Building an Alaskan dream…
Because I have only a few weeks left with this access to the internet I will be posting a number of ‘short’ Alaskan video clips for your entertainment. Soon I will be once again posting via Winlink the ham radio emergency email system and if you have been following this blog you know I will no longer be able to post photographs let alone any video.
These ‘video shorts’ will include some that have appeared here before and a couple that have never seen the light of day because they were heavily compressed so that they could be sent over a phone modem. Hopefully future video postings will include a look at: The Yukon Quest, Caribou on the North Slope, the world ice art championship, my favorite….fishing for Alaskan pike and the always unbelievable what happens to coffee at -42 degrees.
Todays video is a little over 4 minutes starting with a few clips of the construction of the cabin I live in but primarily dealing with the building of a home for Rose’s mother. This 2,400 square foot home was built entirely by Rose her family and a few friends. We started in the spring with snow still on the ground and Rose had the home roofed in, in time for winter’s snowfall. It is a major accomplishment that she can well take pride in.
It may be in the remote wilderness
South of the Arctic circle
but to some it is
a place of magnificent unspoiled elegance
to build a home for her family