I have just taken a new job in Great Falls, Montana. A new state and new areas to explore.
By: joealaska, 4:11 AM GMT on December 06, 2016
7:30 PM Monday night, temperature is falling. Currently at 8 degrees, headed for -4. Last time I felt that type of temperature was while living in Anchorage early 2008. The local weather guy is calling this cold arctic blast as “prolonged and brutal.”
Dutch went out for a while, but quickly returned. Actually tried again, and stayed out longer. But she gave up again and is currently doing her early evening nap, leading to the deep all night stuff...
By: joealaska, 5:43 PM GMT on November 26, 2016
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. The holiday continues through the weekend, but I worked Friday and today I work from 1 to 5. Right now I am getting ready to watch some big college football games. Glad the big ones start at 10 AM here, so I will see most if not all of the games by 1 PM.
I just stepped outside and it is a beautiful day here. Officially the temp is in the low 40s right now, but it is calm and sunny. Feels like it is in the 50s...
By: joealaska, 10:37 PM GMT on November 17, 2016
I was off Wednesday as usual. I opened the gates and headed off to have my tires checked out. I bought a new set a couple months ago, and recently they were giving me a very rough ride at highway speeds. They checked them out and found the balancing was way off. They also mentioned there was a bunch of dirt and mud inside the wheels, and they cleaned that out. Bottom line, the car drives smoothly again. Now I get the snow tires, but I am going elsewhere for th...
By: joealaska, 11:27 PM GMT on November 11, 2016
Thursday afternoon in Great Falls. It is mid-November in Montana and it is right at 70 degrees. Today is supposed to be the third day this week setting record highs. Ever since they closed down the golf courses it has been awesome weather.
Of course, it will not last. This coming Wednesday and Thursday they are calling for widespread snow showers. There will be minimal accumulation from what they say, but it sounds like things will finally be white.<...
By: joealaska, 5:34 PM GMT on October 30, 2016
Sitting here on a Sunday morning watching my Cincinnati Bengals play football in London. Get used to it UK, London will have it’s own team in a few years.
Speaking of sports, I hope everyone is seeing some of The World Series. It is pretty special this year, mainly because it features two teams who have not won a championship since FOREVER. Cleveland last won in 1948! Oh, but the Chicago Cubs are worse. They have not won the championship since 1908...