After assuring fellow blogger Alaska Steve that his photo uploading problems had nothing to do with his Mac, I have had photo uploading problems myself for the past three days. At first I just thought it was our slow internet but now I keep getting a message saying Safari can't open the page. So I switched back to my laptop, thinking maybe it WAS the Mac after all. Now, on the laptop, Blogger acts like it is uploading the photo, tells me it's "done" and yet no photo exists in the blog entry. I have done this four times. So I am thinking I am just going to have just post words till we figure out what the heck is going on. Sorry, I know y'all like the photos more than my ramblings. :)
Last night , we made a run out to Alaska Ship Supply to buy some jumper cables because we are having more vehicle troubles, this time with Rich's car. Not only does he have a continuously flat tire but his car died the other day and has been sitting in the parking lot of the AC Store (Alaska Commercial Company). On the way to Alaska Ship, I was surprised to note that we now have railroad type crossing gates keeping vehicles from driving over the runway when a plane is taking off or landing. This is due to the fact that the Grumman Goose clipped a truck last summer--a little bit of excitement for all, though thankfully no one was injured. It all looks so professional and official now--not nearly as much fun. After the purchase of the jumper cables, we got Rich's car started and he drove a few yards to the gas station to air up his tire, turning off the car without thinking. Ooops. He had to push the car backwards into the AC parking lot so we could get it jumped again, then we took it to the hotel and left it running while we went shopping at the AC Store. It's going out of business (soon to be taken over by Alaska Ship) and has everything 25% off, so we stocked up on lots of staples and nonperishable items. Nice. Back to the hotel to see if Rich's car would start again if he turned it off and the answer was NO. It's still sitting there till he can find the time to deal with it some more. It's really worn out and probably needs a battery, not to mention some tires.
Some of my Texas friends were together last night and gave me a call--loved hearing from y'all and miss you lots!
Meanwhile, our box of fresh produce from Full Circle Farms came in two days early on Monday night. We have not even finished last week's stash. We are trying to be healthy and Rich has fixed us a very pretty platter of fresh fruits and veggies to snack on.
We exchanged gifts at our staff meeting at work this morning and I was slaving in the kitchen last night making banana bread to take. Unusual to see me in the kitchen. haha I am the queen of online shopping since moving to Unalaska so have been trying to get the last of our gifts sent out. I feel weird that I have not sent out a single Christmas card because that is one of my very favorite things to do each year. But receiving others' cards is even better so I am enjoying checking the mail every day.
We leave on vacation a week from today--can't wait to see the kids and grandkids! We will be blogging and hopefully will be able to get some photos uploaded so you can see how cute they are.