Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Bumper to Bumper was able to fix my tail lights in under 20 minutes for $20. It was a fuse. Ordered a front headlight & right blinker assembly on-line. No junkyard in the state had one. Kendall Toyota in Anchorage would have had to order it, too. I found it used for $150 less.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I clipped a calf moose following close behind the cow who darted out in front of me at Milepost 50 of the Richardson Hwy on my way down to Valdez.
It was dark & snowing. I was going about 40-45mph. When all of a sudden there they were, about 30ft in front of me, crossing the road.
Moose collisions are not only breaking vehicles this year they are breaking records. With the deep snow in the mountains they are hanging low in the valleys. More moose on the roads, train tracks & neighborhoods causes more chance of encounters. Most not friendly.
As I braked and turned into a slid to the left, hoping to miss the calf, when my right front collided with its right rear haunch. The impact knocked it off its feet sending its rear onto my hood. Then bounced off towards the right snowbank and luckily not into my windshield & front seat.
My mechanic in Valdez punched out the dent (my hood opens!) and duct-taped the plastic blinker cover back on but wasn't able to fix the electrical problem. No tail lights! So I scooted back to the Mat-Su Valley during the day light & have an appointment at Bumper to Bumper tomorrow to see if they can find the short. Also lost the plastic blinker cover somewhere so I am checking junk yards. Must have needed MORE duct-tape!
On the way back I saw a lone cow moose at 50 Mile with no calf. I feel so bad.
Be careful out there and don't over run your headlights like I did. No matter what the speed limit or road conditions the moose are out there. Closer than you think.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Shadows on the gym wall of some workers on the opposite roof.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 09, 2012
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Something fun to do in the deep, dark winter is play BINGO! Especially if you win like I did tonight! There are smoking & non-smoking rooms. You can still smoke at BINGO, the bars, in cabs & owner's choice restaurants in the valley. Thurs-Sunday nights with late-nights Friday & Saturday. I like that they start at 6:30 and I'm home by 9:30. And tonight about $150 ahead!
Located at 6445 E. Blue Lupine Rd. in Wasilla.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Monday, January 02, 2012
Over 30 years in Alaska and I still get excited & grab my camera when I see a moose.
Moose means "Twig Eater" in native tongue. Makes sense because thats what they eat. In the winter (-17 degrees today) they subsist on spruce tips.
Sunday, January 01, 2012
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