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!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Yesterday I started to take care of the stuff I have moved several times and it kept ending up in the garage. I went through the four boxes I have moved four times. I can't believe that I moved that stuff all those times. I salvaged six books out of the boxes and the rest went to the garbage. Most of the stuff in the boxes was Logging Engineering materials that I got at Oregon State back in 1981. I used it a lot in Philipsburg and some in Beaver but I haven't had any cause to use it for the last 18 years. Oh what a pack rat I am.

One of the books I salvaged I wish I had known where it was several times in the last 18 years but not enough to try to find it in the boxes (I knew it was in one of those four boxes). Now it is on the book shelf with the rest of my education books. I'll probably never again have a reason to look anything up in the book but it makes me feel better knowing where it is. It cost me a heck of a lot of money when I bought it in 1975 ($29.95). That was when I had about $20.00 left of the pay check after the bills were paid. EXTRAVAGANT - You betcha. I used the book at least twice a week to look up insect pests when I was responsible for timber sales. I used it a lot---probably more than any other book I ever had. It was a good reference and was easy to find insects in....the pictures were great and showed the damage to the tree that was visible. People actually thought I was smart at that time because I could figure out the pest so quickly. Guess I was smart---I bought the book.

This blog didn't go where I thought it was going. Suffice it to say that I have now dealt with all of my moving home stuff---ALL OF IT---I am through moving. Today I am starting on cleaning out the garage---that ought to be fun.....


Lindsay-Weaver said...

I wish my husband would take a note out of your book and clean our garage! :) I guess I could, but I'm too lazy, and most of the "crap" is his!

Amber said...

I like going through stuff and getting rid of things, I always think it's very freeing. Sometimes I wish I could be one of those people that could fit everything they own into a few boxes, but I know that will never happen LOL

PsychDoctor said...

I thought most of those insects would probably be extinct by now that was so long ago... :)