Saturday, July 9, 2011 - where I'm posting these days

I landed in my Google Analytics account the other day and found out that I'm still getting a few visits back here from time to time. The last post I wrote takes you to a blog that isn't active.

These days you can find me writing at

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, August 31, 2009

New blog: Lone Drone

My blog has moved to:

Now that we're back in Florida, the Alaska title doesn't quite fit and I want to concentrate my efforts in one place. My LoneDrone blog began while I was working from home in Anchorage - one woman's story of how to work from home in Alaska without going crazy or getting fat. 
Today, it's a blog about working toward more telecommuting opportunities and a self-employed career one day. So, jump over to and start reading. See you there!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

We're baaack...

Yep, that's right, we're back. Back in Florida enjoying the afternoon thunderstorms, obnoxious drivers and unbearable humidity. And we're loving it.

Our road trip from Alaska to Florida was incredible. It took us two weeks, about a hundred cups of coffee, about a case of Red Bull and one jar of gumballs to complete.

Here are some of the photos from our trip:

AK to FL 2009

So, now we're back in South Florida and on to Part 2 of our adventure. Stay tuned for updates...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Trip update

Hi everyone! I haven't been able to get back to everyone's messages, so I wanted to post a little update here to let you all know how we're doing.

We made it through the ALCAN in about 48 hours. (Crazy, crazy drive)
Spent one night in Vancouver, then headed on to Portland. We're leaving Portland today for San Francisco.

That's about it. Talk to you all soon!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Leaving Alaska on a hot note

We're hitting record high temperatures up here in the great state of AK. It got up to 80 degrees yesterday, breaking the 79 degree record set in 2005.

From the ADN:

The weather in Southcentral has been experiencing a curious phenomenon in recent days that was largely missing last year.

Weather experts are calling it "summer."

Elsewhere in the city, temperatures crept even higher, though the marks were recorded at sites considered unofficial by the weather service. The Upper Hillside hit 82 degrees, and East Anchorage logged 83 degrees. The Campbell Creek Science Center hit 86.

Last summer, only two days broached the 70-degree mark at the weather service's Sand Lake station, setting a record for the fewest such days. On average, Anchorage sees 16 days that hit 70 or higher.

Andrew refuses to drive without the windows down and calls me a wimp when I beg for air conditioning. My argument: I'd still have the AC on if it were 80 in Florida.

So, we're moving out at the only time I've ever wished we had air conditioning up here. One of the movers asked me to turn it on yesterday and I chuckled. None of that up here. Even worse, we let them take our only fan.

It looks like I'll be more prepared for the Florida heat than I thought.

Unlike Mrs. Palin, we welcome the heat. (Along with a little AC, of course.)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Florida, here we come...

The papers are signed, we've got our orders and we'll be moving out of Alaska on July 11. Yep, two weeks from tonight Andrew and I will be preparing to drive out of here - all the way back to sunny South Florida.

We've mapped out the trip and it's going to take us about two weeks to get from Anchorage, AK, to Miami, FL. Factoring in all the little stops we want to make, it's going to be one great adventure.

Can't wait to see everyone when we get there!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I heart New York, but not these folks

So, I haven't said anything about the Sarah Palin/David Letterman tiff (mainly because I think it's silly), but I just can't hold back from posting this video from New York Magazine.

They say two wrongs don't make a right, though somehow I don't think this group of Manhattan protesters have ever heard of the idea. Call me crazy, but calling someone's kid a bastard and his wife a slut won't erase anything the guy may have said last week.

I'm just sayin'...

My favorite quotes:

Lady in yellow: "This schmuck has nobody! You know what schmuck means in Jewish?"

Reporter: "How do you feel about Jay Leno?"
Protester: "I only watch Fox News channel."

Protester: "Go home and take care of your kids! They could be next!"