Here we are, limping closer and closer to the spring steelhead season on the Situk. As we’ve covered, winter arrived and hasn’t let up much. About 2 1/2 feet of fresh white over the past couple weeks. We had some flurries today, but most of the day was sunny and gorgeous. Temperature topped 37 degrees… Woo, hoo! Felt warmer in the sun, but shade was still really cold. Warm enough to start melting some snow off the roof, so our water cistern is full again for the first time this month. We were on water rationing for toilet flushes and showers. Got to have a nice long one tonight! Wasn’t that long ago that we were still heating pots of water on the stove that we scooped out of the fish tote at the back of the hangar and pouring cups of warm water over our heads in the shower stall… Teen is such a patient and tolerant woman!
I know the lodges are a little nervous about the first week of April. Although the forecast is still calling for some snow every day this week, daytime highs are supposed to be 40F.
River conditions are sort-of improving… Water temp hit 39 degrees, so a little sunshine brought it up to where it needs to be to attract some fresh fish. Briefly. Flow is only 59 CFS, so… nevermind. I think we’d need a shot of rain to make the fish want to come in. It says rain and snow likely for the next couple days, so maybe… I think if we actually get a little rain at 40 degrees, we’ll be in business. Here’s hopin’!
And now for a little political rant… Move on now if you are a snowflake…
Someone asked me about the Italio, so I visited my own Vimeo page for the first time in a long time. Maybe years since I went there not signed in as the user… Hadn’t seen what the public sees in possibly… ever… Certainly haven’t uploaded the backlog of videos I have because our satellite internet is so slow… Then I noticed this:
“They” added my “preferred pronouns”… Correct me if I’m wrong (and I’m not), but isn’t it a thought crime to assume someone else’s preferred pronoun based on their outside physical traits? After all, a father in Canada was arrested and held without bail THIS WEEK for calling his daughter “she”. Someone at Vimeo not only made assumptions on what I’d want to be referred to as, but changed my bio page without asking to include a ridiculous social justice warrior bullshit invented crap identity tag that I did not authorize on my personal page. The lefties are suing people and companies for doing this crap (I’m really trying hard not to swear, since the swear jar in my office is currently overflowing as we wait for the Lodge restaurant to open and we spend the swear money).
I’m 52 years old. I’m a father of two, married, trying to remodel/save an 80 year old building, while juggling several businesses and seeing one of those businesses and 14 years of my life flushed down the toilet due to covid lockdowns. I’m tired of these stupid games in a country and world that believes this pronoun shit is important, while our current president is being excused for actually locking children in cages, starting new wars in Crimea and the Middle East and spending $1.9 TRILLION on emergency COVID bills with $143 million going to Stimulus checks (if you think getting a $1,400 check is worth them spending an additional $11,859 per taxpayer on crap, you may be an idiot with preferred pronouns on your social media page).
Expect my Vimeo page to disappear at some point soon. Not sure who to transfer the videos to, but I’m not impressed with a company making detailed changes to my personal bio in a world where if I did that to someone, I could lose everything I have. Funny how the ever-changing rules never apply to the rule-makers. OK, I’m done.