I made the first step towards northern living as I said goodbye to Waco. It was actually very difficult to do, mainly because I experienced so much there as well as made some great friends. I will not soon forget them!
Onward I must march, however. Moving back home was the natural step because of money concerns, but it is still not easy when you have become independent. I am sure most of you can relate to that feeling.
My parents and I are going up to Alaska to visit for the first week of June (my birthday!) We will arrive in Anchorage and spend a day doing touristy things, and then we are taking the train to Fairbanks. Denali is on the way!
We will hopefully find a great cabin in the woods for me to live in. Those are for a later blog post by themselves!
Thanks for stopping by and checking up on me and stay warm!
A plan to visit Alaska in late May/early June has been proposed by my parents. I, of course, think this is a great idea, and a chance to get my bearings pre-drive-up. Most likely, it will be a fun time with a little work in-between. I still don’t have a place up there yet.
My goal is to snag a nice dry (no running water) cabin near campus. My parents would rather I get an apartment, but after looking at what’s available it seems the cabins are the way to go up there.
My time in Waco (and Texas) is quickly coming to an end. Sentiment has been creeping up on me, making things that were once commonplace very significant. I will miss my friends and family for sure, but this opportunity is too amazing to pass up.
Well, the plan is set into motion, and my move to Alaska is imminent! Currently, I am still in Waco, Texas working for Baylor University as a lab technician. I was unable to escape the grasp of my lease contract so I must live here until the end of May.
After that, I will move back to The Woodlands, Texas for a little while. My plan is to make the 4000 mile drive to Fairbanks around mid July. In the meantime, I am enlisting the help of Kevin, my brother-in-law, to sell most of my possessions on Craigslist.
The money raised will help with buying some gear for my truck such as heaters (for the engine block, oil, battery, and transmission), synthetic oil, and some chains (or snow tires). Also, a nice camper shell for the bed of the truck to protect my cargo and to keep the snow out.
Clothing is another thing that needs an upgrade. I will most likely purchase that when I arrive in Fairbanks, my future home.
Thanks for dropping by and seeing what I am up to. More to come!