Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Yesterday Wednesday was a bittersweet day for me.  It was the last day of my contract with Wyoming County.  I have enjoyed consulting on the radio system, 911, addressing, and most recently Emergency Management.  I think we accomplished much but so much more remains to be done.  A lot of it changes continually and needs constant updating.  The county is fortunate to have many many dedicated professionals doing their very best to make sure all our citizens are kept as safe as possible.  It has been a real privilege to have worked with them for the last few years.

Today Thursday was our first day in over two weeks that the day time temperature got above freezing.  By this afternoon a lot of melting was taking place.  I cleaned off the deck and started clearing the snow off the  garage apron down to the concrete.  So today was mostly moving snow and reading.  I finished a book on RVing by Philip May and have started on The Teeth of the Tiger by Tom Clancy.  I have read a lot of his older books years ago and am enjoying this one so far.  Bonnie is home and we will watch some travel channel shows on Alaska.  More tomorrow.

Its New Years Eve.  Had an easy morning of reading and threw in a load of towels.  Then met Elizabeth and Alexus for a trip to the movies.  Chronicles of Narnia,Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  My first 3D movie in years.  It was pretty good and we all enjoyed it.  Now an evening together watching a series on Alaska and then some Pictionary.  Time will tell how many make it to midnight.

We made it, stayed up past midnight,  Happy New Year!!!

After a good nights sleep, me 7 hours and the ladies 10+ hours, the generator test woke them.  I woke up and almost all the snow is gone.  It has been above freezing day and night for several days.  It is not yet noon here and it is 51.4 degrees and raining so no sun to help the snow melt.  A quick check of the weather west of here shows colder temps are on the way and soon to be here.
Snow should be gone by the end of the day

This had up to a foot of snow earlier

Icy driveway I hope it melts off today it should it raining pretty hard.

The deer stand here and root under the snow to eat and eat, they are a bit messy.

I trust 2011 will be a great year for all and pray all the best for you.  Enjoy the parades and football on TV today, and spend time with family.

Along with the new year a new sign off that I read else where.

Saddle up and Follow you dreams!