Tuesday, January 29, 2008

So you want to be an Ice Road Trucker?

My brother is a trucker. He recently told me he would like to be an Ice Road trucker. Travel up to Canada to Yellow Knife and drive on the great ice road delivering goods to the Canadian diamond mines. Thing is, I've been driving on an ice road the last week. That is right! We had a blizzard last Thursday, and it has snowed about every day since. Here in Japan, they don't plow, they don't salt the roads. They just let the cars pack the snow down where it melts slightly during the day, then freezes back up at night. I've been driving around on roads that have SIX inches of ice on them. That is, I am driving on a surface that is six inches above the paved road. It is insane. It is even more insane to walk around in and around snow that is up past your knees, too. We've had 83 inches of snow since Thanksgiving. We only had 50 inches all winter last year. They are running out of places to pile the snow when they plow on base and the parking lots off base. They've started to truck the snow out to the fields. And on base the snow piles are about two stories tall.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Long Time No Post

I know I haven't posted in a while. Things have just been nuts. Between work, traveling for work, and just plain life, I haven't felt up to doing much. So... There you have it.

Some thing that have happened... I got to see me aunt and cousins for the first time in 10.5 years on my latest business trip to Monterey, Ca. That was nice. Went wild in the pet store, so my furkids had a nice Christmas.

Won an iPod touch at my Holiday party last night...

Still haven't cleaned my house, though I've started...

Lost my wedding ring 10 days ago. Know where I had it last, just don't know where it fell and rolled to.

Had a good Christmas. Received lots of movies and TV shows on DVD. Including season 7 of Gilmore Girls and all 6 seasons of That 70s Show.

Went from having no gaming consoles to having all three. We primarily bought the PS3 off of one of my PCS-ing Sailors because we wanted a Blu-ray player. We also have our Xbox for our HDTV player.

Made a new years resolution to try to quite bitching so much. Has not been easy. In fact, I've been failing pretty miserably, but then I am pretty miserable, so there you have it. Also trying to quite swearing so much... again, also hard. Also, to be a better wife...

Other than that... not much else.

Hope this blog finds everyone ok.