Thursday, July 26, 2007

Alaskan Log Home

This is one of the quaint little cabins that grace Fairbanks, Alaska.
This one was my appears that a family may have lived here
and as the family grew they added on more rooms.
This place was on the border of town, but was likely out of town
when it was built in early 1900.
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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Reuse Area

Here is the sign at the Transfer Station letting people know they can leave or take stuff they need.
Can you believe it? As I am a bit of a germ-a-phobe I would have to wear gloves if I did this too often. Then use lots of hot water and soap!
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Transfer it!

One of the funnest things I recently did in Alaska was to go to the Transfer Stations...what is that one might ask? Well, oddly enough it is the dump! But with a twist. You see there are the large garbage bins lined up all around a parking area, but at one end is a covered area with a cement floor. This area is for people to drop things off that one might have taken to the trift shop to donate. These things are good used items, but no longer needed by whomever drops them off. Being that my two daughters and I are all garage salers, we thought this was great. So we would hit the transfer station a couple of times week to find all kinds of goodies. I only got a stack of magazines, as I already had too much to bring home. But my daughter who lives there got a set of school lockers just like you might see in the pages of the latest Pottery Barn catalog. She has them painted and at one end of her entry for the kids to put their sports equipment in. A locker for each sport for each kid. She has five kids living at home so this should be a big help is keeping order.
The other daughter got lots of corduroy and wool clothing for cutting up to make her darling purses. She had so much there was way to much to bring home. So as we make trips back and forth to Alaska I guess we will bring it all home. Now for her to get the purses made and sold.
As you can see by the photo, everyone goes to the transfer station shopping. We saw people with their cars full everytime we went there, and not just junky cars either. There was lots of building material, wood, clothing, etc. The maintenence people come by and clean out everything in the covered area once a week. Making for a clean slate once a week with new stuff bring brought in by people everyday. I sure wish we could do this was a hoot!
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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Together and in love for 12 years

This is a picture of me and my true love, Tim, on our 12th wedding anniversary. We happen to be in Fairbanks, Alaska to see the grandkids, so we went out to dinner here. We had Italian food and it was delicious. Tim and I have been through alot together over these years, but we have managed to keep our love times with LOTS of prayer. He loves me so very much and I am so grateful for the fact that he takes such good care of me. We hope to have many more happy years together.
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