Alaska


So Juneau is on the receiving end of some unusual weather for this time of year.  We’ve been slammed by a week of snow – estimates range from 3′-4′ – and now we’re waking up to single digit temperatures.  I went to work and it was 4 degrees out.  When I came home it was 10.  On a positive note, we’re actually seeing the sun again!  It’s amazing weather, just not normal for the area.  We actually have icicles hanging from our roof that are taller than I am!  Some residents are enjoying the second earliest opening in the local ski area’s history or romping in the snow, while others are not so pleased.  We’ve decided to hunker down and drink cocoa.  For some reason November has disappeared without us noticing and we realized that the baby is due in just 2.5 weeks.  Pretty soon we’ll start counting in days instead.  Cool.

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It’s a normal overcast and rainy day today in Juneau, but in our front yard are two unexpectedly bright orange/red flowers. If anyone knows what kind they are, please let me know. I am also experimenting with Flikr, so I hope this post comes out ok.

So, the big news I alluded to earlier is that the Mrs. and I are pregnant! (She’s pregnant, I’m just a by-stander at this point) She’s in the 2nd trimester and doing well. Apparently these 3 months are the ‘best’ since most women aren’t sick and they have energy, unlike the 1st and 3rd trimesters. Things are going smoothly as far as we can tell, but we started getting some strange postcards in the mail about 2 weeks ago. My Mom claims to have no knowledge of the source of these cards, but I think she knows more than she’s letting on. (more…)