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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:43 pm

I hope you can get them good on your cell.. Are they as beautiful as the sweater in your pic? :-)
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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:36 pm

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I hope you can get them good on your cell..  Are they as beautiful as the sweater in your pic?  :-)

LOL, that was a long sleeve t-shirt my mom made for me out of cotton jersey fabric she found at the store that was covered in people's names written in cursive. I don't know that I'll be able to get very good pictures of them on my cell phone, but I'll try next time if I'm not similarly dumbstruck again.
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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:00 pm

I'm at the laundromat / shower facility / water hut station / free internet / etc., etc., etc., so I'll post a couple pictures I took just after sunrise from behind my cabin last month. Mind you, this was at 1306 hrs... that's 1:06 PM for those who don't know military time. Thankfully, we've gotten a lot of daylight back since then.




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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:15 am

They are beautiful.. I just know my knees could never take the cold.. They killed me during the sleet and freeze a few weeks ago.. I hope yours are doing well..
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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:08 am

You know, I was worried about that, but it is so extremely dry up here that my knee doesn't really bother me at all. It bothered me much, much worse in Pensacola, Kansas and California. 

Oh, I suppose I should have said that's the slough behind my cabin in the pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:06 am

Is that part of your cabin on the right side of the bottom pic?
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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:28 pm

yeah, that's the back of it.
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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:22 pm

Ricey's next car...


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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:31 pm

LOL, actually Ft Wainwright is selling a piece of tracked expeditionary equipment that would be really cool to have... it has a bed on it w/hydraulics & a man-basket, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:42 pm

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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:00 pm

riceme wrote:
Here it is: 

http://m.newsminer.com/news/local_news/fort-wainwright-selling-arctic-expeditionary-vehicle/article_5e3c632a-92fb-11e3-8d50-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=jqm

Hey, why are the headlights of that green bug red??

Red headlights?  I dunno.  Maybe they make it look meaner.

I knew an old codger that built the first permanent house out on Ono Island.  My dad let him build a heavy duty pier on our marina so he could offload materials.  This old man had a half-track with a crane on it.  He sure made good use of that half-track.

This codger owned a bunch of property on Ono's East end and offered an acre to my dad for free.  Knowing there was no bridge to it at the time, my dad turned him down.  That property is valuable now, I betcha.

Off topic, but Dad also had the opportunity to buy a prestressed shell of a house on Perdido Key and it was Gulf frontage.  The asking price in the 1960's was $16 Thousand.  This same property sold a couple of years ago for $8 Million.

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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:28 pm

Wow... that would have been one helluva story on ROI, Return On Investment!
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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:58 pm

So I'm at the all-purpose laundromat again and found a youtube of the Northern Lights to share with you. Here goes:

http://youtu.be/XjVwA1UKBzA

Some of you know I am and always have been a pretty firm agnostic. Even when I was a child it was tough for me to believe that a god existed. The Northern Lights and Neko's illness and subsequent recovery are the only two things in my 42 years that have ever made me seriously consider that there might be a god. Well, then I found out what causes the Northern Lights and that left Neko and her recovery. I had never prayed to any god before in my life, but I prayed for her to her god that she believes in. Anyways, I hope that helps to explain just how amazing the Northern Lights are.
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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:15 am

Eric wrote:
riceme wrote:
Here it is: 

http://m.newsminer.com/news/local_news/fort-wainwright-selling-arctic-expeditionary-vehicle/article_5e3c632a-92fb-11e3-8d50-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=jqm

Hey, why are the headlights of that green bug red??

Red headlights?  I dunno.  Maybe they make it look meaner.

I knew an old codger that built the first permanent house out on Ono Island.  My dad let him build a heavy duty pier on our marina so he could offload materials.  This old man had a half-track with a crane on it.  He sure made good use of that half-track.

This codger owned a bunch of property on Ono's East end and offered an acre to my dad for free.  Knowing there was no bridge to it at the time, my dad turned him down.  That property is valuable now, I betcha.

Off topic, but Dad also had the opportunity to buy a prestressed shell of a house on Perdido Key and it was Gulf frontage.  The asking price in the 1960's was $16 Thousand.  This same property sold a couple of years ago for $8 Million.

Like Scenic Highway property - my (now deceased) father-in-law said an acre could be had on S/H for $500 but no one thought the town would expand that way. If only.......
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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:51 am

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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:01 am

nochain wrote:

Survival of the fittest....and/or the fastest.....
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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:02 am

mediawatcher wrote:
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    Survival of the fittest....and/or the fastest.....

Law of gross tonnage?
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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:48 pm

nochain wrote:
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    Survival of the fittest....and/or the fastest.....

Law of gross tonnage?

LOL, I refer to that as "the law of superior tonnage."
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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:41 pm

After five months of literally everything outside being covered in snow and ice, I am itching for break up season to come and take it all away. It has been above freezing on precisely two days since October. We just got another 5 inches of snow and it made me wonder when it's going to stop. I didn't so much mind that it snowed -- because it temporarily makes the roads so much better -- just the fact that it meant there would be another 5 inches that had to melt before I could finally see the earth again. I miss the earth. I want to smell dirt again.

My friend asked me if the road I live on is paved or not and I honestly could not remember. It could be gravel, dirt or paved under all that ice, and I have no clue. I think it's gravel... I'm going with gravel, for 500 please, Bob.
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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:06 pm

Alaska in the summer?

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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:22 pm

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Alaska in the summer?


The bear HAS to fatten up for the winter, y'know.

The edges on that girl are too sharp. That's a photoshop, I'll betcha.

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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:53 pm

Survival of the fittest lol!
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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:01 am

Sigh... it was -30s last night, it's supposed to warm up to the +30s this week, then dip back down to -30s. Don't get me wrong, I am looking forward to the warm weather, but really would rather not have it if it's just going to dip back down and f-up the roads again. When it does this the runoff has nowhere to go since the storm drains are still frozen and out here there are huge banks of ice on the sides of the road corralling the runoff into the road... ugh.
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PostSubject: Re: meanwhile, in Alaska   Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:46 pm

lol, it is 40 above and there is still ice on the roads but saw a bunch of guys riding motorcycles on my way to work today. Harleys... on the ice. My husband used to ride a KLR-650 to and from work in the snow and ice, but that's a dual sport. Wish I had pictures of the Harleys for you.
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