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    Default Northern Lights this weekend: active Saturday & Sunday

    The Northern Lights are supposed to be active this weekend, but even Thursday and Friday the forecast is for "moderate" activity. Hopefully there won't be a cloud cover Saturday and Sunday nights:
    http://www.gedds.alaska.edu/AuroraFo...?Date=20110326

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    3:am Sunday morning cold and clear here in Wasilla and no lights just yet. Will give it another hour and then to bed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tull777 View Post
    3:am Sunday morning cold and clear here in Wasilla and no lights just yet. Will give it another hour and then to bed!
    Same here, Eddie. According to the Auroras forecast, these were supposed to be active Saturday and Sunday night. I was out these most of the night, and didn't see any lights on the sky except for starts and the occasional airplane Also, it was supposed to be cloudy last night (Saturday) and today (and snowing), but it was mostly clear. It's sunny again today. I don't know if I will stay awake again tonight, unless I see some Northern Lights by 10:00, in which case I will give it a try.

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    Really clear last night, overcast today. Keeping my fingers crossed! :O/
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    Drove up to Chena hot springs and hung out till 3 am. I had great veiws of the Milky way but no Auroura. Im going out again tonight but im thinking Ill stay closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H_I_L_L_B_I_L_L_Y View Post
    Drove up to Chena hot springs and hung out till 3 am. I had great veiws of the Milky way but no Auroura. Im going out again tonight but im thinking Ill stay closer.
    I am certain that you already changed your mind about tonight. Right? I was thinking of giving it a try tonight, and then it got cloudy and the snow started falling. So much for that idea

    I was real bored last night, and took this photo of the lighting from Eielson AFB. It looked so weird that I could not resist:

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    Ray I did change my mind once i realized it wasnt going to clear up. I have taken 95% of my northern light photos on base so Ive been wanting a change of scenery. I enjoy all your pics. Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by H_I_L_L_B_I_L_L_Y View Post
    Ray I did change my mind once i realized it wasnt going to clear up. I have taken 95% of my northern light photos on base so Ive been wanting a change of scenery. I enjoy all your pics. Thanks for sharing
    You are welcomed, Hillbilly.

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    Looks like Saturday April 2nd may be a decent chance at some new pics.

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    Really interesting photo, Ray! Thought it was the aurora at first. :O) Hoping for the 2nd of May!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tull777 View Post
    Really interesting photo, Ray! Thought it was the aurora at first. :O) Hoping for the 2nd of May!
    Yes, it was real weird and I could not figure what these were, and then realized that it was the lighting from Eielson AFB through some thin clouds

    By the way, I had a house fire at my home, probably the result of hot ashes from the wood stove on the back deck. That's what we are figured. Anyway, a neighbor down the road called the fire department when he say smoke coming out the gables, and shortly after they were there putting out the fire. They rescued the dog and tied her outside, so it survived but was under stress for a couple of days.

    The fire was localized at one corner of the house (back deck and kitchen area), but other areas had smoke and water damage. The insurance company put us in a hotel for a few days, and then will be moving to a house nearby until the reconstruction is finished. It should take from one to two months. They packed all or our belongings, except for what we need at the moment, and moved it to another location for dusting, cleaning, and such (smoke damage). But the water-damaged stuff has been removed: kitchen cabinets, drapes, all rugs, bathroom and kitchen floor, entire living room through Kitchen ceiling, insulation in the attic, and so forth. A portion of the roof and the shingles will be removed this week. By Friday there should be a new roof, shingles, and maybe gutters in place.

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    Ray, I'm sorry to hear that! Not something anyone should go through. I couldn't imagine losing our personal stuff accumulated over 30-years of marriage because of fire. Reminds me to move duplicate external hard drives of my photos to another location! Sounds like the insurance company is taking care of you all. If there is anything we can do just let me know. Take care and sounds like you'll be home before to long?
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    Ray Im sorry to hear that. Ive been there myself. my family lost everything we owned in a flood back in 85. Sounds like the insurance company is taking care of you. Tull that reminded me I need to back up my Pics/files today!

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    Yup! I had a HD go down, lost 40,000 images. Luckly the Del rep from pakastan spend 3-hours on the phone with me to help retrieve them all. Big lesson learned!!! He did not have to help me. I was lucky!
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    Ray,

    Sorry to hear about the fire. I am glad everyone is ok. Best of luck with cleanup and getting back to normal.
    There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.

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    Thanks to all of you for the nice comments. And yes, once the fire was out and I was moving some stuff around, including the hard drives with the photos, computers, and such...that's when I was thinking that it would be a good idea to store copies of everything, not just the photos, but documents and so forth at a location away from the house since a fire safe won't protect most things for long periods of fire.

    Tammy Randolph (State Farm) in North Pole has taken care of us for over 20 years, and she has been wonderful all along, but specially now that we had a fire at our house. She arrived to our home shortly after the fire, and from that moment on she started making phone calls and got things in motion. The first thing was to board-up the back wall that burned, and then to arrange for lodging at a local Hotel. We stayed at the house that evening because we had a few things we had to take to a safe place (didn't want to lose hem), but once we took care of that problem we moved to the hotel.

    Tammy got things moving this way:

    a. Got her contractor to board-up the house

    b. Got a company to arrange for places to stay, to take care of lease contracts and notices, and to deliver whichever type of furniture and things we would need at the hotels or houses they could move us to.

    a. A moving company packed and took all of our belongings to a warehouse, except for what we didn't want them to take. A dry-cleaning company will take care of washing or cleaning out clothing and such, and another will be cleaning the rest.

    b. The contractors to remove all water-damaged rugs and padding, floors, ceilings, insulation, etc. (called demo). To remove shingles and repair the roof (plywood replacement), and then covering to keep moisture out. Drying the interior of the house with de-humidifyers, removing trash and such, etc. Then to have an engineer looking at the areas to be repaired or replaced. All this work has been done already, so the insurance company now will add the total cost of the repairs and present me with a plan of action.

    They moved us to a home nearby since it's cheaper and more convenient to us than a hotel, and at our request, delivered a bedroom set, and dining/living room sets. We will be here for approximately six weeks before we can move back home.

    Last night we (including the dog) finally slept more than four hours a night, so we starting to feel rested

    Take care.

    Ray

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    Pretty amazing, Ray! Sounds like all is going well as far as getting everything taken care of. Still can't be easy! Looks like Monday night might be good for the lights... "Active-3".
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    Lets hope they are amazing monday. Im running out of days to take pics.

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    Yes, the dark nights are growing shorter by the hour!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tull777 View Post
    Yes, the dark nights are growing shorter by the hour!
    I think that I will go to bed at the place we are staying at, because if spend time out there waiting for the Northern Lights I probably fall asleep in the car and miss them

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