A quick rundown before I leave for 10 days to visit my high school friend Marian in Courtenay, BC, on Vancouver Island. Only 750 miles as the crow flies. Tribute to the isolation of communities in Alaska and BC, I first go 950 miles south to Seattle, then 100+ miles north to Vancouver, then 80 miles northwest across the Georgia Strait to Comox and thence 12 more to Courtenay. All of which wil eat up 15 hours of tomorrow’s 24.
Notable events of this week:
- The weather has dropped back into the teens but it’s nice and sunny;
- We enjoyed the Juneau World Affairs Council annual World Quest fundraiser last night (and bought a yummy cake at the silent auction);
- The Search Committee has narrowed its pool to 4 candidates for City Manager – they’ll be introduced to the public next month. (Rod Swope is moving on in May);
- I went to a presentation by the founder of Impact Games and learned a lot about how video games are becoming a new (and sometimes socially useful) media.
- We cleaned the house (sort of)
- We are no longer wearing cleats since most of the sidewalk, parking lot, and road ice is gone.
- We watched Jasper’s basketball team squeak through to an exciting 49-47 win.
- We watched Reuben’s team take 2nd place at Harborview in the Battle of the Books. (they won last year and went on to come in 2nd in the state.)
- Jasper and I both got our hair cut
- Bill enjoyed his third weekly guitar night with friend and neighbor John.
- Bill had an hour’s plus guitar consult/lesson with the renowned Dan Hopson
- I did doggy day-care for Major and Sparky each weekday, loving that hour of exercise at mid-day.