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post #41 of 113
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Wow! I bet that was the first time the mods had to interrupt a thread about where people go to the bathroom! LOL

: Gotta admit, I snorted coffee out my nose reading/thinking the same thing.

On a related topic, I'm booking a week long fly-in camping trip w/a group of friends and aquaintances. I was wondering if we'd all pack our own little "shovel."
post #42 of 113
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: Gotta admit, I snorted coffee out my nose reading/thinking the same thing.

On a related topic, I'm booking a week long fly-in camping trip w/a group of friends and aquaintances. I was wondering if we'd all pack our own little "shovel."

Yes, pack your own shovel and make it a metal one. Trying to dig in the tundra with a plastic one is hilarious if you aren't in a hurry!!!!!!!!
post #43 of 113
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Wow! I bet that was the first time the mods had to interrupt a thread about where people go to the bathroom! LOL
You'd be surprised.

Sorry mamas-- back to your thread.
post #44 of 113
And, yeah, speaking of tundra...I sure hope there's some "little" bushes around...to use that metal shovel behind.
post #45 of 113
Holy cats. Target On-line has Britax Marathons on sale for $42 with free shipping to Alaska... http://www.target.com/Britax-Maratho...ice&rh=&page=2

Lisa
post #46 of 113
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Holy cats. Target On-line has Britax Marathons on sale for $42 with free shipping to Alaska... http://www.target.com/Britax-Maratho...ice&rh=&page=2

Lisa
Wow, for that price, I might just have to "stock up" for our future babe, but I am worried about the "expiration date" issues on carseats...
post #47 of 113
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Holy cats. Target On-line has Britax Marathons on sale for $42 with free shipping to Alaska... http://www.target.com/Britax-Maratho...ice&rh=&page=2

Lisa
And they are gone (sold out) - bummer.
post #48 of 113
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Gas was down to an amazing $2.83 today! Holy Hannah!

Too bad a lot of people in the states are paying less then $2 now.
post #49 of 113
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And they are gone (sold out) - bummer.
I know!

I saw them earlier today but didn't order one cause I wanted to ask DH first (we already have an infant car seat for the new babe and I wasn't sure if it'd fit with our 2 boosters). I'm totally kicking myself now
post #50 of 113
http://www.adn.com/life/story/591655.html

Did you guys see the article about the bug rancher? Any thoughts on this?

First, I am usually opposed to anything being "ranched", but on the other hand, I like that

people can buy pet supplies locally
business opportunity for blind lady (I assume she is more limited in what businesses she could run from home)..
woman owned business in what would probably be a more masculine type of job?? (not really sure how to word that well..)
post #51 of 113
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Gas was down to an amazing $2.83 today! Holy Hannah!(

Still well over $3 here in Homer. We are seriously ripped off down here.
post #52 of 113
I was just excited to see diesel at less than $4 a gallon. It's nuts that it is so much more expensive than regular gas up here. Where my parents are, diesel is only 10 cents more.





My dog is sooooo lucky that my husband loves him. He got taken to the pound again. I don't know that 3 times in 2 years is really a terrible record, but it's expensive to get animals out. And we're moving out of state in a few months and probably leaving him here anyway. I was ready to sign him over, but DH wasn't. I suppose this is really a better way because we can now find a new home and know that he's going to a good family instead of hoping the pound gets him to someone who will take care of him.
post #53 of 113
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I was just excited to see diesel at less than $4 a gallon. It's nuts that it is so much more expensive than regular gas up here. Where my parents are, diesel is only 10 cents more.





My dog is sooooo lucky that my husband loves him. He got taken to the pound again. I don't know that 3 times in 2 years is really a terrible record, but it's expensive to get animals out. And we're moving out of state in a few months and probably leaving him here anyway. I was ready to sign him over, but DH wasn't. I suppose this is really a better way because we can now find a new home and know that he's going to a good family instead of hoping the pound gets him to someone who will take care of him.

If you do not find him a home you can always give him to a rescue group to prevent him from being possibly euthanized. What kind of dog is he?
post #54 of 113
Why are you not taking him with you?
post #55 of 113
He's a husky-malamute. And we were planning on probably not taking him with us because we are most likely going somewhere hot and we didn't think he'd be very comfortable. We were talking about seeing if our neighbor would take him since he loves the neighbor already and we know they would take really good care of him.
post #56 of 113
About that bug rancher... OMG!! My husband has been talking about starting that exact kind of business for awhile now. We've even got the beginnings of it in our basement. We've got two tubs full of rainforest cockroaches (non infestation kind) in our basement thriving with very little effort. Oh man dh is gonna flip his lid when I show him that article.. He'll be all, "SEE! SEE! It ISN'T just some crazy idea.. It could actually work!" I've been kinda down on the idea of rodents in our basement.. they are so stinky and nasty. Cockroaches I can handle.. but not rodents.

His real dream is to breed snakes but since they have to eat, he's convinced that he could have a successful business breeding feeders for other people's reptiles in town..not to mention feeding our own. We've got... lets just say.. A Lot of Snakes.
post #57 of 113
yeah, anyone looking for affordable housing in Anchorage? Habitat is TAKING APPS! Call for an appt if you are interested, and I will pm anyone with my experience tale if needed..

www.hfhanchorage.org I think.
post #58 of 113
Jumping out of lurkdom to say all 4 of my husky mixes were rescued from the Fairbanks Animal Control. They were all turned in by folks who adopted them and "moved on". One only has to look at the statistics to see how many more dogs are destroyed each month or year because people put the burden on animal control to find homes.

Not trying to point fingers, but please find a good home before you go
post #59 of 113
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...WuX4gD94GU3280

Did you see this? Alaska and Iowa are reporting the highest increases in food insecurity in the Nation.. not good..
post #60 of 113
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Originally Posted by alaskanteach View Post
http://www.adn.com/life/story/591655.html

Did you guys see the article about the bug rancher? Any thoughts on this?

First, I am usually opposed to anything being "ranched", but on the other hand, I like that

people can buy pet supplies locally
business opportunity for blind lady (I assume she is more limited in what businesses she could run from home)..
woman owned business in what would probably be a more masculine type of job?? (not really sure how to word that well..)
I love it! Is she in Anchorage? I cannot wait for her to open up to the public as we have a large snake we feed.
Pet Stuff sells feeder mice but I dont think the "grow their own"
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