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Building an Alaskan dream…

January 6, 2016

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

137 miles

South of the Arctic circle

but to some it is

a place of magnificent unspoiled elegance

to build a home for her family

You tube has forced me to remove my soundtrack because of copyright problems.
This video will have almost a minute of silence in the beginning before You Tube’s stock music begins.
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. john permalink
    January 6, 2016 4:07 pm

    Pete, I got a “blocked in your country” message another day, another way perhaps 73 john w8wej

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  2. Jon permalink
    January 7, 2016 2:03 pm

    Rosa’s home must be the one we saw through the trees down the hill from your place when we visited last Sept. right?

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