I’m really having a hard time getting motivated right now and I’m sure the lack of posts show. Sorry. We have been having more bright sunny weather than we deserve here in little ol’ Yakutat, but it hasn’t helped to motivate me much. At least we still have no snow yet. Other parts of the country are getting buried, while Alaska is balmy and beautiful. I suggested my family move north to get away from the cold weather down south…
I’m having a major writer’s block this fall. I was asked by the editor of a regional newspaper to write a weekly column. He said it would be great to reach more people and stretch my writing skills. Unfortunately, the idea seems to have killed my writing enthusiasm. Normally, I have no trouble babbling to you, since we are all friends and you have been along for our journey. Through all our bumps and bruises… But thinking about what to write to a completely different crowd has really stopped my creative juices entirely.
I hope to break through this funk soon though. We’ll see. I’m back to constructing though. It has been since April since I did anything substantial on the hangar. Once the fly shop opened again for spring steelhead, then we rolled into the summer commercial fishing season and fall close-out and hunting, my plate is relatively clean. I lack the excuses, but also the motivation. Oh well.
We poured the concrete stem wall at the back of the hangar, for the new water supply/utility room, hallway and stairwell. I’m out of the needed 2×6’s and sheetrock to build the walls, but there are plenty of little things to catch up on. I’m still hoping to have the 4 new retail shops ready and available by spring (a year late I might add). One person seriously interested in a shop – a retail seafood shop and specialty food store. It always struck me as strange that you can’t find amazing seafood to buy in a place like Yakutat, but maybe by summer we can change that! The local spot prawns are literally to die for on the rare occasion I can get any. I’ll keep you posted on whether this will actually happen. I hope it does for my own selfish shellfish sake!
More tomorrow, when I force myself to post something with a little more thought. I just figured you deserved a little more of an update than I have been providing.