Tuesday, December 23, 2008

December is moving right along...

photo by Fran Durner from the Anchorage Daily News' December snow gallery.
I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for moving. A friend stopped by on the way to Anch today and took my desktop and a duffel bag of clothes to where I'll be staying. That was a big help.
I'd say I'm ready to go tomorrow!

Monday, December 22, 2008

my Sky

Mine all mine.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy Winter Solstice!

Thanks for all the well wishes and support. Found a room to rent for a week in Houston at a lodge with a restaurant and bar.

Ready to leave Valdez just in time for the next snowstorm.

Happy Holidays to all!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Old trunk

Consolidating my whole life into 4 totes and this old trunk. Contains journals of boats, planes, trains, greyhound busses, hitchhiking and numerous road trips.
Theres a book in there somewhere.

noth[ng to lose


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Fisherman's Blues

by the Waterboys
My newest find from Radio Paradise.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Things Change

Well, I got fired from my new job in Houston today. So it doesn't look like I will be moving there. I was just getting ready to leave when I received an email informing me of my status. I needed to take care of some business here Monday before I left and missed work today. She said I hope it was important business because it cost you your job.

Now I still have stuff in Houston I have to move. And my stuff packed up here in Valdez. I think I will still have my friends bring my big stuff to Wasilla. Store it some place til I figure out where I'm going. I can stay with a friend in Anchorage and rent a storage unit there. It will be easier to get my stuff from Wasilla than Valdez.

I'm dissappointed about getting fired. After the shock wore off I am okay being jobless and almost homeless.

pretty cool

Sunday, December 14, 2008

gonna miss valdez

all my bags are packed and i'm ready to go.
starting a new life in houston.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I travelled the mountains all over

and down to the valleys I go.
To live like a pig in the clover.
In sight of huge mountains of snow.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Good Combo

Plain m&ms and skittles in a ziplock bag. They are about the same size and shape so you never know what you are going to get.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Early Sunset

Took these pictures around 3pm today. Nice clear day in Houston hovering around 20 degrees.

Meanwhile, Valdez goes big with 24 " of new snow and goes over a 100" for the season with 116" as of late Wed night. Talked to a friend in Valdez tonight and she said it was still snowing.

Hope they get it all neatly piled up by Saturday...

Early Moon Rise

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Blogging from Houston

Its been hectic the last few days as they wanted me to start my new job right away. The weather for traveling back turned really crappy anyway. Valdez only got a foot and a half of snow last night.

I have weekends off so I'm driving back to Valdez Saturday for another load coming bach Sunday. Weather permiting. Good news is some friends are coming up to Wasilla for Christmas with an empty truck as they want to bring a load of good, dry spruce back. So they'll have room for my desk!

Houston was 23 degrees and lightly snowing. Quite pleasant.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Roads are good to go

My bags are packed and I'm ready to go by first daylight Monday. Watching the current Alaska Road Conditions at http://511.alaska.gov/ and it looks like its good to go to Houston. First trip anyway. Its so much fun to move in the winter.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

BIG WAKE in Yakutat

Catch a wave off the North Gulf coast of Alaska.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Going for the Gusto

Big changes in the makings.....
Moving to Houston, Alaska!!!!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The Day Scrabble Died

On-Line that is. Merry Christmas from Hasbro.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Welcome to the Wake Zone

Swimming, the only sport with no half times, no subs, no timeouts and you only get 1 shot at your goal.
The calender on the right with puppy dog faces represents days we jumped in the pool the month of November.
The hardest part about swimming is the 5 minutes before.
Then its Welcome to the Wake Zone.

Monday, December 01, 2008

KitKat Cone

And I thought there was only one flavor of KitKat. “A massive collection, mostly from Japan, of every single wacky KitKat flavor every created. Includes banana!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Valdez Snow Report

67 inches of snow this month. 85 since Sept 1.

Daily Climate Summary - Valdez

Friday, November 28, 2008

Snowing Lightly

In black and white.

Sing Snap


Your Dinner's in the cupboard.

On line karoke?

Sing Snap is the biggest, baddest singing community in the world! Choose from over a million songs.

Sing along!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Snow Family Fotos

Thanks to June Dilley and the ADNs Snow Sports page.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Fish Taxi Tunes

This girl can sing (reminds me of a young Joan Baez) with a great band behind her.

"Factory" brings me to my knees.

Both new to me great singer/songwriters found by listening to Radio Paradise.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Gas Up

Gassed up the other day. Only $3.27 in Valdez. Better than last summers Panic Button.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Snow Floats

Valdez Small Boat Harbor

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Heartbreaker Again

Get the Led Out November 20th, 2007

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Night they took ol' Ted Down

There are enough politcal blogs out there that I don't need to be writing one. I like to keep this blog light and snowy.

But, I am an almost 30 year Alaskan, and feel I need to speak my piece. The election is over so I am not trying to sway any reader to the left or right.

Everyone knows it doesn't matter whose in or out. Clear Channel owns 80% of the radio stations, McClatchy owns the newspapers, the Japanese own the movies and we own the internet?

Ted Stevens said the internet was a series of tubes. He was right. When you think about it. Legal pot smokers have a way of seeing the big picture more clearly and express simple things profoundly. If you are not stoned or have never been stoned, legally, you wouldn't understand.

Ted Stevens said that HAARP (General Information) was a study of the auroras. He was right. If you think about it. Ask Nikola Tesla.

Happy 85th Bithday to a great senator. Hey, Senator to-be Mark Begich, if laser eye surgery was around when Uncle Ted was senator, he wouldn't have needed glasses all those years. Hope you see the fine print young man.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tangled Up in Blue


Bob Dylans music website is awesome.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

First Place Fish

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By FishTaxi

I thought this was funny. It says its by FishTaxi but that is only me hosting it on ImageShack to get the movement.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Jill has a Book Out!

Buy The Book!

This girl can ride, write and take awesome pics. She puts studs on her bike and in all kinds of weather goes places. I've been following her blog since she lived in Homer. A young photo-journalist from Utah working her way up through the ranks.

Visit Jill Homer's Blog!

Thanks to Alaskan Girl for the heads up.

Go Jill!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Attack of the Icicles

Valdez has been getting their fair share of snow lately. These icicles are thermo coupling (Thermocouple definition) my house!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bits and Pieces

How to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you from Bits & Pieces. A funny blog out of St. Louis.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sun Going

After a full moon foot of snow.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Have Camera

Will travel.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Every Day Is Veterans Day

Every day that a veteran dies our wings get clipped more. Its like we are all on restriction. Police the yard. Get your hands out of your pockets. Forget even one iota of original thought you had. It was tested illegal.

Proud to be among Veterans

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Changed My Mind

Had a bad day yesterday. All the pictures/videos I put on my laptop (which has the new Windows Vista operating system) won't cooperate with me. For instance, the video below. The only way I could upload it was connect to the internet directly from my laptop after numerous attempts to simply burn a CD and upload it to my desktop failed. Is it me or is Vista not compatible with XP was my dillema yesterday. Then my laptop got a corrupt file from the picture program itself so now I'm running a scan disk and I hope that fixes it.

I slept on it and changed my mind about pulling the plug on this blog. I'll figure it out and continue taking pictures. Does anyone else have a problem with Vista?

Saturday, November 08, 2008

This Blog is Done

It was fun while it lasted.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Do you have room

for an orphaned bear in your zoo?

This little black bear won't make it through the winter without human intervention.

Contact the Valdez City Animal Control at 907-835-4560 if you can help find a safe, warm home for this cute cub.