Tuesday, October 13, 2009

500th Post!




Well, it took me two and a half years, but this is the 500th post on Sense of Place. When I moved out here, there was no one blogging on the island, now there is a whole little local blogging community and I have made some dear friends all over the world. I had a blog before I moved to Unalaska but of course the unique location and exposure through some television show (does anyone who lives out here watch it?) draws lots of interest to all the local blogs - the last time I checked, maybe four months ago, I was getting around 2500 unique visitors totaling over 10,000 visits a month - I just hope that one of those visitors is my Dad, reading while he eats his cereal in the morning, still the primary reason I maintain a blog.

I've been super busy the last few weeks, turning an empty house into a home - unpacking, ordering and assembling furniture, hanging artwork, little maintenance projects, settling into a new routine. Goldfish and I are very happy with our new abode; there are some adjustments like the grueling 2.5 mile commute, quite a ways compared to when I slept just a couple buildings over from my office, but not bad I guess by most standards. Chico is settling in nicely - you can see him in the top photo, clearly utterly miserable in his 56 inch orthopedic dog sofa - he had a sofa before we did! We love being able to just walk him out the driveway a ways then let him off the leash and let him run and can't wait for snowshoeing season!

So life is good, the crab boys are all in town and most are very rested compared to seasons past because very few fished for cod prior to the beginning of crab season as the price is down. I'm going to try be be more regular at posting between ambulance runs, a college class on Wednesday evenings, fire/EMS training on Thursday evenings, yard work, getting some wood laid in for the winter, dog walks, working out, Book Club, hikes, work - work - work . . . you get the idea. Hope everyone is having a fabulous October! Cheers and good night . . . .

20 comments:

Cath said...

Congrats on the 500 !! I bumped in to your other blog a couple of years ago and then started reading this one - I love, love, love your pictures and posts in both. I told my cuz Lauri .... "there's this guy on your island and he has this wonderful blog" ..... the rest is history ! Please keep it up - I enjoy it daily !! Great house btw -looks so nice and cozy!

Richard & Penelope said...

The house looks really nice. Good job at picking out the furniture. It does look as though the dog knows the meaning of real relaxation. I hope that you can take a few lessons from it. Sometimes I read this blog before breakfast or at least tune in. By the way who blew out the bulls eye in the previous blog? Do both of you boys shoot that good? Love Dad

verybadcat said...

Happy 500th! Your house is incredible. I'm glad to know you. :) Looking forward to reading your next 500.

Gigi said...

Congrats on 500! That is quite an accomplishment. Really glad I found your blog and then became friends! So happy for you, G & C in your lovely new home. See you at Book Club? I am just getting started on the book and it's a long one! Here's to 500 more posts.

Lori said...

Congrats on your 500th post! Love the pic of Chico and your house looks absolutely beautiful! Don't stress out too much on that 2.5 mile treck to work - LOL!

You know Steve, I honestly can't remember "how" I stumbled onto your blog, but I must confess it might just have something to do with that tv show that will remain nameless; although, you're not in any way linked to it (not that I can remember). I have been following you for a long time now and you already know I love your blog and I'm glad we have become friends.

Mj in Md said...

Congratulations on 500!! and thank you for them! I was introduced to your blog about a year or so ago and have become addicted. Your photo's are fantastic and I appreciate the fresh idea's to ponder. Please keep it all coming!
Your house is wonderful, very welcoming and cozy.
We do need to discuss that Patriots spread, though... >;-)

miss minnie said...

Love looking thru life from your part of this small world, found you last april and have been reading your blog ever since. Love your house, it says "Come on in" and have a coffee!! Keep up the pics which are always wonderus and the stories, and of course any thing at all to do with "the Boys" which I know lead me to this sight........

Alaska Steve said...

Thanks everyone! And don't go there MJ! :O)

Suzassippi said...

I love Chico's bed! He clearly is better trained than ours, who think our couch is their couch. :) We started them on their own ottoman, but it got crowded after the 3rd dog, so we gave up and put quilts on the couch for sharing dog time, and take them off when we have company. LOL

kymk said...

Congratulations, Steve! And may there be 500 more!

Bren said...

Congrads on 500. I too am thrilled for your blog. ;o} Fel so much closer! Love ya

Kim said...

Congrats Alaska Steve!! heres to 500 more!

Mommy Cracked said...

Congratulations! I just discovered your blog through Dutch Harbor Dirt. I'll be a regular reader from now on! Take care!

Roslyn said...

Congratulations on your 500th!! Your site and others in Unalaska, help me get there, irregardless of my mobility issues.

Thanks,

Margrita said...

Congrats on 500 posts. Your house is awesome love the pictures/ Chico's couch is adorable.

Mystic said...

Steve,
My sincerest thanks to you for sharing your amazing world with those of us who you know only by an avatar, and what we post. I know you blog for your pops, but I am so thankful that you allow the rest of us to peek in.
Congratulations on your 500th Post!

Your house looks very warm and inviting. I absolutely adore the pic of Chico. I know he is loving that bed!
Cheers, thanks, and here is to 500 more!
Mystic

Elizabeth Douglas said...

Congrats on the 500th post Steve. I've enjoyed your blog since the day I first stumbled upon it. Thank you for bringing a little piece of your lovely island to those of us thousands of miles away. Oh, and the house looks beautiful. :)

Cheers!
~Liz

Wanda said...

Congrats on the 500th post..

I am soo happy that I ran across your blog. My husband and I are moving to Alaska in 2011. I was raised there for a little bit, and miss it like crazy!!

RG said...

Your new house looks fantastic! It is coming along very nicely. As an Unalaska local I enjoy reading your blog and a seeing new perspective on our town.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

That is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL home!

BZ