Thursday, June 27, 2013

Oh's been a while

It has been quite some time since I've taken the time to sit down and write.

There have been a bunch of things going on that I've been meaning to write about but just haven't, so I'll be breaking it up into a few posts :)

Here in SE Alaska thunder storms are pretty rare, and within the last week we have had TWO thunderstorms. One of them was fairly short lived and I didn't see any lightening, but the other one reminded me of some of the good thunderstorms the East Coast gets. We were already up in bed, Gus was asleep downstairs when a really big clap happened so close that is shook the whole house! Gus jumped up and was investigating where the sound came from, and decided to come upstairs with us. The lightening hit in big flashes and when we saw them we knew it was going to be another loud thunder. Gus would jump up every time, I "babied" him as Jeremy would say and got him up on the bed with us. But instead of laying down by our feet he jumped up and took my spot against my pillow since I was sitting up. And he wouldn't move. So I moved my pillow onto him and we laid there and read for a while. And for Gus this is a big deal, he doesn't like people laying on him or cuddling with him. If he cuddles with you that's one thing but the other way around he's not very fond of. The storm continued for a few hours, and was very exciting. I haven't been in a good thunderstorm in quite some time.

We've been getting some really hot weather here as well, which I just love! But with the hot weather came high water in the rivers. So at work we had to stop the fish wheels for a few days to avoid getting big logs stuck in them. After the water went down some we started to get quite a few fish in the wheels, which is a wonderful thing to see. Today we had 108 sockeye salmon in the wheels! That's a lot of fish :) I need to work on getting a subsistence net made so we can do some fishing and catch some of these fish! Gotta stock up for the winter.