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!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


We took a trip to Idaho to try to sell this little piece of land where my Grandmother's house used to stand. It is 0.14 acres and you have to have 0.5 acres in this town to build any structure on. Our only chance at selling this piece of land will be to sell it to one of the two adjacent land owners. I talked to the lady with her house just in front of this property and told her we were going to sell it. I told her what the appraised price was and told her that the appraised value was too high because of the size. I told her what I had paid to get the house torn down and wanted at least that much out of the property. She said she was interested. I told her I would call her in a week and if she wasn't interested then I was going to try to sell it to her neighbor. Hope she buys it---if it goes to the neighbor it makes both of their lands more difficult to manage.

While we were there I tried to clean the headstone for my Grandma and Grandpa. It didn't come completely clean but this picture shows how it looked after I scrubbed it with a full bottle of Lime Away. When I go back again I will go prepared to remove all of the lime scale from the stone. My Grandpa died on my Grandma's 47th birthday. He went out to the farm and didn't come home.

This is a picture of me scrubbing the headstone. When I saw it I was really disgusted that we have allowed their headstone to look that bad.

This is a picture of part of a 26 acre dry farm we own up there. It is always fun for me to see this little piece of land that used to be part of my grandparents land holdings.

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