Monthly Archives: January 2018

Time Is Now

I was sitting off Bates Road today at 1105 getting ready to pick up the little old lady down the road, and I was thinking about the past. How many moments in my life have I looked around and wondered how the hell did I arrive here. All of those moments were very real and very now, and now they mean nothing. Soon, so will this…

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Medusa won the Ice Sculpture contest…

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The Pioneer Hotel is my favorite place to stay when I’m hanging out in Laughlin, NV.

…tiles by MapBox and Leaflet, streetview by Google
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Ice Sculpts

We swung by the Ice Sculpts after shopping this morning and I took a few shots. They were still working on them so we passed on the voting but after putting this post up, I go with Medusa. Click on her to see the rest…

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Trailer Moose

Spotted this young moose munching branches in the Trailer Park this morning.

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Steph’s got a new ride, a 2001, 8 cylinder, 4wd Toyota Tundra. It’s a sweet truck but it’s picked up a noise that I suspect is from the drivers side wheel compartment. It starts as a vibration at 45mph and is pretty loud at 65. It feels like air vibrating something so I have concluded it must my the lining inside the wheel well, which is loose.

The problem is, I have no idea how to fix it. There are some pretty funky rivets attaching it to the body and then there’s also the question whether or not to even keep it. Fortunately, I happen to know the best auto-body tech on the West Coast (who also happens to be my son) so I’ve put together this post just for him.

Sending it off, now…

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Carve Start

The carvers started on their ice blocks today. It’s cold and sunny and as usual on days like this, the sun tends to win out. (SnowScapes)

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January Monday

It was a nice little Monday in January around here today. There were some cool wispy clouds hanging around the Big Holes, the snow blocks are ready to be carved and I went to the climbing gym where I drop kids off all the time, and I was surprised…

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Up The Hill

Steph’s sister Sandy and sibling Kerry brought a family truck named Baby from Washington State here to the Valley yesterday. It’s now Steph’s new ride and we have to work on sending her Mazda into a well deserved retirement.

We hopped on the Grand Targhee shuttle this morning and rode up the hill to enjoy the ambiance of a fine powder day, and here’s some shots: (Click the photo below…)

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Here’s a little art work for a Sunday evening. The original photo was a steel sculpture in downtown Seattle shot many years ago. I’ve been writing code on a single app for more than two months now but it’s not ready for release, so I play with my painting tools for a break…

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Hose Puller

I was parked along the side of the road on Main St in Victor this morning and I stepped off the bus to stretch. I noticed footprints heading off into the snow and realized it was the tracks of a lonely Hose Puller. These are the guys that drive those funny looking round tank trucks around town, full of propane, and their job description requires them to trudge off into the snow dragging a hose behind them just to fill a tank.

I shook my head and stepped back into my warm bus…

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The Earth and the Moon shot from a NASA spacecraft…

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