took the pups to kincaid and walked the ski for women loop. funny that when i skied the ski for women loop in the winter i didn't notice the signage for it. things always look different in the changing seasons. it was another rainy day here in anchorage.
people keep complaining that this is a bad year as there is so much rain. from people who grew up here i hear that this is actually more like what they remember in thier childhoods. being that i lived in ketchikan for 6 years i find the rain here is not so oppressive. in ketchikan you get an average of 12 feet of rain/year. here at least when it rains you get breaks, you see dabs of blue skies. in ketchikan it could pour for weeks on end. you could go several weeks without even a hint of blue skies. so i guess i just don't find the rain too terrible. we've had blips of blue. what else can a girl ask for?
saw two bull moose in kincaid today. rio spotted the first. i got no pictures of that one first off because it's hard to take nice pictures when 120 pounds of dog is trying to get to your subject. also the mosquito's were a bit thick there and that moose was in some thick brush. this guy was spotted on the way out of the park. locals often send thier friends to kincaid to get thier moose sightings and there were some tourists pulled over getting thier moose pictures. so i joined em.
you can see the warts on the back leg of this guy. not sure what they are really except that it was mentioned in the paper that these have been spotted on many local moose. i hadn't seen it yet. supposed to be pretty inoculous though not very sightly.
he looks like a healthy moose to me though. i did get a few things checked off the to do list. seems like you always add a few things to that list as well so the list never really goes away. so it is with to do lists i guess. i got totally lucky on one call. i randomly selected a fence company to get an estimate. as it turns out the nasty condo people behind me are utilizing this same fence company to do a fencing project they have planned. he'll be doing that next week so he totally knows my gate and will easily seal it up for me. he'll just put the gate inside my yard and charge me just a small fee. generally there is an over $300 fee just to do any project. i spoke to my neighbor and told her he'd be here and she was welcome to the gate. so she may get her gate in. she seemed more interested in closing off her back yard once she spotted the bear crap back there.
my realtor is still investigating the gate situation. the land is owned by the condo corp but the municipality has the easement on it. so he's now addressing the situation with them. i'll call him tomorrow. i'm fine with losing my gate but i don't want them to fence in the easement as the moose use it quite regularly to get through the neighborhoods. if it's shut down those moose will be forced back on the streets more. so this may all be a win-win. basically, the nasty condo will be footing the bill to remove my gate, my neighbor gets the gate and perhaps we all get to annoy the condo people in the interest of moose. what really annoys me is why they couldn't have sent a professional letter and included the name of thier fencing company so this could all be resolved in a friendly manner? instead they have to send a snarky letter. i love that word, snarky. not even sure if it's a word, but it just seems to fit.
even if i were to find that i have every right to be back there and keep the fence it's not worth it at this point. they will find that i'm not who they accuse me to be. i pick up my dogs poops and really have rarely even been back there.