Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Its so hot, Mike booked a ticket to Alaska.

True story, except for he's not going because its hot. It is hot, and he is going, but the two are not related. Our friend, Jason, is going back home to Alaska for a few weeks (and then will drive his truck from Anchorage to Maine, you can't get more cross-country than that, scroll down and take a look at that map), and since Mike is forced to take a week of vacation in August (he gets three weeks of vacation, but there are only certain months he can use them), he thought it would be a good idea to go along. So lucky him! And since I, the Master and Commander of the Halberg Household, let him go, he has a gigantic debt to repay. If anyone has any ideas of how he should repay this, I'm looking for ideas. Chores, back massages, cooking dinner...I'm making a list.

And about it being hot, it is SO hot. I know I'm hardly the one that should be complaining about it. Its been a lot hotter in other areas than it has in Maine. And we have a almost constant sea breeze, and for the most part the nights cool way off out here, but today is brutal. Its 90, with a heat index of 99. And even that isn't so bad, I mean in Wisconsin its nothing to get up over 90 for days at a time. But in Wisconsin, when that happened, I just stayed inside because there was central air. With no central air here, its a sticky 99 inside the house. Yuck. Claire and I have already spent about three hours at the library today. We may go back. Tomorrow is suppose to be back down to the mid 70's. I much prefer that over this hot weather nonsense.

8 comments:

monnie halberg said...

Wow, you may be on to something Sheila. I let my husband go LOTS of places. Although, he lets me go lots of places too. He must owe me a pony by now.

jimhalberg said...

So... 80 hours each way... and you're taking 1 week of vacation? Hmmmmmm

jimhalberg said...

If you have to show Greenland on the map of where you're going... it's a long way.

I see you go through Madison though - you'll have to stop in!

sheila said...

Oh, no sorry. I wasn't very clear. Mike is just going for a week of fishing and general Alaska stuff. Jason is making the drive on his own, in about three weeks or so. I bet its an amazing drive.

monnie halberg said...

So Mike's not actually driving? Well Jason's got quite a trip ahead of him...

sheila said...

No Mike's not going to be making the drive, sorry about confusing you guys. He'll be flying, round trip. He's love to do the drive part, actually, but Jim is right, he doesn't have enough vacation time. I'd like to do the drive part myself, I bet it will be beautiful.

Eric said...

It looks like a dangerous drive. He'll be going straight through the heart of Canada. Those folks are shiftless, and not to be trusted. (Just kidding... in case there are any Canadians out there...)

jc said...

It get's hot in Maine?
Hey Mike, with your advice and guidance, I honored everything in 3rd year except for surgery and neurology. So basically, I honored all the important stuff. Thanks for the tips. Got any goodies for the match?