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!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Went south today to see some family. Stopped by to see how the construction at the site of Mom's old house was coming. It is looking pretty good. I get asked quite a lot what is going on with the house. When I tell people about the foundation falling apart they say OOOOHHHHH---and then they understand.

Foundation is poured and the crawl space is formed and ready to pour---won't be long until things are lookin' up.

Here is what the corner looks like today where the old red brick house stood.


Looney said...

Here in California the houses have no basements, whereas most of them did in Tennessee where I grew up. Are basements common in your area?

Dee Ice Hole said...

Yes---most houses have basements because it is by far the cheapest square footage in a house---this one however will just have a crawl space---the basement it used to have in it was pretty danged scary.