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Meanwhile…. at the White Wolf Mine.

There isn’t any mining activity going on. But the process of digging-in is underway. 

We received a LOT less snow than Payson (4′) or Flagstaff (5′), and I was happy to see that. The drifting isn’t problematic either.  The location is in a bit of a cove on the east side of a ridge and the storms come from the west, usually depositing a bit more snow on the other side.
This is officially record breaking snowfall – the highest on record for Flagstaff, surpassing the previous record, set in 1915. 
And still the progressives say that it’s proof positive of global warming. I have no idea how you square the two, but Socialists use ‘new math’ in everything they do where two-plus-two doesn’t necessarily equal four.
The snow meant that the painters only worked for two days last week. So the finish work grinds exceeding slow. There’s also a lot of finish carpentry that needs to be done and there’s also a hold on that. True, at their homes, they dealt with 4 or 5 feet of snow. (I know, Odie, there is a lot more snow at Tahoe, but this is Arizona and the mindset here is that 6″ of snow is quite a bit) There was 9″ of snow in Scottsdale, and that got their attention “down in the valley”.
Last year, we received 6″ of snow total at the White Wolf Mine – back when there was global warming.
The two white tail deer yearling bucks, Joey and Elmer are still in the area along with their mom. I haven’t seen them yet, but there are little white tail hoof prints all over the area in front of the house. It means that the lions didn’t get them – yet. 
I have work back in SoCal this coming week, but won’t be doing a quick turn-around. That’s what tele-conferencing is for. 
Finding balance in life is something that I’m working toward. It’s not easy. It may not be possible. But it’s worth the effort. And that’s the sermonette. Worth the effort.

20 thoughts on “Sunday Sermonette

  1. Yes, the snow slides right off, so do pine needles, oak leaves, etc, and the hail doesn't beat them into pulp.

  2. Get that snowblower yet? If 6" is a usual storm for you, you should do just fine with a Honda 928. Hell, that gets me by with my 6 foot storms. Although, if it's on a thousand feet of dirt – drive on it and just snowblow the driveways.

    When referring to Truckee … remember the Donner Party.

  3. Worth the effort, indeed. Sure, there are those days when one has no recourse but to throw down the tools, shout "ARRRRGH!" and stomp off the job. Be back at it tomorrow. Outlast the bastards.

    This outfit just opened a range about 10 minutes away from our house–

    Shot some handguns there yesterday. Nice place, nice folks.

    A buddy of mine has a SIG 232 SL. He said it was shooting low and left for him, but he wasn't sure if it was him or the gun. He asked me to shoot it verify. I did yesterday. It's him. I sent him this–

  4. We too have had greater than normal snow. Good thing we have global warming or we'd be buried. I just hope it isn't like it was a few years back when the last snow happened in early May.

  5. The deer will be the first thing to go. After that, Odie, if you're visiting… depends who is quickest with a six gun!

    A guy I know is moving (former fighter pilot, dealing with the problems of ejecting in Vietnam, taking a lot of g's, etc) and he's going to sell me his. That doesn't help with THIS storm, but spring is around the corner, I hope.

  6. Sounds as if he's anticipating recoil. Have him shoot a .22 LR pistol for a while to try and cure it?

    You're lucky to have that range!

  7. Just can't trust global warming. Or climate change. Or socialist, commie demonrats.

    Beautiful scenery in that part of God's country, LL. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  8. Good sermon, persevere. And nice looking winter wonderland, but why is there so much snow? Because it's warmer, obviously.

  9. "Sounds as if he's anticipating recoil."

    Agreed, although I misspoke (typed)–he is shooting low and right, not left.

    "Have him shoot a .22 LR pistol for a while to try and cure it?"

    My preferred trainer is my S&W M67, 4-inch SS. I handload some 38 special wadcutter target loads and load the revolver with a mix of empties and live rounds. On the first "click!" on an empty, they see what is happening.

    I have them stand with their eyes closed in the position of an archer, and explain that if they try to "help" the arrow in any way, they will only spoil the shot. Just let it go. It is the same with the trigger.

    I have them shoot at the center of a white paper plate. This takes away the distraction of an aiming point, and allows them to concentrate on sight alignment and trigger squeeze.

    The final key point is follow through (getting back to the anticipation). I tell them the gun is going to recoil. Let it. Just let it go. Sights and trigger squeeze. You don't care if it goes bang or not. If it doesn't go bang, it does not move.

  10. The global warming is creating snowmageddon. There are a lot of socialists that I need to try to sell a bridge to. Or use WSF, he's the salesman.

  11. We put a metal roof on our church.
    A friend opened the kitchen door and triggered an avalanche that fell inches ahead of him.

  12. This just shows how prescient your decision to buy a Pinzgauer and a UNIMOG was!

    You should start poking around to see if you can get one of the old Counter-Obstacle Vehicle prototypes, in case the weather worsens further.

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