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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that is so over sliding on the ice.By foot, that is. Oh, we can never get enough of the roller coaster ride known as fishtailing in our car. No siree.But, on foot, there’s no recovery from the slip. You’re walking down the sidewalk, feeling pretty good about yourself, and then whooooa! You’re out of control for a good two seconds, and then you’re just walking along again. And you know people saw you.At least if you trip over a rock or stick or something, you can just break into a jog. Like, “Oh, I didn’t trip. I just started running.”The slip is just beyond rescue.The worst, of course, is when the slip overtakes you and forces you to the ground.This happened to us last week. We were just getting into our vehicle after a long week of writing words when, all of a sudden, our feet just flew out from under us, slamming us into the side of our car!We were still holding onto the door, so we tried to pull ourselves up and slipped to the ground again, this time hitting our knee on the door.Battered and bruised, we managed to crawl into the driver’s seat. There was definitely no recovery to be had from this slippage.So, we’re over it. Done with. No more slipping for us.How, you ask?We’ve come up with a little invention called sand shoes. That’s right. You heard us. Sand shoes. Shoes made of sand.That’s about as far as we’ve gotten with the idea, though, so if anyone out there can help us on the follow-through, it’d be greatly appreciated.You can give us a ring at (970) 668-3998, ext. 13600, or send us a sketch by e-mail at***Summit Up Land second homeowner Mike let us in on a little secret about staying warm on these frigid days:”How do we stay warm? Simple, we live in Houston and ski in Summit County. In Houston, it’s 95 degrees and Summit County 25. That adds up to 120 degrees, but on average it’s a balmy 60 degrees. That’s how we stay warm!”Well, there you go. Mike, do you think you could FedEx us a few degrees ASAP??***We have some congratulations to dole out to a couple of local Kansas State University students. Lee Michael Nordholm of Dillon and Christine Gabel of Eaton have both received scholarships of $1,000 or more for the 2005-2006 school year.Way to go! Study hard and stay in school, kids.***It’s Saturday, and we’re in the mood for soup. We’re soup people. If you gave us a choice between steak or soup, we’d pick soup. It’s just who we are …