Friday, February 1, 2008



What a week! The Super Bowl is on Sunday, 21 states will be voting on Super Tuesday to decide who should run for president, a super snowstorm with avalanches has hit our valley of the Wood River and my water heater went out and I had to call the "super."

Why don't I feel super?

Will it be the New England Patriots defeating the New York Giants and going undefeated in a remarkable season? Will it be the New York Giants who nobody thought would be in the contest, but won 10 road games to get there, beating the unbeaten?

Which team will remain hot? I have no idea. I don't have any hot water.

"Super Tuesday" will determine who will be the Democratic nominee between "Billary and Barack." Hillary and Bill Clinton, veteran politicians, are trying to knock off upstart Barack Obama, a first-time candidate who proposes hope for many young people and idealists. It also determines the Republican Party's nominee in a battle between John McCain, war hero and moderate, and Mitt Romney, son of a former Michigan governor and political conservative.

There's been a lot of dirty tactics so far, but what do I care? I can't even take a shower and get clean because I don't have any hot water.

Last week, a super snowstorm hit the valley with avalanches threatening the homes of local folks in Warm Springs. Many were asked to evacuate like they had to do with the Castle Rock Fire last August. Haven't these people been through enough? Many people who have lived here for quite some time have said it reminded them of the big snowstorms of the 1970s. Everyone had to dig out their vehicles and brave the roads to get to work on time. I had about 41 inches of snow on my 1984 Cadillac Coupe DeVille because I didn't shovel out each day. Why?

Because I'm retired and was waiting for some hot water that I didn't have.

My "super" from the apartment complex and a crew are coming today to put in a new hot water heater. I really don't care. I'm used to cold weather, cold football facts, cold, calculating office seekers and cold showers by now. It's all been so ... super!

Nice talking to you...

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