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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Life in a Yurt in Alaska

Greetings form an Eagle River laundromat, the yurt is still not a hotspot. I did use my computer at the yurt yesterday though. We have a generator up here now, and it was the first time I have ever started a computer by pulling a cord.
We have been very busy here for the last couple of weeks. Progress on the inside of the yurt has gone fairly quickly, although we still do not have electricity or gas and very little water. Nicki is busy with work and adjusting to her new role as doctor. Leo likes playing in the dirt and has a new extreme fascination with bubbles. I work on the yurt and keep Leo entertained. Both are full time jobs. The following are photos depicting our life in Alaska.

Nicki and Georgie enjoying themselves out on top of the garage.

Georgie ignoring the view outside.

My dad, Mark analyzing the view from Hatcher pass.

Our kitchen.

Our bathroom. The orange bucket is for water to flush the toilet with.

Our Shower room. Notice the lack of walls. This had led to a few embarrassing moments.
Oh! And here is a picture of me throwing a 56 pound weight at the Eagle River Highland Games.
This is a ladder my father in law, Scott, and I made to get up into our loft.
Here is the loft where Nicki and I sleep. We hope to put in some kind of railing at some point.
Internal walls
Leo being a big help.

Thanks to Lia
and Jason for coming up and visiting us. They helped install flooring and carpet.

We will be putting on our last layer of paint later today, finishing up the flooring tomorrow, and then hopefully start putting our furniture together. We are still a long way off from being moved in but we are getting there.
Thanks for being patient with me as computer access have been tough for the past few weeks. We may be able to get Internet and voice mail starting next week. Woo hoo.

1 comment:

Jason Slemons said...

man it sounds like with the painting a lot of things have come together. you guys are real troopers for surviving without help from mta or enstar.

can you get internet through your phone? by just plugging the phone cord into your computer? actually dont do that. go to my folks house before you do that. Sorry we didnt catch up at bear paw.