Saturday, February 23, 2008

That's it!

Having pretty much had it with the snowbank that keeps enveloping the front of our house, and the precarious, "hope Sara doesn't fall" path that we've been using to get down and out of the house in the dark each morning this week, I went ahead and cut steps in the snowbank while I was outside putzing around with the snowmachine today. Sara seems to like them.

Otherwise, not too much has been up here. We (as in myself, a teacher, and about half a dozen students) were supposed to be in Bethel from Tuesday through Friday this past week, doing some more multimedia training at the District Office, as well as viewing the competing entries, and finding out the results of the judging. As it happened, it was fairly warm the beginning of this had finely gotten above zero last weekend (for the first time in a couple weeks!) and by Tuesday it was all the way up in the low 20s. Hence, there was all kinds of wackiness, freezing rain and the like, that caused the meeting to be postponed to the first week of March. Which sucks a little, only because next weekend Sara and I head into Anchorage for the last of the appointments before she heads in for good, and as such will be heading out Saturday and in on Monday (weather permitting, of course) and I will then have to turn around and head to Bethel for the rest of the week on Tuesday. We'll see how that goes. Not to mention, the Kusko-Delta League basketball tournament that was suppose to be going on as I type this was postponed due to bad weather yesterday, so now it's going to be next weekend as well. Yee-haw. Guess it's that time of year...lots going on, and lots of weather to make everything either happen or not by the skin of its respective teeth.

Gotta love it.

Friday, February 15, 2008

I'd like to thank the Academy...

From our Site Administrator on the staff email folder:

"Congratulations to Shaun Przybylski for achieving full GEEK status. He was observed operating 4 computers at once while supervising a classroom of students on computers at approx. 10:20am. This qualifies him for the GEEK AWARD (not to be confused with NERD)"

A true accomplishment indeed. Hey, can I help it if I've become a bit of a de facto tech support guy since I know a teeny tiny little bit about Windows here in the land of Macs??

And now my fellow nerds and I will retire to the nerdery with our calculators (20 points to anyone who gets that reference!)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Well, our trip to Anchorage went really well...relaxing, productive, and fun. But since I last posted, we had a bit of a time getting home. So by popular request, let's continue the theme of stick figure representations of our trip, shall we?

Here we are at Era Aviation in Bethel, finding out that our checked bag and box of perishable groceries had not come with us from Anchorage, but had instead been sent to Kodiak.

Here we are at the airport in Nunap, with me, Trent, and the pilot pushing the plane back onto the runway after getting pulled down towards the tundra by a snowdrift.

Here I am racing to turn off the washing machine after realizing the draining wash water was draining onto the bathroom floor due to some pipes freezing/plugging/who knows what.

Monday, February 4, 2008


Sara's appointment went great this morning. Now we're sitting at the Anchorage airport, waiting to fly back to Bethel, and this is the weather email I see posted on the staff board:

Bethel, Alaska (Airport)

Updated: 18 min 22 sec ago
Blowing Snow
-20 °F / -29 °C
Blowing Snow
Humidity: 74%
Dew Point: -26 °F / -32 °C
Wind: 20 mph / 32 km/h / 8.7 m/s from the NNE
Pressure: 29.96 in / 1014 hPa (Steady)
Windchill: -48 °F / -44 °C
Visibility: 4.0 miles / 6.4 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clear -
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 121 ft / 37 m

Forecast for Kuskokwim Delta Hide
Updated: 5:00 am AST on February 4, 2008
Wind Chill Advisory in effect until 11 am AST Tuesday...

Sunday, February 3, 2008


So, we're in Anchorage this weekend for Sara's doctor appointment on Monday morning. We've been hanging out, enjoying good food, some shopping, and (for one of us) some good beer!

Unfortunately, not only can Sara not partake in the hop-heavy fun (Alaskan Brewing IPA...yum!), we didn't bring a camera along on this trip, so I can't take a picture of the beer like I did last time.

But at the liquor store, Sara had an here you have it, my own stick figure ms-paint drawing of the current state of our room here at the Dimond Center Hotel :-)