Friday, July 21, 2006
Keep on movin' don't stop now
(the house as of two days go. Bull with the wedding flowers. And the roof truss with my name on it...I couldn't resist getting a pic of that!)
So, here we are nearing the end of July and summer in Alaska. People around here are getting ready for winter though the weather remains beautiful and warm. Olaf and Cim started putting the roof on this morning after finishing the framing yesterday. Sam and I really appreciate their hard work and attention to detail but we (and by we I mean me) are anxious to move it. Sam seems a little ambivalent towards leaving our little rental cabin, but I know underneath that laid back exterior he's as excited as I. The family starts arriving Monday (gulp) with my parents getting here first, then Sam's mother, then his brother and sister-in-law. My sister will also make the trek North for the first time, even though I lived in Whitehorse for six years. Friends Trisha Testegonad and Graeme McEleran will come up from Whitehorse for the wedding party. The dogs are really great though I had a scare yesterday when Bull took off after a moose and was gone for about half an hour. I let all the dogs loose a few times a day but am nervous because we are close to the road. On the advice of Olaf who said 'if you love 'em, tie 'em up' I might keep them in the pen until we build the big enclosure. They really love running around but if one of them got smucked on the road, I'd never forgive myself. Raven is improving slowly but surely. She nows tries to dry-hump the puppies but her back legs are still weak and she ends up flipping on her back then jumping up and blaming the pups with a growl. It's pretty hilarious. Once the family gets here, we'll all go to Chitna to dip net for salmon. That and a moose we hope to get this fall will fill our freezer for the winter so we don't have to buy any questionable supermarket meat. I've changed the format for comments so that anyone can leave them, not just members of the blog. So feel free, just keep it clean...MARGARET. This is a G-rated blog.