It has really dropped off here as far as boats in the area. A lot different from the last FOUR MONTHS. It is uniquely slow. I do not even order food this week as no boat sails next week. PLUS we are in a Holiday week. Usually that means nothing to the boats, and we oblige.
Now is the time we take on special projects we normally would not have time for. But those are looking good, as far as we can control.
Tonight, RIGHT NOW, I am having a FOX experience. Again, finally. It is DARK BOY. Back again, with his bad eye. REGULAR READERS know who I am talking about. The brown and black good looking guy, except for the eye. He is VERY skiddish. I saw him out my north window and struck up a conversation. When I went to grab a HANDFULL of chow, he was gone. I went to the other porch and he was BACK. He was circling for a mouthful. Dutchie was in the window, pondering a move.
Since then, the back porch facing west has been slurped clean. The front porch facing west is still ready for chowing. It was really good to see Dark Boy. First of all, I am not seeing the foxes I am used to. New or old. They are probably hanging in the gift shop, just as you enter the gift shop of The Grand Aleutian. Perhaps, just The Aleutian.
I almost hate to bring it up. But we are expanding with new readers as always. More like new COMMENTERS. I have found a good amount of readers do not comment, just as I would not do.
I WELCOME any new participants. As long as they do not antagonize others, FINE. It can even be a controversial issue. Whatever. Forget the ALASKA issue. I am past that. If there is a little give and take, like humans do, ANYTHING IS COOL. But I guess there are even exceptions to that.
There are exceptions to EVERY rule, including this one.
So I am questioning commenters doing there thing, but not really participating in this blog. Their only comments are responding to comments about THEIR comment.
SO, if you are a good writer and have good stories, I would encourage you to just start your own blog. Why not? My real reason to bring this up is I am hearing the SAME COMMENTS posted on MY blog are also being posted on other blogs verbatim. If this is the case, if you are a leach or a parasite, move on. There are MANY blogs. If you have the time, you can hit them all.
But I do not want a hitchhiker. NO RIDERS.
WHY NOT START YOUR OWN BLOG??
Thanks to all the long term participants. I bet you know what I am talking about. This is not Kool Stuff. I considered just blocking the person, but they were not abusing people.
But I feel the site is being taken advantage of.
Looking forward to FLORIDA and hitting the road. Three weeks from right now I will be in Anchorage waiting for my quick flight to Chicago. As far as I can tell, when I fly from Chicago to Tampa Bay, I will go right over Louisville.
I plan on doing the first turkey in awhile for me this week. Will probably keep it at 18-20 pounds. Hat to go crazy just for me. Thanksgiving has LONG been a solo Joe holiday. If I go home for a holiday, it is Christmas, like this year.
Tonight I made a BIG chicken soup. Made one a couple weeks ago and it was GOOD. Tonight I put a lot of breast meat in and cooked it up. Then I added a couple pounds of baby carrots. A head of cauliflower. A head of celery. A head of broccoli. A bunch of frozen peas, just for the hell of it.
A packet for chicken noodle soup. That should last until Thanksgiving, as it is about a gallon and a half.
Watching a good show on AMC, Hell On Wheels. It is about the building of the cross continental railroad. The GOOD old days.
I am down to about two pounds of red king crab.
These people camping out a week before Black Friday, as well as these OCCUPY WALL STREET folk...Do they have JOBS!!??
Finally, but not least, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Cybersuze. She is a fly fishing expert in Idaho in case anyone has any questions. Personally, I never knew flies could swim. And how do they make the hooks SO SMALL?
My book is about there. “The Road To Dutch Harbor.” Look for it on Amazon.
Thank you for your time.