First off I apologize to all my loyal blog followers! I have been so Busy between Work, being sick, another medical issue and just life in General I have not had time for the blog. Heck, I have not even had time to go for a walk up Bunker Hill since I got back from vacation, or spend much time with CB, AG and the rest. Hopefully after I get back from Anchorage Next week life will get a bit simpler, and Maybe my sinus problems will be over too.....
In Deadliest Catch News the Time Bandit boys were in their skivvies the other day as they wrapped up the season and for some reason the Cornelia Marie has had an abrupt end to the season. Lots of stories out there about what happened, but after all I have heard and seen, I happen to be on Jake and Josh's side so I am not going to say anything else. It is THEIR story to tell. However I want to say that they comported themselves well and Phil would be proud. As Far as I know the other boats are still out there fishing.
My Life at work has been consumed with MATTRESSES! We are getting all new ones for both the Hotel and the Inn so I have been dealing with 6 boxcars full of them, some 480 of them. One of the Boxcars was damaged in the shipping up here when a wave hit the barge and crashed another boxcar into it. Result............well just look at that Dent!
It took almost a full day to Pry the Mattresses out of this boxcar.
We had to Pry and Squeeze them out.
Amazingly though, only 6 box springs were damaged (they are in the green wrapping shown above)
The Mattresses themselves were fine. MEMORY FOAM! Even though they were crushed once they were free they went right back into shape. How great is that?
One Down 6 more to go!
Then it was time for a quick break for Halloween...........
Coast Guard boys on Shore leave............How fun!
Though some of us went with more traditional costumes
Packed house and lots of Fun for everyone!
Next up, it was time to Vote! GO LISA! Hopefully they will announce that she won on Friday and maybe I will just happen to be able to go to a victory party in Anchorage while I am there!
Oh, And we got snow now!
Then it was time for my Second most favorite event on the island, The Museum of the Aleutians Annual Auction!
Zoya was, of course, in total command of her army as they prepared The Margaret Bay Cafe for the Event, the last one there before the remodel..
Chris Hladick, the City Manager made this exquisite Wine Chest by hand and donated it to the Auction. (It went for $2,000. Congrats Zoya!)
Lots of Great Donations both for the Silent and the actual Auction.
A group of the Museum volunteers and employees before the event. (Love the amethyst necklace Zoya!)
Of Course it is Dutch Harbor/Unalaska so there has to be food!
Including my favorite, The Coconut Encrusted Chicken Tenders. SOOOO GOOD!!
This Beautiful Necklace was made by Gert who is pictured later
Roger and BJ up date for Kay. He Behaved........well like Roger, Kay.....(Kidding)
Two big Spenders at the Auction.
Sky made her Debut as the Auctioneer..................and did a great job. I am sure she will be "Volunteered" again soon!
One of the Delicious Handmade treats at the Auction, a Decadent 5 layer Chocolate cake!
Congrats Denice, Time to Share!!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxSPEAKING of Chocolate, where else but Dutch Harbor/Unalaska could a 10# Box of crab go for $165 at auction but a box of Sharon's Sea Salt Carmels go for $175? (I dropped out at $100, yeah, they really are that good!)
Gert and Sharon. (You are making some for the Midnight Madness sale right Sharon?)
Over $32,000.00 was raised for the Museum! The Generosity of this community never ceases to amaze me!
But for me, it is now back to mattresses. Got them in all the Rooms at the Grand, Now just the Unisea Inn and the Disposal of the old ones remain.
Wish me luck everyone!