Showing posts from May, 2013
So, I'm heading home to Alaska in July! This is the boat that I will spending the week of July 6 through 13th in. I can't wait until that moment when I pull out of the headwaters of the Kasilof and into the open lake. My lake. Tustumena. I am certain that I will cry with relief and joy. Jeremy and I are going to spend 4 or 5 days up there. Get some packrafts and paddle around the lake at the base of the glacier. Maybe go camp up on the Harding ice field. Be men. Celebrate my 40th birthday in the place where my ashes will be spread one day. I 'm not sure why turning 40 bothers me so much. I feel like I have made many poor choices in life. I moved to California to make money primarily. 10 months later I am more broke than ever before. Living on credit cards. Jeremy and I are still not practicing in the same building. I am working for cheap. I work at least 50% more each day than I did in Alaska and I make thousands less a month.  This seems like a lousy…
So, I have been thinking of Alaska.  A lot.  I gather that it has been a long winter and there is still snow in Soldotna.  Gross.  THAT would have me going squirrely.  Life continues on here.  The building is driving me absolutely batshit crazy.  Every time we think we get ahead, we find another problem that costs us thousands and thousands.  Like dryrot and an Ivy that grew into the roof.  Right now, every dollar we make is going into this place and I can't wait until it is done and I can start to make some money!  The back of the place is starting to get done and the concrete truck is here as I type.  Last week
alone cost us over $20,000!  If I never see another contractor again, I will be happy.  9 months of every single dollar we make going into this place.  Oh well.  In other news, my middle child turned 5 a few days ago.  Happy birthday AJ!  Perhaps is just getting older. Perhaps it is the 80 plus hour weeks.  But the time I spend with them seems to be more and more precious…