Dad’s Alaska

8 March 2020 Sunday

Down at the #2 duck pond looking back at the house.

Slept really well last night. Took all my meds, vitamins and minerals during the day. I am not certain but I think that they are what has been disturbing my sleep. Most especially the BP med as it seems that it increases my trips to the bathroom during the night. Bathroom trips are less of an inconvenience during the day. Just took all my meds for today. We’ll see, if that is the reason for all of the trips night before last.

A nice picture of our late summer mess

Another day without running water. Well-l–l, I got my cardio for the day. Breaking trail to a spot of virgin snow for the Homer buckets. Got to water the animals and have flushing water. The water for the animals is minimal but water to flush the commodes can be a fairly lot of water. 1.6 gallons per flush is a lot of water to haul in the course of 24 hours. A Homer bucket full of snow, if packed down hard, yields only 6-8 inches of water in the bucket and that is about the equivalent of a 1.6 gallon flush. BTW, for those of you who don’t know and I can’t imagine why you don’t, a Homer bucket is one of those orange buckets you can buy from Home Depot. I probably own 20 of them with lids as they are very handy for storage. Their lids have rubber seals that make them water tight. Water tight means they can be stored outside and whatever is in them is dry. Handy Homer buckets are simply handy. Sorry didn’t mean to do a Home Depot ad.

The weather has forced into a day of resting my old bones. I spent the day eating junk food and to a lesser extent sipping vodka with a lemon/lime mixture. The TV has been on all day. We watched ‘Travels by Narrowboat’. It is both interesting and soothing at once. It is a view of England that few ever see. Almost all of it shot POV and narrated by the boatman. You should be able to find it on YOUTUBE. Doing nothing is very tiring and I’m kinda struggling to stay awake until bedtime. The reward for staying awake will be pulled pork sandwiches with baked beans and asiago cheese french fries for dinner. I guess I can stay awake for that. Good night and sleep well.


2 thoughts on “Dad’s Alaska

  1. Hi Bob I really enjoy your perspective. I guess it prob stems from being a Hueytown Bessemer boy as a child as well as going to South Alabama to school as well as helping my father build on Ono Island and I am sure other similar backgrounds. Actually got your info for facebook from our mutual friend Mike Jansma. I have been to Homer snow machine riding several years before he bought there. We are trying to put together a trip up and whenever, if ever I want to meet you in person. Until then keep the daily trials and tribulations flowing. Jason C Jones. Sixbrier Farms Brierfield Alabama. If I can ever be of help here in Birmingham or Baldwin County gimme a holler 2059103397

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