Category Archives: Banalities & Journaling

Caveat: nuts and bolts

I went into town early this morning, because I'd offered to help Richard (the guy who's doing the work clearing the adjacent lot, here, with his excavator) with his work on his landing craft. I mentioned his landing craft a … Continue reading

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Caveat: Furnished studio

I broke down the temporary tarp arrangement over all my stuff (meaning, the stuff he didn't want in his house – about half of what I shipped here). It was time to free up Arthur's driveway and start using my … Continue reading

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Caveat: Foggy morning

Today had a foggy morning. I'm feeling overwhelmed by the tax paperwork I've been working on, but I genuinely feel it should be my priority. I sense Arthur is frustrated, too – by his own struggles. He doesn't feel in … Continue reading

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Caveat: Full ahead slow

Arthur says this all the time. It's like his motto, nowadays. So it's mine, too. Here is the water, just after dawn. Here are some alders (I think – not totally confident on tree identification, here, yet). Here is a … Continue reading

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Caveat: Tarp above, tarp below

I more-or-less completed my little "studio" (as I'm jokingly calling my new storage unit). I assembled the frame, put on the plastic top and sides, bought another tarp as a floor and put down some plywood down the center to … Continue reading

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Caveat: Oh deer, a drum solo

This made me laugh a lot. Plus, I like that old song. Arthur and I went shopping in town today. I also made progress on constructing my storage facility. Finally, we saw a bear cross the road during our afternoon … Continue reading

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Caveat: Emergency!

It was only a test. My phone surprised me this morning. It announced an emergency, but it was only a test. Some kind of national wireless emergency test message. But my phone made noises I've never heard it make before … Continue reading

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Caveat: Mirror

Not much to report today. I went off tromping on the southern property line again. Slow going, my search for those other two stakes. It's fully overgrown. I'm trying for a precision method, laying string on the southern lot line, … Continue reading

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Caveat: Garage-in-a-box

I started building my new "storage unit" today. My stuff that I shipped from Minnesota – the stuff Art didn't want in his house, like all the furniture, etc. – has been sitting in his driveway wrapped in a giant … Continue reading

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Caveat: cracked up

Arthur and I were walking down the road. As sometimes occurs, a vehicle drove by. Some days, there are no vehicles driving by. But when a vehicle drives by, Arthur knows who they are, about 80% of the time – … Continue reading

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Caveat: Movie Madness

Wayne Pealo, Arthur's friend and Keith's brother-in-law who visited the last few weeks, is handy with one of those video-making tools. He made a "movie trailer" about his visit to Rockpit (Arthur's name for his "Estate" here). It's pretty cool. … Continue reading

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Caveat: Workaday with 김치볶음밥

Today was one of those days where I felt like I had a job, even though I don’t. The “storage tent” Arthur ordered – which is for me to put my extra stuff in – arrived. It’s a large object: … Continue reading

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Caveat: walking in the rain

If I didn't go on a daily walk because of rain, I think I would end up walking very little here. We had many days of perfect sunshine, but with the departure of our guests, the clouds arrived to console … Continue reading

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Caveat: A Cube For Me

I had trouble with Rubik's Cubes, when I was young and they first appeared. I felt I should be good at doing one – it was my teenage ego, maybe, thinking, "I'm smart, I should do this." But I didn't … Continue reading

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Caveat: Just Us Chickens (And Goats and Dogs and Bears…)

This morning Arthur and I took Wayne to the Klawock airport, and he flew back to his home on Vancouver Island, BC.  That leaves just Arthur and me alone together again, at this place Arthur calls "Rockpit, Alaska." That's Arthur's … Continue reading

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Caveat: Cake

Today was Arthur's birthday. Last week was my birthday. Wayne was very cool – he ordered us a chocolate cake, with both of our names on it. So we had a birthday party. And the rain came, to help us … Continue reading

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Caveat: On Conversation

I don't have much to report. We went out on the boat today. It felt like Arthur had decided this would be a last trip of the season. When we got back, we pulled the boat out of the water. … Continue reading

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Caveat: Chupe de pescado al estilo alasquense

I made chupe de pescado. This is a South American dish, a type of fish chowder. I had it frequently in Chile, and later I had it often at a Peruvian restaurant in Newport Beach, California, when I was working … Continue reading

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Caveat: Lottafish

This morning, Juli and Keith left to return back to Portland. They took the ferry across to Ketchikan, which requires a very early departure from the house – 6 AM. Wayne drove them over there, and then went and did … Continue reading

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Caveat: Daydreaming Treehouses

I sometimes daydream about treehouses. There are a lot of nice trees here. One could build a pretty awesome treehouse if one wanted to. Today was Juli and Keith's last day here. Wayne will stay longer, but Keith and Juli … Continue reading

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