Thursday, October 28, 2010

11:00 am Oct. 28/2010

10:30 am Oct.28/ 2010

10:00 am Oct. 28/ 2010
Well I knew that it was coming but the days are sure getting shorter, I just took these photos this morning. The sunn is just about visible. The last week has been pretty nice here, avg temperatures I think nothing that is unbeardable. Yesterday we got some more snow, just a little bit. Like 3" or so.
On Monday, I accepted a new job posting in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. I have already started packing, and sending out some boxes. When I spoke to my new district manager on Monday he said that I would be leaving in approx. 2 weeks. I am so excited to see another part of this great country of ours. I LOVE CANADA. Really we have such a great country, with some much culture that mostly goes unnoticed. I have been taught so much by the people here in Tuk, and Fort Good Hope, if you are ever given the opportunity to travel to either of these places I would strongly recommend it.
As I have been here now for 6 months I have come to realize that there is no regular business hours that the rest of the world live by. Town events are commence on any given day, today there is a fishing derby. It starts a 12:30 pm and runs until 6:00pm then there is warm drinks and prizes afterwards.
Last week those are all herring laying on the ice

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Rough Town

So I knew that Tuk was a rough place but what happened on Wednesday night is just horrible. A 21 y/o man beat a 60 y/o man so badly that he had to be medivac'd out of Tuk with blood coming from his ears. They first took him to Inuvik, then quickly sent him onto Edmonton. That same 21 y/o male beat the older woman that was in the house. The alcohol in this community is insane, there is currently 3 different bootleggers that can be called at any given time and will sell a 40 oz bottle of whiskey for 200$. I have even heard of kids as young as 15 purchasing these bottles. I am simple appalled at what happened to this old man, when ever he was in the store he was polite, and reserved.
It is not uncommon to see people in the store on a regular basis with black eyes, I suppose it is a part of the life being up here. I can't deal with that. Last night I had a couple of people over for the weekly highlight of Bingo. I didn't win again, but it was fun. One of the girls won and the first thing she did was call the bootlegger. I guess when this is all you know, then that is what you do...
One thing that I will never understand is how does Canada Post work?

Monday, October 11, 2010

So I put Big Bird in the oven around lunch time, then had to go over to the store to unload some freight. I came home and the house was really starting to smell good. This is the first time I have ever tried cooking a turkey, I must say it turned damn fine. Juicy tasty goodness! I really do love turkey, I think that by the time I am done going through what is left over, I might feel different about it. So when there was an hour left in the cooking time I ventured outside for a walk around the community. The wind was really blowing like it usually is, but I think that I got some good shots, I especially like the one of the kids using a GT to go down the hill onto the road. Nothing surprises me anymore...
I think that I have found the perfect recipe a Ceasar...2 oz Vodka, 3 ice cubes, tablespoon of HP sauce, worcheshire 3 -4 shakes, 2 lime wedges, pepper, and 1/2 tablespoon of horseradish, 1 stalk of celery. Enjoy

 Hope everyone had a great Thanks Giving

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sometime over the summer while I was away, this old boat was painted

Jason, Rachel, and I

Raven trying to get out of the snow and wind

Here are some random picture from the last couple of weeks, I can't believe that it is Thanks Giving Weekend already. I bought a turkey, the first one ever. I am sure that it can't be that hard to cook it. In the last two weeks, it has snowed almost ever day. Not for the whole day or anything but it has been substantial. The wind has blown most of it away, however the snow machines are running ever where. I would say that there is about 5 -7 inches of snow.
Today was the first day that I have tried baking anything in a long time, I will let you know how it turned out...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Back in Tuk

Well it has been awhile since I have been here. I have been back in Tuk for about 2 weeks now, and in that time a lot has changed. The weather is the big thing. Last night it was snowing and blowing steady, this morning not much accumulation here, but it continues to fall. The wind just keeps on blowing it around. We are supposed to get a container today, so unloading in the wind will be fun. There is around 4" of snow on the ground already, and the lakes already have ice on the top. The edges of the ocean are starting to freeze. At night the temp. dips down to -15 to -18.
The northern lights the other night were amazing, I have been online looking at camera's, not really in my budget right now, but maybe sometime in the near future. They are amazing!!!