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Monday, May 26, 2014

Where has all the Blogging Gone

 Sorry, as usual, it's been a long time since I put a blog post up.  A lot has been going on in the last 6 months.  Leo and Kaya had an Easter Mushing race and got to dress up. 

Kaya was snow white

 Leo was a Bunny Dinosaur thing
 We have had a fabulously sunny spring and Summer.  It was even sunny and calm in Whittier, this never happens.  We took advantage and had a wonderful beach day.
 Loe and Kaya in Alaska garb enjoying some rocks by the beach.
 Leo and Kaya found something interesting beneath the viewing deck at the Nature Center.
 Last ski day this summer was May 13.  Didn't make it to Solstice this year but it was still a great spring ski.
 Kaya found some Hooligan on our recent dipnetting expedition.  She named this one Tiny.


wildlingoreiad said...

Hello there! My husband and I are moving to Alaska soon. We are interested in buying land and a yurt but we are worried about the difficulty of financing. How did you finance your lovely yurt home?

Ben Schneider said...

@ wildlingoreiad We saved our money for a long time to buy the yurt and did not own the land the yurt was on. It was a great deal, but it did not last forever. We no longer live in the yurt but have it on our property.
Financing a yurt is pretty difficult for many reasons, but a big one is that banks don't feel much confidence is being able to sell the property if the owners end up defaulting.
One way people get around it is by buying land, "building a house," and living in the yurt temporarily. That future house may be in construction for(ever) a long time and you get to live in the yurt in the meantime.
I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.