THE BUSH LIFE

THE BUSH LIFE
My old boat on Six Mile Lake

THE BUSH LIFE

THE BUSH LIFE
My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Fall 2015

Well, Fall is here and I am excited about that, no more hot days. Woke up this morning to a clear Fall morning.
32 degrees

Started a fire to take the chill off
I decided to have an early breakfast to celebrate
I acquired a bunch of building materials and will now take on 2 projects, my shop and enclosing my porch to have an Arctic entry. These materials will save me a bunch of money, they were free. I had to stack them to air dry.



It doesn't look like a lot but, there is. The Arctic entry will help a lotlot, especially in the Winter. This town cabin is shaping up and now I can turn my attention to the remote cabin. 

I suppose I have the time now to meet someone to share my life and the Wilderness adventure. I will close for now, take Care


UPDATE: because of the 30 degree temps. I decided to pick my tomatoes and bring them in. These are the beefsteak.
Then, I brought my Early Bush girls in, hoping they will ripen inside.



They take up a lot of room but, I'm hoping it's worth it.











Saturday, August 8, 2015

Changes (cont.)

Well friends, here is what's happening with me. I know all of you are looking for pictures and here they are. First, I started yesterday off with a good breakfast.



Zuchinni



Beefsteak tomatoes




Early girl bush tomatoes

My green pepper plant, so far it has produced one pepper.



My finished generator shed
I left the top open to let the heat escape and the white vent on side is for exhaust.




And now for the cabin change, this is a big difference from beforebefore





I forgot, I tiled the inside of the outhouse.


Well, that pretty much sums it all up for changes outside. As you all know,, when I change things, it always includes the inside. Yes, LOL, I did make more changes inside. I'm not quite finished yet so you will have to wait. Besides, it will mean another post to look forward to. I hope this post turns out well, I bought a new phone and just learning how to use it. Take care.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Changes

Well, I finally got around to posting, sorry it took so long. I'm not going to do a full post right now, as I am using my phone. I left this morning to go to the library to use their WIFI but, as I was starting out, I noticed my car overheating, I pulled back into my driveway and noticed coolant spilling from the water pump. Yep, my luck. I'm waiting for a ride to town to get a new one. At least this time it won't be expensive. $42 for the pump.

I have been going to the VA for a lot of tests and am awaiting for results. I went for an extensive eye exam and no sign of Diabetes, heart problems, Cataracts or Glaucoma. I was also told, I need no adjustments with my glasses. My blood sugar goes between 90 and 120 which is normal. My biggest problem is PTSD. I'm not sure if I told any of you that I was diagnosed with it quite a while ago and have my moments. That is why I have been laced in posting.

I felt, I should let you know what is going on. I have done quite a bit since my last post but, don't have the photos on my phone because, it's a new phone. I will tell you, there is a lot happening and going to happen. So, hopefully I can post everything, including pictures in a few days. Take care

Saturday, July 4, 2015

HAPPY 4th Everyone

I hope everyone enjoyed this 4 th of July. This was a quiet one for me, I started it out with a good old American breakfast.
Spent the day pretty much listening to radio and watching tv. To tell the truth there wasn't much on radio concerning this special day. So, I watched two very good movies, "The Patriot" and "Gettysburg".  I have watched these movies quite a few times and everytime I do, I get teary eyed. These soldiers were the real thing, meeting on the battlefield face to face, with  guns they had to reload everytime they fired. I often think about what it was to live back in those times when everything was simple but yet, complicated at times. I wish I could go back to that time. I'm not comfortable with life as it is today. I have to make some changes real soon and will fill all of you in when the tme feels right.

Now, everyone knows about me contracting Type2  Diabetes and have been struggling with my high blood sugar levels. Well, for the last 5 weeks, I have been taking insulin by injection, normally I hate needles but, the ones I was given I could hardly feel them when I yes, I injected them myself. Well, the good news is, with the injections and the change in my eating habits has done wonders for me. My readings were in the 200's which is very high and now they read from 90-117, 90-120 is normal. My doctor said to continue the insulin for 4 more weeks and then she will take me off of it and she is pretty sure I will no longer need the insulin or medication as long as I exercize and eat healthy. This is exciting for me. I also no longer go to Accupunture as my back and leg pain is gone. Kinda feel like a new man.

I had a great dinner today, N.Y. strip steak, baked potato, sauteed mushrooms and onions in worcestershire sauce, Mmmm! good
So, it's 8:05pm Alaska time and I am watching a Capitol 4th on PBS, an excellent show and very Patriotic. I will close for now, please remember those who have fought for our freedom and those who are defending our country today.

THANK YOU




Monday, June 22, 2015

FIRE UPDATE

Good news, it's been reported the fire is reduced to 7200 acres, I've heard 2 different reports that the fire is contained either 53% or 79%, I hope the latter. Those who were evacuated and/or lost their home are now permitted to return to their property and travel on the highway is now back to  normal. I am very relieved. I mentioned how the Willow Fire Captain had lost his home while fighting the fire, well, the Alaska State Troopers caught a couple trying to steal things from his property.

I guess now I can finish the projects that I started without fear of losing them. I'm also making plans to make a trip to the remote cabin as soon as I can save enough to fly out and back. Depending on the type of plane, the trip each way is $350-$450. I need to finish my projects first.  Any way, I mainly wanted to update you on the fire and my situation. I appreciate all of your kind words and concerns for me and those who were impacted my the fire. It means a lot. Thank you.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Fire Update

It's reported the fire has been reduced by 500 acres, but, it is still a threat, especially if the winds pick up in any direction. My older neighbor had to go to Wasilla to have some stitches taken out and asked me to ride with him. This is the first time we have left our places since the fire started. I must say, it was very Erie  traveling the road and seeing the burned trees and houses and cabins burned to the point where only tin roofs lay on the ground. We could see spots by the road smoldering and small fires along the way. Hot shots walking the side of the road, blackened faces, tired and clothes dampened by sweat. These people are heroes. It was reported that the Willow Fire captain was fighting the fire while his own house and everything he owned , burned to the ground. A neighbor at mile 78 where the fire started, had lost his house to a fire last December and had just finished putting the roof of his newly rebuilt house only to watch it burn to the ground.

After witnessing the devastation, I am beginning to think about things, people and my own thoughts and life. I think something in my life is going to change very drastically in the not to far distance. Enough of that, the day here was really hot, in the high 80's, no wind or breeze. I covered both windows facing the setting Sun to keep it a bit cooler.
Bought a fan for the small window. It gives a breeze, a warm one.
Then, I tarped both sides to keep the Sun off the porch hoping to cool it off some.


I bought this 5 cu. ft. freezer for $50 and it works great
I have done a few changes here but, need to do more before I show everyone. I can't think of anything else for right now. Take care



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Photos of the fire

At the moment, big clouds are forming and weather reports say we are going to have thunderstorms without the rain. This has the potential to be bad. If it produces lightening, chances are another fire could start here or somewhere else. It's 5:25 pm and I can here thunder far off.








This is just a sample of what is going on. Those of us living close to the fire aren't getting much sleep, were afraid to sleep thinking the fire will get out of control and word of evacuation won't come fast enough or not at all.