Thursday started out with a loaded truck and a vehicle in tow. It was nothing but driving, driving, driving…..Thank goodness the DOT had gotten the road paved for the trip back. Do wish the DOT back home worked as fast as they do here. It was just last week that 17 miles of this road was in gravel. That said even with the road paved it was still a long drive. I made it to Palmer a little sooner than I expected. I did have a few things to drop off, but instead of staying the night as originally planned, I decided to head on down the road and at least make it to Kenia. I knew the hanger was open and I could bunk there for the night before heading out to homer. Pulled into the hanger around 8:30 pm….. yes exhausted…..time for food, shower, and bed…..
The next morning Friday, I got up feeling very rested and ready to go. Pulled out of the hanger 8:00 am, with the first stop being our Soldotna store. Needed to stop in to drop some tires off that I brought down from Fairbanks. After getting a fresh cup of coffee, it was down the road to Homer.
Two hours later I was there. Unloaded the vehicle in tow, decided to wash it as it was covered in mud from the drive down. Once this was done it was time to turn in the dolly and wash my own truck. By this time it was mid-afternoon and I got a phone call from my oldest son. He was calling to let me know that he had interviewed with another church and that they were very interested in having him lead their youth program. They are supposed to let him know Sunday, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed but we also know that God will put him where he is needed to most.
After a little chit-chat and a few work calls it was time to…..you guessed it…..go fishing. The silver salmon are running and Scott (a mechanic in Homer) twisted my arm and made me go…. LOL
As you know I am a catch and release kind of guy, but when it comes to food fish, ie., salmon or halibut, keeping is eating……. Thanks Scott for taking me this evening and being at its Labor Day Weekend and we have Monday off…… I do believe there will be a lot of fishing done this weekend.