Hi! We’re into February now and last month Alaska broke some records for coldest weather and most snow! I’ve lived in Anchorage for over 15 years and this has definitely has been a winter for minus degrees and snow! In fact we have a problem…….. where to put more snow (and as I speak it is still snowing!)? I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve been trapped in my home just waiting for Jake to come and rescue me with the snow blower. But really I haven’t panicked because I’ve gotten a lot of crafting done and I have a lot of company here, like moose. I do have a job teaching classes at Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts and the last two “open houses” for class sign-ups we had severe blizzard warnings and Jake had to take me to work because I couldn’t get my car out the driveway. Cross your fingers because we have another open house this Saturday! Up on the Hillside we are the first to get snow, the most dumped on, and the last to lose it.
Did you know that I live in an Igloo! Actually I think it comes pretty close to one! It is funny to hear some people think we really do live in them up here. But what is not so funny is many people down in the lower 48 think we live in another country! The postal services certainly charge us like we do! We don’t even get mentioned on the national weather channel unless something like one our towns gets shut down from all the snow or when the tanker couldn’t make it into Barrow recently because all the ice. We made some headlines this year!
But hang on…………Hollywood came up and made a movie which came out this weekend. It’s a true story that happen here in the 80’s about several whales that got trapped under the ice and there was a massive rescue that took place to save them. And then we have tons of “Alaskan reality shows” on TV, like Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Coast Guard, which I must say are excellent, and my favorite! Definitely the “real” Alaska! Oh of course there’s Sarah Palin……….. and I think they might be making that into a movie too!
P.S. We are the 49th state in the USA.
But back to my igloo 🙂 This photo was taken a day ago!