Heather's Blog

Oct 30, 2014
In the mornings these days Chip does his  physical therapy and rides a stationary bike and I head out to the pool. (The early bird swim is 6-7:45 MWF.) "It's social," I tell him, and hope that's true... Read More...
Oct 28, 2014
On Saturday the women's choir sang "Precious Memories" and "How Great Thou Art" at the graveside funeral for Rowena Jones. Her daughter, Stacie Turner, asked us to just before rehearsal Thursday so... Read More...
Oct 27, 2014
First of all, it was a beautiful morning, the kind that even if you live here takes a minute to sink in. The kind you might not believe exists without a photo-- that still doesn't do it justice.... Read More...
Oct 26, 2014
"My grandmother used to instruct my mom ' Make sure you remember this. Close your eyes and save this moment so you can always come back to it.' " - Sara Loewen
Oct 21, 2014
Actually, I'm more of a jogger than a jigger, but you know what I mean. While I was away I missed a great wedding-- Joanne and Phyllis got married on the Port Chilkoot Dock-- and my friend Larry... Read More...
Oct 17, 2014
Well, we are all over the moon with little James Louis Lende Dorn -- all 7lbs. 12oz., 21 " of him---and especially all that red hair! I hadn't notice that before I left them to get some sleep... Read More...
Oct 15, 2014
Sweet baby James was born at 4:55 this morning. He came out yelling and he looks like his cousins, and everyone is just terrific. Labor was strong and swift and we are all very happy with the... Read More...
Oct 14, 2014
We are waiting for the baby's arrival-- he has passed his due date, but all is so well that there seems to be no rush on anyone's part-- We have watched baseball games at the Imperial Bar downtown. (... Read More...
Oct 12, 2014
  First, there is no baby for Eliza yet, and that's kind of nice, as I got to spend all day Friday with my teaching daughters at Juneau's Gastineau Community School. (And even rode the bus on a... Read More...
Oct 09, 2014
I called the terminal and tried to make a reservation for Friday's ferry, but it was full, and I couldn't get my car on. Same for Sunday. My choices, Joanne said, were Thursday or Monday. (That's... Read More...
Oct 08, 2014
I just checked the weather and saw this alarming advisory from NOAA weather in Juneau for Haines Borough and Lynn Canal :    Special Statement Statement as of 5:55 AM AKDT on October 08, 2014... Read More...
Oct 08, 2014
Actually, it is moose and lice, I believe. We have seen both in the last few days, which explains where I've been. First, the moose: This lovely cow hung out by us, and then her boyfriend showed up... Read More...
Oct 05, 2014
We woke up in the dark to go moose hunting, but the rain was so relentless, decided against it. Moose are smart enough to hunker down in this weather. I went back to bed and slept until 7, and I was... Read More...
Oct 02, 2014
I just came in from a brisk (ice on the puddles frost on the meadow) moose hunt, and have time for coffee and breakfast before heading to KHNS for the country show http://khns.org/ 1-3pm. (You can... Read More...
Sep 30, 2014
Wow, what a storm blew through this morning. The sky turned dark and then green, the ash trees shook and bent and the leaves tore right off.  I said it looked like a thunderstorm, but Chip said it... Read More...
Sep 29, 2014
I don't think it could have gotten any wetter moose hunting. The water was not only falling from the sky it was bubbling up out of the ground. My guess is that September will be the 4th month in a... Read More...
Sep 26, 2014
We have been moose hunting, and that means away from electricity and cell service even. ( I read a good article about wilderness rescues being more common now that there are more devices to call for... Read More...
Sep 22, 2014
What with the storm yesterday (raining sideways, blowing about 50) even Pearl wouldn't walk, and I only left the house twice, to take my son to the ferry and for church. For a small congregation... Read More...
Sep 21, 2014
Haines moose hunting is 90% watching, waiting, luck and thinking about stuff you don't usually have time for-- and 10% everything else, like the shooting part-- so you don't have to worry about... Read More...
Sep 21, 2014
"When we start at the center of ourselves, we discover something worthwhile extending toward the periphery of the circle. We find again some joy in the now, some peace in the here, some love in... Read More...
Sep 16, 2014
  I had a note yesterday from our neighborhood basketball star, former  UAA standout Kyle Fossman, who asked if there was anything happening in Haines besides the annual moose hunt (it opened... Read More...
Sep 16, 2014
I keep catching myself saying, "I just want my normal life back." Then, I imagine that I can wake up and workout, have a nice breakfast with Chip, chat with you all a minute, then walk the dog, make... Read More...
Sep 14, 2014
"I could recite parts of the Baltimore Catechism in my sleep. Do I believe those words? I don't know. What I do believe are those guidelines that do not vary from faith to faith, that are as true of... Read More...
Sep 11, 2014
It's Chip's 58th birthday today, and of course it's hard not to recall the day when his birthday became one of those benchmarks of history. It was sunny then, a beautiful morning, and we were... Read More...
Sep 08, 2014
It was always hard to get a picture of Phoebe, as she kept her distance, yet was always nearby. She has been pretty sick for four or five days, and this morning she died. She was about sixteen,... Read More...

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