This is an extraordinary account of a father and daughter’s journey to Alaska. The daughter is just fifteen but wants to go on this adventure with her father to help the father’s cousin build a cabin. It has wonderful descriptions of Alaska and the wildness that goes with it.
I had some mixed emotional feelings about this book especially when they return to Alaska to canoe the river Hulahula in the very remote Artic. It was extremely dangerous and life threatening in a number of instances. The author and his daughter both seem to love the danger aspect. I respect their love of the wild and especially Alaska.
The book is well written and allows the reader to come along on some incredible adventures that otherwise wouldn’t ever experience.
It’s been a good week overall. I’m happy with the reorganizing and decluttering I did.
- Ate our meals at home and shopped at Grocery Outlet for things to get us through till I shop Costco next week.
- I’m trying to do only 2 very small loads of laundry a day,( white and dark). Although that may not seem frugal, it’s frugal with my time as I keep up on it and it’s not huge loads.
- Read 4 books this week free from Netgalley. They’re e- books but fun. Most were cookbooks but one was a self-help called 30 days to Joy ( or something like that). What I liked about it was her take on just do what brings you joy. I thought that was very simple and yet we need to read or hear that.
- We want to update our kitchen someday( when we have money) Ha….. Ha… but in the meanwhile, I decided to paint the cabinets again so at least they look better. So, instead of groaning we can’t afford to remodel, I bought a high gloss white paint and voila! It’ll do for now.
- All the bills are in for the month and budget done. Unfortunately, we will have a very expensive auto repair on my son’s Subaru. He needed the head gaskets done to the tune of $2500. Plus an accelerator problem. We offered to put it on our CC so he at least has a car. The other option was to sell it as is but then he wouldn’t have a car. So it’s cheaper to fix a car than buy a new used car. So, that won’t be frugal to charge it but it will be cheaper in the long run as hisSubaru will run for a good long while.
Tomorrow we’re going to Home Depot to get the boards for the last garden bed. I budgeted a small amount for this since it’s now or not plant. In the long run, it’ll be frugal when we have lettuce, etc.
Tonight is Friday night Pizza!