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!

Friday, November 30, 2012


Had the pre-work meeting for the fire rehabilitation contracts yesterday---start flying Sunday. Will be good to get this going. Last contract like this I did was finished on December 28---hope this one gets done before Christmas. That was really bad for the people doing the work.

I printed the sunrise/sunset tables this morning to make sure I knew when we could start and had to stop flying. I was quite amazed that I can sleep an extra half hour before I have to start driving to this one. It is not that I didn't know the days get shorter but I was amazed at how fast that happens. For the seeding contract just last month we had to start driving at 0530 to be there for the safety briefing daily. It is an hour and a half drive to both areas we are going to rehab so starting at 0600 will work to start and by the end I can start at 0615.

The weather has been beautiful up until now and I am hoping it stays that way until we get the mulch out. After that we need to get a ton of snow for next year.


1 comment:

Lindsay Logic said...

Good luck! I hope the weather holds. :)