First Weeks at Home in Alaska
First week of living in Alaska and it feels great!
In the first week we bought a 30' camper, purchased a Ford SuperDuty F-250 pickup, received our two pallets of structure we ordered to the property back in March, Pete earned his driver's license (I need to prove my place of residence first...long story), purchased a handgun (big enough to penetrate the hide of a grizzly, they say), found our municipal dump, built an enclosure for the generator, got a new cell phone plan, activated our PO Box, Pete fell a handful of trees, received our two pallets of packed structure shipped up from Colorado, a million trips to the grocery store and hardware store, and many more small tasks!
Weather has been mostly sunny and warm. Our dirt road is very dusty. It down poured for about an hour and hailed for 20 minutes. We pulled the Subaru under the awning of the camper for protection. We enjoyed eating dinner in the camper with the windows down listening to the rain, thankful it finally rained!
We still haven't encountered an Alaskan moose or bear. That's OK. We are enjoying nice warm meals cooked inside the cool, mosquito-free camper. Dogs love to take naps during the day with the breeze blowing through the camper. We have accomplished so much this week and are proud! Looking forward to the progress next week.
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Hello, I am Melissa, owner of Wild North Design. Recently, my husband and I decided to pick up and move to Alaska. This dream has been a couple years in the making and we are enjoying the journey so far. We love to learn and make all kinds of things. From wood craft, to painting, to vehicles, landscaping, building, exploring...we love it all! We are finding out that Alaska is a great fit for our restless minds and bodies! Excited for what the future holds for our expanding family!
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