2/3 of the way there….

My family is in MI, and I start the first leg of my journey today. It’s been so beautiful here, I’m not sure I wanted to leave. But God certainly has a way of prodding me out, as I wake up this morning to the ice all moved back to shore… and snow!

Off to Unalakleet for a week of work, then on Friday I start making my way back to MI with a much anticipated stop in Seattle to have brunch with my bro and family. 🙂 Can’t wait!

Spring Time

This morning, I was awakened to an unfamiliar sound. As I lay there, half awake, it took me awhile to place the sound. And then, I peacefully lay my head back down on my pillow with a welcoming smile. Welcome back, Ocean. We’ve missed you.

In other news, I’ve lost 5 pounds. 🙂 My friend Heidi and I are doing the P90X fitness program. Boy, am I getting fit… Bring It!

As the school year winds down, I’ve reflected upon our experience. We’ve eaten all manner of different foods here, from sea peaches to walrus. Some of it we really liked. The culture here is very different. Again, there are parts to really like, and parts that we wished were different. We’ve made many friends, and have seen some friends leave (we miss you, Meadows family!). We are looking forward to our return to MI, but the real indicator of whether or not we’ve enjoyed our stay here is this: We will return in the fall.

Keith and Levi leave on the 20th. I’m staying an extra week for a Curriculum conference in UNK, then I’ll be flying home. I have a brief (7 hour) layover in Seattle, where I’ll force my lovely brother to become a morning person for a day. On the 29th, I’ll be back in MI. I’m looking forward to green grass and trees!!!! It’ll be a nice change of scenery:

Keith’s Assan installation

some picks of my assan 2.4ghz hack installation in my JR xp7202.

The kit.

where I was going to install the assan.

I don’t have one of those neat gator soldering holder thingies.
Extending the LED and dt,dp switch.

This is were the assan ended up.

Here you can see were I put the x8 and mounted the LED. The switch and entena will go on the back cover on top.

This is the Assan installed and the back ready to go on.
I this pick the 2.4ghz entenna was going on the out side of the 27MH bord.
I ended up putting it under itand then out the top of the back case.
That was a tight fit!

And complete. I THINK!

pretty red light, it turns green to.

Twas the Night Before Christmas

and the little mouse figured out that those pretty decorations under the tree are a bit more than decoration…
unwrapunwrap pjunwrap book

I think we’ll make it a tradition to open PJ’s and a new book the night before Christmas…

December

Winter fun:
sled

Christmas Cookies:
cookies2cookies

In Nome:
Double fisting
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Clearing the Path:
snowballsnowball2

Keith’s New Hobby
indoor garden

Savoonga Sun and Moon
midday sunmoon