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Old 08-21-2013, 01:55 AM   #1336
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Crap! My friends have been telling me I have been too picky and all I am looking for is someone who doesn't smoke and isn't CRAZY!!
Regards....just jeff
There's a reason I'm still single!
Sometimes I think the perfect guy is a figment of my imagination
Still, I know what I want, and I'd rather be alone then settle. I like my own company and if and when I chose to be with someone it will be out of shear joy, respect, love, and mutual interests, not need.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:26 AM   #1337
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when I chose to be with someone it will be out of shear joy, respect, love, and mutual interests, not need.
You'll sing a different song by the end of winter...
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:17 AM   #1338
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Hmmm, small cabin in the middle of winter sharing it with someone I don't really know................
That might be an interesting way to spell either disaster or success!!
Anyone sharing my cabin would have to be a vegetarian, a non smoker and a non drunk. A glass of wine occasionally does not bother me, but everything else will. I have a feeling you're probably sh*t out of luck
I'm all of that,except I need meat.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:06 PM   #1339
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You'll sing a different song by the end of winter...
Hmmmm, not sure why you think that, been by myself for the last umpteen years! The winter is only 8 months long, so nope your reply makes no sense to me at all
I will still be around people through work, hopefully though I will have a lot of solitude as well, I like that best.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:18 AM   #1340
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Wild fruit is one of the perks of Alaska.
Last weekend Anna, whose house I will be house-sitting in September, took me blueberry picking. The 4 dogs went into her car and I followed on Spirit. We rode for a while but she couldn't find the blueberry patch again. So we finally just parked our vehicles and went into the woods. We didn't find any blueberries, but there were tons of cranberries! So we decided to just pick them and make jelly or something.



I rode back via a little town called Ester. Turns out the cabin I will be renting during the winter is actually part of Ester and not Fairbanks. So LOL, I will live in Ester.



I've been keeping myself busy applying for jobs. Joanns gig starts next Wednesday the 28th, but I'll be needing another job as well seeing as it's only part time, and doesn't earn much. For a while I was hoping to find something at the college, but they are all trained jobs and experience required. Oh well!

Took a pic of the cabin. It looks bigger than it is, the walls are 1 foot thick! I love the inside though, can't wait till I can move in.



I haven't been motivated into spending money for a shower, and found that "sponge" baths work really well, I can even put my head over the sink and wash my hair. I think I'll not grow it out over the winter


Amazing how little water is really needed to get clean! The drawback of course is hauling the water, and emptying the slop bucket!


Right in front of the cabin starts a hiking trail on which I take the dogs for a walk.


Actually, the dogs take me for a walk as I have no clue as to where the heck I am going!


I can imagine how pretty this must be in the winter!


Hmmmm, I wonder if folks skate on this once it's frozen?


The last little flowers on the Fireweed are holding on to summer. Fall lasts about 2 weeks before winter kicks in.
Already the temps at night are down to mid forties, next week it's supposed to go mid thirties!

Today I went to check out Anna's house............................................. ...
Talk about really being off the grid!
No water, or electric! I would have to park Spirit away from the cabin and hike in a ways to where the cabin is.
Boy! I am gonna have to do some cleaning and organizing!!!
The cabin itself is awesome, very rugged, with a large loft.
A wood stove heats the living room, but not so much the loft. The nights will be cool!!
Not only that, there is only a wood stove, so I'd better get good at starting a fire. Time to invest in a blowtorch!!!
She has gas lamps for light at night. So yeah! I'm really gonna be roughing it!

I also had to go and find a white button up shirt, black slacks and black shoes. Sadly the thrift-shop did not have much of anything. Hmmm, maybe I'll just buy some fabric and make my own!
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:32 AM   #1341
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I'd better get good at starting a fire.
StarterLoggs work really good for starting a stove. I get the little ones an break them into 1/4s. (about 1"x1"x3") Or use the ash shovel to cut them if they're cold. Don't think you'll have to start many fires though. Once its cold enough just keep it going.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:44 AM   #1342
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Since you are close to Fairbanks, check out the Pump House restaurant. I was there way back in 91' and it was great.
http://www.pumphouse.com/



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Old 08-23-2013, 12:18 PM   #1343
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Since you are close to Fairbanks, check out the Pump House restaurant. I was there way back in 91' and it was great.
http://www.pumphouse.com/.
They had a cool online menu, Nope! nothing vegetarian other than a side salad. Even their vegetarian menu consists out of crabmeat and salmon. I guess most vegetarians eat fish. Strange!
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:21 PM   #1344
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StarterLoggs work really good for starting a stove. I get the little ones an break them into 1/4s. (about 1"x1"x3") Or use the ash shovel to cut them if they're cold. Don't think you'll have to start many fires though. Once its cold enough just keep it going.
Thanks Shane! I'm gonna invest in one of those torches, like a benzomatic. But it will have to be able to use regular propane as I discovered yesterday after buying a new bottle for it, that they don't recycle those solid metal bottles, nor can I refill them. What a giant waste!!! I'll have no part of that!
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:43 PM   #1345
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they might make a mountain women out of you yet
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:27 PM   #1346
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Thanks Shane! I'm gonna invest in one of those torches, like a benzomatic. But it will have to be able to use regular propane as I discovered yesterday after buying a new bottle for it, that they don't recycle those solid metal bottles, nor can I refill them. What a giant waste!!! I'll have no part of that!

get one of these and a 20lb cylinder and the benzomatic.



http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...LAID=319136682


BTW if the 1lb cylinders are empty and a hole in them they can be recycled we use them for target practice of safely putting hole from a distance. but there is a tool to remove stem

looks like this regular valve stem tool is too short


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Old 08-26-2013, 08:57 AM   #1347
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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.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:25 AM   #1348
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they might make a mountain women out of you yet
Yay!!
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:27 AM   #1349
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get one of these and a 20lb cylinder and the benzomatic.


Thanks tommu56, glad to know that my idea is possible. Guess I just have to keep the 20lbs cylinder away from the wood stove!!
Yeah, I don't think I will shoot a hole in it. I'm a no guns kind of gal!!
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:31 AM   #1350
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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.
How do you refill it? Mre likely where, it is MAP gas in those bottles.
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