Maybe I'm just a Florida boy, but it seems to me like you're doing it backwards. Were it me I'd take care of those out of state commitments during the winter and return to Ak. in the spring, summer and fall, but that's just me.
Thanks for the replies fellows,
Brian, I just cam back yesterday from trout fishing. I really wish you had been there.
I never left AK., I have been away fishing most of the season and just returned to Wasilla for awhile. There will be yet another trip scheduled for October 4th through the 9th. After that I'll be doing day trips from home and on the computer talking fish every night
Glad that you are home and maybe a little bet more comfortable for the both of you. Hope the new business is working out and you can regain a couple of pounds that you lost guiding this year, welcome back.
Someday I'll dig up old photos so we have a 'before & after' sequence. It will be pretty drastic for sure.
When April rolls around I should have the ceilings done and the lights installed. The second floor has a bridge that runs from the loft to the 2 big windows in the front gable. That will be done and the railings all finished too. We are really looking forward to being able to shop the second hand stores for furniture and to make it comfortable there.
I am having a large freight sled built for this winter so I can haul whatever we want or need out there without paying 32 cents a pound for freight. The cabin is 72 miles off road so everything must be hauled during winter. You can barge things during high water in spring & summer but there you are still at .32/pound. It really adds up when you figure a 55 gallon drum of fuel at 385 pounds. We will take out 4 drums this winter, that alone would cost $492.80 for freight. When you figure what the gas costs and then add over 100 dollars per barrel, it will pay for the sled fast. We spend roughly 1000 every winter for freight, the sled will cost $1200.00 so it's a winning deal.