Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Odds and Ends . . . .

In reviewing recent photos to post, it's tough to choose - I am definitely documenting a lot more than I have time to upload and comment on, it's a busy time of year.  You can see that Chico is still gorgeous - the old man is slowing down a bit but still looks very distinguished, even with the greying muzzle.  Wish I could say the same for me . . . .

We're not sure who "Buttons" is, but they are apparently buried on the hillside behind our house.  Can't blame the owners, it is a beautiful spot . . .

Goldfish had a gift certificate to Amazon that she got for her birthday, or something, and after much deliberation, she got a pimping ice cream maker with it.  To celebrate our island anniversary on the 19th (we always celebrate every 19th, to recognize the day we moved out to Unalaska - this month was 3 years!) she made a batch of strawberry ice cream that we used to make banana splits - amazing!

This is our new buddy Paw-Paw, named because he has an injured and disfigured rear paw.  At the sound of my truck or motorcycle he comes running to say hello and just can't understand why Chico won't come out to play with him . . .

The island has been greening up wonderfully with all the rain.  Goldfish leaves in 10 days for a three week vacation back on mainland Alaska with her family while I continue to soldier on with Fire Fighter training and a busy work schedule.  I'll miss her badly but I imagine that three weeks will fly by in a flash.  "B" season at work has been going fairly well with the pollock fishery showing some signs of growth and recovery.  I'm starting to see a few folks cleaning salmon, so the fish runs are starting to show in the local creeks, and we are really hoping for a good berry crop this year!  My son is coming out while Goldfish is gone for a quick 4 day visit, then Goldfish's Mom is coming out in August, and her brother for Thanksgiving.  And somehow this summer I want to paint the house!  Okay, off to bed to rest my weary bones - cheers, more news tomorrow night . . . .

5 comments:

bre said...

Hey little bro, it sounds like you are pushing yourself to the max. I am glad you are finding things to keep yourself busy. lol, Love the fox picture! How cute!
love ya

Lori said...

Wow Steve - I've been on vaca for a while too and what a great post to come back to - between the handsome Chico and Paw Paw - how cute. Looking forward to more fox pics - really great shots. Time will fly while Goldfish is away I'm sure - enjoy your time with your son!

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I say time and again: your photos are simply beautiful! You will have some AMAZING photographs for next year's calendar!

BZ

Scent Magic said...

I've been away from your blog for awhile - glad to see it's still going strong and the photos are still as amazing as ever. Love Paw Paw, how cute is he!

laura

Lori said...

I love PawPaw!