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!

Monday, November 1, 2010


I went in to work this morning to make sure I had everything in place for the 8th to mix the seed. While I was there we were notified that the seed companies (all of them) didn't have enough of one type of seed to fill our order. That seed is being delivered today less the amount not available. This creates a problem because the total poundage was scheduled to be in two different mixes and some of it applied alone (it was going to be used on three separate areas). So now a decision has to be made of what to do about a change in mixes (if any)---and on top of that the other seed contract will be awarded tomorrow so we should know sometime tomorrow if we are going to get all of the other seed we ordered.

We are having a meeting tomorrow to determine what we are going to do with this changed situation---if it was up to me we would use what we have where it was scheduled by itself and mix the rest for the other areas each receiving half of what remains. That is what I would do and that took all of one minute to decide. But NO tomorrow we will meet as a group to try to figure out what we are going to do to meet our plan. Should take about three hours and we still won't know for sure what we are going to apply in all the areas.

When I was a wee lad my Grandfather used to say:
"Committees of 20 contemplate plenty;"
"Committees of 10 work now and then;"
"If you want anything done, under the sun, have it done by a committee of one."

Just proof again that my Grandfather was a very smart man.


Dee Ice Hole said...

That way there isn't anyone to take the blame if things don't work out right. GOTTA LOVE IT

Dee Ice Hole said...

OH YEAH---NOW I REMEMBER---This is part of the reason I retired. YUP--- maybe I shouldn't have taken this job.