Just a bit of weather for us tonight and tomorrow. We live right between Anchorage and Willow.

Anchorage Advisories

Warning Description: High Wind Warning

Warning Date: 12:56 PM AKDT on October 9, 2008

WarningSum: …High Wind Warning Remains In Effect From 7 Pm This Evening To
8 Am Akdt Friday Along Turnagain Arm And Higher Elevations…

Warning Message:A High Wind Warning remains in effect from 7 PM this evening to
8 am akdt Friday along Turnagain Arm and higher elevations.
A strong front approaching the area from the south will bring
locally very strong winds this evening into early Friday
morning. Southeast winds gusting to 85 mph will develop this
evening along Turnagain Arm and higher elevations.
A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. People are urged to secure loose objects that could
be blown around or damaged by the wind.

Willow Advisories

Warning Description: Winter Weather Advisory

Warning Date: 3:40 PM AKDT on October 9, 2008

WarningSum: …Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Until Midnight Akdt
Tonight For West Of The Parks Highway…

Warning Message:The National Weather Service in Anchorage has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for snow for areas west of Parks Highway…
which is in effect until midnight akdt tonight.
5 to 8 inches of snow is expected this evening west of the Parks
Highway. Snow will taper off and possibly mix with rain after
A Winter Weather Advisory means winter weather conditions are
imminent or highly likely. Be prepared for slippery roads and
limited visibilities…and use caution while traveling.

That’s all for today.


Digging for Papers

Today we thought it was about time we got our AK licences and plates, you have to get them within 90 days of arrival. Reading up on what we needed we found out that we have to present your vehicle title along with registration and insurance. Well, we had to really search for the titles in all the box of stuff we still haven’t gone through. That took quite a bit of time and we weren’t able to get to the office in time, tis ok, we have time. Alaska has a funny law, I think anyway, that you can keep your existing driver license from another state and get one for Alaska also. But, if you choose to do this, you have to take a road test. If you don’t want to take the road test you must surrender your out of state license, we choose the later. A new license only costs $20 too. The registration cost is a flat rate based on year of vehicle and class, my Jeep will cost $70 and Jan’s truck will be $80. These are both good for 2 years, not just 1.

I have another job interview this coming Monday at 2:00. I have so many apps in right now that I have a hard time keeping track. The job market is really wide open up here, meaning, there are lots. With so many jobs out there, I’m sure something will be coming my way soon. Besides that, I’ve only started looking for little over a week now.

There is still a little bit of snow on the ground today, most melted, and the sun came out late in the after noon so I got another shot out our back toward Talkeena Mountains.

’till next time

Couple More Snow Shots

Just before leaving the house today I took these photos. Not a bad snow fall for October eh. I figure about 3 inches total for today.

Fun stuff hehe

Laters all

Morning Snow

Started snow again this morning, all is turning white. This is one of the earliest snow falls on record.

Alaska DOT have a great website to check on the road conditions before you head out. Click on the blue diamonds to go to that area of the road, webcams are there to.
Area Road Conditions

Looking out my office window this morning.

Thanks all this morning



Soooo, at about 5pm it started to snow. Let the dogs out so they could play a bit in it, they came in all covered in white.
First snow here in Alaska. I know it won’t stay, but what the hell, YAY.

Laters from da white land


Weather n Such

So now that I have my weather station up and running again, I’ve been adding other goodies to it. This morning I added links to Recent Earthquakes in Alaska and Aurora (northern lights) forecast. While searching for a good map to use for the earthquakes, I saw that we had a small magnitude 3.0 earthquake yesterday quite near by.

Earthquake Map

As with most websites, my weather site is a work in progress. I’m not really happy with the maps I have, guess I’ll just have to keep hunting. I just don’t care for the color graft type maps. If anyone has some ideas, let me know eh.

Me getting a job news is, nothing yet, though I do have an interview next Tuesday. I have applied for about 12+ opening in the past week, guess I just need to be more patient, it’s only been 1 week.

I completed our log bed yesterday and we slept in/on it last night.

Here’s a photo I took a few days ago. I think it’s a 1947, I know it’s a Jeep Woody. It was taken shooting into my side view mirror while at a stoplight.

That’s it for now.


Just Stuff

Not much going on today. Finished varnishing our log bed with a third and quick fourth coat. Looks great now! The other thing I accomplished was getting my weather station up, running and posting to the web again. YAY. –> Weather At The Nephler’s

Tomorrow I’ll check out the bed to see if it’s good and dry, if so, piece it together and get it upstairs.

Anyway, just a quick note of what went on today.


Stuff Around The House

Today Jan headed off to work so I dug into our log bed, it was about time I got this done. The day was quite nice again, sunny in the low 50s, but I needed to get working on this bed. I gave it one coat of varnish then ran to the store to pick up some bits and pieces we needed. Came back home to give the bed another good coat. Looking good, should be done with the varnishing tomorrow, one or two more coats should do it.

That’s about it for today, though I did enjoy working on the bed, I really like doing that kind of stuff.

Foot & Head rails

Side support rails

Main support posts

That’s all folks…