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, December 31, 2012

S'LONG 2012

2012 is just about to go out the window and 2013 is set to start.  All in all 2012 was a very good year.  We had good health and bought a new car.  I went to five different fires and had a good season   After fire season ended I was asked to inspect the rehab contracts for three different fires.  There was one for seeding and one for flying wheat straw mulch onto the worst burned areas.  It was a good part time job.  I worked on the preparation part for two weeks in October, the seeding contract for two weeks in November, and the mulching contract for two weeks in December.  That was a lot more work than I expected but it was good to do it.

We had all of our kids home for short visits for Christmas and 11 of our 20 grand kids too.  Would have been nice to see the rest but I just count my blessings that I got to see some of them.  Taking everything into account 2012 was good to us.



Delirious said...

Happy new year! It's already 2013 here in China. :)

Nene said...

Happy New Year!

Looney said...

It must be quite a scene to have your entire clan together at one time.