Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Days Gone By
It snowed today for the first time this season. It didn't amount to anything, just a few flakes falling, not even enough to cover the ground, and then it was gone. I don't know why, but up the bay by Neka Mountain the ground is covered all the way to the beach. Maybe it was colder there than in town. Anyway, it probably won't be long now and we'll have to deal with the blasted stuff. Just in case, I climbed under the house and wrestled out a snow shovel. Since there wasn't any snow to take pictures of, and since I don't really want to think about winter yet, I thought I would display a few pictures from a little outing that I took with Jan and Jen and Kaylahni awhile back. We were going to go out to Freshwater Bay, but as Botts luck would have it, they were refurbishing the road, so we went to another spot. It was a beautiful day so we parked the car on the side of the road and ate a sandwich and sat in the sunshine and enjoyed each others company. It had the added benefit of not having to watch out for hungry brown bears so much, which we would most certainly have had to do if we had made it out to Freshwater Bay. Nothing ruins a picnic like being mauled by a bear. All in all it was a nice day. As we move deeper into the year, when the cold winds blow and you swear it's never going to be warm again, it's pleasant to look back and remember the days gone by, when sunshine and shortsleeves were the norm.
Before I forget, I should mention that today when I got on my email, the local internet provider informed me that they will be shutting down soon. The place where the server is located is on private land and it looks like the land is no longer available to the provider. As a result, sometime in the near future I'll go to turn on the internet and it won't come up. Soooo... I guess we'll have to figure out something different. Welcome to Hoonah! Sometimes I feel like I'm living in Hooterville. Not to be mistaken for Hooters restaurants. While it might be amusing, and even delightful to live in Hooters for awhile, I imagine it would have it's down side too. For those who are too young to remember, Hooterville was a fictional little back woods town in a television sitcom called Pettycoat Junction. I think it also may have been a backdrop for the Greenacres TV program. In any event, I can always blog from the library... I think. However, I don't believe I'll be able to display any pictures. All the more reason to expedite getting a new internet provider when necessary. If I have to rely on my razor sharp wit to entertain, then I'm afraid we'll all be sorely dissapointed.