One Man's Alaska

Catching up

August 18, 2010

Sorry I haven't taken the time to post anything lately. I have a work project with a deadline that is keeping me very, very busy, and also a problem with my car. Here are a few notes I've been meaning to put out here lately, but never took the time to do so:


It still keeps raining like crazy. I've never been in a place that has rained this consistently for so long. Just glad there's no lightning, and this morning is just mostly cloudy.

And in temperature news, we started off at less than 49 degrees this morning, maybe 46. I'm expecting low-40s every morning in mid-September.

House hunting

I've also been looking for a new rental, as my lease expires here at the end of September, and I'd prefer a small house or duplex. I was pretty sold on moving to a cabin in Willow until I read this:

"Facilities: Log Outhouse. No running water, but we have a water jug setup over a utility sink with a bucket catchment system for washing up and doing dishes. Shower and laundry facilities are available in Willow and Talkeetna."

Um, thanks, I think I'll keep looking...

Alaska State Fair

The biggest thing I've been meaning to write is that the Alaska State Fair starts on August 26th. Hopefully the rain will take a break then!

Local job information

Just for grins, I looked at some local computer programming job postings last night. There aren't many jobs here, but there is one common theme about all the job postings: Five weeks of vacation in your first year.

I'm not sure if that's because local companies want to give you time off in the summer to fool around in this great wonderland, or if it's because they know you'll need to get out of the state in the winter, but that's a great benefit. In the Lower 48 two weeks vacation your first year is pretty standard.

And now ...

And now, since it's actually not raining, and it doesn't look like it will be raining any time soon, I need to go out and see if I can clean the MAF sensor on my 2006 Toyota RAV4.

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