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!