After moving back to the lower 48, I have bought an RV and have been living on the road.
By: joealaska , 6:30 AM GMT on December 16, 2012
After several weeks I received a settlement for my TRIP DELAY when I was stuck in Anchorage for 3 days on my return leg. I was lucky to buy some trip insurance this time. At first it seemed like I was getting the runaround. After some time, they sent me a note saying I needed to provide proof the incident happened. OR did not happen for three days. Almost immediately after that request I got another note saying my claim was approved.
I guess they did not talk amongst themselves.
I got the check today.
Our weather has been interesting the last week. High winds, snow, high temps (53 degrees!), more snow, and wind and rain equaling MELTAGE of all snow. Last night we got a bit of new snow, a heavy dusting. Today it almost all melted. Tonight the dusting is back with a vengeance. This could be the BIG ONE Lizbeth. Late today we have had several snow showers move through. Bright sun, beautiful on the still remaining snow. Half an hour later a black cloud approaches from The Bering Sea bringing heavy snow. Lasts a half hour, then a hole in the clouds with more sun. Then it all repeats. Several inches right now since the afternoon.
Regular visits from two foxes, evening and morning. Mainly Juan Ear. He is very friendly. Dutchie and he get along well. The snow gives away what fox action has taken place. Since I have written this SOME fox has approached the porch and found the food I left FOR MY CATS under an inch of snow.
I have said it before, over and over, but my book is under LAST edit and I send it in. Want to see what happens. Maybe 6 hours of work away.
I was surprised to get an email last week from a company in the Midwest. They sell an Alaskan product and want pictures to help market it. I guess they stumbled on my photos and like them. I am submitting many of them with watermark protection so they can shop. Sounds good up front, but who knows?
Finally, but not least, I have to bring up the recent shootings in Connecticut. It disgusts me. I am surprised he did not consider finding an animal shelter and shooting all of the baby kittens. What a brave man / punk. Then bravely facing the music by putting a bullet in his head . Hey, I am a single guy with no kids and no chance of that happening. But it has saddened me just like all of you.
Is this all becoming a bit too common? Maybe not to this degree. Thank God.
I am a bit surprised the authorities are spending all this time and effort collecting evidence. Like in the Arizona shooting of Ms Gifford. They got their guy. Throw some lime on him and put him an unmarked dumpster, with all due respect.
People ask WHY? Is it not obvious?. Is NUT CASE one or two words?
You regulars know how I feel about guns. I do not want to open up this can of worms. It will always be an argument. All I know is guns made this attack a bit easier to make this attack more intense.
Too bad those kids were not PACKING when he came through that door.
Unbelievable stories of those kids escaping right by the idiot, and the teacher giving up her life for her kids. Even more incredible, hearing how those last sets of parents heard there were no more kids to return to them.
Given the same circumstances, none of us know how we would react.
I would prefer to react without a weapon.
But HEY, that is just me. Even the POPE is commenting. (Glad he is not tweeting. Coming across as an old guy with a smart phone and a lot of time. But I digress.)
OK, next time we return to the lighter stuff.
HANFYH made a significant comment on the last blog, you should check it out. On the same day we had our shooting, there was another similar attack in China, I believe. Another NUT / IDIOT attacked a bunch of people. With a knife. Many wounded people, bad enough. But no fatalities.
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