Tuesday, November 29, 2005


For those of you who are not aware, North Dakota and southwestern Montana got hit with their first blizzard of the season about 3 weeks ago. Colorado was getting stuff this Thanksgiving weekend.

This text is from county emergency manager out in the western part of North Dakota state after the storm.



Up here in the Northern Plains we just recovered from a historic event --- may I even say a "Weather Event" of "Biblical Proportions" --- with an historic blizzard of up to 24" inches of snow and winds to 50 MPH that broke trees in half, stranded hundreds of motorists in lethal snow banks, closed all roads, isolated scores of communities and cut power to 10's of thousands.

  • George Bush did not come....

  • FEMA did nothing....

  • No one howled for the government...

  • No one even uttered an expletive on TV...

  • Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards.....

  • No news anchors moved in.

We just melted snow for water, sent out caravans to pluck people out of snow engulfed cars, fired up wood stoves, broke out coal oil lanterns or Aladdin lamps and put on an extra layer of clothes.

Even though a Category "5" blizzard of this scale has never fallen this early...we know we live in a place where this kind of thing can happen. So we've learned how to deal with it ourselves.

Everybody is doing just fine at the present. Relief is on the way.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Recent Tack Room activity...

Well, the tack room (a.k.a., exercise room, private dojo, etc.) is painted and the built-in cabinets are now fully installed (a little trimming on the right side was necessary, but nothing that handy dandy jig saw won't take care of). I think I will treat the ceiling to another bit of plaster and painting, but that will be another time. It's starting to rain out here and I need to get the "stuff" inside before the tarps blow off or leak or "whatever" and I have more problems than I need.

Over turkey day holiday I moved the fridge and freezer (defrosting included) and those two items are in their final position. The room received the remaining cleaning it needed... mucho grosso behind the freezer...    

More stuff to be put away or taken to Goodwill, I hope to have a usable exercise room in a couple of weeks.

Sad News ( The television I thought we might use out here won’t turn on…)

Pictures will be posted. Stay tuned!    

Monday, November 21, 2005

Can you believe it?

I was in Kansas City last week, but somehow I missed getting ANY of that famous BBQ!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Recent Visitor

an omen for anything?

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

RFP conversation snippets

During a recent conference all, someone joined the conference bridge and there was a subsequent amount of airport background noise. The conference coordinator asked, "Who joined the call, please?" The answer was "Those are the voices inside my head."

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


the best ones are the ones from your daughter! :-)

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

How to Carve a Pumpkin

How to Carve a Pumpkin

By Julia Posz

Hi, and welcome to how to carve a pumpkin with Julia. The first thing you need is a round, clean orange pumpkin from the store. Now that you have you’r pumpkin get a strong sharp knife and cut a circle around the top then take the top off and get the seeds out. Now that you have the seeds out you may get a tracer of a princess, vampire, or an old fashen one. Then get you’r knife and start tracing the design. Finally you need a little candle then light it and there it is. You made a Halloween pumpkin so now set it outside so every one can see! See you next time!

Happy Halloween!