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A Cool Christmas

December 20, 2010

It is just days before Christmas, and I can not access my blog to post a Christmas message. I have lived out in the wilderness long enough to realize having any ‘modern’ conveniences is a luxury that may not always be there. So when for the past few weeks my access to the Satellite and the internet has been almost non-existent, one just accepts it. So I turned to my amateur radio mail system and am sending this posting to my son for him to put up on my blog.

Before getting to what I want to say, I know a number of you enjoy reading about our weather up here so…We have been below 0 since the end of last month and for the past few days it has been around -24, (-31c) for a high during the day. I guess this makes the +30 & +40 that some places are getting seem quite warm and should bring a smile to you. But even I can sit by the fire and smile because my daughter, who lives in Fairbanks, is dealing with daytime high temperatures of -34 F.

I do want to extend a wish, to those who have followed my comments, for a wonderful Christmas. Those of you out there, weather living in the lower 48 or around the world, who are fortunate enough to share this holiday with your family… I wish you could understand how fortunate you truly are. Most who have family with them take that fact for granted, and I used to be one of them. Now more than ever I feel a great loss at not being with them. I have two grand-kids, one that I have only spent a limited amount of time with and one grandson whom I have never even given a hug.

So I say to you all, dear readers, take an extra moment or two as you sit down to that big Christmas meal and reach out to your family around you and be thankful that they can share in this special time of the year with you.

You are all in my thoughts
Merry Christmas

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Mommy permalink
    December 20, 2010 12:10 pm

    Here are the temps that I like: the forecast for the next 3 days is 72-76 F. Aaaaaahh, nice! Remember, that’s how it was last year when we did smores the night before Christmas Eve and then it snowed on Christmas day? Awesome! I hope that will happen again this year.
    And yes, it would have been wonderful to spend Christmas with family. We’ll be all alone here, too, this year. BUT: we’ll see you this summer :).
    Merry Christmas!!!!
    Love, Mommy


  2. Mommy permalink
    December 20, 2010 12:19 pm

    Oh, and when is FIOS coming to you?


  3. kara permalink
    December 20, 2010 12:54 pm

    i know that holidays are better spent with family,,but having friends around also helps,,this is gonna be an odd one for me to since sam won’t be here,,but i knew it would come sooner or later,,,but we do love having you here for the holidays,,


  4. AussieAlaskan permalink
    December 20, 2010 3:48 pm

    Just like the rest of life, the holidays bring all kinds of things. Hope you enjoy your holidays wherever you are, Pete . Regards, Terry


  5. Rosalyn permalink
    December 20, 2010 5:31 pm

    If we aren’t with biological family, we will certainly be with “adopted” family, LOL.


    • AussieAlaskan permalink
      December 21, 2010 10:14 pm

      Life is like that and that is really good, Rosalyn – hope you all enjoy the holidays :-)


  6. Del permalink
    December 20, 2010 10:30 pm

    stay warm pete and have a merry x mas and a happy new year. Maybe when I get up next march I will try and drive out and meet you.


  7. Jon permalink
    December 22, 2010 12:03 am

    Merry Christmas Pete and to all the regular visitors to this site. You’ll never catch me saying “happy holidays. ” There’s something about that that is so impersonal that it hides the real meaning of Christmas. I get funny looks sometimes when people say that to me & then I ask them “So which holiday makes you happy?” LOL!!

    Happy 2011 to all! That puts us only 1 year away from a new administration!



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