Monthly Archives: January 2017


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Moos On Second

I was dropping a client off at the apartments on Third today when she spotted something moving over on the next block between buildings. Looks like a moose she said nonchalantly. So I drove around the block and there it was just casually moseying down the sidewalk on Second Avenue.

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Keeping Ice Alive

It’s one of those tough weeks for our ice artists. I’ve seen it happen before where the sun comes out and warms up to the low thirties. The tarps are put up between the sun and the ice and smiles fade to frustrated frowns.

The forecast for tomorrow (judgement day) is 27° and some snow so hopefully they’ll survive to the finish line. Click the photo below for more.

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Presculpt 2017

The conditions are perfect this year for a little ice-scupting: plenty of snow, clear skies, and cold temps. The crews were hucking their backsides on the ice pretty hard today. Click the photo below for a few more shots.

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Hatches Window

Over the many years I’ve been driving a bus or supervising a fleet, my first stop of the morning always seemed to set the tone for the day. Coming out of the Seattle area I’ve had some pretty memorable first stops, but Hatches Corner continues to please me.

As I leaned my camera out the window into the sub-zero cold this morning, I grimaced at the frozen solid road, smiled at the Tetons and in the stillness of a Teton Valley daybreak I knew I would safely make it home tonight .

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Pink Puff Bed

Pretty Piper climbed up onto Stephs baby blanket project that was sprawled across the dining room table today. After a few kneads and a couple of shuffles she settled on in.

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Here we go again, the sixth annual Great Snow Fest is upon us and it looks like we’ll have plenty of snow this time. One year (was it last year?) they had to truck the stuff in from the outskirts of town and the Ice Sculptures melted fast. Karen and I are also driving the shuttle out to the dog sled event again this year, so stay tuned.

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Водитель автобуса Джим блестящий и недооцененный компьютерный программист. Вы должны действительно проверить его работу.

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Snowed In

For the first time in all the years I’ve been driving the bus here, I can’t get out of my driveway this morning to perform that function. My little weighted down truck with it’s fine snow tires is no match for the dumping we got last night.

All of the roads out of our Valley are closed except Pine Creek Pass, school is closed, and my poor bus is probably buried, so I might as well just sit tight for a bit. Steph is fretting because three of her customers are out of propane, but what can you do?

And don’t even think about paying us a visit…

Update: TRPTA has canceled bus service here in Teton Valley today!

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Sunday Snack

I’m cooking stew and writing code today, hunkered down inside a mountain of snow protected by horizontally stacked logs. I picked up some local treats at the indoor Farmers Market inside MD Nursery yesterday and just now spread them out for a little mid-morning snack. Organic crackers, spicy hummus and carrot jalapeno extra hot salsa from my long bearded friend of the summer market, along with some Golden Glow Kraut, fermented personally by the Jackson Hole lady of Daily Roots (green cabbage, carrots, ginger, garlic, turmeric and sea salt). My taste buds are screaming Yummy!

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Wonderful news! he says facetiously, as the minus double digit bitter cold snap transitions to snow. Oh well, I brought a fine sixteen passenger bus with new Hankook snow tires up here yesterday and I’m ready for it. I have determined that life behind the wheel as a professional driver in the Rockies is just a matter of moving through it in a perpetual controlled slide, keeping your cool all the while…

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Resolve 2017

I have but one resolution this year: to hit my $10 treadmill daily. That’s it, simple and doable. Right now I get in 35 minute high-intensity walks at 3.5 mph every other day. I do my workout with weights every third day which allows my muscles to regenerate and grow, so I’m good there, and my diet is approved by god, so good there also.

I read yesterday that probiotic yogurt was great for the brain in your gut and I’ve been taking that with my protein powder now for half a year. Like I said, my diet comes from above and I don’t make conscious decisions about it, I just listen and follow instructions. I realized the other day that the chocolate I eat regularly is a substitute for alcohol, and I have no complaints about that.

So I hope this year you receive your instructions clearly, and follow them intently.

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