Well that's some peachy news for sure. Forget the emails when you can
just have a machine do all the work for us. Any idea on when that
stuff would be accessible? Whoever this windsurfer is, we need to bake
him a plate of cookies or something!
P.S.- Ya, I had a serious talk with my Dad about all the work he does.
I'm gonna' play a little less so he can play a bit more. With 4
sisters that I leave him with, not much "man" stuff gets done when I
go work/play on the river.
--- In email@example.com, "Jon Bolt" <idakiteman@...> wrote:
> Hi Garrett....haven't seen you daddio on the water much this year.
> he's working too hard !
> I forgot the windsurfer's name that's taken the lead on setting up a
> cellphone or web accessed weather station up there, but just last
> or Sunday he reported some terrific progress...permission had been
> from BLM or Parks/Rec to mount the instruments & lightning rod on
top of the
> Barclay host's trailer shelter roof, and get electricity & place
> the cinderblock building behind the host camp spot. Wunderground or
> Accuweather agreed to capture/host the data for free. He said he
> working on the grant to get the equipment funded. I'm sure when he
> you message, he'll give an update, but he's done some great work on
> us all !!
> Jon Bolt
> On 8/1/07, kerrminatortwo <kerrminatortwo@...> wrote:
> > Hey Kiters and Boarders of the Treasure Valley. This is Garrett (The
> > Kid) Kerr. I was talking to Eddy the other day about an idea I've
> > been thinking about for a while, and I wanted to see what you guys
> > thought or what kind of input you could give.
> > We all love and enjoy getting up at 6/5:30 am to check the weather
> > conditions and pretty much make a coin-toss decision to make the drive
> > out to Lucky Peak. You get up around the dam crossing your fingers as
> > you reach the point of visibility for the lake. Sometimes it's great,
> > sometimes nothing, and sometimes you have to wait a bit longer to find
> > out if it's gonna blow or not.
> > Eddy and I discussed the possibility of making up some kind of system
> > for cell phone texting to make our sailing more efficient and time as
> > well. Eddy has been to the lake this summer almost every day having
> > more than 50+ sessions under his belt. As we all know he is the man to
> > go to for questions, gear, lessons, etc. Hell, lets make him the
> > weather man too!
> > If we worked out a system of paying Eddy each $25-30 bucks a month to
> > be put on a texting list where he would send out a morning text for
> > each day he was there... would anyone be interested in getting on that
> > list? Of course this system isn't perfect. It doesn't guarantee
> > anyone that the wind will be what the text says 15 minutes later, but
> > it would be nice to have an idea. If Eddy had the time and we made it
> > worth it for him, he might give an occasional smorgistbort of texts
> > and updates.
> > Anyway, I'm just sending this message to get a little feedback from
> > people and see if this isn't a good idea or not.
> > I'll see ya' out there!
> > Garrett (The Kid) Kerr