Oh well, nothing to do except spend an entire day digging out "Old Blue" from her snowbound rest area. I don't think Jaime had seen snow and certainly not THIS snow since he worked in S. Dakota many years ago. After we floated the truck out on top of the snow to the road, we were pretty beat. Next day, we met with one of our regular customers, John H. of Nome Joint Utilities who needed us to survey out a 30' wide by 1300' easement for a new water line to be constructed in a few weeks. Needless to say, we spent the next few days attempting to dig out corners that I knew were there, but we just couldn't do it, at least not w/o a backhoe which is what we ended up using. Not exactly "cost effective" but boy howdy, we "Got 'er done." Jaime's first trip to Alaska was beginning to be the adventure that I promised him, but was kicking my 54 year old butt pretty hard and it was only the start of the season!!! More coming later!!! STAY TUNED BOYS & GIRLS.