Posted by: Bonnie & Hans | November 8, 2009

You’ve Got Mail

Email is a treat. Blogs are great. Skype is fun. With all this new technology we’re hearing from lots of people in many different ways and enjoying every moment of it. Of course there’s still regular old mail, too.

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Post Office Building

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Grayling Post Office

We’re not too sure what “main” means…   Inside it looks pretty much just like any small town post office anywhere.

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Box 115

At least once a week we’ve got something to get excited about showing up in P O  Box 115. Last week two little people we’ve never met, Conner and Jacob, did some shopping at Sunny Farms and sent us apples, pears, lettuce, Brussel sprouts, carrots… how about that for a random act of kindness from a 4 and 7 year old!

This week it was colder when we went to check mail; 12 below zero was the coldest, so that consistent cold caused the river to freeze up.

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Frozen Yukon River

Today we saw these guys out on the river; four–can you spot them all? There’s a snowmachine out there too, but it’s behind some ice. When we took our all-school walk/hike on Friday, one of the high school kids told us that eventually the snow will fill in all that rough ice and snowmachines will use it like a highway. That’s not happening yet.

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Hans decided if other folks from town could be on the ice, he could, too.

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Noontime Shadows

Remember learning in science class how noon shadows are the shortest of the day???

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Yukon River Ice

Thanks again to all of you for your thoughts, comments, emails, photos, postcards, etc. that continue to make us aware of how lucky we are to know such amazing friends.

This week a very, very special get well wish to Dick!

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Hearts for Dick

And finally, at Anna’s request, here’s a little something…



  1. I have just had an amazing 10 minutes going through your wonderful pictures and thinking about your adventure.
    We had a pretty nice fall till this last week when the wind and rain started, boo hoo. I thought I was cold till I read your temps so I guess I’ll quit complaining.
    Think of you often and I am so glad to have this connection.
    School Board has just completed 6 extra workshop sessions to decide on the M & O Levy for next year. My brain can no longer figure out one more graph–thank goodness for a holiday tomorrow for brain rest.
    Keep up the celebration of living.

  2. It’s great that there are so many ways (including this blog) to stay in touch. It makes it seem like you aren’t quite so far away.

  3. Thanks so much for the shout out! I really enjoy the blog! Stay warm and healthy! 🙂

    Alekz at the SIRC

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