I have just taken a new job in Great Falls, Montana. A new state and new areas to explore.
By: joealaska, 4:48 AM GMT on January 09, 2017
Today was the fourth day with Mona. Pronounced like RAMONA. Long O. I like the idea of naming the cat after where I am living at the time. If it was a boy, MONTY would have been a natural choice.
Dutch was definitely stressed when Mona arrived. When I brought Dutch home in 2009, it was big FLUFF doing the hissing and spitting. But Dutch did not flinch. She just bumbled around, giving a wide berth to that fat hissing and spitting cat. This time, ...
By: joealaska, 12:35 AM GMT on January 05, 2017
Nichole is back at work after being sick for about a week. She will be covering for me today and tomorrow, two days off in the middle of the week. Sweet! Today I made a visit to a local animal adoption center. They rent a storage unit from us.
The place was pretty new and nice and clean. They take you back to the cat area, where there are individual kennels as well as group rooms. If cats are social and get along with others, they share a room rou...
By: joealaska, 8:45 PM GMT on January 01, 2017
WEDS) It is 36 degrees right now at 8:25 PM. That is probably the highest temp in over a month. We need it. There are piles of plowed snow to melt.
I have had a battle with the local plow boy. He has been plowing here for many years. I am the new guy. My thinking is after ALL these years he still does not have it right. Just to make it interesting, he rents a couple of storage units from us.
He plows the area, pushing snow off to the si...
By: joealaska, 11:45 PM GMT on December 23, 2016
Looking forward to a quiet Christmas. There is weather moving in tonight. The snow has just started falling, as of 4 PM Friday. It is supposed to continue falling through Christmas Day with a total of about 8 inches accumulation. I will believe it when I see it.
The snow is usually just the beginning. Normally the wind comes through and re-distributes it. This is what happened when I came back last weekend. It only had snowed a couple inches, but t...
By: joealaska, 8:47 PM GMT on December 18, 2016
I spent Saturday night watching Kentucky beat North Carolina at the hotel. They are the two most winning teams in college basketball. It was in the 60s and the flag out front was held straight out by the wind blowing from the south. I arranged a shuttle to the airport for 7:15 AM and asked for a 7 AM wake up call.
I woke up in the middle of the night and noticed that flag was hanging out in the other direction with winds from the north. I could feel t...