Although the purpose of this blog is really to inform and connect women in the empty-nester years, today I want to share a little about my crazy life so you can get to know me.
I am writing this while sitting in an empty classroom in a Cup’ig village school on Nunivak Island. Nunivak Island is on the western coast of Alaska. In my job at the school district, I often visit one of the 22 villages that are fly- or boat-in (in summer) only. There are no roads connecting the villages, except when the river freezes and people create an “ice road” to the few villages that are close to Bethel.
Everything is dependent upon the weather. [The people who live here (about 200) haven’t had mail in more than two weeks.]
This was just supposed to be a day trip – fly in in the morning, out in the evening. We came in Tuesday morning – and here we sit.