In three days I will have officially lived in Alaska for one month. We have our own place now, our puppy is here, and I’m starting to get used to the cold. I haven’t really taken any pictures of the outside. Mostly because I’m cold, and also because my camera is buried in a pile of random things in our bedroom. At the moment, our apartment is a jumbled assortment of Army gear, boots, groceries, laundry, and dog toys. Oh, and a couch. We’re still waiting on my command sponsorship to be approved, so in the meantime, we’re living with as little as possible. We still need our Jeep to be shipped and our household goods. It’s going to be like Christmas when everything finally arrives. But probably just for a second. It will quickly turn into, “Oh shoot, now look at all this stuff I need to unpack.”
Here are some things I’ve learned so far…
1.) How to drive on ice/snow.
2.) Fred Meyer is NOT as good as Target.
3.) Anything over 0 degrees is considered “warm”.
4.) Milk is extremely expensive.
5.) And every single moose is hiding because I still haven’t seen one.
I absolutely LOVE it here so far. Josh and I have been itching to get out of California for some time now, and I must say, it’s fantastic.
I’m waiting a little bit longer to get my business up and running. Mostly due to the fact that I don’t have my own car yet, I haven’t done a whole lot of exploring, and it’s really cold. But I will be ready to go by this summer! Until next time…