Friday, September 29, 2006

Snow is on the way....

For the past 3 days, the weather service has been forcasting snow in the surrounding hills and today may be the day when snoww falls. It is raining in the valley but it is still to dark to see the hills yet. I guess when 8am rolls around, It will be light enough to see. I am not ready for the snow yet.. I still have some maintence to do on my car. It should go to the body shop either today or Monday. Other than that, my adventures have been minimal and my thoughts have focused on more pressing issues for now.
Tonight my family and I will be going to the Hickmans and have a time for fellowship and games. We will probably play dominoes lake we did last time. Maybe I won't get skunked.
Well I should go for now. Catch ya'll later!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Killing time... or wasting it?

While waiting for 7pm to roll around, I have been entertaining myself with Goofy, Donald Duck, and even Mickey Mouse videos on Google Videos. It seems I have rediscovered my love for the old original cartoons. It is hard to watch anything on tv for it is no longer the traditional comedy I grew up knowing. Everything seems so stupid and yet society still calls it comedy. Cartoons are not even cartoons. What happened to the classics? Loony tunes, Merry Melodies, Bugs Bunny and Tweety shows? I suppose it is one of the many downfalls of growing old. It seems like just last week I was at Grandma's house, watching Saturday morning cartoons. Wow maybe I will look up Bugs Bunny and see what google has......

(After 3 minutes)

Hey I know that one... and that... and that! Wow, seems like I will have to explore a little more. I am currently watching a 'rare Bugs Bunny Cartoon'. It is not one I have seen before.. I might have to set aside some time every night to catch up on the episodes I missed :D. Mmm, Which is Witch not bad. I will definitely have to track more down....

Thats all folks!


Partying late?? No, Just an early roadkill.

Why do I have to be a glutton for punishment? I think I am the only fool to volunteer to go on a road kill pickup any time after 11pm. Well, Ok it is not that bad but it sure is an interesting concept. Why would anyone sacrifice sleep to pick up a moose that could be 20miles from their bed? The question still puzzles me, but I have to admit I still volunteer for it.
The whole thing began at 1am with a groggy hello?. Soon to follow would be the phrase And what time is it?. After learning that Bro. Phillip was calling me about a road-kill, the clouds and cobwebs began to clear. After getting the details, I hopped into my chilly truck, and headed to pick up my trailer at Mom's. Soon, Phil, Tyler and I were headed to 3mile Chena Hotsprings to fetch our moose. After getting to the location at about 2am, we set to work on the cow. Finally, we made it back to the Pole, and distributed the meat. At this time, 4:30 was to late to get any sleep so I proceeded to work.
I will probable squeeze out of work early to get some rest before tonight. I am trying to make at least 1 club meeting for the semester but we will see.

So far, today has began unique, and I am curious what the rest of today will bring..
Until later, Radar

Monday, September 25, 2006

The sun is shining, Birds are.... Headed south?

Here is another bright and sunny day, and I am once again stuck inside. This has to be the Most beautiful day of the fall season too. The sky is so clear, but there are one to many buildings in my way to see Denali. Almost all of the leaves are gone. Like many others, I too am ready for snow. Sadly, I have to say that this morning caught me off guard, even though I knew it would dip undre 32 degrees. This morning, 26F had me looking for a medium duty jacket that was not to be found :( Guess I will sift through my stuff and find the missing winter gear.
Well, to get back to work..

Sunday, September 24, 2006


Killing some time before services this morning, I decided to post a picture of my car. If you have seen my car before the accident, you will notice that the car is not much worse than when I bought it. There is one large dent in the hood, and one small dent on the passenger door. The picture below is the entire side of the car that got hit.

This next photo is the hood. Keep in mind that the hood is not latched so I could check the bumper and plastic.

The last photo is a close up of the door panel. The mirror finished breaking off and some how I ended up with a small dent above the door handle.

Overall, the damage is very little compared to most moose-VS-car accidents I have seen. I am looking forward to beginning repairs this Friday so maybe I can get a few more miles on it before snow flies. I am getting tired of this 10mpg stuff. Oh well, Tis life with a big truck. Catch ya later.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Friday, The last day of the week... Or is it?

Ok so the title is senseless rambling that I seem to be doing lately. I suppose this post will be about something we all have felt since using blogs but never really said it in a post yet..

For me, the blog, as of late, has really helped me step out of the shadows (as I describe it) and become more vocal than I have ever been (or at least remember). I used to be happy with being the invisible man, helping with things without caring if anyone noticed or not. Recent events (this year) the Lord had prepared me to be more vocal and actually more outgoing than I had grown to be. Just before going to NC, I took a step that seemed to be out of character for me.... I re-created my blog. I use the word re-created because last year, I started a blog only out of necessity for class. After class ended, the blog soon became dormant... quiet.. as I had been. What finally pushed me towards the blog wagon was blondevue announcing she had a blog. Somehow, I soon remembered my old blog and decided to revive it. The rest is history.

Through the blog I feel that I have grown closer to my friends, and in turn they have, in a way, showed me how to be more open. I want to thank you ALL for the comments, even the ones that may seem insignificant, for they have helped bring many-a-smile to my face. After chatting with blondevue before returning to work, I too want to see the blogs continue over the long term (Lord willing).

After all of that rambling, I want to say... Thanks for being here!

Help Needed!!

Hey all! I am needing some help and am looking for some feedback. Nanooks for Christ ministry is starting again for the fall semester and we are looking for ways to make the website better. We want this not only to be a tool for the lost, fut for the saved as well. Is there someting you want to see? A feature added? Links anyone? PLEASE help us out. This website can be something we all can use is our witnessing. PLEASE let us know what we can do. In the mean time, feel free to check out the campus meetings and of course Nanooks for Christ homepage. Thanks.

(this excerpt is a means of promotion for Nanooks for Christ)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous

Ok, so maybe I am not rich but I think I made the infamous. The accident that happened Monday night somehow actually made it into the police report section of the newspaper. Take a look there and you will see a very familiar name. Maybe I should frame the blurb...It is only my first time in the news-paper... then again maybe not. The article makes it look so official.

Well, I am off to become rich, or something of that sort :D . Enjoy the sunrise!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Pocket change

Well, yesterday turned out better than I had expected. First I called the insurance company only to find that the repairs for my car will be coming out of pocket. The insurance will usually help fix you vehicle if you have an option called Comp insurance. Comp coverage is listed to help cover 'acts of god' (or moose in Alaska’s context). All this means to me is I will be taking care of all the repairs myself. It also means I will pay for them too. Ok, minor setback...I don’t particularly like dealing with insurance companies anyway. Next I headed to one of the local body shops to assess the damage. After a quick overview, it looks like the repairs will come to about $2,000. I have to admit I did not know what it would cost but I keep getting told that the price I am getting is rather reasonable. Today I will go finish the paperwork and try to get my car fixed before winter hits. I just know that after the first snowfall, the body shops will be busy with the drivers that can't seem to stay out of the ditch.

Anyway, thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers. I am perfectly fine (although that is debatable :D ) and back to work today. Well, guess I should start getting in gear.


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Moose incident

I want to thank those that managed to read and comment on my latest adventure that I had last night. I am thankful that it was not as bad as it could have been. My car is dinged up a little, but i was able to drive it the remaining mile home. What a pain... driving home from a long day, almost reaching your home and somehow manage to find the only moose in the area... and hit it. I had to wait almost 30 minutes for the troopers to arrive. I had also called Mom to come sit with me while I waited for the troopers.. mostly so she could follow me home. After the paperwork was given to me, I was allowed to continue on home. The Lord was definately watching out for me. After getting home and parking the car, Mom took me back to her house to get my truck which had been parked there while I was driving my car. I got in the truck to attempt the drive home again... this time, no moose were involved.
It is amasing to see how the many accidents I have been in and how I have learned not to that moment. I did let some energy off by talking Mom's ear off. Rest assured, I am fine and just took the day off to handle the paperwork and misc. things rather than handle them at work.

Just for clarification to Happy Girl.... I was almost home at 9pm, but after the moose, I was not home till 10:30pm. Oh well...
Now to make some phone calls.......
Unusally chipper Radar

Police Report

Location: Fairbanks
Case number: 06-84390
Type: Motor Vehicle Collision, Moose
Text: On 9-18-06, at 2200 hours, Alaska State Troopers
responded to a motor vehicle collision with a moose
on Lakloey Road .
Investigation shows Kody Moore, 22 of North Pole,
driving a silver Ford Escort, collided with a moose
after it enter the roadway from the brush. Moore wore
a seatbelt and did not sustain injury. Damage to the
vehicle was minimal, the moose was donated to charity.

More posts to follow.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Yet another wonderful afternoon

Looks like this afternoon is going to be sunny. Shane I am stuck at work with no one to visit with. Sure makes the day go slower... but helps to see my friends are updating their blogs. By the way, how do you like the new design? It was the only one that seems to fit my unique personality (I think). Well, looks like lunch has come to a close and I should get back to work. To the readers in the interior, have a good afternoon, and for the state-side readers... Good evening and/or afternoon.


Sunday, September 17, 2006

The last great weekend

The last great weekend of the season and I spent it driving to Anchorage. I planned on seeing my uncle there and pick up some items he wanted me to get. Casey and I started out early Sat. morning around 6am. About 9am, we reached Cantwell and decided to try and find an old co-worker to say hello. We reached Denali Manor and went inside. After an hour of visiting with Phillip and his wife, Uno, we continued on to Anchorage. Arriving in Willow, we decided to get some petrol (or 'go' juice) I calculated my gas mileage. I was amased to find I was getting a wopping 35mpg. Never expected that much. I thought it might a been a fluke when I calculated a 38mpg in Fairbanks. Anyway, we arrived in the outskirts of Anchorage and I instantly remembered my sheer hatred of that town. Too big, to many cars, and just a dislike of such a large city. Once we found our uncle's house, we were dismayed to find that my uncle was not home. After killing some time we decided to retreat to Wasilla and find a hotel for the night. Sunday morning also began early with us leaving for Fairbanks. We stopped by the Denali Manor once more to have some breakfast, then continued to Fairbanks. 12:30 we arrived at Mom and Dad's house. Overall the drive was a good trip to learn more about my new car and was more adventure than staying in Fairbanks. Probably will be the last trip from town before winter hits.
Well should get ready for church. Catch y'all later

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Neat trick

Here is a rather interesting card trick (provided on
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As the marbles Roll around

This is my general thought for today:

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington (1732 - 1799) (Quotations

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

My Adventures

Well, maybe not... but it is fun trying to remember how to drive a stick shift. The last time I drove a manual vehicle was 5 years ago with Mom's old red and white bronco. Now trying to learn how to drive again is a royal pain, but I have to admit that I am making progress. I only killed it once this morning. (The day is still young...) Anyhow, my car is looking like a good rig. I am not planning on driving it much during the winter, but I may try to play with it and hopefully learn how it handles.
As for my other...... er ..... well..... events, well lets say that everything is still the same I left it. I do have to say that I have been able to talk to some friends more after being down south. It is amazing how the Lord can work during a 2 week vacation. I have actually been more talkative since I got back. Maybe you have even noticed that by my willingness to even post on a blog. Guess that happens when you feel you have lost contact with friends.
Well, I should get to work...
Catch ya later,

Monday, September 11, 2006

My New Ride

My Ford Escort ZX2.... Keeping with the Family tradition... Buying a Ford!!!


A bit of Alaska....a bit of Texas: This is cute...

From a post by Sunshine Seeker:
A bit of Alaska....a bit of Texas: This is cute...

Back to the Grind (well sort of)

Another BEAUTIFUL day in Fairbanks, and i am stuck indoors. :( Oh well, part of the working life. If the day continues like it is during lunch, I will have to go for a spin in my new toy. I will explain more in a different post.
Anyhow, Just getting back from lunch somehow restarts my creative mind on what trouble I can get into. With that, I would like to share an e-mail that most of you may have seen. I can say I know who has been reading my posts form the Statcounter at the bottom of my page. Cool eh?

Hope this touches you like it touched me.. Radar

This is a very Powerful Message. Thought some one could use it.

One night in a church service a young woman felt the tug of God at her heart.
She responded to God's call and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior.
The young woman had a very rough past, involving alcohol, drugs, and prostitution.
But, the change in her was evident. As time went on she became a faithful member of the church. She eventually became involved in the ministry, teaching young children.
It was not very long until this faithful young woman had caught the eye and heart of the pastor's son. Their relationship grew and they began to make wedding plans.
This is when the problems began. You see, about one half of the church did not think that a woman with a past such as hers was suitable for a pastor's son. The church began to argue and fight about the matter. So they decided to have a meeting. As the people made their arguments and tensions increased, the meeting was getting completely out of hand. The young woman became very upset about all the things being brought up about her past. As she began to cry the pastor's son stood to speak. He could not bear the pain it was causing his wife to be. He began to speak and his statement was this:
"My fiancee's past is not what is on trial here.. What you are questioning is the ability of the blood of Jesus to wash away sin. Today you have put the blood of Jesus on trial. So, does it wash away sin or not?" The whole church began to weep as they realized that they had been slandering the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Too often, even as Christians, we bring up the past and use it as a weapon against our brothers and sisters. Forgiveness is a very foundational part of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. If the blood of Jesus does not cleanse the other person completely then it cannot cleanse us completely. If that is the case, then we are all in a lot of trouble. What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus! End of case!!!!

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."
Psalm 55:23

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Back home

Well here I am. Finally made it back in to Fairbanks. I have to say it is good to be home. I can also say that I am still curious to see what the Lord has for me. I still can't seem to get over the trip to NC. Still can't seem to get back to Alaska time either :) Anyrate, I will go back to work on Monday and will try to catch back up on the work that should have been done at the first of the month. With any luck, catching up will be easy. Until next post.....

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Final Travel note

Well, here I am at sea/tac and waiting for the flight that begins at 10pm PST. WOW am i becoming exhausted. My body tells me it is 11pm EST but the clock sez otherwise. Obviously I am shortcutting my words but that is better than sluring :) The flight from Atlanta was uneventful and I was able to watch the Final X-Men movie. Not bad for an afternoon on an aircraft. My brother and I attempted to get an earlier flight to Fairbanks but to no avail... Darn that checked baggage. Oh well. I guess I will settle in for a nap as soon as I am done with the internet. I sure am glad I picked a service that happens to work in Sea/Tac. That $8 was well spent this time.

Well that is all I can think tonight. I don't dare think any harder...might hurt myself :D. Goodnight World. Good Evening Alaska.


Travel Home

Well, here I am at Atlanta, waiting for my airplane to come in at 5pm est. 4 Hours with minimal to do so I figured I would invest in internet. For a small fee, I am able to play with my Yahoo avatar and create a likeness of me. Other than that, I am just wasting time. I will probably wander the airport here after a while but for now, I will just hang out with my laptop. I guess today will be a LONG day. Well catch y'all later!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Andrews Blog Note

Please take a look at the link above. Andrew has posted a video from our trip today.

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Last adventure before Travel

Well today the whole crew decided to go to sliding rock located off the Blue Ridge Parkway. As you can see from above, the day couldn't have been more beautiful. We took our time sightseeing along the way. Upon arrival, only 4 brave souls decided to take the plunge into the water.

Ok, so obviously I was not feeling to adventurous today so I ended up working all 3 cameras that were thrust upon me. It was actually more fun watching these soaking wet bunch slide down the cool water-slide before landing in an 8ft pool at the end of this natural slide. I am in the process of reviewing the other pictures and may post 1 or 2 more photos. After they finished sliding (only 5 times) we headed to a nearby town (whose name escapes me) and has a hearty meal at Hog Wild. From there we headed for Asheville to begin our trek back to Cullowhee. This initial route was cut short by a massive traffic jam on the interstate near Asheville. After traveling back through Asheville, we were soon back on the interstate. We finally made it home at 4pm (EST)and are preparing for Church tonight. I admit I will miss the church here, but Lord willing, I will be back before long, even if it is for another vacation. Until next time...

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Final Days of the vacation

Well, here we are. It is almost time to return from my vacation and begin the daily grind once again. I do have to admit, I am still not ready to leave this place but I also have to admit, I have peace about waiting on seeing what the Lord has for me during the next few months. Even if nothing happens, and I continue living in Fairbanks, I will try to plan my next vacation around fall time for NC. The time spent here was not just a vacation, but it was a mental kick start I have been needing for some time. I enjoyed the company of all friends that were here (both the ones that live here, new friends, and the friends that came for the wedding) and all. Also during this time, I have re-contacted some old friends who I have not had contact with since they moved. Any rate, It has been a REALLY good vacation. The Lord has definitely blessed this trip.
I will probably compose another post during my 4 hour delay at Atlanta, but it may not be on the web until Friday. Thanks y'all.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

What is it about North Carolina that seems to make me want to stay? Is it the most interaction I have had with friends? Could it be the southern culture? By chance, could the lord be trying to tell me something, or are my feelings playing games. It seems that on several occasions, I have felt the apprehension of changes to come, but several times over the past few years, I never knew what they were. The first time I distinctly recall was about 2 years ago. That spring of 04, I felt some change was going to happen but I was not sure what the change was. By that fall, September if I recall correctly, I felt it was time to move from the house. I have been comfortable with that decision ever since. Last year, I felt the need to begin looking for another job outside BLM. The Lord worked in that instance for a month after those feelings, I was notified of job cuts, and being I was a student, my position was being cut. The Lord opened an electronic position similar to the job I was leaving and I applied for the position. The Lord allowed me to reserve the position and by the beginning of October, I had a change in career, and not only did this job pay a little more, I was fortunate enough to have only had 2 days of being unemployed, Saturday and Sunday. Another year has passed and once again I have the feeling of a pending change. Is the Lord telling me it is time for another change? Am I by chance just anticipating a change that is not to happen yet? For the first time in a year, I have actually been happy about going to church and have (to my dismay) actually felt the Lord working through the message. Even the music, choir, and church attitude of this little church we attend regularly here seems to have grown on me. Could it by chance be the fact I don’t want the vacation to end? Even though we don’t leave until Thursday, Sept 7, I already can’t help but to wonder if the Lord will lead me out of Alaska for something other than vacation time. I recall that I said I wanted to be more social and it seems that this southern culture has allowed me to do just that. It was not just by chance I came down for just a wedding, but could the Lord be preparing me for something more? For now, the best thing for me to do is pray that the Lord will show me what he wants me to do. If anything, this … post (which started as a personal vent session) has allowed me to relax a little on this cloudy Sunday afternoon. If anything, I can at least share my thoughts with my Christian friends that read this blog.

Friday, September 01, 2006

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