Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Just a quick note...

I happen to know that some of my blog readers can be as private as I used
to be, and I am offering to remove any links to your site if you feel the
need to do so. It seems I am beginning to constantly add more links to my
site as more people join the blogging realm.

Anyhow, halloween is here and all of the normal ghouls and goblins have
decided to dress up in costumes. This holiday is just one of many where
the stores have sales on food. First you have halloween where candy is on
sale... Thanksgiving where turkey, stuffing, mashed-potatoes, and etc. are
on sale, and then the ever-popular Christmas.. where halloween and
Thanksgiving are combined... candy and turkey. I have to admit, Christmas
is my favorite time of the year. It is such a joy to see the smiles of
your loved ones (and friends too!)

Well, so much for a short post.... Better get to work.


Monday, October 30, 2006

Long time... No post...

It is probably long overdue to get on and post a little blurb about things
that are happening... Other than being busy, not much out of the ordinary
has happened. I can say that I learned a lesson about car alarms on Sat. I
got a wild hair and decided to move my plow to where I can get to it when
the next snow storm comes. I proceeded to unlock my car and step in, only
to notice the battery was almost dead. After several attempts to charge
the battery with my charger, I had to borrow my land-lord's heavy-duty
charger to overcome the draw of the car alarm and turn it off. (I had set
the alarm off by entering the car without the remote.) I suppose I will
have to at least start the car once a week to keep the car running so I
can move it when I need. At least my plow is ready so the next big
snowfall can come.

Other than that, Things are well. The Lord brought several great messages
yesterday and the fellowship was great.
Well' should get back to work. Drop me a note and let me know you are
still alive :D


Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Finally, A picture

Well I am overdue for a picture post. Most of you will know who the picture is of but I need to interduce Mom's new pet. Miki is about 1 year old. His birthday is this Saturaday.

This picture is the second time he was in my lap today (or this month for that fact).
I guess since I can't seem to come up with any thing else to say for now.

Keep Smilin'

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Ice Capade 2006: The First Snowfall

Here we are 2 days after the 2 inch snowfall and the roads are still nasty. Black ice is still hidden under the snow in some areas but the main throughfares are beginning to clear up. Vehicle accidents are still a common sight on the way to work, and people are still attempting to drive the speed limit. Ah, no matter, they can't push my big truck even though they try. I am praying that conditions will get better before I have to drive the mountains of Chena Hotsprings Thursday. I am sure the Lord will provide a way...
Other than that, things are well. Not much else to say so I will probably read the newspaper before work.
Catch ya later:

Monday, October 23, 2006




Author Unknown - Sent to us by Ron Perry

There's a little old Christian lady living next door to an atheist. Every morning the lady comes out onto her front porch and shouts "Praise the Lord!".

The atheist yells back, "There is no God".

She does this every morning with the same result. As time goes on the lady runs into financial difficulties and has trouble buying food. She goes out onto the porch and asks God for help with groceries, then says "Praise the Lord".

The next morning she goes out onto the porch and there's the groceries she's asked for, of course she says "Praise the Lord".

The atheist jumps out from behind a bush and says, "Ha, I bought those groceries - there is no God".

The lady looks at him and smiles, she shouts "Praise the Lord --- not only did you provide for me Lord, you made Satan pay for the groceries!"


Friday, October 20, 2006


Well obviously I went to the game tonight. It was the first time in almost
10 months since I have been to a UAF game. The Carlson center was packed,
not quite full, but enough to be cramped at times. (Sometimes having long
legs are a curse) My brother, his friend, and I managed to find some
friends of your who also went to the game. Sporting the new video
scoreboard, the officials unveiled (Ok maybe it has been used before but I
haven't been there in some time) a very interesting opener. Beginning with
what looked like a satellite picture zooming into the Carlson center, the
video then turned to a Batman scene. A bright light shining to the clouds
displayed the new UAF Nanooks' logo for all to see. The 'batman' figure
was the very distinguished nanook who rushed to the scene. En route, he
encountered the UAA Seawolf who was quickly defeated. After the skit was
finished on the video, The UAF Nanooks dashed onto the rink through an
inflatable polar bear. From that point, opening ceremonies then progressed
in the normal fashion.

After the songs of the Alaska state flag, and the American Flag, the
rivalry began. UAF made 2 goals early in the game with UAA trailing with
nothing. But with many close shots, UAA was able to sneak the puck past
the UAF goalie.

I am no journalist so I will finish this shortly :) By the third period,
UAA is trailing UAF with the score at 5 to 4. At this point, We are headed
home with the intentions of missing the traffic. While listening to
96.9FM, UAA made one last goal with only seconds remaining. Driven into
overtime, UAA manages to make one last goal defeating our valiant Nanooks
6 to 5. Looks like UAA has one point on their quest for the Alaska
Governors Cup. I hope to tune in tomorrow to listen to the second game in
a series of 4 to see if the Nanooks look like the will regain an even
playing field.

I should probably head off to bed, Catch you all later!

Calm before the storm?

Its bright, sunny, Clear and warm ta-boot. Still no snow, but forcasters
are saying 3in by Sat Night. Look out folks, the snow is coming...

Well it looks like I will have some free time tonight. It will be nice to
have some fun after such a long workweek. I am wondering if I should go
bowling? Should I go to the hockey game tonight? It is the traditional UAF
Vs. UAA tonight... Maybe I will go to the game. At least i will have
something to post about, no?
Well Catch ya'll later.


Thought of the day

From Quotationspage.com

When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside
always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to
worry about.
- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Blogger Beta saga continued

Well, during lunch here, I had the bright idea to play with the Blogger
Beta. Well in the process of looking through the options, Beta died...
Google tripped over the cord or something. Well it looks like it is online
again. I will keep you informed on what I find. Also, Even though you have
to apply for a google account to comment on some of the blogs, the
original blogs you have now will not be affected. Sadly, they will be
treated as 2 seprate accounts if you create a blog.

Blazing new trails,

Template changes

Ok, so beta has made one great change... The template is able to be changed with out having to hit the republish button. Makes small changes easier to make (like adding a link on the side) and much faster.

Later, Radar

Blogger Beta

Well I am giving blogger Beta a try and we will see what the NEW version has to offer. Things should look similar but some formatting is giving me problems. Any how, I will post both here and there so nobody will miss anything. Feel free to comment on either blog and let me know which one you like best. All future posts will be on both blogs.

Keep smiling!
AlaskaRadar Beta

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Another day in the life of.....

Hey, Just thought I would drop a line on my blog for a change. I havent had much to say here lately and also just feeling out of sorts doesn't help much. After feeling low yesterday, things somehow managed to put me in a better mood. After not getting much done because of setting up for a retirement party, and the cleanup... I did not get much done yesterday. After work, I ran to a friends house and had a good fellowship with the family for easily 2 hours. It was good to catch up on informaion.
Trust this post finds you all well..

Probably should get to work.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Phones are down

Just a quick note to those who have internet.....
The fiber-optic cable down by Healy is broken. Long distance, Cellphones (Cellular 1 ) and sometimes even local phones are down. Hopefully they fix this soon. I will post more later...

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Wild Wacky Weather update!

Well looks like today is a repeat of yesterday, high winds and REALLY warm temperatures to go with it. Looks like yesterday finally cought up with the communications folks for they have numerous powerlines, land lines and our fiber optic cable has even been damaged. Looks like we can't make long distance calls today (so far). Oddly enough, we stil have internet services. Hopefully, today will not be as bad as yesterday.

Well thats your lunchtime update...
Keep in touch...

Cant trust that Cell phone

Anyone woh looked at their Cellular One Cellphone found to their dismay that they had the worst problem of all....NO SERVICE!!! ARRRRGGGGHHH!!!
I woke up this morning and found that my cell phone had no service... Ok, no big deal, we lost a tower on the hill. As I worked my way into town.. mmm ther is the tower and still no service... Did I forget my bill? Well after calling Cellular one from a Land Line, Not only did I find that I have credit, but I get the impression that all of Fairbnaks/North Pole is without serivce. At least my land line works. Oh that reminds me, Yesterday afternoon I learned that Mom's phone went out during our chinook wind storm. It is still down this morning. Good ole telephones, can't trust em.

Other than that, not much is happening. This morning the thermometer said the temp was +60F. We still have the wind. Stay tuned to Fairbanks Wacky Weather Network for more details!


Monday, October 09, 2006

To cause trouble....or not?

I don't mean to cause trouble, but an observation can sometimes do just that.

Now that I have your attention...Why is it that we don't see very many posts on blessings that have occured in church? Are we to blessed to recognize the blessings we do receive at church? I know for me, that far to many times I have mistaken blessings for mere... well things that seem to happen every day. I am ashamed to say that even though 'revival' was used in prayer, I did not mean it...much less look for revival. I have to say that I feel a new enthusiam to serve the Lord.

Well since this post was close to the end of lunch, I need to go.
Catch you later

Winter is around the corner....or is it?

Well, at 5:30am the temperature was 49F and climbing. Even though this is fall, the weather service is calling for record temperatures. I hope this keeps up.... I still need to fix my 4wd on the truck, and the brakes on the car... Car repairs...what fun. Yes, Yes, I know that they are a 'Ford' but they still are drivable..

Ok, enough with the rambling. The weekend turned out to be rather good. I was able to help Mom get some projects around the house done, and that took most of the day. I have to admit that Sunday was the best day of last week. Over the past few days, we decided to join the mission we were attending. With the Pastor and most of the church aware of the problems in the local area churches, we were accepted as members on statement of faith. I am looking forward to serving God in this mission. Right now, the church mostly consists of the older adults and seniors with only 4-5 of the young adults being 17-23 years old. After that, you have the younger children. Service went great with attendance that packed the small garage almost completely full.

Well, it is almost time to get to work. Looking forward Thursday night when we hold services again.
Catch ya later,


Friday, October 06, 2006

The Mission

Last evening, my brother and I were able to attend services that were held out at a member’s house on Chena Hot Springs. We carefully made our way along the wet, winding road to our destination, arriving just a little before 7pm. As other members arrived at the house, the visitors (us) were greeted with a hearty 'Good Evening!' and the not so occasional 'Glad you could make it'. The atmosphere was so light and pleasant! (Reminds me of the time we had in North Carolina at Mission Baptist Church)After opening services with Hymns, the visitors were then to be smothered with hugs and/or handshakes. One member made the comment to the context of " Bet you are not quite used to all of this" but they were met with a warm smile and a pleasant explanation of how the Lord seemed to prepare us for this outgoing atmosphere during our trip south.
The speaker for the night was a younger fellow who was led to teach about the similarities between Joseph (with his coat of many colors) and Jesus. Both men were hated by their brothers, but loved, even upheld to a high position by their fathers. Both men were even sold for pieces of silver. It was a wonderful message. I do believe this is the church for us. Keep us in prayer as we seek Gods will about possibly joining on Sunday.

Wow, all of that in 15 min... Guess it is close enough to get started on work.

With a joy in my heart...

Thursday, October 05, 2006


Ever had one of those days where nothing goes right (and nothing goes wrong either)? Even though I am getting work done, it does not seem like I am making any headway. Not to mention, I have not been feeling quite myself as of the past few days... just out of sorts, and not as awake as I should be. Maybe I will take a nap after work today. That should help recharge my batteries before we go to services tonight. The drive along Chena Hot-springs Road will make for a long evening. Well, I should get back to work... maybe I will feel that something got done..

Trust your day is going better than mine.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Mindless mumbles

Mumbles are mostly because there is no one around to listen right now. The sun is trying to beat the clouds but it seems that foul weather may be creeping this direction. Cantwell (3 hr drive south of here) is getting snow. This just means the weather is trapped on the southern part of the Denali range and is stalled for now. We will see what will develop here in FBKS. Don't know if you have been keeping up on the other blogs but it would seem that my friend known as Happy Girl is having a pile of fun. It is nice to see the pictures she is sharing with us. Visit here page here. Well that is all I can seem to say that has no point at all. (Rather strange no to have anything to say here lately) Maybe I will try to track some friends e-mail addresses down.. Catch y'all later.


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Peace that passeth understanding....

It is truly amazing how the Lord works sometimes. (The other times we fail to recognize His hand) After receiving a reply to an e-mail I sent out regarding the closure of the Nanooks For Christ website, it took a little time before the gravity of the situation finally came to me. I am so glad I decided to follow the Lord, despite what men may say. I wish to restate my overall intentions... I wish to find the Church the Lord wants me in, and in the process of leaving Plack Road, to leave as peacefully as possible. I pray that the recent development of friendships between me and others can continue to grow. In spite of my wishes, I truly believe I am following the Lords will for my life. THANK YOU ALL!!! for your continued prayers.


Oh right.... The peace that passeth understanding... I can not be any more peaceful with the decisions that have been made.

Quote of the day

Just a quick post on something that caught my eye today... Provided by quotations page (dot) Com

Consience is what makes a boy tell his mother before his sister does.
- Evan Esar

Sunday, October 01, 2006

A southern Sunday

Well I might as well post about it for I can't seem to get it off my
mind... It is true that I have decided to follow the Lord's guidance and
begin to look for another church. As of today, it seems that the Lord has
pointed my family and my footsteps to the doorstep of a local mission work
in the area. From the
beginning of services, starting with a devotion from a young man, these
services began to follow the similar format I had grown familiar with
during my short stay in North Carolina.
Overall, our presence was well received, and the Lord led the speakers to
say exactly what we needed to hear. I have not decided any actions, but
after much prayer, I am trusting the Lord will show me what His will is
for me. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. I will say that the
time with Plack Road has been good but it is time to move on. I pray that
no hard feelings are created nor harbored. I also pray that our
friendships can still grow.
May the Lord lead your footsteps as he sees fit.


Psalm 31:3
For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead
me, and guide me.