Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ice Age, "08 Version


The obligatory frozen outhouse photo

Darn those guys over at Mokuren Dojo, they're one step ahead of us again. Pat tells us that Hell Has Frozen Over In Mississippi and New Orleans for the first time in years and years.
Well, we get it every year. The freeze that has hit the Pacific Northwest is the worst since 1990, with temperatures below freezing, often in the low teens for what may be two weeks. We've had 60 mph wind gusts, and trees are down everywhere.
Right now we are just working on keeping the pipes from freezing, and continue cutting firewood. It is beautiful, but definately cuts into our work and holiday schedule.

Here's a picture of my tractor shed. As you can see, we only have about 4-5 inches of snow, but it's turning into one giant frozen glacier. We're expecting another 4 to 6 inches starting tonight, with no end to freezing weather in sight.

And above is a pic of my current project; "The Swamp Ridge Saloon"!
Yes, that's right, a little Western Saloon. Of course, we are still in the early building stages, but it's mostly dried-in and kind of on hold until after the first of the year. My wife even bought me a keg cooler with Co2 and everything. What more does a guy need? Fellow Dojo Rats out there can expect to see more of the saloon when the weather breaks and we get a little further along.
--Meanwhile, we took inventory-- let's see;
*Beer
*Wine
*Vodka
*Firewood
-- I think we'll be just fine for a few days...

9 comments:

Hand2Hand said...

I see you're stocked up for the blizzard, or the next Great Depression.

Littlefair said...

I love your phrase: "*only* 4-5 inches of snow"!
:-)

You've forgotten sausages from your inventory though...

AND, lastly...let's see some snow kata pics Dojorat, ok?

Blog admin said...

That's awesome DR you make me want to move from the land of milk & honey!

I mean no jobs but plenty of milk & honey in the form of "gov`men`t cheze".

On a martial arts note,
Here's Ultimate Fighting,

"Ultimate Fighter and Wife Shot in Apparent Murder-Suicide"
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,469344,00.html


"do you submit to my superior mounted position? or do you want some ground & pound?"

** BANG **

The End.
(your little dog too)



Maybe it's my sick military humor, but it almost struck me as funny.

Sick as our dead economy, I hear land in Montana is cheap.

Sa Bum Nim C.C. Pieschala said...

Sorry had my own blog for a while ;-)

Steve Perry said...

Outhouses in the snow. You are a braver man than I.

Dojo Rat said...

Ahh...
Snow Kata, I'll see what I can do...

BSM said...

I'd pay to be able to come have a few stiff drinks and discuss politics and martial arts with you up there in your shack!

Ah, well...stay safe up there over the holidays!

~BCP

Dojo Rat said...

Hey, there's an idea-
"Dojo Rat Tours"
*Drinking
*Political Rants
*Outhouse Available

Littlefair said...

Book me in for next year!

(can I bring my own bed pan tho!)
:-o