I have just taken a new job in Great Falls, Montana. A new state and new areas to explore.
By: joealaska , 4:21 AM GMT on February 09, 2017
When I was going out this morning to open the gates I noticed the keys to our truck were not in my pocket. This was not good, even though I knew where they were. My guess was I left them in the truck the night before, which was a drain on the battery. Sure enough, that was the case. Dead battery.
OK, first things first. Open the gates, then I jump the truck. I jumped in my Camry. But when I turned the key there was just a murmur, then nothing. Damn. Turns out my trunk was open, barely. It was hard to tell, as there were a few inches of snow and ice over most of the car. I assume it was a an accidental opening where my electronic key in my pocket was activated when I turned in some awkward position and the key was squeezed. It is not that unusual with me, happened a couple weeks ago. Walked outside and the trunk was wide open.
When is a trunk not a trunk? When it is a jar.
So, this morning I still needed to get the second gate open, which is about a quarter mile away. So I took off on foot. It was -7 at the time, but calm. I was well layered and in sandals. On my way back, a guy in a pickup truck stopped and asked if I wanted a ride. He told me what direction he was going, which was my way, but I was just a minute away and declined. It WAS cold. Nice guy.
So Nichole came in and I used her vehicle to jump the truck, then I used the truck to jump Red. Pretty busy for my morning off. Now I am working Wednesday in the afternoon, with the morning off. And I will be off Saturday and Sunday. A change in my schedule.
I quickly looked at the WU club site. Looks fine, I may post stuff there. I think anyone who wants to see my photos on Facebook are already doing so. Otherwise posting to a small private group is just about the opposite of I want to do. I will try a few sites and see how it goes. If I have to pay for anything, I would just as soon set up a web page with GoDaddy like I did a few years ago.
It was -7 this morning, and tomorrow it will be 50 or so. High winds with a warm front. 30 mph with gusts to 65. Massive meltage with the temps and winds. We plowed again just yesterday and the piles are back to about 10 feet high for now. Chance of rain! Between 30 and 50 most of the coming week.
Mona is fine. Dutch is fine.
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