The Cessna 206 is working out great. It was provided at no cost to us and will be used to further the work in remote Alaska. We have been able to help VFCM with some translator repairs. I have made a couple of trips to KHBC and there are several more flights planned in the coming weeks. The Maule is still a vital tool in our toolbox but just like any other tool it was designed for a specific task, it could preform multiple roles but it is best at what it was designed for. The Maule is still the best tool for our off-airport flights into the bush and the 206 is better at long distance airstrip to airstrip flying with a big load.
We are going to be adding on the the cabin this summer. We plan to start in a couple of weeks with a 14×16 two story addition that will have a dinning room and more bedroom space for the girls. Keep checking for pictures on our progress.
Winter is very slowly loosing it’s grip (National Weather Service comments). We joke here in Alaska about the seasons we have; Winter, Construction, and Hunting. We are planing a construction project of our own this year.
As you know our house is rather small by many standards. Our current 826 square feet gets a little tight sometimes. The girls are growing and need more space, homeschooling is getting more involved and we desire to entertain guests more often. Our goal is to add a dining room and extra space in the girls bedroom. The projects page has more information.
We can’t call it a remodel because it was never finished but our living room looks completely different! After living in an unfinished downstairs for several years it’s amazing to see what it looks like finished. Thanks to Gary, Christina, Bonnie, Deborah and Randy for the help!
Big day at our house! Installed Lyndy’s new refrigerator. She finally has an ice maker and enough room for a month’s worth of groceries. She is still cooking on a half size gas stove, maybe that is next to grow up.