Monday, September 27, 2010

The Things The Sea Brings In

"Up rose the wild old winter-king, And shook his beard of snow; "I hear the first young hard-bell ring, 'Tis time for me to go! Northward o'er the icy rocks, Northward o'er the Quinhagak."
Charles Godfrey Leland

Sherry, Ali and I went running tonight after school, all the way down to the beach! When we rounded the corner out onto the sand we nearly screeched to a halt in our speeding tracks! All along the bank as far as we could see was a wide, white ribbon of....SNOW. That's right. This year in Quinhagak our first snow arrived by sea and not by air. Weird.

We have some new buildings cropping up in Quin just in time for winter.
The University of Fairbanks is building a Cold Climate Efficiency Home Prototype or something like that over by the new housing. You remember, the new housing built last year? Well it is currently still new because nobody is living in any of them yet. Evidently the Alaskan powers that be (probably right now sitting somewhere, maybe on their cozy flushing toilet with running water in Anchorage) have determined that 'haul and flush or flush and haul' systems which these brand new homes are equipped with are no longer legit. So they won't sign for whatever needs to be signed so people can actually MOVE into the new housing. At least that's what I understood. Anyway we are also getting a new store! And Jon has some pics of it.

"Out of the south comes the storm,
And out of the north the cold.
From the breath of God ice is made,
And the expanse of the waters is frozen."
Job 37:9-10

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