Tuesday, June 26, 2007

What I've Been Doing...

....Obviously NOT posting pictures. But I do have bunches and will soon. Maybe.

Actually I've been packing for a fire (my crew 'hit the board' yesterday meaning we're available to go once we're requested). Fire season is still a bit slow at the moment, but things are starting to pop! So I've lined up a 'babysitter' for the 'kids' and have pretty much been organizing my life. It's sad I want to go so bad, not because of the money or fun I do have with my crew, but because I want to run away from the valley for the rest of the summer and this is the only way I can afford it right now. Don't ask.

Been doing a bit of 'out of town' traveling. Went to Fruita, CO for a bullriding a few weekends ago and spent some time in Cheyenne last weekend with Kelly and his girlfriend and then went to see Shane announce a rodeo in Grover, CO.

Also building fence since the elk are on the move and have knocked them down, and my paddocks are still all blown down from that storm a few weeks ago. Supposedly the owner of the place is fighting with the insurance company, but I have high hopes we have some better facilities being built real soon here.

Very excited about my new teaching position this fall. They gave me a new Gateway Tablet for work. You can actually write on it! It's really neat. Check out the link.

Ok - lunch is ending. Will try and get pics up soon!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Thank you all, I got it!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Nothing New

Nothing much new to report. I had a good weekend. I had a good interview. What more can I ask for right now? I feel I represented myself strongly and was very excited by the school and it's representatives. It is a school I would be honored to work at and where I feel I would be able to be the awesome teacher I know I am with a supportive staff and administration. I also want so much to be able to grow in my career and I really feel they could give me this opportunity. I hope this works out. I find out Friday.

I've had a humbling experience this week concerning a sick family member. It's opened my eyes to how small I really am in such a large world, and that integrity and honosty truly can pay off, even if it takes "forever" to notice the results. I think it's all about faith, and I've really been lacking in it lately due to a bunch of outside influences. Maybe things really do happen for a reason and sticking to my guns and doing my best will pay off.

Being involved in the community has brought some surprising support my way. Parents from local schools that I work with and community members I'm involved with in the Forest Service and Fire Department have been stopping me to tell me how much they admire me for standing up for my beliefs and doing what is right. It's been a surprise because I didn't know that people knew why I resigned from the school I was at, but it's made me stop doubting so much about how things worked out.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Quick Update

I've started with the Forest Service for the summer and have been away at Fire Academy since last Saturday taking a saw class. I'm a bad chainsaw welding bizatch now.

I have an interview on Monday with The School of Choice. Pray for me.

Great advice Alanna, but I don't have television. I live too far out for cable, I won't pay for satellite, and I'm never home anyway so what's the point?

90 mile per hour microbursts here yesterday. Looks like a tornado went through. My barn and paddocks are gone. No joke. It's spread across about 40 acres down the highway. Surprisingly the livestock are fine and neither the chicken nor goose were blown away. I had live wires down for a bit longer than what was comfortable, and since the wiring is all jacked up the power company had to cut all power to the place for safety reasons last night. It was like camping. But only in my bed. No water or light. Everything is back on today thanks to a lifesaving electrician. The clean up and rebuilding will start after the insurance company gets pictures.

Have one foal on the ground and still waiting for my mare to foal. I think she ended up not being bred until a lot later than I originally figured. The little hussy.

The birthday to end all birthdays is this Saturday. I'm supposed to be doing something fun. I hope I still am. Pray more for me.

Will post pictures soon!