I got bored being inside so I much, I felt closed in and decided to redecorate a little.
Front of cabin
Back of cabin
Just to let everyone know, finally found the problem with my Trooper, bad ignition coil. Went to O'reillys in Wasilla last Thursday and picked up a new one. Drove back to Willow dropped it off to the mechanic. He calls me Friday evening and tells me it is defective. So, he calls O'reillys and they say, they won't have another one until Tues. or Wed. just my luck. Anyway, everything else is going fine. Now for the big news. I found this ad on Craigslist
1br - 360ft² - Swap,40 acres,cabin,sauna,storage (20 miles from Skwentna)
Date: 2012-02-29, 5:26PM AKST
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]
Swap Wilderness Cabin, Sauna, Storage buildings,pond, 40 acres, free and clear title, Located from Skwentna river mouth, about 17 miles upstream on the Yentna River then 3 miles up the Kichatna river to the fork, then crosscountry trail for 1 mile between Kichatna river and Johnson creek. Trade for road or river accessable land,or high mountain land, with or without cabin, also free and clear title and also in Alaska.
- Location: 20 miles from Skwentna
- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Anyway, just for the heck of it, I contacted the person to see what he was looking for. I certainly didn't think he would be interested in my place but, you never know. Anyway, he was interested and it turns out he lives in Willow also. So, he drove out to my place and we had a long talk and we made a deal his 40 acre homestead for my Willow property and my remote Skwentna property. I am really excited and will be taking it over May or June. This will be my permanent residence. The cabin needs some work and that's ok. There is great fishing all around, all spiecies of salmon and pike and trout. The property is high and dry except for one little swamp area which has a trail around it. The only neighbor is a lodge about 1/2 mile away which has an airstrip which I can use. Now I have access by air, snowmachine and boat. Deals like this hardly ever come along. The property is North of Skwentna.
This news brought me right out of cabin fever and sure brightened my day.
Now that my Trooper will be fixed soon, I can maintain my blog more often. The only thing left is to find myself a great companion and I am working on that. I may have made a connection and will find out for sure next week. Anyway, I think this enough excitement for all of you and will close for now. Don't give up on me just yet.