Neo and Pod
May 22, 2009
I had to share a great photo a friend sent from another beautiful place in Alaska. These are from the Juneau area.
This morning we went to Outer Point and the dogs had a great morning in celebration of “spaced outedness…”
I had to comment that no matter how pretty the part of Alaska I live in is, there are so many other parts I can’t imagine having a hard time living in.
All this sharing of the beauty happens as I am sitting near one of our main windows, with a pot of sweet peas blooming, which always remind me of my grandma and God mother, and getting to smell their sweet scent!
It is still to cool at night for me to take covers off veggies growing outside. Sweet-smelling goodies like sweet peas and lilies get a special place in my windows so I can remember spring and summer will come!
We are quickly moving into busy mode as hubby was off this morning, 1 AM, to do a quick freight run with the boat. Sorry no pictures as it is still pretty darn dark at that time of the morning here.
This means the VHF is turned up and dialed into a mutual channel while he is out on this run. You sleep but always with an ear open. Given there are no highways to get things to Ugashik, water freight is the next possible mode for heavy or off shaped things. You would be surprised by how much of one’s household and business items fall into those categories when one begins the process of shipping things.
We are lucky in that we have a boat that can make the trips – short distances of under a half week to help get things out to us.
As transportation has become harder in much of Alaska, many villagers do without replacing items because transportation costs are prohibitive. You can image the whole issue this makes with transporting such things as vehicles, construction materials and even such items as a BBQ!
This weekend we are making one last quick trip to Anchorage before the season starts to meet with a fish buyer, pick up more supplies and do some last minute business in ‘town’. These are always whirl wind trips that leave us wondering if we will ever get a chance to do anything again without constantly noting the time of day and what is next on the “list.”