I have just taken a new job in Great Falls, Montana. A new state and new areas to explore.
By: joealaska , 6:40 AM GMT on April 25, 2012
The last couple of days, especially evenings, we have had wind and rain. The MELT has been ongoing. My driveway is completely clear of snow. First time since New Years. The 20 foot pile of plowed snow at the end of my driveway has melted to an 8 foot pilette. The deep piles will be here for awhile, but large areas of the shallow stuff is gone. Brown ground.
Now the saturated earth is falling apart. The road to the top of Haystack has many rocks and huge chunks of sod in the roadway. Today I took a cruise out Captains Bay Road. On one of those turns right by up-and-down-cliffs one BIG boulder and a bunch of rocks had just fallen down when I passed by. The mess covered one full lane. I called for help, but was the second to do so. A front loader was sent out to clear it all.
There was a crime wave in Dutch two days ago. Vandals. NOT the middle ages guys, just some local punks. We were a victim. Our warehouse was tagged with spray paint. As well as our wing truck (MICHELIN) and some container vans at our dock. A slap of paint on our warehouse wall would fix the worst of it. Our windows were easily cleaned, as well as the wing truck. I was not inclined to call the cops until our friend at the company next door let me know her new company truck was also a target.
OH yeah, we are getting a new wing truck. It will be the ONLY new wing truck around. All the others are falling apart, like big yellow.
When I called the police I found out it was all more wide-spread. Including the Russian Church. I do not think there are gangs here, but evidently we have our share of idiots. I admit, there was a golden age where I was an idiot. One day I may tell you about the carload of pumpkins we all pilfered and how we disposed of them. Safely, yet productively.
Gnu Guy is back as of today. He was able to meet my sister CYBER in Boise just a couple days ago. Now I hear OGAL and HOMER will be meeting. Good stuff.
OGAL, by the time you get here it will be light until midnight.
6 days from right now I will be heading to LA.
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