I still haven't found my camera, but that's probably a good thing. There are rubbermaid containers and fencing and stuff all over at the new place as I'm frantically trying to get everything in order for the big move with the dogs - to take place anyday now...
I now have TWO dog pens up, one needs a bit of clearing, since the dogs will get lost in all the willows and brush back there. But then again, it's a great place for them to chase and hide on each other. I'm sure they'll flatten it out pretty quick anyways. Or dig it up.
I had the girls and Kuna out there yesterday and the three little monkeys were doing a GREAT job of being fantastic, efficient mini-escape artists. I was able to see all the places the pens needed fixing, because their main mission when I locked them in the pen was to GET OUT AS FAST AS FREAKIN' POSSIBLE! And get out they did. Again and again. And again. Every time I turned around they were zipping around the pen, running up to me totally pleased with themselves as if to taunt me by thinking "you still have more work to do!" It's actually a great way to see when the pen is finally monster-proof! When these three can't escape, it's a good indicator that no other dog will.
This weekend has me finishing up the dog pens, getting the remaining houses out there, getting my remaining crap out there, oh, and building an outhouse! Oh, and digging an outhouse hole.
A spot was cleared for the building spot - the driveway guy showed up late Thursday night (he never stops working in the summer!) and cleared a few trees, gave his ideas on a good spot so he knocked a few poplars over with the Bobcat while Ray, Isaac and I drank beer and watched. It's fascinating watching this whole thing unfold. I also took pictures with Isaac's fancy camera so I hope to get them from him soon. Isaac is my Ttips buddy and has been driving from Virginia, heading up to Kodiak Island to work in the Coast Guard. He tented in the meadow for the night before moving on to Alaska.
And as I was driving back to the cabin, I came across a grizzly bear galloping across the highway about 12km from the new place. It was a pretty funny sight as he hit the highway on the other side of the road, he came to a dead stop while I simultaneously hit the brakes. He looked at me as if he was making sure I was slowing down and the road was safe. Then he sped across the highway with a burst of energy and it was quite the sight as his big furry butt jiggled as he ran into the bushes.
Now, off I go to dis-assemble my dog box (good thing I've spent the last 2 years working on that thing!) - I need the trailer to move stuff. The tires also need changing and then it should be good to go. Have a great weekend everyone! :)