Bus Driver Jim has been an eclectic computer programmer and photographer since the early seventies. A recent twenty year stint in the transportation industry has earned him the handle and this blog is a documentary of his life and travels.
I’ve got a bunch of new kids this year ranging from pre-school through six grade. I also have some veterans who remember last years candy handout.
Steph has whipped up a new batch of treats and I set the box on the floor by my seat this morning. The look on my kids faces as they boarded the bus was priceless. They knew these little bundles had to be for them! They each got one as they left the bus.
Once again, Steph does all the work and I get all the love :-)
Hmmm, must be Sunday! I’ve been hunkered down in the cave writing code again. No shower for the second straight day, the SeaHawks lost and Steph is sleeping in the Family Room with the cat so probably no dinner unless I make it!
Life is cool though because I’ve created these content pages for everything video:
These links are available anytime from the Hollywood Function on your right…
I called our sprinkler system guy a couple of weeks ago about blowing out our lines but he’s been busy and still hasn’t made it here. The water needs to be expelled under pressure to keep the lines from freezing during winter. I’m assuming he’s accomplished at performing this service with snow on the ground.
Hopefully I’m not assuming too much. You think? gulp…
Oh well, it’s 12 degrees right now, not too far below freezing :-)
Sunday update: Snow is melting, it’s warming up and the sprinkler guy will be here tomorrow. I talked to him yesterday and everything is cool :-)
Piper knows that winter is closing in around us like a white vice. Her carefree days of lounging in the sun, owning the yard and terrifying rodents pretty much ended today as the snow accumulated in the yard and on her deck.
She remembers last winter where I used to play with her in my office throughout the cold nights before we went to bed. It was great therapy for her and I tried it tonight.
It entertained her for a bit but then I crawled under the footstool to check her out. My poor little baby looks so sad!
I was driving home into our sub-division this afternoon and couldn’t help but notice Fred’s Mountain (Grand Targhee Ski Resort). It looks like it’s here… Snow, skiing, icy roads, driveway shoveling, windshield scraping, frozen hands and one sweet little cat that ain’t going to be able to hunt!
I hunkered down in the man-cave yesterday and whipped up the time/date and temperature box on your right. The code extracts the current weather from the excellent Yahoo! service, based on the zip code I provide. A problem I encountered is that I know my zip, but I don’t know yours! I’m sure you could care less what my current temp is.
I needed a service that would tell me what your zip code is based on your IP address, and I found it. It’s a free service from an outfit named IPInfoDB. I can now get your zip when you visit here and then provide your current temperature.
Let me know via comments here how it works or if there are any issues. Hover your mouse over the temperature to see the location and zip. Also, with all of the fine weather data I’m gathering for your location, a new function is in the works :-)
Update: The function is ready and selectable from the sidebar as Your Weather.
Had a busy day with the kids yesterday. We cruised around Alta showing off my sisters house and rental properties, introduced Jess to the family, stopped by Dave’s new house and drove to Jackson. Some observations: the Kia handled the pass easily and the off season is a good time to visit Jackson, not another person in the antler photo!
Jackson was looking colorful,
Dave discovered a previously unknown dungeon under his house,
and the Alta hills were glowing!
We finished up the day having dinner with sis at the Royal Wolf.
Took off down to Rexburg this morning, grabbed some ammo for Riley’s odd caliber rifle and went to the range. Two sore shoulders later Riley turned over the Kia keys to me and we headed North.
Since I was driving and we had no agenda I took them up to Mesa Falls. Their vehicle is a 2013 Kia Optima SX with all the trimmings. Very sweet! Kia has come a long way from those little economy cars they started with.
Mesa Falls was beautiful as always… The kids were looking pretty good too.
A gorgeous car pulled into our driveway yesterday afternoon carrying a couple of equally good looking young people. Riley and Jessica have arrived! This is Jess’s first trip to the Tetons and after enjoying back ribs in homemade sauce along with my barbeque beans from scratch, Steph’s potato salad and an evening in the hot tub under a brilliant clear starry night, I think she likes it!