Thursday, February 28, 2013

Update From Lake Yellowstone ManCamp

I find the easiest way to show you the progress and weather up here at Lake Yellowstone is to do an actual video.

The first part is in the sun room of the Historic Hotel, then I go up to the third floor and show a little footage of the rooms nearly ready for paint.
We have so many skilled men here, tilers, tapers, sheet rock hangers, carpenters, painters, plumbers and electricians. I love cooking for them. They eat hearty and enjoy all our homemade food. Everything is made from scratch.
On my days off, I ski, document the changes in weather, enjoy the wildlife.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Video-How to Remove Logos

This art project came to mind when our Man Camp started using up the laundry detergent in huge plastic buckets.

The bucket has a flip lid, a handle, is rectangular instead of round, and very strong. Its very easy to do and would make a great art project for kids. Once you remove the lettering and prime it with spray paint, turn kids loose with acrylic paints.

Voila! Custom storage bins, nearly free, and Saving the Planet, green as grass.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Need A Laugh?

I just finished watching Craig Ferguson: Does this Need to Be Said?

If you've got Netflix, you can watch this 65 minute stand up comedian go through tons of fantastic material in a Scottish accent. I love it. Its a 2011 release and talks about modern events.

The name of the show came from this. He said he learned there are three questions you need to ask yourself before saying anything.

1. Does this need to be said? 2. Does this need to be said by me? 3. Does this need to be said by me now?

He paused then added, It took me three marriages to learn this.

Typing this now doesn't sound that funny, but the audience laughed long, I laughed out loud. Pretty good stuff. I believe you'd enjoy it.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Photo Essay of Snow at Lake Yellowstone

Back country skiing can be challenging, cutting through forest with blow downs. There's still streams running in a few places. A person doesn't want to fall in. Its been below zero, wind chills can be devastating in open country. 
The fences near Lake Lodge take on feet of snow, mounding up like white sculptures. Its amazing to see all this happening on a daily basis. The sun comes out, thaws the top layer, causing a mushroom effect.

There is a guy living on site in a nearby cabin who goes up to the roof and cuts huge blocks of snow, pushing them over the side. The Lodge is nearly buried, but the roof is still in tact.

The sunset is always amazing her at Lake. View from the overlook near the Historic Hotel.

Every once in awhile a few bison come through, trailing through deep snow, thrashing their heads back and forth looking for food. You can see two in this photo. I took their picture, then turned around and headed the other way. After witnessing a bison charge and route a full grown griz this summer, I gained more respect for this awesome creature.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Somebody I Used To Know-Video

When I first heard this song on Pandora, I was captivated. It says so much in just four minutes. So I went over to YouTube, did a search and found this video.

The artistry in the video is outstanding. Watch and it will stay with you forever.

Whats really crazy is how many people completely identify with the issues here. I love the fact the song has both sides of the relationship story.

'Nough said. Take a look and tell me what you think.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Footage of the Haunted Hotel

Just thought you might like to see the attic and basement of the Historic Yellow Hotel at Lake Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park.

It sort of inspired me, the haunted aspect of this location. Lots of crazy things have happened so far, like a black cat living below the crawl space and the bones from a "fawn" being found in the concrete. There is a random painting in an otherwise stripped basement, stair cases enclosed and going no where.

Floors and stair cases are wavy, some which can never be straightened.