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Postby Chris » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:05 pm

Glenn wrote:Chris what the heck are you doing in Alaska? Is this a permanent move? Is it work related?


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Working & Living. Yes. And also yes.

Yeah, a couple months ago, I took a job (same type of thing - working in local television) at a station in Anchorage. the whole thing started as a joke, but my wife & youngest daughter's enthusiasm made me consider it.

The more I looked at it, the more of a neat opportunity it turned into.

And so, here I am.

How long will I be here? Cannot say. I've no grandchildren right now, so while there certainly is a pull to back to the lower 48, I'm happy up here, and when all is said and done, 50% of our kids will be up here anyway.
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Postby Young_0ne2 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:19 am

Midwest wasent cold enough for the old SOB, he needed the actual HEART of winter to be in his live...

But Canada said NO, so he settled for 2nd best, Alaska!

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Postby Young_0ne2 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:23 am

Side thought, Now that Chris is in Alaska, does that mean he gets to write the "Frozen North" Section of the Skies Of Glass Source Book? :)

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Re: Ask a Host

Postby GinDragon » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:15 am

For the record, Chris is always welcome in Canada.

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Postby Wayne » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:11 pm

Young_0ne2 wrote:Midwest wasent cold enough for the old SOB, he needed the actual HEART of winter to be in his live...

But Canada said NO, so he settled for 2nd best, Alaska!


Alaska is just Canada lite. Diet Canada? or is that Minnesota?
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Re: Ask a Host

Postby Chris » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:39 pm

Minnesota is "Canada South" and Alaska is "Canada North."

Not to "Well Achtchually" anyone, but I have been told that MN winters are more brutal than Alaska's, though Alaska's just last longer.

It's also a bit windier here.

Truth be told, Alaska is almost identical to Minnesota in almost every way (look, smell, feel) with the glaring exception of the mountains. They are just truly stunning.

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Oh, and the moose which I saw walking down my street the other day while coming home from work (I was, not the moose. Well, he could have been I suppose)

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Postby clintmemo » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:44 am

Now I'm suddenly hearing the "Northern Exposure" theme song.

I remember when Les Stroud (Survivor-man) did an episode in Alaska, he made a comment about how filming there is so great because no matter where you aim the camera, it looks like you set up the shot.
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Postby Chris » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:35 am

It's quite stunning when you look mountains or the sea...

Yet a lot of the home here have this "worn" look about them, and I think it might be because of the distinct lack of vinyl siding. Vast majority of the homes here use wood siding and it just kind of looks worn.
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Postby Young_0ne2 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:45 pm

Yet a lot of the home here have this "worn" look about them, and I think it might be because of the distinct lack of vinyl siding. Vast majority of the homes here use wood siding and it just kind of looks worn.


I believe that's because of the Alaskan State Building Code, though it might be because of the weather conditions?

Not sure though, haven't done much Code Research in the North Western region of the US & Alaska.

Either way it sounds like you have a goal to make Alaska look more lively, Chris!

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Re: Ask a Host

Postby Chris » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:53 pm

Young_0ne2 wrote:I believe that's because of the Alaskan State Building Code, though it might be because of the weather conditions?

Not sure though, haven't done much Code Research in the North Western region of the US & Alaska.

Either way it sounds like you have a goal to make Alaska look more lively, Chris!


Interesting insight. I would imagine wood siding is warmer, but I know that Minnesota gets colder on average than Anchorage does.

And yes, it's already more lovely because I am here. :)
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