Sunday, April 26, 2009

Earthquake Sunday


I woke up this morning at 5:50 am. The bed was rattling and bouncing around. It took me a minute to figure out that we were having an earthquake. It was 4.0 on the Richter scale, and about 19 miles south east of Anchorage. The thing about these earthquakes is that they last about half a second at the most. By the time you realize what is happening, it's all over. At first, I thought Redoubt had blown her top, but this was not the case. I suppose it's more interesting than waking up to the alarm clock, only this is Sunday, and I didn't set the alarm. Oh, well. Sleep is over-rated anyway.

We have had a productive weekend here in the great state of Alaska. I had a successful garage sale yesterday, so that means less to pack, ship and store. Jess (my lovely sales assistant) and I had a busy morning, and all that's really left to sell are the stud tires. Each day brings us one step closer to our move. There is still a lot to take care of, and I am beginning to doubt the wisdom of my list making. For every item I cross off, I add two or three more. We have taken care of a lot of things, though. Thanks to a very kind new friend, we already have a furnished apartment and rental car reserved for our use at our new home. It's nice to know that the basics are taken care of. I also found out that you can not ship a moose with your household goods. OK, I admit that I had suspected this all along, but it never hurts to ask. I'm afraid that Bob will have to wait this one out. If I could find a kennel large enough, I'd put him on a truck and ship him to Grandma and Grandpa. He could hang out with Ashley and Tink. I suspect that they would have to get a bigger litter box.

2 comments:

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Hello: Your site is fantastic!
Mr. Bear jumps right out at you and almost makes one run for the nearest fallout shelter. I was in the USAF many years ago but never stationed in Alaska. Well done. mc

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GrizzlyBarb said...

Thanks! I really appreciate the compliments. Alaska is our favorite assignment so far. If you ever get the chance, you should check it out. It's an amazing place.