I am a lifelong Alaskan mutt, with a Native Alaskan and European ancestry. My family came to Alaska many years ago to trap, mine, commercial fish and later, pioneer the bush pilot era. From (phone number hidden), I served in the military, then came back to Alaska to work for the FAA for two years before deciding I needed a college education. I got my degree in public communications and journalism and realized writers are destined to modest living, unless they are either brilliant or absolutely lucky. So to pay my way through college, I worked as a fishing and rafting guide for six years and helped build a salmon fishing camp on the Kustatan River. (If you are interested in a real get-away, let me know.)
I've lived in condos and stuffy boxes for the past fifteen years and finally decided to get a house. I scored on a fixxer-upper in the less populous area of Anchorage in 2011, with hopes of having a garden and animals. I got a job in construction, and have been fixing this old house as a way to learn the trades as I help write proposals for the company I am working for. My home was built in the fifties, and added onto several times. I've put a lot of time into it to make it what it is today. Though I have a long way to go before I consider it done. I try to work on it in the winter and open it up in the spring for guests and visitors, from around May 1 to September 30. Magically, people have kept on booking throughout the year, so I am taking the hint: I have what many people want whether they are just passing through Anchorage, here on business or need a home base while they explore the state.
In my spare time, I make home brew, cider and wine. I hike, raft, fish, sail and travel. I love the outdoors, but I love to be in the city all the same. The house is a perfect mix. I live at home with my woman and our animals, a pretty simple life. I am a risk taker and somewhat of an adrenaline junkie. She is an avid reader who likes to hike, bike and put me in my place when I try acting smart (or not so smart). The pets like to eat, sleep and chase mice. They have quite the life - as do our guests, however brief their stay might be.
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