I’m home! The Haines Glacier Bears van rolled into town yesterday evening. Michelle came from her work to pick me up, and we hiked home by dinner time.
We really enjoyed the Alaska State Drama, Debate, and Forensics (DDF) Tournament. The Haines team did well for their expectations; the younger members did well, promising a strong team in years to come.
I won’t detail the trip much for now. I will need a while to re-immerse in homestead life.
As Michelle indicated in her last post, (see Brief Update) I upgraded my computer OS while in Anchorage. I made that choice somewhat on the fly, trusting a back up at home two weeks ago to restore most of my data. Still, I decided to accept a wipe of some data I didn’t have the capacity to back up properly, including software, address books, emails, and an array of data I use for my work and this blog. I suspect I haven’t fully realized the extent of that sacrifice at the moment. I will need some time to rebuild my computer, including resetting the tweaks that make my computer easier for me to use.
This could be a marathon project, were it not for clear, warmish weather! Instead of hunching over the computer for a few days, I’ll need to work on a firewood tree I felled before leaving on the trip.
Never fear. The pertinent aspects of the trip—musings on Karma, renewed hope in our young people, inevitable rants against indoor plumbing, and more—will appear here in dribs and drabs. I’ll outline the observations and lessons learned in due time.
For now, as always and ever, it is wonderful to be home!