Thursday, January 29, 2015

Yipee     It's snowing. It started about noon and isn't showing any signs of stopping for awhile. 

We have a couple of inches already.  I just called Dianne Hammond from the snowmobile club and she said that they will not be grooming tonight.  I suppose there is no point while it is still coming down but they will most likely be out tomorrow. 

The roads are really crappy so that has made the road crossings much better.  The side roads were still well covered but with the highways so clear the crossings got pretty nasty. 

As much as I hate to praise the cold weather it is what has kept the snow as good as it is.   So it's a little milder now hence the snow.

Our temperature has not risen above 0 in weeks and today is no different.

I'll be back soon to let you know just how much snow landed in on us.  I'm sure it won't be as much as Boston and NY but it is looking promising.

Hope you can get up this weekend.  Now that Green Bay isn't playing  the only reason you would watch the Super Bowl this weekend is for the commercials. !!!!  So come sledding.

Back soon

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

It's hard to get excited about snow conditions when there aren't any snow conditions. 

It doesn't look like much has been done to the trails for a while but there has not been much snow.  A little fell on Friday night making a nice covering for Saturday morning. 

The sunny days are beautiful but it has just been so stinking cold.  We are expecting snow a little later in the week and that will make a big difference. 

There are still a fair number of riders out but not anything like there should be.  Anyone out riding will have a great ride in terms of traffic. 

Not much info this morning.  Sorry. :(  I'll try to do better later in the week.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Good morning all.  Just time for a quick update before I head off to school.  More on that later. 

I don't know which to do first rant or report.  I guess I should do the serious stuff first.

I thought my thermometer was stuck at -20 because it hadn't moved for days but one day it shot right up to -15 so I know it's working.  This would be the reason the snow we have is staying around.  The snow on Sunday made a difference.  It was wet and heavy and gave a good covering. Not enough to have the driveway plowed just enough to be annoying when walking through it.

The groomer did not go out to Bancroft on Monday but by Tuesday I could see the rail bed was done. On my way out of LSP on Tuesday evening the groomer was heading back in and it looked like the trail to Martins Mill was done. 

The lakes aren't staked yet but are being used.  Word around the 'ol fishing holes is that there is about 10" of ice on the lake.  Now I've been duped about what six inches is all my adult life so I'm not sure if the same thing goes for fishing holes or not!!!!!

There are still a few trailers parked  at Birds Creek every day so sledding in the wilds of Hastings Highlands continues.

Now on to my rant.  I haven't had a good one in quite some time. 

I wanted to upgrade my computer skills so I was talked into taking the Business Admin course at Loyalist.  A little overkill for what I wanted but what the heck. 

Well two of my courses are Building Consumer Relations and an English Communication Course.  Both should be subtitled BLOWING SMOKE UP YOUR ASS!!!!!!  It is about 75% BS and 25% learning.  I don't want to reflect upon myself.  Someone has spent a lot of time figuring out how they could put a useless English (or something similar) degree that they got in the early 2000's to good use when they couldn't find a job.  I'm as politically correct as I'm going to get.  If I hurt your feelings I'm sorry.  I probably didn't mean to, or maybe I did!  And if you don't like the way I communicate ask someone else. 

It seems to me that now you can take a course on how to talk people into doing or buying things that they don't need or want, make them feel important while doing a menial job so they don't look further and we call it communicating.  Ok now everyone reflect on your personality take a deep breath and go out there and trick somebody today.  Or at least give them a hug while you are hurting there feelings.

Well that feels better.  Now I can skip off to school and submit my 1200 word assignment on my personality and self reflection.  I'll bet I get an A and a gold star!!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

I'm baaaack. 

Brenda has been getting a lot of flack about not continuing the blog so here we go.  I will be doing it until we figure out how to convert it over to here site.  As you know I am not very computer savy but Brenda is much better.

It won't be as whimsical with Brenda because she is still young enough to give a damn about what people think of her.  Not like me who speaks first and thinks second.

So onto the business at hand.  The snow conditions haven't been great but that isn't keeping the sledders away.  The parking lot in Birds Creek is pretty full most of the time.  They have been grooming fairly regularly.

It has been snowing all morning.  That heavy wet snow that really sticks around.  The temp is just about freezing, not really cold but cold enough to keep from melting.

Now to be very honest without being in the restaurant I can't give a very good report.  Not having spoken to sledders and talked to the club I'm just making stuff up!!!!!!!

I will do my best to get first hand info to share but at least knowing how much snow is around is a help.  There is a fair base because of the extreme cold weather this last couple of weeks.

After a grueling summer working up in Algonquin Park (very long days with an hour drive each way) I am back in school hoping to improve my computer skills.  Not working so far but it keeps me busy and out of the wine (sort of).

The second annual MLSS club wing day was held at the diner yesterday.  It was a great time with lots of action and a good fund raiser for the club.  Thanks to everyone that came out to support the club.

Well that\s is for now.  I will be back in a day or two with more news.

As always