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Trip Start Dec 28, 2004
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Friday, May 25, 2012

I have been in alaska a few days now and am having serious trouble adjusting to being here and away from IM.  i'm not sure what the hang up is but i'm not really "into" being here this year and have begun seriously contemplating making just enough money for us to survive until the diving season begins again. i doubt i will go down that road but it is an appealing option without a doubt.

The hitch hiking journey from the airport to Homer started off great and I got within 50-60 miles of my destination before the rides slowed to a trickle. i actually trekked about 5 miles with my bags in hopes of just finding a pay phone to call a friend to see if they were available to pick me up. I finally got to homer around 12am and headed over to my friends walts house.  He had told me that he may not be home yet but to just let myself in the house and crash in the guest room.  unfortunately upon my arrival the front door was locked and i had nowhere to go so i ended up sleeping in his jeep that night.  froze my ass off the first night in alaska which is not a great way to begin the summer to say the least.

The first few nights in alaska i spent over at my friends walts house but he lives about 10 miles outside of town and it would be impossible to hitch hike out that way at midnight or 1am so I was forced to go set up my tent last night.  I puchased a new sleeping bag and it proved nice and toasty and i didnt feel cold at all which is nice, though the mummy bag was a little tight since they really dont make those things for guys my size.

I am working at two restaurants this summer instead of the usual one.  The whole work thing has been up in the air since april and i have been really worried that i would be able to get the hours that i need to make this trip worthwhile.  of course most of my worrying was for naught since I had gotten 4 jobs the first day i was in homer and then had to whittle that down to 2.  I do hate not knowing exactly what is going on before arriving from thailand.  it is unnerving to be in a  country with only 41 dollars in your pocket and not knowing where the next dollar is coming from but luckily it has worked out yet again.

i found myself looking at baby cribs before i left thailand. I was one of those guys who swore he would never get married and sure as shit never have kids and here i am checking out the differences between this crib and that crib.  i think IM has worn me down a bit and gotten into my head but i'm starting to think it would be pretty cool.  we'll have to wait and see on that one.

IM was interested in maybe going to nepal when i come back from alaska but when i explained to her about how we would go trekking she grew ummmm apprehensive.  she is not really interested in walking 70 or 80 kilometers but i think she would really enjoy the beauty of it so i'm going to try and get her to do it. trekking and whitewater rafting would be pretty cool with IM so that is what i'm gonna try and push for.

I'm still wrapping my head around being married but i find myself kinda giving a smile whenever i say "my wife". It kind of surprises me, this fact that I have been married and it still puts a bit of smile on my face when i stop and think about it. I miss IM alot and all i want is to go back and see her but this will happen soon, now its time to make some money for our comfort

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