Unlike many parts of the lower 48, Alaska had one of it's mildest winters! There is very little snow on the ground for early April. This bodes well for my summer landscaping plans.
|The view from my front porch.|
And...the place I can't wait to spend time in...my studio! I had to get everything off the floor before I left for Paris...last winter the septic tank backed up and the point it came up at is the shower in the basement bathroom...the lowest part of the septic system...right off my studio. No water mishaps this winter. Extra happy dance! (There are always surprises to be discovered in a newly built or older home. A professional cleaning service took care of it and I couldn't tell except that my studio was completely dismantled in the cleaning process.)
My first stop on day one in Alaska was to see my doctor and get some antibiotics. They are working...I feel so much better. While I was waiting for my prescription to be filled, I jaunted over to the quilt shop where I originally bought the black dotted batik that I ran out of in Paris. No luck finding that fabric but oddly enough, the shop had the backup color I planned to use, a Hoffman 1895 batik, Black Light. All the fabric was on sale...25% off! I got it for $8 a yard.
I think it will work out just fine.
My travel plans for Bali are underway...I think it is really going to happen!