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, October 26, 2010


Well I worked Friday, Monday most of the day and today for five hours. In that time I have sorted out the work to be accomplished, who would be the best person or group to do the work, when they should be doing it and have basically delegated them to do the work. Two of the jobs, reseeding and mulching, will be my responsibility. Both of these jobs will be done using aircraft and it should go pretty quickly. Time will tell on that, but I will work two hours tomorrow and then won't work again until the seed starts to arrive for mixing.

There will be five separate seed mixes that will be flown onto different areas of the fire based on historic moisture regimes on the areas. The tracking of which seed mix went to which site will be a nightmare but I think I can make it through that. I said earlier that there were a lot of moving parts to this rehabilitation plan and there are going to be a lot of things going at the same time. I will get to work on many of them but won't get to spend as much time as I wanted to on each one.

There are 75 days programmed for me to do what I need to do. With the way the delegations went today I will probably only use 1/2 to 2/3 of the days that are set up. Looks like I have nearly delegated myself out of a job. ;-)


Looney said...

I have visions of a transport plane flying along with the tail gate lowered and you shoveling seeds and throwing them out the back.

Dee Ice Hole said...

I'll post some pictures later this week---It is really pretty cool to get to do this. ;-)