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So, the last wek has been crazy. Moving from Alaska to California is bad enough. But starting a new practice? Renovating a 100 year old building? All at once. It's nuts. But I found time to make some apple cider with the kids. Drive to the coast.  Buy J a new car.  In between, I have been knocking down walls.  Signing papers.  Ordering doors. And business cards.  And internet access.  And a million other things.  And today I talked to my first client in a few weeks.  It's go, go, go, go, go, go.  But I wouldn't have it any other way.  I am living on credit cards but I am a happy man.  All is well. Tomorrow is another crazy day.  I have rented a closet sized office to practice out of while we finish renovations. So I am buying all the supplies needed to get it up and running.  All I can say is, stand by.  Life is getting more and more interesting.
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So, now that I have internet at home, I thought I would chronicle the last few weeks of my life.  First, let me give my impression of my new home.  I am much happier than I thought I would be.  The weather is not the oppressive and unyielding heat that I am used to in California.  The new house is great.  Kadee is happy at at school.  Our new office is going to be stunning.  So here's how things have been for me.  Two weeks ago today, G and I started loaded our trucks.  Our stuff was in 5 different places.  I was 100% sure it wouldn't all fit.  Well seven hours later, almost all of it did.  I lost an old fridge and an old wood stove.  We had figured that it would take several days.  So, since we had extra time, I convinced Jesse to take me to the lake one last time. God. I'm going to miss that place. Well, with the sight and smell of my favorite place on Earth fresh in my heart, we hit the road. We drove to Whittier to take the ferry down to Bellingham. What a trip! Befo…
So, a whole lot has happened. Before it gets away from me I will just say that I had the most amazing trip to California. The new house is great. The new office will be beyond cool. I am SO busy right now. After 22 hours of solid car time, I got here about 6 this morning. Jeremy and G helped me unload the truck. What a mess. Kadee starts grade 1 at 8:45 am tomorrow. The office is going to have major renovations. I have to build a practice. Pics to memorialize the last week are coming. They are from the last trip to Tustumena, from the ferry, the house and of me and Jeremy at the new firm.
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So. This is it. My last blog post from the Great Land.  I don't know what to say.  The day has been filled with saying goodbye to good folks.  I am heading off to the People's Republic of Kalifornia.  The heat.  The laws.  The traffic and pollution.  A place completely berefit of freedom and common sense.  But I am going on a good old Alaskan meat run.  What is that you say?  Well let's just say I KNOW I will eat 20 halibut in a winter.  And let's further say that the limit is 2 per day.  Now I can go out 10 times and do it per the law.  Fine.  Or I can go on a 'meat run'.  Do what needs to be done and hurry the hell home.  Keep the kids fed, even though I wish the circumstances could be different.  Meat run.  Every day that I wake up in 90 degree heat, I will miss Alaska.  Every day that I am told what guns I can own or where I can camp or what kind of phone I can talk on while driving or any of a million other things, I will miss this place.  All I want is …
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So, in my final push to enjoy Alaska, I have been halibut fishing. And spent a weekend on my favorite place...Tustumena lake of course. The wife and kids are already in California and I leave next Monday. I find myself racked with fear and uncertainty. It is quite a change from when I left California. The difference, of course, is that I don't want to leave Alaska. I just have to. For now. I am certain that I will be back to this place. I guess I sound like a broken record...I just don't have much to say. I'm just trying to get what needs to be done, done. And trying to keep it together. !-- Site Meter -->