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Old 08-26-2013, 10:52 AM   #1351
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I just saw the perfect cabin listed on Craigslist!
If money wasn't a factor I'd be moving in here in a jiffy! I think it even has a shed for Spirit!
Unfortunately my timing is off. Wonder if she would wait until I have had 2 paychecks




Hmmmm, I wonder if all that wood is still there too??

Just for the heck of it I am going to take a look at it this afternoon. One can dream right??
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:58 PM   #1352
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To help my dreaming along I just applied to the high school here in Fairbanks. They had quite a few job offers and it would be great to actually have a Christmas vacation! Wish me luck!!
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:00 PM   #1353
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I don't know if clam chowder counts as vegetarian, but The Chowder House in Fairbanks has the best I've ever had. You might have a hard time finding decent produce during the "long cold night" and btw, cabin fever is a real thing. Might be a good idea to get a UV light to help keep the winter blues away, or stock up on vitamin D


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Old 08-26-2013, 10:01 PM   #1354
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I don't know if clam chowder counts as vegetarian, but The Chowder House in Fairbanks has the best I've ever had. You might have a hard time finding decent produce during the "long cold night" and btw, cabin fever is a real thing. Might be a good idea to get a UV light to help keep the winter blues away, or stock up on vitamin D


I LOVE Alaska (in the summer)
I think it would be hard to get cabin fever if one works the whole time!!! Hopefully I will have 2 days of a week. The gym over here has a walk-in tanning room, where you can soak up some UV rays.
I also plan on having fun in the snow, aka skiing, walking snow machining etc.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:05 PM   #1355
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I went to check out the cabin, and it is really nice. One drawback, electric stove instead of propane (better keep the fire extinguisher handy, I tend to burn stuff on electric stoves) The amazing thing about this cabin is that it comes with a sauna!! It also has a little guest cottage nearby for eventual guests. I'm keeping this one on the back-burner so far as it is quite a ways down a dirt road.
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:11 AM   #1356
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I refill my 1 pounders...sort of. They only fill about half full. the refill attachment from the 20 lb cylendar to to one pound bottle is $20.

Put the one pounder in the freezer first and make sure the 20 pounder is upside down.
This trick will fully refill the little bottle.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:43 AM   #1357
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Put the one pounder in the freezer first and make sure the 20 pounder is upside down.
This trick will fully refill the little bottle.
The thing is that the burner requires MAP gas, not propane. If I can fill up the 20 pounder with map gas, then I might as wel just have the benzomatic attachment on it instead of having to refill the little one. I'll ask around
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:45 AM   #1358
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i'm not sure what MAP gas is. the one pound cylinders i use are the coleman kind. i refil from my gas grill 20 lb tank.
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:34 PM   #1359
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i'm not sure what MAP gas is. the one pound cylinders i use are the coleman kind. i refil from my gas grill 20 lb tank.
It burns hotter than propane and can melt aluminum if not operated properly.It's mainly used in soldering copper pipe and other brazing of soft metals.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAPP_gas
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:47 PM   #1360
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It burns hotter than propane and can melt aluminum if not operated properly.It's mainly used in soldering copper pipe and other brazing of soft metals.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAPP_gas
Yep! and it is great for starting a fire quickly in a wood stove!
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:51 PM   #1361
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Yep! and it is great for starting a fire quickly in a wood stove!

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Old 08-27-2013, 05:58 PM   #1362
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Have a great day tomorrow!
1st day on the job!

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Old 08-27-2013, 10:10 PM   #1363
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Have a great day tomorrow!
1st day on the job!

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LOL, I love it AKfroggy! I hope you are taking it easy now that the siding is done. Hmmm, guess I forgot about those screws on the roof!
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:31 PM   #1364
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Today was my first day at work. I have to admit it went by super fast. Being crafty and having sewn a lot in life is definitely an advantage!
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:53 AM   #1365
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I woke up this morning and discovered that fall had snuck in during the night.
Leaves started covering the driveway and the trees are changing color. I love this part of year, however early it might seem. I'll try to take pictures of the changing scenery on a daily basis.



Looking on Craigslist this morning I noticed that the cabin (the one that looks like Hagrid's hut) had been removed. Not sure if this is because they are still working on it, or if someone else has it, or if they assume I will be moving in once they are done. Even though this cabin costs more and doesn't have a propane stove, I really love the location and the beauty of the cabin. I have to believe that things will work out one way or the other.
I might just take Spirit for a ride once it stops raining and see how long it takes me from there to work.
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