Monday, December 29, 2008

One Sick Puppy!

Hi there and welcome to a blog I didn't want to write. It seems that Dazee has gone and gotten herself sick. We don't know why or what caused it but it is treatable and we are on our way to getting her better. A weird coincidence is that what she has is the step below what made Marley's owners put him down. The next step is to make sure that doesn't happen. It could still cause her stomach to twist and we don't want that. We need to keep her around for a long time. She is presently stoned on Valium and its kind of fun to watch. He he, my dog is stoned. Poor thing! As you can see by the foto, she was way out of it when I took it. We tried to carry her out to the Jeep on a stretcher but she somehow found the strength to jump off it. She is a fighter...... which is good for this upcoming battle. Well, enough. I will keep you updated!

Friday, December 26, 2008

It's the day after Christmas and I thought I would add a few lines to another blog. Yesterday was a good day. Myself and Sam went to breakfast at Denny's to start our day off and after, we were supposed to go to Ogden, but, it was snowing quite bad so we went back home and watched videos till about 3. We left the house and headed to Brigham City to go see the the movie Marley and Me. The previews make it out to be a funny as hell movie, which it is, but, halfway through, I knew how it was going to end. The story is a true one, I believe. It starts with a newlywed couple and the dog they get as a puppy..... Marley. The dog is one crazy dog.... it eats and chews everything in its path. Some of the scenes are just funny as hell. The family grows and Marley ages. Towards the end, the dog is getting old and well....... it comes time to put him down. I swear there wasn't a dry eye in the theater. It is such a sad scene. It hit particularly hard on me and Sam due to the fact we had to do the same thing to Rio, our Marley. I think that was the hardest thing I have ever done. To me, my dogs are family. Rio was one of my kids. I still to this day miss her. Any way, I had better stop, this is getting to hard to write.
Today, me and Sam took advantage of the sun and took some fotos. This foto of the the deer was the best one i took. There were about 20 or so in a herd coming up from the river bottoms. I used the telefoto lens and proved to myself there were two bucks in the herd, but they were very small. We followed them up from the river bottoms until they crossed the highway and headed to the hills. I think I will hit the hot springs tonight..... a good soak sounds like the right medicine for a cold winter night.... till later, ME

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Miracle # 2

Hi again. Now, I know if Samantha knew I was using this foto she would kick my ass, but oh well, too bad! I suppose you are wondering about the title so I will explain. If you have been reading my blogs you will recall a few years back when Sam was taken into an oral surgeon for a possible jaw tumor. Well she escaped that one with nothing more than a few stitches and no tumor. Well, Monday, on her way here, she was involved in a very serious auto accident. A mini van, spun out in front of the truck she was riding in and bounced off the wall, hit the truck, threw them into a semi and then they bounced off of it into the wall. The truck was destroyed, a Dodge so no loss, and she walked away from it just bruised and sore. I cant really put into words how much of a relief it was to find out she was OK. I left work like a bat out of hell and flew to Ogden to meet her at the hospital. The feeling of joy seeing her there and OK was awesome. I am sooooo glad she is OK. OK, I'll stop now. This Christmas is that much more special to me because of this miracle....... ciao!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Good evening and welcome to another addition to my written wanderings. Tonight, according to the paper anyway, is the night that the moon will appear it's brightest for the year. And, I have to agree with them. The moon tonight is incredible. I can't believe how bright it is. It is times like this that I wish I had an even better camera. But oh well, this will have to do. Last nights sunset followed by the moon rising was awesome too. No, I didn't have my camera but oh well. I'll get over it. The moon last night had the storm ring around it. It looked soooooo cool. I would have needed a wide angle lens for that so it will have to remain a memory. The sunset last night over the lake was incredible also. the clouds were a fiery orange. I wish I could have been on Willard peak for that one. It would have been great to see it from up there. Tomorrow they are saying it is supposed to snow. I am ready I guess. I do want some so my well will fill back up. It got kind of dry towards the end of the season. I think I will take my camera tomorrow and go explore. Who knows where I will end up but hopefully it will be foto worthy. Until then...... Jeep on!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Hi and welcome to another adventure. I had some house and yard work to do today and I found myself done with time on my hands. What better reason to have myself another adventure. As you read from the previous post on my trip out to the Jetty , my offering was not accepted by the Jetty Master. So, today's adventure was twofold. 1 to build an acceptable offering and 2, figure out what someone had put into the lake. As you can see from the fotos I have accomplished both and am satisfied with the results. My statue was still standing when I left and I know what is out in the lake. Now I know you can't tell from the foto what is out in the lake, but after blowing up the foto on my puter I found out my first guess was correct. They are pink flamingos covered in salt. I don't have any idea who put them out there but over time they have both been covered in a thick layer of salt. If they survive the winter, I will go out there in the spring when the water isn't too cold and get you a close up of them. I know the foto isn't very good, but the sun was directly behind them so getting a good foto wasn't very easy. I have one foto that turned out really well and I'll try and add it to this post. Like I said, I am new to this site and I am constantly learning about it. So, bare with me and I'll try to get it right. The weather out there was so nice for December. It was near 50! Who would have thought it would be that nice in winter? Hell, I even mowed up all the leaves that blew into my yard from the last storm today. I do hope it snows soon. We need the water! OK, that's it for today! Until next time..... roll with the changes!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Solar Vista

Good evening! Tonight the earth gets to see the moon, Venus and Jupiter all together in a triangle. I know the foto sux but its the best I could do. Of course the moon is up in the top left corner.... Venus is center bottom..... and Jupiter is above the wire towards the right. The original foto was a lot darker sans the wires but you couldn't see the planets so I let my photo editor dick with it so at least you could get the idea. In all reality, it looks way cool live. I wish I had time to read the manual so I could get the better foto... but you know.... I'm a guy.... why would I read it??? Anyway, this is it. I know it ain't much, but oh well.... deal with it! OK, that's about it. I know it's short but life is kinda boring at the moment. Maybe it will pick up next week. Who knows?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Free at last!

Ok, I know you are all tired of looking at my wounds, but, I would be willing to bet you ain't as tired of seeing them as I am of having them! Today was stitch removal day. I am now free from being held together by something other than my own skin. My wish now is that it WILL hold together so I am done with all this crap! Knock on wood, cross your fingers, whatever..... let's just hope this is it! Other news in my life..... line 5 is now line 9! We moved this weekend and should be up and running normal by tomorrow morning some time. We no longer will be doing ham, but the yucky salami and pepperoni. Oh, and meatballs. The new Martha Stewart pork lemongrass meatballs are pretty darn good once you figure out what to have them with. They have a sausage taste to them so I baked them then combined them with scrambled eggs, cheese and fried potatoes and made an awesome breakfast burrito! Or skip the tortilla and make them into an omelet. Hmmmmm its almost thanksgiving and that means Christmas is around the corner. Where has time flown too? Hopefully, we will have snow in the mountains and nothing down here in the valley so it will be a good winter. I used to love snow, but with no snowmobile.... forget it! Oh well, I am done..... see ya next time!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

This is getting sooooooooo old!

OK, I wasn't planning on doing another blog today but it seems that after I got out of the shower I had an accident. I bent over to pick up the bath mat and what happens???? My damn incision blows itself wide open and I am standing there bleeding. What the HELL? So, I went in , got dressed and called the surgeon. His message machine said go to the hospital so off I went. Everyone who knows me knows I am really tired of all this shit happening so I must say I wasn't the best patient in the E R today. I got there and they took a peek at it and called the DR in. In small towns like this on weekends the DR and a lot of the other staff is on call. He got there, looked it over and called my surgeon. They agreed it needed to be stitched so that's what happened. I am the proud owner of 5 new stitches. I sure hope this is it for the year or even better.... for the rest of my life. OK, I am done.... see ya soon!

Tributes to the Jetty master

Hi and welcome to the new blog site. I decided to move my blog due to the fact Yahoo does not support 360 any more. So, welcome to the new blog. When you visit the Jetty, as you walk down the trail to it, you begin to see offerings to the jetty master. People, like myself, build their own little rock formations just for the freakin hell of it. If it is accepted by the Jetty master, you will see it on any return visits. Of course if it isn't....... it will be gone! On yesterdays visit, I again built my own little tribute as I always do. It seems this time the master was not happy with my offering. I hadn't moved up the trail more than 30 feet when the rejection came. I heard a noise and watched my offering fall to the ground. I took this an an omen and got the hell out of there before the master went after me. I guess next time I go I will have to spend more time and be more creative than I was. Oh well, life goes on. I really don't like this blog site but it will have to do. Hopefully I can get used to it and keep the blogs going.... until later.......................