dee Ice Hole said...

Depends on whether we move or not. If we move I will continue to do fire - if we don't I won't.