Sunday, December 28, 2008

Temperature Report: Goldstream Valley

This morning it is -33 degrees fahrenheit on the front porch. I don't even think we are in the coldest part of Fairbanks right now. Perfect packing weather. There is ice build up around the windows and the fuel line for the toyo stove.

In case you didn't know already, we are packing up to move back to Kodiak on the 1st. Except that Jeremy will be working here half of every month, so it is not a full move for him. I am sure I will be back quite a bit as well, like the 3rd week of January. He was going to stay in a cabin owned by his boss Meini whenever he came up here to work, but it looks like we might be leasing a small dry cabin. This way we will have a home base whenever Emmy and I come up to visit. And here's the exciting part: it is a lease to own arrangement where the rent paid over the next year will count towards the down payment. We are meeting with the owners this morning so wish us luck!

It is funny to think how used we have gotten used to Fairbanks terminology, like "dry cabin" (which for you non-Alaskans is a cabin with no running water or plumbing). In Kodiak a dry cabin is one that doesn't let the rain in. Ha Ha!

1 comment:

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Hmmmmm, going from -33 to +25... I'd rather have the cold than the Kodiak storms though.

Good luck with the move. It was nice reading your weather reports from my old hometown.

cheers from Oz