Sunday, May 2, 2010
Warning- My first ever whiny butt blog post!
This is the most gray picture I could find in my archives.
I didn't expect to feel like this when I returned to our Alaskan home. I'm sure the mood will be fleeting but after blossoming flowers, fabulously hot days and the high barometric pressure of the high desert, I'm afraid I'm experiencing a temporary letdown with my return home.
It was great of course to reconnect with old friends and family but the weather is just gray and wet and nary a bud showing on the trees yet here. I was plopped down in Fairbanks, my home of over 30 years while my husband ran 100 miles home to open up the house which we let freeze solid for the months we were gone. Unfortunately with a low snow year our water pipe to the well lost some of the insulating properties of the ground cover of the snow and we are stuck with a frozen line. Life is going to be a bit rustic for a few days until we get that thawed out.
Also since we live in the boonies now, I've had to return to paleo dial-up which is quite frustrating after half a year of lightning speed wireless. In those last six months I had ramped up my blog following to a mighty degree. My blog was in its infancy when we left last winter and I hadn't yet started following and commenting as I feel the need to do so now.
It takes up to five minutes for some blogs to load and it seems that the ability to comment is not loading for me at all. Maybe the computer got too frozen this winter! Maybe I'll ramp off of my addiction to checking the internet every hour too and get loads more creative work done.
My apologies if I'm going to seem like the silent type on your blogs. I'm going to have to drive or ride my bike 7 miles to town to utilize the library's wifi in order to enjoy the pleasure of interacting with blogs now. ( I may even start using my husband's 4 wheeler for the trip, won't that be fun!)
My cell phone just barely works with an antenna if I sit really close to a window, and our landline, while fine for out of state is inexplicably more expensive for in state calls. You might say that we're somewhere in the 90's as far as technology goes now.
I know that the weather will clear and we'll be enjoying the midnight sun soon but I so wanted to share my current funk with you all because that's the kind of friends you all are.
Please bear with me, It's a transitional funk I'm sure. I promise I'll be back to my old self with plenty of light to share soon.
And thank you for your comments on the loss of my old friend, I really appreciate it.