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So, those of you who know me, tell me this isn't my theme song.
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So, I can't say it's solved my mood entirely, but the hallway is done. Just waiting for summer......I did the paint. Put in a new (and working) smoke alarm and light fixture. Bill and I did laminate flooring and trim. All in all maybe $250. It's made me like this house about 100 times more. There's a ton of work left to do but it's necessary. This house is just too small for us anymore. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do. It's a great time to buy but the money isn't there. Maybe we should stick it out? Either way, the work needs doing. Anyways, absolutely nothing exciting is happening here for us. I'm fixing the boat this week. Perhaps a spring bear hunt if I can get a few guys together? I just thought I'd show the finished hall for those of you who have been in this house. Better huh?
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So. So. Those of you who know me, know that the last few weeks for me have been incredibly difficult. It's not my intention to talk about all the reasons why. There are a number of reasons. Instead, what I am going to do is write about what I am going to do about it. Quite honestly, I do so more for myself than anything. One reason I have been unhappy is this crappy little house. So, I've decided to fix it up. I'm going to paint and put in new flooring. I may not have the money to do it all at once. I don't care. If I have to buy one box of laminate at a time, I'm going to do it. I've decided to put myself in 'Spring' mode. Those of you who know me, know how much energy I have. So, here we go. Bill and I used the trucks to yank the boat of a snow bank yesterday. I've set up the seed table. I've ordered two new hogs and chicks come soon. I shoveled off the roof of the house today. One BIG thing I've decided is this: I don't care wha…
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So, I'll tell you how I spent my winter. The never ending winter by the way (-8 when I went to work today). I wrote a screenplay. Well, Jeremy and I wrote a screenplay. It is called "The First Airborne" and is a World War One movie. We have written the first draft and are working on the first re-write. We had to both learn about World War One as well as how to write a screenplay. Granted, there is still plenty to learn. But we think we have a pretty good story and are making it better all the time. I have always enjoyed writing so it seemed like a natural thing to do. I don't know what the result will be. I don't know that it will ever have commercial value. But we are learning the craft and have several other movie ideas that we will work on when we get this one as good as we can. I have put several hundred hours in on this story already. It has kept me busy all winter and who knows? It might lead to something lucrative. Spec screenplays do sell. And the…
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So, March 10. -4 when I went to work today. I'm not sure how much longer I can take it. I'm tired of fighting the cold. I'm tired of being broke and living in a crappy little house. Everyone in the place is sick, and I'm sure that isn't helping my mood much. Never, ever, ever move to Alaska unless you have the money to escape to someplace warm and green for a few weeks a year. To stay busy I re-did Kadee's room. We painted and put in some nice flooring and got her matching furniture. Those of you who have been in my house know this is now the nicest room in the place. I mean matching furniture. Since she starts school soon, and the State decided NOT to appeal the PFD decision, we used some of her PFD money to do it. It's pretty slick. I did get to do one of my favorite rituals today: I shoveled the snow off the boat. The boat is, of course, broken. Soon things will start thawing and the yearly ritual of repair will begin. I've had enough. I've bee…
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So, March. Sigh. I love living in Alaska 305 days or so a year. Really. But March and April suck. This should be a Spring month. It was -8 when I went to work today. -8. I know, I know. I've bitched about it before. But it gets harder and harder each year. It doesn't help that it seems like a lot of the folks that I know have either just come back from Hawaii or are on their way. Seriously. At least half the people I know are Hawaii bound. But with 3 kids and one income, that ain't happening. So here are the things that are keeping me 'sane'. First, I'm not alone. People and critters alike suffer at this time of year. Like this pregnant cow moose who scrounges for bits of hay that the rabbits drop. She has been getting aggressive and I'm worried I'll have to shoot her but I sure hope I don't. And not everyone I know is lucky enough to jet off to Hawaii. Some will stay behind to suffer with me. Second, at least I got to get out of Alaska and go to…