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I don’t want to admit that she’s nearly 16 months old, which means she’s nearly 18 months old, and that just means she’s on her way to being a teenager. And I’m not ready for that. I want her to stay innocent and pure, imaginative, silly, my sweet little girl.
either that or she’s just on strike. and to add insult to injury, there was an avalanche early this morning that took out the hydro-electric towers leaving the town to rely on diesel generators for power. the electric company is estimating that our bills will be increased by 500% for the next few months while they repair the towers, and they aren’t even going to start repairs for at least a month. it sucked enough to pay $180 a month for electricity and we don’t even use our electric heat (which reminds me, I need to pay our oil bill), but to have that increased by 500%?? I could say, at least it’s coming up on summer when our electricity bill drops, but it’s not going to matter much this year. the only good thing about today? costco now carries Izze. yippee! I totally blame dooce for my Izze addiction, and although the 12-pack at costco doesn’t contain my favorite flavor, pink grapefruit, I’m still giddy. almost enough to make up for spending $200 at costco.
EDITED: we woke up to 8 inches of snow this morning. excuse my language, but this is CRAP!
This trip, there were 3 other couples, 3 dogs, and one toddler named Meadow ~ named for these meadows. Six of us slept upstairs in the loft while the couple with the toddler slept downstairs. Between the crinkling of sleeping bags, pacing dogs, the fear of a mouse coming into my sleeping
Aside from lots of crafting, Honey & I also took Doodles on some good dog walks. I’m trying to remind myself that it’s important to stay active, even if it’s just taking Doodles out, but the weather has been so miserable it’s hard to summons the motivation to do so. Juneau is known for rain ~ lots & lots of rain ~ and we really get dumped on this time of year. This weekend was perfect weather for getting out, though.
These are some photos of the Mendenhall Glacier, as taken from the West Glacier Trail. Honey is a glacier guide on the weekends during the summer, and has spent thousands of hours up there over the past 7 years. It really is the most amazing place to be. If you ever take a trip to Alaska & have the opportunity to take a helicopter glacirt tour, I highly recommend it. It ain’t cheap, but so worth it. Imagine miles & miles of ice as far as the eye can see. Photos from the ground can’t even beigin to do it justice, you’ll just have to take my word for it. Or maybe someday I’ll post photos that I’ve taken while on the glacier. Even then, nothing can compare to seeing it for yourself.
Was Doodles tired after his romp at the glacier? I think so! That dog finds the silliest places to rest his head.
Today we walked along the Mendenhall wetlands; another great viewing spot of the glacier. Honey & I live at the base of the mountain on the right; Thunder Mountain which will soon also be covered in snow.
Baffling how & why there is a railway car out there. We have no trains, nor have we ever had any trains. We don’t even have a ROAD into Juneau, let alone trains! Just fascinating!
You should have seen how many tries it took Doodles to get up that log. Needless to say, he doesn’t have the greatest balance. He must get that from me.
So this is Juneau in the fall. More grey than shades of orange & red, but we take what we can get!