Adam and I and our two mutts are moving to Anchorage, AK.
BAM. Hit you with that news right in the face!
Plans are to drive from Olympia, WA to Anchorage, AK leaving the fine state of Washington and our home for the last two years as well as my garden I never got to see blossom (DAMN IT TO HELL) on April 30th.
Did you get that? We're leaving to move to another state in about 2.5 weeks.
Before you start yammering, let me take this time to answer some questions I know you all have.
Yes, I will be selling my car and getting about 6 more dogs and relying only on dogsled for my transportation.
Yes, I have been working on my igloo building skills, and Adam and I will save a BUNDLE on rent because we will not living in traditional housing in the winter and will instead build ourselves a kick ass ice home.
Yes, I plan to become a staunch Republican and have only extremely conservative friends.
Yes, the Palin's know we're coming, and we have a dinner date with Sarah planned for March 20th. Sort of a, "Welcome to the neighborhood," kind of thing.
Yes, I will only wear camo and XtraTuf boots from the moment I step foot in the state, until the moment I leave a few years from now.
Yes, winter in Anchorage has so much snow that residents simply stop leaving their homes for the entire stretch of winter relying only on DVR and frozen burritos to get them until spring. Also it will be SO dark in the winter that I will forget what the sun looks like because the sun wont come up for about 5 months. I will also turn into a vampire during this period of time each winter. Just cuz.
Yes, I will be getting a polar bear and a moose for a pet once we get to Alaska. They sell them in pet stores up there and they're really quite affordable. If you have the room of course.
So yeah. I am moving to the Great White North.
Actual plans, actual stress, actual worry, and actual mind blowing FUCK YES ALASKA BRING IT excitement will spew forth all over this blog from here on out.
Adam and I are working on moving details sure, but we're also building an Alaskan Life List like you wouldn't believe.
This is going to be an adventure of the grandest scale.
I can't fucking wait.