Snow Lodge Day Two

This vintage ride was out front the Snow Lodge, very cool.

While I was working Janet went out for some cross country skiing.

I did get to see the Old Faithful Inn when no one was in it. They are going to show The Shining in it for the workers on the last day of the winter season.

Off to Winter Wonderland – Snow Lodge

Well it didn’t start off wonderful. The Bimmer wouldn’t start so had to get everything in the scooter car. With the snow, ice and cold the scooter was almost to its limit. All this slowed us down so we were cutting it close to make the snow coach. Not quite half way there the gas light came on. Since the scooter is new to me I wasn’t sure how long it would go with the light on, but we didn’t have time to stop and get gas. I was sweating bullets when I dropped Janet off to confirm our ride. On top of all of this work was pinging me about a trip in May that had to be sorted out just then. I was a wreck by the time I took my seat on the coach.

It really was like a completely different world. I will share the pictures as any words I would add would not do them justice.

 

 

 

Cross Country Ski Lesson

Janet and I went to church. It was a good message and everyone wanted to meet Janet. I did embarrass her a little bit when the pastor asked if we had any new people and I introduced her.  Janet was offered a spot on a mountain lion photo search on Monday.

We went home and got ready for our cross country ski lesson. It was a lot of fun. I was on the ground more than Janet. Andrew our instructor was really good at explaining things. I had a really hard time stopping, which is why I was on the ground more.

OK, done with the sappy stuff. Janet is here.

Picked up Janet at the airport. She had Leviticus in tow. We made a quick stop and then on our way to Gardiner. Janet got to see a full winter storm. Coming over the Bozeman Pass it literately was a blizzard.  The snow was blowing sideways due to the strong winds and visibility was almost zero. I hugged the right side and drove about 10-15 miles an hour. To give you an idea how bad it was I followed the right side off an exit and didn’t know we had left the interstate until I saw the stop sign. Had to get back on the interstate. Saw multiple cars in the ditch. It was bad. It took 3 hours to get home when it should have been an hour and a half.

Janet is here!!!!

Did see a few elk on the way to Bozeman.

Well today is the day!

Been cleaning the house and getting ready for Janet’s arrival. I can’t wait! On the way to drop off the trash today I saw something different. The wind was blowing so hard that it was creating what looked like dust storms, but with the snow. It was really wild looking.

Well off to the big city to do some shopping before I pickup the love of my life!

T-1 until Janet touches down in Montana

I had a bad day at work. I had someone send me a very disrespectful email. The Lord had to help me to not lash back at them. Good thing I had been to my men’s prayer breakfast and we had talked about having faith in bad times. I stood my ground, but in a respectful way.

I want to end the week  of song dedications with Come Monday. One reason is because this coming Monday I will be able to hold Janet. The other reason is just for Janet.

More snow and wolverine discussion | T-2 Days until Janet arrives!

Getting more snow today. Tonight I went to a discussion on wolverines. I learned a lot about them. Very interesting and tough animals.

This is what it looked like as I left the house this morning. The low clouds were very cool looking.

This is what it looked like at work.

This is American Top 40 I’m Casey Kasem. Now we are up to our long distance dedication and it is from a man with no sunshine in his life. While the cold and snow can have a beauty all to it’s self. This letter is from a snowman who is ready to see the sun. The letter begins, “Dear Casey,  I always wished for snow any time it might happen where I was. Now I am surrounded by snow each day. It is beautiful, but to quote someone else “only miss the sun when it starts to snow”. I have moments of excitement and joy and I immediately think of sharing them with Janet. This creates an incompleteness inside of me. It causes me to not be able to hold them. They float away like the snow floats downs. I need Janet to complete me and allow my soul to hold onto the beauty around me. As the time is getting closer to her arriving it seems to be getting harder to wait. On this T-2 day will you play A Picture of Me (Without You) signed Dillard”

Dillard here’s your long distance dedication.