Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A little nip in the air

It's starting to get colder here in Kodiak and I'm loving every minute of it. Last year it snowed the day before Halloween, but I'm not sure that will happen this year. I'm certain it will before Thanksgiving though. I can't wait. Everyone here is hating that I'm so excited about it though. I'm just going to have to learn to drive in the snow. I think we've decided not to get snow tires. They are over a grand and we've been told that as long as we drive slow it shouldn't be a problem. I'm sure some of you are thinking I'll have issues with that, but I actually don't speed here and if I do, as soon as I realize it I slow down fast. It's hard b/c it's a small island and there are a lot of cops for so few people and they like to keep busy by stopping people. Plus, we are the only ones on the entire island with our car.

It's funny actually. We had to have our burner cleaned out last week and when the guy came to do it, he saw our car and said, "Oh! So you're the one who drives this car!" Yeah, small island. That's why I no longer get road rage or speed. If I did, everyone would know and it wouldn't be too hard to find us if a call was made.

The days are getting pretty short now. Sunrise was at 8:36 this morning and sunset will be at 7:16. I've noticed it's been harder for me to wake up the past week or so. My body will wakes me up around 7:30, but I keep trying to go back to sleep b/c I think it's earlier than that since it's still dark. Zach actually had a night flight this morning. He's not used to that either. It sure is a change from the night flights they had when we first got here. They were at at 3 am then b/c that was the only time it was dark. Pretty soon the day flights will have to be at 3 pm b/c that will be the only time it's light.

Not much else going on. I've applied for a job and I hope to hear back from them soon. It is for a Loan Processor position at the local mortgage company. They are a great company (Alaska based) and local. We used them for ours when we bought our house and they are as nice as can be. There are only 3 people in the entire office: the branch manager, loan processor and receptionist. My neighbor is the loan processor now, but she wants to be at home with her son and they are transferring next summer anyway, so she's putting in a good word for me. Say a prayer for it to work out.

Miss and love you all!

1 comment:

Abbie said...

miss you too beth! praying everything goes well for you --- and that you do well driving in the snow...hahahahhahahahaha

maybe you could process our mortgage if we get stationed up there LOL (and could afford to buy a house :-) )