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Blogging canceled because of snow and old age

March 9, 2015

3.9I was standing at the mouth of our driveway, and with the wind blowing at 20 miles an hour it cut trough my parka and thermals with ease. It made me think of a National Geographic special I had just watched showing a few stalks of grass being blown by the harsh arctic winds as that wind raked the Alaskan wilderness.

There were times when I would shovel the snow from my doorway to the junction of the Elliott highway and our driveway but that was years ago and I was in much better shape. Now I am barely able to shovel for more than a couple minutes before I have to stop…. and thus the reason for this non-posting.

I know the amount of snow we received does not compare to Boston or Buffalo but since Tuesday when it first started to snow I have been outside shoveling every day just trying to keep up with those ‘snow showers’. Then on Saturday it finally decided to stop with any more heavy accumulation and I have been trying to clear my truck and drive since then. I was planning on a trip to Fairbanks on Tuesday but I still have some work to finish so it will be yet another couple days before I have time to sit , ponder and write about our world and its many twists and turns.

So with Gods grace
I will finish what needs to be done
make my journey to town
then hopefully once again write a posting
that you find worthy of your time.


12 Comments leave one →
  1. March 9, 2015 7:19 pm

    Sounds like you deserve a break!


  2. March 9, 2015 7:22 pm

    You aren’t done yet my friend!


  3. March 9, 2015 8:21 pm

    This winter and it’s many twist and turns has all of us ready to build sand castles instead of snowmen….you can not stop yet Pete. when you get to town post and ad for free snowmen kits sold by the yard(pun )only .free use of tool to gather parts for your snowman …..


  4. john permalink
    March 10, 2015 2:50 am

    I would like to see a section about the vehicles “up there” are they special built?? any thing done to them like heavier oil, etc thanks


  5. March 10, 2015 8:10 am

    “…sand castles instead of snowmen” – I LOVE this and am adopting it as my official ‘winter that wasn’t 2014-2015’ slogan!! I know you’re tired of the snow accumulating Pete but I still would gladly take your conditions for our ice. Yesterday I dropped Anana and Qanuk 1.5 miles from my place and watched them slip and slide while running after the Escape. Poor Qanuk managed three face plants – might’ve been more but I did have to watch where I was going as well – and both dogs chose to wade the snow berms at the side of the road as versed with running on the open ice.


  6. Jon permalink
    March 10, 2015 6:10 pm

    Pete, ALL of your posts are worth my time & I’m sure the time of others who visit here, too.
    The usual flip-flop; cooled off up there & a record-tying 66 here today after -14 less than a week ago!


  7. March 11, 2015 6:13 am

    Maybe Texas doesn’t look so bad now? lol


  8. March 11, 2015 7:20 pm

    I agree with your son , I think you should move to Texas with him.


  9. March 12, 2015 1:38 am

    Hang in there, Pete. Spring will come before you know it. No Daffodils around here yet, but the snow has melted!


  10. March 13, 2015 7:18 am

    Hang in there, Pete. 8 weeks and you’ll see earth again! And yes, I agree with Jon, your posts are worth my time, too.


  11. March 19, 2015 5:39 pm

    I read your post, keep on posting!


  12. March 20, 2015 7:10 pm

    Really enjoying your blog. Keep posting, please.


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