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Let is Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!


Bogus Basin

 

I wish I could say this is the view…But it is not!  Bogus Basin has no snow….It is January and there is no snow at the ski hill….. I am not a skier so why does this bother me?  IT’S THE ECONOMY!

Idaho has magnificent mountains and ski areas… A few of them are open but many like Bogus basin are still closed…. Brundage Mountain in McCall Idaho is open and has offered Bogus Basin season pass holders a deal… Show your Bogus pass and you can ski Brundage for just $25 Monday through Thursday and $35 on the weekend…. Bogus’ year round staff has had to take a pay cut and the seasonal workers haven’t started yet…. Money is not being spent at Bogus (and other unopened resorts)…. That means profits aren’t being earned…. Taxes will not be collected on the unearned money…. The skiers are very sad…. Businesses are nervous.  Stores that sell winter gear are not selling the gear…. People are not coming to ski in Boise….Let it snow!

Of course the ski team at the College of Idaho had a slight perk.  There ski team had to go to Sun Valley so they could practice.   The special Olympics had to cancel the snow sports….because they use Bogus…..

There are other more serious implications…..In Idaho we depend on the snow pack in the mountains for the crops….

No snow = no water = crop problems … The good news is that their is leftover water in our resevours from last year… No snow might also mean more fires in the summer…. We have been pretty lucky the last few years….Let is snow!

So maybe next week the snow will come and Bogus will open…  If we could get half a normal snow pack we might be OK next summer… Last year was really good and we had a great snow pack!  So I think the good people of Boise Idaho can agree it is time for snow on Bogus! Let it snow!  Let it snow! Let it snow!

  Debbie Holmes

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(208)761-2551 Email: d5holmes@msn.com

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My dog might live and I will take it easy….


If you  have been following my blogs you know that my old Collie, Jolly, is very sick.  Last night I thought she was Jolly the Colliegoing to die.  I was definetly regretting not having her put down on Tuesday.  I slept in the living room with her last night so she wouldn’t be alone.  When I went to sleep at 2 AM she hadn’t moved or opened her eyes in 5 hours…. I was sure that this was it.   At 6:30 AM I woke up to a bit of coughing and she was awake… I offered her water (something she has refused since Tuesday (we had been using a syringe to get water in her)) and she drank it.  I tried food and no dice…. I told my housemate about the water and was more hopeful.   I gave her the antibiotic and let her be….I carried her outside (she has lost weight but is still 64 pounds) and she did her business and she got herself back in 🙂  She rested and we kept trying to tempt her.  She is at least interested in the food and the other people and pets.  Then she ate a few tablespoons of scrambled eggs and tuna on her own.  I now gave her the arthritis medicine so her old bones should stop hurting…. This is what I have done for the last 20 hours….

Jolly the Collie 12/9/2011  still alive

Now I could try to take the rest of the day off.  The dog would be well tended but I think I will make a few phone calls and work on my data and holiday card list.  I really am tired…I never thought I would be a nurse to a dog but she is a sweet old thing…My challange will be met by my card writing and dealing with the data base.  I have worked on page 1 of 8.  Maybe I can get through page 2 and 3.  Later I will go my office and get my rent check and then drive to Caldwell, Idaho to get my son at the College of Idaho…

P.S.  When I got home she wanted food.  She ate it without any coaxing…. Nice to have the old girl back!

  Debbie Holmes

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(208)761-2551 Email: d5holmes@msn.com

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Kids are home….price reductions complete…offer in….turkey defrosting….watching star wars….


Today the offer was rejected.  The clients were onto the next one with a low offer.  I think I must be frustrated with them….When they told me the price I smiled and said “lets write the 9th offer that will be rejected”.  Maybe I am wrong but I don’t think it will be accepted.  People don’t usually go $10K lower in the first few days of a listing…. We gave them until Saturday.  They still don’t understand that rushing the last clients during Thanksgiving weekend wasn’t wise.  I told them that they probably could get their price in a week or so….Just not today… The whole time I wrote the offer I talked about the real virtues of the other home and counseled waiting a week and resubmitting the offer.   Well by 1:30 PM the  frustration was over…The offer was signed and delivered. 

I also made small price reductions on my listings to put them forward for anyone searching the mls after the turkey.

 College of Idaho

Next to get my kid from the College of Idaho…I got stuck in traffic (very unusual in Boise) and went to Caldwell.  While in Caldwell I had a telephone call thanking me for my article (letter to the editor) that was published.  Yeah!  That was convenient.  I could pick up a print copy while in Canyon County.  Then I went to check on a rental of mine.  The windows were so clean that they shined!  I went up and peeked in and the floors looked gorgeous (I traded a deposit for floor refinishing) and the walls had a beautiful neutral color on them.  I was so happy that I found my business partner (who works part time in the local hardware store) to tell him.  I showed him my letter to the editor.  Turned out his co-workers had read it earlier and liked it.  I was feeling pretty good as I took my son (who seemed to be ill) home. 

Grandpa Allan and Jon

We got home and cleaned a little then went to get my middle son from the airport.  It is so good to see him for Thanksgiving!  We went home and I made a cheese fondue and we ate one of the two pumkin pies….It seems that I forgot to put the sugar in the pie…oops….Well we sprinkled sugar on the pie like it was cereal.   My Dad and Step-mom showed up after dinner and we had a nice conversation.  Then I skyped (video called) my oldest son and girlfriend in China.  It was almost like they were here.  The family felt complete.  Even the dog contributed.  

Now my turkey is having its bath in water to defrost… And the guys are watching Star Wars and I am blogging.

The day started out tense but it is turned nice as I was able to turn inward towards my family.

Tomorrow I hope to have a real estate free day….I really like Thanksgiving…

 

Thanksgiving

 

  Debbie Holmes

Gold Key Real Estate     Company logo

(208)761-2551 Email: d5holmes@msn.com

To search Boise Homes visit my website