Been doing a lot of storytelling in the blog so far, but just had some updating to do today on some things – so consider this the first blog of just updates. Cause it is a few firsts.
Had my first Alaskan earthquake today. It actually was a “moderate” one, magnitude 5.2 but its epicenter was 100 miles away. I was sitting at my desk, and the building felt all wobbly. Not to bad. I looked up all wide eyed and turned to my coworker, who just turned slowly with a bit of grin and said “I think that’s a quake”. Two fists went to the air and I wooted on my Facebook.
Finished my first week of work today as well. The offices close every other Friday on a 9/80 schedule, and I was lucky enough to get the first week off. It will be good for me, will give me a long weekend to decompress after a long long week.
I went to my first Geocache event in Alaska tonight. (If you aren’t a geocacher, the rest of this gets confusing, but to the rest of you .. it gets funny). I met the hider of my first First-To-Find, Ladybugkids, who’s Denali Bluff Bonanza is still my favorite cache of all time. Turns out he remembers me, and pointed it out to the group remembering my post. I spent 45minutes dragging myself up the side of a mountain and the terrain was only 3 stars – my post went something like “what does it take to get a 5 star in Alaska, go to Mars?”
Finally, I got my first bit of mail that wasn’t stuff from the post office or something marked “resident”. Post cards from Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin – my parents welcoming me to my new state.
Tomorrow, I have a busy day of errands … I try to get an Alaskan Drivers License, see if I get my air shipment delivered, check out a few condos I have been thinking about for a few weeks, and if time permits … climb a mountain.