Folks, I’m probably going to be scarce on the Internets today.
We’re in the middle of a winter wind storm at the moment and my power and internet connections are very spotty, this has been going on for two days and will probably last at least another day or two.
It’s 17F outside and the wind chill factor is really not something you want to experience right now. Trust me.
According to my windbird the winds are at 52MPH sustained here over the house at the moment, with gusts to 75 and last night we had sustained gusts over 80.
I live in a notch above the MatSu Valley, at the end of the Knik Arm (a long narrow bay off the Cook Inlet) directly between the Chugach and Alaskan Mountain Ranges, and the winds are concentrated into a corridor here. The view is spectacular, but we always get much stronger winds here than in Anchorage or even a few miles to either side of us up and down the valley. Last night it felt like the house was going to come apart. I’ve got drifts in the driveway chest high, and packed solid as granite and as soon as there’s enough light to see by I’ll be out clearing that so we can get out. I’ve got a couple trees down, but I don’t think I need to deal with those at the moment.
For those of you waiting for PayPal invoices. I’ll try to get those out sometime today. I tried to do it yesterday, by my internet connection was down.
It’s Alaska, this kind of thing is part of the charm.