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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Still Kicking...

No worries,  Karl and I haven't died - just continuing to hibernate.  It is COLD!  I'm not sure we've made it above zero in the last week.  The furnace is definitely planning to die, but hasn't quite kicked the bucket enough for the landlord to give a hoot.  With my luck it will stop working altogether on a Friday night, and we'll turn in to human (and puppy) popsicles overnight!

You know it's cold when there ice build up on the INSIDE of your house:

You know it's cold when your dog tries to keep one (or two) feet in the air while going to the bathroom outside:

You know it's cold when said dog ends up here immediately after coming back inside:

In any case, we haven't been doing much of anything lately.  My car has been at the dealer for a multitude of problems - fried battery, non-working airbags, a dislocated axel, and no brakes.  Oh, and it's in need of an oil change, too.  What a crybaby, that car...  Perhaps it's experiencing some delayed anger at having been driven so far this summer.  I've been working pretty late every day while I wait for Karl to get off of work to come get me.  I finally get to pick it up tomorrow - just in time to take it back in next week for my remote start to be installed.  Fun times here in Alaskaland!

At least we're not in Valdez - 27 feet of snow!  Check out for some pretty spectacular photos.  Hey, they're paying $20 an hour to help dig the town out, if you're interested!

We don't have quite that much snow here, although we've already surpassed the average for an ENTIRE winter.  It stands to reason that my first AK winter would be excessively cold and snowy!  Our street is slowly becoming one lane from all of the snow piled up, and I see people cross country skiing down the sidewalks.  Only in Alaska people, only in Alaska!


  1. you've said several times that winter up there isn't as bad as one would think, but that looks pretty bad!

    1. According to seasoned veterans of AK, January is pretty much crap. They all tell me it will be in the 20's come February - here's hoping!


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