Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March Newsletter

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March Newsletter

Monday, March 23, 2009


Greetings from Alaska!

Winter is still in full force up here in Alaska, though we are starting to get signs that spring is on its way. Still, most mornings lately have been between -10 and +10 degrees though on the sunny days the temperature runs up to a balmy 25-30 degrees. Snow still covers the ground and there is plenty of ice on the side roads to keep you attentive while driving!

Vicka and the girls are doing pretty well. Emma and Stacia had a small cold over the weekend but are pretty much over it now. Vicka is doing well all things considered, but is looking forward to having the baby and being done with pregnancy! The last prenatal checkup showed everything was well and that “it” will be a Boy! A C-section delivery has been scheduled for the 16th of April. Your prayers are appreciated.

Many of you may have heard in the news today that our “local” volcano, Mt. Redoubt, finally decided to blow. The volcano is located about 40miles or so west of where we live and is on the other side of Cook Inlet. The only problem we may have with the eruption is Ash fall. Currently the wind is taking it well north of Anchorage and has not been an issue for us. Depending on how long the volcano remains active and what the winds do, we may get some ash were we are. It will be an inconvenience but as long as we take the proper precautions, it should not present a significant hazard. If you are interested, you can find out more by following this link:

Work here at the hangar continues as usual. Keeping the grounds plowed of snow, taking care of building maintenance and working on the various projects going on (The Baskets of Hope team leaves for Moscow in just over three weeks) keeps us plenty busy…that and preparing for the new baby of course!

We will be sending out a newsletter hopefully by mid week to give further update on the last few months of activities.

Snowmachine trip

A couple friends invited me to go with them on a Snowmachining (Snowmobiling for those of you who lives down south) trip this past weekend. We were located about 2.5 hours east of Anchorage. As you can see we had a good time. Here are a few pics from the trip.

Yup, that's me. Found this machine for $350 needing engine work. Got it put back together and running in time for this winter. Runs ok now don't you think? :)

The guys I went with.

Pretty area to go "sledding"

The view from "up there"

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Emma has fun

A couple weeks ago we were given this toy by a good friend of ours. Some assembly was required but this afternoon Emma finally got to go ride HER snowmachine!
Here are a few pics of Emma riding her "Arctic Cat Kitty Cat".