Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Familiar 'WOT' of Snow Gos

If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand
WOT..........tap brake...........WOT
~Online Somewhere

Been Falling Asleep to the 'WOT' (seriously a great interpretation of how they sound) of snow gos zipping across the tundra. Snow is back and decidedly sufficient for everyone to be firing up their sleds around here. It causes a distinct change of sound in the traffic out my window from the low rumble of 4 wheelers to the shrill scream of tracks and skis.

Finishing the Beaver Lynx Hat back by popular demand
Well, Friday night at Dennis and Marsha's we dined on Marsha's yummy homemade pizza then I sneakily brought out the infamous fur hat! Currently still unfinished from last year's attempts. I think we had pulled it apart 6 or 7 times last year and finally tossed it in a bag and call it to be continued... So like I said Friday night we started sewing it together again. The last of the 'hat' parts became one entire piece by 10 pm. Next Friday I think Dennis said it's time for the liner...wooooo whoooo I'm gonna have a toasty warm hat for the incoming deep freeze:) Thanks to Dennis' patience;)

Notice: Hut Vacancy on the Kanektok
And Meet the Cleavers, I mean Beavers. Dennis' (temporary) decorative arrangement of his latest trapping successes. Now you don't see yard ornaments like this everyday, unless of course you live in Quinhagak, Alaska. Yet another little perk;)

We're Just Sitting Round Here Waitin on Airplanes to Finally LAND
Was running kids and coaches back and forth to the airport Friday afternoon as we had wrestlers going to Bethel (where I heard they placed 3rd! Go Seahawks) and volleyball going to Good News. On our last group we sat out at the runway for 30 minutes with no sight of an incoming 207. Finally we called the air company to inquire about the delay. They had just left Bethel and were still another 40 minutes out.
This is not abnormal as estimated times of arrival and departure amongst these small intervillage air companies are really mere suggestions or ideas not to be taken literally. It's kosher and we took the opportunity to tour around for a bit before making that last sweep back out to the 'new airport'. We drove down to the 'old airport' that has been eroding into the Kanektok hence the change in 'airport' locations and watched the still open river rush by. One of the girls showed us the old rotted out carcass of a bear that was covered up by snow. Interesting, eh?

You've got mail...from the 1st grade

I wrote back a couple times and now I have mass delivery from Steph's 1st and 2nd graders. They tell me all kinds of things like: 'The car is fast.' 'The cat is big.' 'My dog is litl.' And my new favorite: 'Im vry cool an amazing an colest!' It's so good to see them have such a healthy self image at such a young age;)

Walking Across the Tundra Again

We went on many walks this weekend. The sun was out, the ice is in and there was a fogbow overhead. Beautiful!
November 2
Did you vote???? We did. The bingo hall was open for ballots again. Up here in Alaska we had a pretty hot debate between two republicans, the incumbent actually (Write In) candidate Lisa Mur-kow-ski and the new Joe Miller. Not sure if they even know who the winner is yet. The rural vote will decide.

Shout Out to the Boss: Happy Birthday last Friday Principal Eric!

"May the Master of Peace himself give you the gift of getting along with each other at all times, in all ways. May the Master be truly among you!" 2 Thessalonians 3:16

1 comment:

  1. Oh Rachel! I love looking at your photos. We've never seen Quinhagak with snow (although some summers it could have snowed!) And when I saw the picture with Jerilyn I just about cried...please tell her I miss her so! Before you know it you'll be flying out for Christmas. Time is such a funny thing, isn't it?! xoxo