Posted by: Bonnie & Hans | October 4, 2009

Our Other Home

Look at the past blogs and you’d think we spend all our time at school. Well, we do spend a big portion of everyday at school, but we have another home, too.

C'mon in

C'mon in

The main part of the house is log (approx. 24 x 24) and there’s a two-story addition on the back.

To the left of the door...

To the left of the door...

Ann Walker reminded us to bring color for the long white winter, so that bright table cloth was one of the first things we packed. The door of the Blaze King wood stove needs a new gasket so Hans talked with the nice folks in Anchorage to send up what he’ll need to get that all fixed up to hold a fire for more than 2-3 hours.

Wood stove would be on the left

Wood stove would be on the left

That’s Stig being comfortable as he watches the plasma flat screen TV that’s mounted on the wall. He’s watching satellite (Dish Network). Yes, folks, for the first time in our lives we have more than 3 TV channels. In the bush of Alaska. Thank you to Amazon.com for the lamps and lights. The other furniture is a collection from past teachers that gets passed on (and on and on).

In the addition

In the addition

Looking back into the main room….   Bedroom on the right; just enough room for a queen size bed, some hanging space and a few drawers. Plenty of hooks for coats on the wall.

Sewing spot

Sewing spot

(Panning left just a little from the previous photo.) This room in the addition also has a sewing spot, a dryer, storage and the stairs to the second story.

Hooray for indoor plumbing!

Hooray for indoor plumbing!

The bathroom is off the main room and comes with a washing machine, tub/shower, water heater and some shelves. Behind that little curtain is the on-demand Toyotomi water heater. It runs off fuel oil. When you want hot water you push a little button and like magic, wa-la!, somehow it’s hot. There is a downside to indoor facilities: missed Northern Lights opportunities.

Bread machine (aka Bonnie)

Bread machine (aka Bonnie)

That would be a human bread machine making Ann’s grandma’s bread (she brought that recipe to Shungank in 1977 and there’s none other like it).

Hans and refrigerator gallery

Hans and refrigerator gallery

Those of you who’ve been to our Sequim house will note how bare this refrigerator looks. We’ll keep adding to it as we receive photos and postcards from you all.

The bread will soon be out of the oven and we’d sure enjoy it more if some of you could be here to share it with us! Have a good week…



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Responses

  1. I am enjoying following your adventure. Just took my own bread out of the oven. I guess we can share the wonderful aroma.

    Take care, no broken legs for either of you!
    Helen

  2. Your new house looks great, Bonnie! It looks like you have settled in just in time for the onset of winter. Fall has come to Seattle quickly this year, but we are still enjoying nice, crisp and sunny days.

    Looking forward to more updates and pictures on your end!

    Take care, Jim

  3. Nothing says “Home sweet home” like freshly baked bread!

  4. wowee..pretty fancy place compared to your cabin under the hill in Shungnak..sounds like you’re both keeping busy with school..a real bonus of 2-3 weeks of awesome fall weather here in Fairbanks


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