Hello to all you Folks. A clear and chilly greeting, as Moose Pass is still below zero and not a single cloud in the sky. But, we do expect a couple days of snow beginning on Friday.
Another chilly and sunny day here in Moose Pass, temperature is just above zero and a good stiff breeze is blowing. Not a great day to be out playing in the snow unless you have earmuffs on. There is nothing quite like have your ear tips freeze, turning a darker pinkish and then white. Frostbite can just ruin a whole day, especially if you end up in the ER.
Yes, we have survived the Great Alaskan Earthquake, hopefully the only one for this year. Magnitudes have been reported at 7.9 to 8.2, tsunami warning were issued all over south Central Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula coastline communities.
A very nice afternoon to all. We're under cloudless skies, temperature in a bit of a coolish-nature. Another one of our old, young ladies and her daughter has flown up from the lower 48 to be with Patrick and Canaan for the weekend. We haven't seen her for some time and now she is married, a mother and 22 years old. Today the clan is driving over to Soldotna so she can visit with that side of the family...the house will be quieter for a bit, so I will take a nap.
Howdy, Folks. Three days of sun, following two-days of rain, has left us with a lot of cleared areas, or ice....real slippery ice. Church yesterday was small in attendance, the worship leader and I took over the giving of the message....sorry, didn't desire to have that come out all devout sounding. Our Pastor works a Sunday day shift at least once a month, unless he's called in for mandatory overtime.
All of 12-degrees this morning and I've recently learned that Alaska had is warmest year on record at 19.3 degrees average. Our northern parts of the state tend to bring that average down some. I'm not sure what the coldest average is but it must've been a dilly in the old days. Like I said before in 1979 I saw minus 82 degrees, but then that next summer we hit a record 100 plus degrees.
Yes, I don't normally send out journals so close together, but I realized the news category was getting a bit large and thought I'd send it out now. Numerous events are happening around the world and I try to follow them through the foreign papers and online news sites.
A Very Happy New Year to all of you from Bill & Mona, Susan and all the kids. Yes, 2017 has finally ended and now 2018 begins. Most of you can probably remember 1999 and the perilous transition into 2000, all the forecasts of doom, and now some are saying the same for 2018. Yes, a world war cane be in the foreseeable future.
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