I did the winter grilling deal a couple nights ago. I had to fish out the grill lid from underneath the porch, where the wind had deposited it recently. This event usually happens late at night, and even though the wind is roaring (Dutch white noise) it usually wakes up the cats and myself.
The SMOKEY JOE grill was given to me shortly after I moved here. It has been used a LOT. Thanks to Casa! I noticed the lid does not fit very well, a victim of the winds. There is a nice dent on the edge from that storm that blew the lid out and around my porch, then down the hill 150 feet. Since then the handle on that lid has been knocked askew at an oblique angle. (BENT).
Yet it cooks my favorite meal once a week, shish ka bob. #2 is my personal recipe of chicken wings. Hot, but a bit different with my own combination of spices. I thought about trying to market the spice mix, but one third of it is JOHNNYS Seasoning. I imagine there are some patent restrictions.
JUAN EAR has been back, usually a brown ball barely visible in the morning light. Waiting in my back yard o' rocks. Hanges.I turn on the light and he does the long casual stretch and BIG yawn, never changes. This morning I was under the gun and had to get to work quick. But he appeared just as I was leaving and I took care of business. Fox fattening.
The big boats are back. A bunch of big boats. Katie Ann, Starbound, Northern Eagle, Arctic Storm,
American Triumph, Northern Glacier, and the biggest big boy of them all, Alaska Ocean. We were very busy today. And there was a blizzard. 39 degrees and snowing hard.
There were only 2 of us along with my office lady, so I had to get my hands dirty. I pulled an early order (we had an email that we saw at 8:30 AM saying they needed their order by 9 AM). Then I wrapped it up and delivered it. The flat bed died when I tried to leave the dock, so I was blocking everything at a major dock. A dock humming with the arrival of all those boats. I had my other guy come down and tow me back to the warehouse.
The snow continued all day, 4 or 5 inches at this point, and temps are now down to 32. It is coming down steady. My footprints on the porch where I stood in my socks 2 hours ago taking pictures were 4 inches deep. They are now almost re-filled. Looks like an interesting Friday where we have to unload three freight vans. After we plow the dock.
Bad day for snow today. GNU guy was flying in. WAS. He got to Anchorage and remains there. Been there done that. He is stuck at The Millenium, trying to fly out at 6AM. We need the help.
Louisville is #1 in college basketball! Big game Saturday against Syracuse. Kentucky is back in the pack lurking.
It was an interesting cuppla weeks with that media frenzy over the now boring Kulluk Debacle. I heard from NBC, CBS, and some guy in the UK. Last year I had contact from The Weather Channel. Then I get a note from some company saying they liked my photos and wanted to purchase some. The net result. ZIP. NADA. I am glad I am not COUNTING on something coming out of this. Maybe something will happen. Forgive me if I do not get real excited next time. Get in line boys, and SHOWS ME THE MONEY, or I SHOWS YOU THE DOOR...
My boss is in town this Monday. Looking into buying a house with a 3 bed apartment, a one bed, and a studio for employee housing. Mandatory in Dutch nowadays. Plus we will also discuss the future of Joe in Alaska. Should be interesting.