Heather's Blog

Oct 17, 2013

 

The weather is changing, for the better it seems, as the days are still golden and mild, with no frost so far. It’s been a true autumn, so different from...

Oct 16, 2013

On birthdays when they were young I'd tell my children the story of their arrival. Eliza's will always be that she is the first and thus the most miraculous, plus the TV repairman arrived in the Anchorage hospital room right at the height of that first shocking labor. Sarah's story...

Oct 15, 2013

Have you noticed that I seem to show up here every Tuesday lately? Honestly, I promise that I'm getting it together and from now on will send you pithy, brilliant, and informative daily news of life in Haines, or if not all that, at least something interesting about life as I know...

Oct 11, 2013

Chip and I did not get a moose, but it wasn't from lack of trying, and as he said, now that the hunt is over the stories can begin. And that's the fun part that could last all winter. Until now, everyone was very vague about just what they saw out there, especially as this hunt, with...

Oct 08, 2013

Well, that's moose hunting-- we've been at it four days a week for four weeks, and the moose have safely avoided our freezer. More on that in the next post. While we were hunting, the beautiful old tender (1937, wooden, classic, 70 feet) Neptune sank in the harbor, no one was hurt, and...

Oct 03, 2013

Here's two of the "most read" articles in today's Alaska Dispatch  and both are about Haines. (And no, I did not have anything to do with either one, except that Chip was a sponsor of the no corporate...

Oct 02, 2013

Congratulations to the newest assembly members: George Campbell-- a garlic farmer and arts supporter (the Green Room at the Chilkat Center is dedicated to the memory of his mother, Barbara Campbell, long time Actfest stage manager), plus he plays the bag pipes--  which could end...

Oct 01, 2013

Can you believe it? It's an election day, my favorite holiday. I love to vote. I hope you do too-- Please do. There are a lot of good people running for local office-- I'm still not sure who all I'll choose yet for all the borough assembly and school board seats-- but I do know Ardy...

Sep 30, 2013

Yes, we are still moose-less after 10 days of hard, and I think smart, hunting. I figured Chip would be disappointed when we left camp last night without a moose, but he said, "That was another great weekend.  We've had some really good hunting, haven't we?" And the thing...

Sep 24, 2013

Tonight from 5-7 it's the Arts Confluence literary, musical, visual arts celebration and wine and cheese fundraiser in the Chilkat Center lobby, 15 dollar donation. Then tomorrow from noon-4 there's a party in the borough office to thank and appreciate dear Sue Nelson who really has...

Sep 24, 2013

 I couldn't take many pictures, as two days of heavy  rain fogged up my lens, but I did get a few during breaks in the weather. It was even raining in the tent. It's not that it leaked, it was actually very dry and warm with Chip's little steel stove (he kept saying "...

Sep 19, 2013

In the news from the moose hunt, Ralph and Vince got the seventh so far (as of last night anyway) and the weather promises to be miserable-- rainy and windy and cooler-- the first snow has dusted the top of Santa Claus Mountain and more peaks out the valley. The river is running fast and high...

Sep 18, 2013

It was a three granddaughter day-- baby Silvia Rose stayed home with her mom. And holy cow, were those girls busy. Phoebe the grumpy terrier was unusually attentive and Pearl, the happy Golden Retriever,  was her usual baby-doting self, if a little wetter than usual thanks to the rain....

Sep 17, 2013

The first weekend of  the Haines moose hunt is over, and we have survived, and so have the moose in our sites, anyway. I hear four have been taken so far. We have until the first week in October or until 25 or so have been shot.

Chip and I camped out on the river so we could be...

Sep 11, 2013

Okay, I'm back in the groove-- So, I wanted to let you know what's going on-- and there's a ton-- though I don't have it all but I have a few highlights, anyway. First, the bears are out so be careful. There's been bears at the beach, bears at the boat harbor, bears on the...

Sep 10, 2013

My daughter said the birth of her second baby was so much easier than the first, which is proof that something Biblical really does remove our memory when it comes to pregnancy, labor, and delivery. But in Juneau's Bartlett hospital on Saturday morning I did not want to remind Stoli about...

Sep 09, 2013

Facebook friends know this because Auntie  JJ posted it via her phone there-- but yes, I have a healthy, 7lb. 8 oz. granddaughter-- that makes four! One more and Brian will have a whole family team, but I don't see another baby on the horizon for while, and certainly not in time to make...

Sep 05, 2013

Stoli thinks the baby may be coming "soon-ish", and since she's already 1/3 of the way there, I figure I better head down to Juneau soon-ish too, plus it will be nice to spend the weekend with three of my girls.  Of course I had hoped to be at the first choir practice of the...

Sep 02, 2013

My bet was the baby would arrive on Labor Day, but so far no signs in the night have indicated that. This baby just may be a full-term one after all. Wouldn't that be something? (Today she's 38 weeks pregnant, that's when Lani was born.) It is also more than a little ironic that it...

Aug 28, 2013

There's no baby yet, although we are starting a pool amongst the family of when she will arrive and what her name will be. My friends Nancy and Sue are still lobbying, as they have with each granddaughter now, for a little Nancy Sue, which I kind of like, since these days she would be the...

Aug 24, 2013

We have gone from this...

to this...

My daughter Stoli has flown from...

Aug 21, 2013

Yesterday my daughter Sarah said I really have to check in, as you are worried something may be wrong. Everything is fine. My daughter  Stoli is still up in Anchorage, and that baby is still growing inside of her, so it has been a very big three weeks, development wise. (Her due date is...

Aug 10, 2013

I wish I had my camera yesterday when little Lani and I were on the beach, and saw two kite boarders skipping over the surf, flying between the cove and Pyramid Island in the strong wind-- and how one, my neighbor James, who has a South African accent, came zooming right up to us on the shore,...

Aug 06, 2013

My schedule has been turned on its head thanks to a darling 17 month old, which is a good thing-- as I'm a little tired, frankly, and appreciate the slower, gentler pace.  The best thing about having little children around is that as long you don't try to do anything else, caring...

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