|Ahhh... a pitched roof at last|
Recalling the story of Noah, we rejoiced that our Pastor and his contractor friend finished putting the tin on the day before it rained. Our roof was open for a month without a drop. Isn't God amazing? Not to mention the Pastor and his friend donated their time and money to help. We couldn't have done this without their help. We are feeling very loved and blessed right now.
|How we haul water when our supply runs out....|
We have a well at 1.5 gallons/minute. There are 3 holding tanks in the basement so that it can catch up to itself as it doesn't produce very fast. Many people have to haul water to their homes up here. A lot of the water simply can't be consumed, some just tastes awful and it is scarce. It is pretty dry up here, unlike the Southern part of Alaska. We are considered the Interior of Alaska with mostly tundra like places and birch/spruce forests here and there. So these giant looking marshmallow water tanks are what people use for water. There are many water stations around town and you just pull up like you would to buy a coffee or gas, except no one is there manning the little station. You put in your money and fill up.
|Can I see me?|
|Guess what I found growing in my garden?|
|A diminishing wood pile.... very comforting|
|The view of our house from the uphill greenhouse steps...|