Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 Update

OK, I am back from my hiatus and plan on posting a little more often.  The past two weeks have been 70+ hours in the restaurant with the busy holiday season, leaving little in the way of free time.  New Years Eve was the icing on the cake: 6am till midnight.

Instead of a hangover on New Years, I woke up at 5am to go in and start inventory.  Our accountants wanted us to count all of our alcohol after we closed at 2am and before we opened for the new year at 7am.  Needless to say that did not happen.  We started inventory at 6am and entered it into the computer by the afternoon.  Blah.

Anyway, now it is a new year, and I hope to work less, get outside more, finish some projects-brewing beer & cider, my snowshoes, and getting back to reading.

Here are some pictures to give you an idea of the my surroundings and where I spend those 70-some hours.  The first couple are from skiing with the fam.

You can't beat views like this.  Here are a couple from downhill skiing at Big Sky.  Check out how far away the lodge is, the tiny square speck at the bottom.

 Here's the dining room.  Needless to say the chandeliers are absolutely baller.  Keeping to the western theme we have no fewer than 4 animals on the walls in the lodge: a moose (François), a famous steer from the Bozeman Stampede (Bessie), a bighorn sheep (Carl), and a bison from Ted Turner's ranch (Phil).

Here is our saloon, complete with a copper-top bar.

Here is the view enjoy on a daily basis from our dining room.  Beats any corner office, eh?  The sunrise over the mountains is killer.

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