A meandering blog with no clear topic. You will find me talking about knitting, building, kids, social and economic issues, Alaska, and lots of other stuff.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
We did it!
The walls are up! We stood up the last of the exterior walls today. I also planted 3 daisies, 4 poppies, and 6 raspberry bushes my husband was given the other day. The plan for the daisies is for them to take over. There is a stretch of ground along the road that has not much growing on it currently. As daisies appear to naturalize quite efficiently here, I am hoping they will naturalize into that whole area.
Of course it rained... it's July in Alaska. It actually only rained for the first half of the day, then cleared up. So, unlike the last two weekends, I did not get totally soaked working. It's late, I'm tired, but it's done!
We didn't go see fireworks, as is traditional in most other places on the 4th of July. In Alaska, we have our fireworks for New Year's Eve, or the Fur Rondezvous in late February (when you can actually see them). Right now, in Alaska, we have light 24 hours a day, and although the sun does set for a few hours, it never gets dark enough to be able to see fireworks well. As a matter of fact, I am sitting here right now at 11:00 at night, and the sun is just now setting, and there are still kids playing outside (although not ours. We, unlike many Alaskan parents, do not let our kids play outside all night just because it's not dark.)