Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Back Home

Back in Fairbanks today. Still in self-quarantine as I STILL don’t have results from the clinic in Coburg, OR. I guess I can’t recommend them. Their customer service was good but they seem to have over-promised. The slowdown isn’t the clinic but the hospital actually processing the sample. And they are really close to one of the evacuation areas in Springfield.

After about an hour in the air, the smoke was finally gone. It had extended quite a ways into British Columbia. I got upgraded to first class and had the entire row, both sides of the aisle, to myself. For food, they distributed the fruit and cheese platters that are for sale in coach. I’m not going to complain about that as it’s better than many of the dinners served in first class.

Since I’m still in self-quarantine, I decided to mow the lawn. It took quite a while since the grass/weeds were wet and the the clumps would jam the mower blade regularly. The bag needed to be emptied just about once per minute. But it got mostly done before I ran out of gas for the mower.

Other tasks for today were sorting through our mail and looking for some miscellaneous things I want to bring back south.

The leaves are almost in full “Fall” mode. The leaves on the trees around the house are just starting to turn yellow on their edges. Fortunately, not falling off yet.

4 comments:

SonjaM said...

I see breathable fresh air and clear skies. Waiting for the results suck, we also had cases here where people had to wait over a week or data got lost and they had to be retested. Thankfully most of them had been considerate enough to self-quarantine.

redlegsrides said...

Kyle didn’t mow the lawn? That’s like my kids!

RichardM said...

I don't expect people in Alaska to be very considerate. Lots of people not wearing masks and ignoring the employees asking them to. Lots of people who don't want to be told what to do I think…

RichardM said...

Maybe once during the summer. I saw that the weed whacker was in the middle of the garage with a gas can next to it. And the 5 gallon gas can for the lawn mower and snowblower was almost empty.