Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Studying Hard

For a drug test for my new job. When I was in the USAF and on duty 24 hours, defending my country, I peed freely for "golden flow". At the time (1974) they couldn't detect marijuana. My dad, who was still alive and in the Army at the time, said "now kath, you're going to have to quit smoking pot." I answered "no dad, pot isn't a drug". Secretly praying no scientist ever comes up with a way to incriminate myself with bodily fluids. 35 years pass and now I will have to cheat to pass.

Wish me luck.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Minnie Cold Frame


Anything to extend the growing season.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Snow Van


Picture taken in Valdez March 16th.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Picture Window



View from the Mile 69 Burger Bus' new cut out window in Willow.
I do need to change my header as I am no longer residing in beautiful Valdez. Nor am I going back to work on the Kenai except to pick up my summer tires and the totes of my life.

I've secured a boring, steady, year around job in Wasilla.
Will be paddleboating all the lakes around the valley so still come along for the ride!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Moose Lunch

A young bull moose munching on Mystery Road by Bumpus Ballfields in Wasilla.
video

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Snowman Town

I'm alive and well back in Wasilla. This photo is one of my last taken in Valdez.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Dental Truck



Valdez is very lucky to have Dr. Houseman residing here. He cleaned my teeth on a Sunday.
Part-time dentist/part-time goldminer.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Survivor:Valdez


Artesian lillys in the kitchen window; smorgasbord below.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Whale Hatchery

Its not a whale hatchery. Its not a big shopping mall. Its the Valdez Marine Terminal across the snowy bay. Valdez has recorded more than 5 ft of snow since I got here. Whose counting inches?

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Monday, March 08, 2010

Snow Dock

I forgot how much snow Valdez gets. March on!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Friday, March 05, 2010

More Pennies Today


It was snowing when I woke up and its still snowing. I'm using my swimming flipper to remove the snow off my car. Also swimming at the Valdez High School pool...for free! Gotta love Valdez.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Corner of Chitina and Kobuk

You can barely see the tip of Sugarloaf above the navy gray cloud blanket at this morning's low tide near 8am.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Spring Skiing Valdez


Gaining daylight over 5 minutes a day! March on sun! Next 2 months are my favorites in Valdez.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Frozen Falls


Snapped this pic of Bridal Veil Falls as I was driving through Keystone Canyon last Saturday. I got a job in Valdez cooking for the construction crew at Silver Bay Seafoods. They are out of Sitka with a cannery there and another in Craig. They bought the old Seahawk Seafood cannery here in Valdez and are fixing it up. I'm not kidding when I say its a old cannery. Hilary Clinton worked there when she was going to college. Back in the day when U.S. cannery workers were the most educated migrant workforce in the world.