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 . . . .