Yesterday Anita Fowler of Sirius Sled Dogs brought her summer handler, Kristen Eckwright over for a visit. Kristen handled for Points Unknown last winter, and is spending this summer up here helping 'Nita and Josh. Kristen arrived in Alaska on Saturday, and Sunday morning was already reunited with the two puppies she help raise, Animosh and Chetan.
|Kristen Eckwright with Animosh|
|Kristen with Chetan|
After Nita and Kristen left, I fired up the lawn mower for the first time this year. I had slightly more than half the mowing finished when a heavy thunderstorm drove me away from the task.
Today was my last day of R&R, so it was quite busy. I was up early to do my kennel chores before doing some business with my car insurance carrier over the phone, and then heading into town to be first in line when my favorite barbershop opened. Once Joe was finished with my head I had some other stops to make to purchase the supplies I need for two weeks on the job.
Among those errands I had to purchase fuel for the car. While I pumped expensive gasoline I couldn't help but think of the disparity in gasoline prices between Georgetown, KY and Fairbanks, AK. In Kentucky, I paid $3.34 per gallon. Here are the prices we are paying today.
|The price of mechanized mobility in Fairbanks, AK today.|
Tonight, the dogs are doing well. Both Animosh and Chetan have moved into the 'general population' of the dog yard, and received brand new 'adult' collars to replace their smaller puppy collars.
You won't hear much from me for the next two weeks, while my efforts will be directed on behalf of my employer. When I return I'll be starting this year's kennel improvement projects in earnest, and I'm sure there will be plenty to report then.