Saturday, January 31, 2009

Back to its natural habitat

As most of you know, my grandpa let me bring up a snowmobile that has been up in Big Bear for the last 20 years and lately that has been my project...fixing it up! After taking it apart quite a bit, tuning it up, it is running like a champ and I have been having a blast the last couple of days on that snow machine!! I have taken it the last two days to the same place that I go quadding in the summer. Its inaugural ride was Friday the 30th and today was its second ride. On Friday I learned a little lesson and that was to fill up the gas tank before I go. I only had about a 1/2 gallon of gas in there and didn't think to check it before I left and yup....I ran out of gas!! Luckily some guy was nice enough to give us a rope to tow mine back with! And thank goodness my manager came too, otherwise I would have had no way back! Today I went with one of my FHE sisters and we had an absolute blast! We rode close to 40 miles, blew through some big powder fields, and hit a lot of awesome trails. Anyway, enough words. Here are the pictures:


Monday, January 26, 2009


Here are some pictures of our igloo that we are going to finish tonight!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Well, I still haven't found my SD card but I found an old one that I had on the mission so I am using that until I can buy a new one. So, lately I have been working on getting the snowmobile running and out of the garage where I keep it. My first problem was that the driveway was buried in a bunch of snow with a huge pile of snow at the top of the driveway from the snow plow that was about a few feet high. So that was my first task. Getting rid of that snow!

Overall, it took about 3 days to get rid of all that snow and then came the fun part. Trying to pull my trailer up a hill that was covered in snow. The only thing that worked was 4-wheel low. I am so glad this thing is 4 wheel drive! Now that I got my trailer out, it was time to make it into a snowmobile trailer! My manager and I used some carriage bolts to bolt a piece of plywood to the deck so that the skis don't get all scraped up on the metal. Here is how it turned out!
Now it was time to get the snowmobile! My manager and my roommate came with me to finish putting it back together since I had taken it apart and was cleaning it out. We got it back together fairly fast (it was just the plastics that we had to put back together) and then came the moment of truth. Would it start? Nope! For some reason it is not getting any spark so I am probably going to have to replace the ignition coil. Hopefully it is something less expensive though! Nonetheless, I have it here at my apartment on the trailer. We had to tow it up the hill with the quad and then we lifted it onto my trailer. I am going to work on it here.

Other than that, I got my first 3 snow removal jobs on friday and we are still getting snow so I am going to go back out on Monday and hopefully get some more! Wish me luck and pray for snow!!

Last night we were hanging out with our FHE sisters and we had a random idea to build an igloo. So that is what we did! We didn't finish it though so maybe on monday night we can finish the roof. It is way cool though. We got some awesome pictures last night that I need to get copies of but here is a picture from over our back fence.

We have to finish the doorway and the roof but I can easily stand up in it. It is way cool!! So yeah, that has been my life for the last few weeks! We are supposed to get a few more inches of snow from this storm so hopefully that will bring me business!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Sometime when I moved apartments right before I came home before Christmas, I lost my SD card and card reader for my computer. So that is why I have not been updating my blog. Sorry!! Anyway, hopefully I will find it so I can keep everyone updated on my life! Happy 2009!