Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

First blog post of the new year!

Hello everyone and hope your 2016 is going great for you! It's been very busy for us so far. It took us a little while to recover from our Christmas trip. Then we started moving to our new home. We finally got totally moved in over the weekend. Greg's birthday was spent cleaning. He did get a drive-thru hamburger as a treat for dinner. No cake though. I think we are going to enjoy this new home. We have over twice as much space as our condo, a beautiful yard, a nice sunroom/greenhouse, and I can get a pet! I won't let it out alone, however, as we have two huge bald eagles that winter in the trees four houses down! These birds are gorgeous and it is so exciting to have them so close to us.
 The last week of January, Greg and his friends, Kay
                           and Melody,
 were able to walk to Town Square on their lunch break and see this year's collection of ice sculptures.
 We may have go see them again, as they are much more impressive at night with the lights illuminating them.
 For the most part, the ice sculptures seemed to have survived a huge 7.1 earthquake here in Anchorage.
 It happened Sunday, January 24, at 1:30 a.m.
Our local newspaper said that most of Anchorage was asleep at 1:29 a.m. but everyone in town was awake at 1:30 a.m., including me.
 Greg was still up and it probably frightened him more because when he made it to the bedroom doorway, he could see the dining room chandelier swinging almost touching the ceiling as it moved from side to side.
 It was quite scary and seemed to go on forever.
 It lasted actually less than a minute. Hopefully, we will never experience another one like that or stronger. There was quite a bit of  minor damage around town.
Thankfully, the new home doesn't seem to have suffered any damage.

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