I talked to CB (when he gave me the SleepMD) and we were commenting on our unseasonably warm weather....he was pretty upset because he wants just one more good storm...well, we had a little one (I hope for his sake, we get one more GOOD one)....it's pretty out right now, a light dusting on the mountains, and the sun decided to show it's face....I have to tell you, I moved here in Oct. 1998 from Los Angeles.....I was working 3 jobs (A.C. store, Museum of the Aleutians (before it was built) AND the Unalaska Historic Preservation Commission)....I was gone from early morning until late at night. It sucked, but I was new in town and needed the money. My dog, Elmo, was NOT happy with me...One night I came home to find he had packed up all of his stuff, along with one of my pillows and had it stacked up by the front door as if to say "I'm moving out, you don't spend any time with me anymore"...I was like, okay, fine you can move out, but you are NOT taking my pillow! The next day I quit one of my jobs and started coming home at a reasonable hour. Elmo decided not to move out. Anyway, that first winter was the worst winter Unalaska had seen in 50 years! Or so the elders told me. I am from LA....I thought, I can't do this, I barely had winter clothes, mini-skirts and tank tops were my wardrobe...I really had to scramble and find warmer clothes (I had a few warm things, that were layered over my LA clothes)....Well, I made it through that winter....and fell in love with this place that first summer....my second winter here was even worse than the first! 19 feet of snow accumulated....I felt like I was living in a snow maze (The Shining, style) YIKES! But I made it through that one, too. And the summers here so make up for even the worst weather. I guess my point is...you never know what the weather is going to do here...so keep the faith, CB!
I was reading Alena's blog and have to say I finally had to sucumb to my illness and take the day off yesterday, as I was feverish, nauseous and felt all-around ICKY! The entire library staff, except Cora are sick......Cora had to come in and work a full shift on her day off yesterday. I would have taken today off too, but Annamarie and Peat are both sick. Annamarie will come in late, so that she can close. So, to our local readers, we will try to provide the basic services, but can't guarantee a sunny disposition.....we'll try, of course, but we are not feeling good....our apologies in advance....
Have a great day everyone!
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