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Thursday, January 31, 2008
Last winter, my first here in Idaho, was a fairly mild one as it turns out. I decided today that I have had enough with "white knuckling it" every time it snows. The snow shows no sign of slowing down and the old Jeep configuration handled like a greased iron on an acre of bacon with the big lug all terrain tires it used to sport. That ended today at Les Schwab with the purchase of studded snow tires. The other tires and rims will sit in the garage until this spring and I'll just swap back and forth as needed. Does it handle better now? How I got around without wrecking before I'll never know!
A SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS EVENING. A WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING PRODUCING ADDITIONAL SNOW AND CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW TO THE AREA. WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY IN OPEN AREAS. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE BUT THE STRONG WINDS PRODUCING BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND LOW VISIBILITY IS OF MORE IMPORTANCE. STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL BLOW IN THE MOUNTAINS AND OVER HIGHER TERRAIN SOUTH OF THE TREASURE VALLEY WHILE STRONG SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WILL BLOW IN THE SNAKE RIVER VALLEY. THE WINDS WILL FURTHER INCREASE THE RISK TO THOSE PLANNING TRAVEL OR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.
30 Mile per hour winds and blowing snow just about got the best of the pool cover this morning. I watched the whole thing rise up off the ground by several feet as I called to warn the pool builders. They showed up quickly and in some awful conditions shored up the cover. As you can see by the last photo quite a bit of snow did get in, and will have to be melted away before the concrete spraying can begin.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008
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Friday, January 25, 2008
Just your average drug store.
Just doing a little window shopping.
Duck feet never looked so good?
Always unique forms of transportation in China.
Some type of road gang.
Hand made broom.
What's in the bag?
Another view of the Victoria Peak tram.
There is still room for a couple more signs!
Street side food cart... don't do it!
Who needs a truck?
Thursday, January 24, 2008
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This device separates out the dirt from the rocks. Since almost all of the pool diggings turned out to be rock we now have to truck in expensive dirt. Trying to limit the amount by even a few truck fulls will help.
The foam you see on the deep end is there to limit the amount of shotcrete needed to build the pool walls. Since we had to chip out the rock, the walls got a tad bit out of control. It is cheaper to fill the void with foam rather than expensive gunite.
This is the control center. Filters, pumps and cleaning system will go here as well as the water fall pumping system.