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!

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Today was different than most first days back from being gone for a while. I arrived at work at 0630 and opened my e-mail. At 1030 I took a five minute break from looking into the one eyed monster. By 12:08 I had finished reading the mail I received while I was at the training session - that is correct 5 1/2 hours of solid reading with a five minute break and a short visit from the boss. ABSOLUTELY NOT WHAT I SIGNED ON TO DO WITH MY CAREER.

After lunch everything was settled down again and things were back to normal. Not a usual day - usually when I get back from being gone I spend at least two days chasing the broken things around the office and trying to put them back together again. Kind of like Humpty Dumpty because no matter how hard you try you never get all the pieces recovered. I was more worried this time because my computer was upgraded to a different operating system and through the upgrade they dumped my dial up capability. I had no idea what was going on while I was gone. NOTE TO SELF - DON'T CHECK IN ANYMORE - it is easier to come in cold and fix things than have them brewing in your belly for a few days before you get home.

1 comment:

Lindsay-Weaver said...

I hate being gone from work and coming back to a mess! However, it's amazing to me the difference in what gets done while you're gone when you're out for something mandatory (Like surgery) vs. a real vacation. When I was out for that week, I came back and I wasn't behind at all. It's nice that I work with good people.