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post #22 of 89
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Ok- my nursery is done, but may be about to be undone..

Yesterday I found a mushroom growing out of the carpet.. some investigation revealed a slightly swelled baseboard and moisture underneath the carpet.. sigh..

thankfully, I got a recommendation from someone that has had a bunch of home repairs done recently- he is both a plumber AND a handyman..

hoping this is a simple leak from the washing machine valve (other side of the wall) but trying to prepare for the worst...
post #23 of 89
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I got a promotion! And now I get to work in the field! I have Anchorage, Bethel and Dillingham! I am keeping my fingers crossed I need to visit my outlaying areas in person! If I do, I am so looking you ladies up!
Congratulations! Let me know if you're headed this way .
post #24 of 89
Hi there,
I'm new to posting here but am looking for some ideas. We have a couple of friends and their 6 yo daughter coming to Fairbanks for May and June. Does anyone know of any fun events for a 6yo in May or June? I thought I knew this town pretty well, but am coming up with a blank. Maybe I've turned in to too much of a hermit?
Oh, and we are also looking for a place for them to rent/sublet for that time, if anyone has any suggestions on that front.
Thanks in advance!
post #25 of 89
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Originally Posted by Pinoikoi View Post
Ok- my nursery is done, but may be about to be undone..

Yesterday I found a mushroom growing out of the carpet.. some investigation revealed a slightly swelled baseboard and moisture underneath the carpet.. sigh..

thankfully, I got a recommendation from someone that has had a bunch of home repairs done recently- he is both a plumber AND a handyman..

hoping this is a simple leak from the washing machine valve (other side of the wall) but trying to prepare for the worst...
OMGosh!!
post #26 of 89
So, I had someone email me from another message board I am part of asking me if the Movie the Fourth kind was REAL! LOL!!
post #27 of 89
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Hi there,
I'm new to posting here but am looking for some ideas. We have a couple of friends and their 6 yo daughter coming to Fairbanks for May and June. Does anyone know of any fun events for a 6yo in May or June? I thought I knew this town pretty well, but am coming up with a blank. Maybe I've turned in to too much of a hermit?
Oh, and we are also looking for a place for them to rent/sublet for that time, if anyone has any suggestions on that front.
Thanks in advance!
I have a soon-to-be-4 yr old, so we do a lot of outdoorsy things. We go for walks at Creamer's field, ride on the train at AKLand and play in their playground/run through the sprinklers, botanical gardens, farmers market, Ester park, library, swim at Mary Siah, feed the ducks (AKland). Berry picking too, but that's later in the summer. I don't know about any events...hmm, midnight sun powwow? all the solstice stuff, of course. Sorry, that's all I got.
post #28 of 89
Hey, did you know you can get farm fresh eggs and goat milk and cheese and yogurt in Palmer, Wasilla, Eagle River and Anchorage on every Wednesday now? Call 232-5683 to get on the list or for more information.
post #29 of 89
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Hey, did you know you can get farm fresh eggs and goat milk and cheese and yogurt in Palmer, Wasilla, Eagle River and Anchorage on every Wednesday now? Call 232-5683 to get on the list or for more information.
*so jealous*
post #30 of 89
Birch sap is flowing in some of our trees now
post #31 of 89
DD had a great time at karate today - her eyes were just shining and excited when she left from watching the black belts break boards! LOL! I think we're going to see How to Train Your Dragon tomorrow.

Found out the ILs are coming in less than two weeks....to stay for two weeks. They'll be a hotel and will be in Anchorage for a few days of that. It will be nice for them to get to see DD's karate class and Sunday School (MIL is going do crafts for the two Sundays they're here!). They haven't seen DS in almost two years.

Love the beautiful weather!!

Jenn
post #32 of 89
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Speaking of visitors, my sister is coming up Mother's day weekend! I haven't seen her in about 15 years I think.. Really excited!

Also excited to see the birch is running, can't wait to take the baby to Saturday markets this summer! We are going to have so much fun exploring..
post #33 of 89
temperature question for those of you down south, DH and I would like to take the kids camping maybe in late April/early May. Can anybody tell me how warm it usually is down toward Seward or Homer that time of year? We don't want to plan a trip and end up freezing the kids and ourselves in the tent

thanks!
post #34 of 89
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So, I had someone email me from another message board I am part of asking me if the Movie the Fourth kind was REAL! LOL!!

Hahaha tell them YES, of course it is!
post #35 of 89
Holy cow, it is like twelve degrees of nasty in Bethel today. Hovering right at freezing, snowing, and BLOWING. DH is supposed to be heading out on the evening jet to go to WI for a little R&R... so far the AM jet was canceled, and it's not looking great for the noon flight... I feel so bad for him.
post #36 of 89
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temperature question for those of you down south, DH and I would like to take the kids camping maybe in late April/early May. Can anybody tell me how warm it usually is down toward Seward or Homer that time of year? We don't want to plan a trip and end up freezing the kids and ourselves in the tent

thanks!

I used to camp in Homer every year for the Shorebird Festival - it is over Mother's Day weekend. I've had wonderful weather (low-mid 40s at night to mid 50s during the day). I've also had ice on the outside of my tent from the dew freezing in the morning. What is nice about getting out then is their is usually grass greening and leaves popping out in Homer & Seward by then - so it feels like spring about 1-2 weeks earlier than in Anchorage. (We decided it was too cold to camp - but that was b/c I had a favorite cabin that was only $60/night - but barely big enough for 2 adults. For more $$ than that it might not be too cold)

If you do decide to camp in Homer, I highly recommend Seaside Farms. It is off East End Road - and the only place to camp out of the wind that time of year in Homer. (Although Mossy Kilcher, the owner, is a bit nuts and she might put her horse in the pasture where you pitch tents while you're sleeping there. Your kids would probably love the animals though. She also has some cabins and the farmhouse.). The only other places are on the spit (burr!!) I n Seward, I've only camped in the campground on the water between the small boat harbor & downtown Seward. I think it would also be fairly cold since you're on the water - or very close to it.
post #37 of 89
Just thought I'd post a reply to a question I had earlier.

I got a room at Kelly's Country Inn in Delta Junction - with a kitchennette. We are renting an "apartment" at the Copper River Country B&B in Gulkana for the Glennallen part of my business trip. It has 2 bedrooms, a living room & kitchen. By collegue will have one bedroom and my family the other (tight fit, but kids are small). We were going to stay at the Caribou Hotel in Glennallen, but it had really bad reviews (as in "bring your own sheets!). I hope this works.

I'm really impressed with DHs attitude. I know he know's he will be overwhelmed by the demands of a 2 year old and 5 month old under his solo care during the day, but he's staying optimistic. He really wishes I had a job that didn't require travel - but it does, we've always known that. But on all the other days of hte year, it is very flexible. I wish air travel was more affordable - then I'd have him and kids tag along for some meetings I'd like to do in Southeast (Craig, Klawock and Hydaburg I think) - but it is cost prohibitive to fly somebody down with me. My boss would also like me to go out to King Salmon/Naknek area - but that is also too expensive and I'm not leaving baby for a week. She understands from a parent position - but it is hurting our project budget, b/c we'll have to fly somebody up from Seattle. I wish I could get my company to just pay for somebody elses ticket to accompany me!
post #38 of 89
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Originally Posted by liza-s View Post
I used to camp in Homer every year for the Shorebird Festival - it is over Mother's Day weekend. I've had wonderful weather (low-mid 40s at night to mid 50s during the day). I've also had ice on the outside of my tent from the dew freezing in the morning. What is nice about getting out then is their is usually grass greening and leaves popping out in Homer & Seward by then - so it feels like spring about 1-2 weeks earlier than in Anchorage. (We decided it was too cold to camp - but that was b/c I had a favorite cabin that was only $60/night - but barely big enough for 2 adults. For more $$ than that it might not be too cold)

If you do decide to camp in Homer, I highly recommend Seaside Farms. It is off East End Road - and the only place to camp out of the wind that time of year in Homer. (Although Mossy Kilcher, the owner, is a bit nuts and she might put her horse in the pasture where you pitch tents while you're sleeping there. Your kids would probably love the animals though. She also has some cabins and the farmhouse.). The only other places are on the spit (burr!!) I n Seward, I've only camped in the campground on the water between the small boat harbor & downtown Seward. I think it would also be fairly cold since you're on the water - or very close to it.
Thank you so much for this, it was very helpful!
post #39 of 89
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Originally Posted by liza-s View Post
Just thought I'd post a reply to a question I had earlier.

I got a room at Kelly's Country Inn in Delta Junction - with a kitchennette. We are renting an "apartment" at the Copper River Country B&B in Gulkana for the Glennallen part of my business trip. It has 2 bedrooms, a living room & kitchen. By collegue will have one bedroom and my family the other (tight fit, but kids are small). We were going to stay at the Caribou Hotel in Glennallen, but it had really bad reviews (as in "bring your own sheets!). I hope this works.

I'm really impressed with DHs attitude. I know he know's he will be overwhelmed by the demands of a 2 year old and 5 month old under his solo care during the day, but he's staying optimistic. He really wishes I had a job that didn't require travel - but it does, we've always known that. But on all the other days of hte year, it is very flexible. I wish air travel was more affordable - then I'd have him and kids tag along for some meetings I'd like to do in Southeast (Craig, Klawock and Hydaburg I think) - but it is cost prohibitive to fly somebody down with me. My boss would also like me to go out to King Salmon/Naknek area - but that is also too expensive and I'm not leaving baby for a week. She understands from a parent position - but it is hurting our project budget, b/c we'll have to fly somebody up from Seattle. I wish I could get my company to just pay for somebody elses ticket to accompany me!
I'm sorry. I would LOVE To travel like that but I know where you are coming from. I wonder if you all can compromise? Would they be willing to split the cost of a flight for your Fam?
post #40 of 89
I miss alaska, I am so miserable here. wahhhhh :-( . We still dont know what the army is doing with us and this is going to be a long stress filled road. If for some reason by sheer luck they keep us in the army we're putting in to come back up there . I doubt we will stay in since dh is so sick but either way we are coming back! I hate the south and I miss the freedom of alaska esp with homeschooling and all of that! I am so bummed I cant be there right now
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