Since You’ve Asked…

Since I started this blog I’ve had a number of people ask what my place is like; in some cases I suspect they think I live in an igloo or similar!  With this in mind I thought I’d share some images of my place:

This is the front of my place taken on Christmas Eve while walking the dogs

This is the front of my place taken on Christmas Eve while walking the dogs

My driveway runs from East Barge Drive to Question Lake Circle; this is a view of my place from the latter road

My driveway runs from East Barge Drive to Question Lake Circle; this is a view of my place from the latter road

This is the main room in my place and is located on the first floor

This is the main room in my place and is located on the first floor

This is my kitchen taken from the dining area

This is my kitchen taken from the dining area

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Since You’ve Asked…

  1. Now that is an awesome home, hey I am not kidding you have to remember where I live compared to your place.

  2. Hey Pete – I do like your more ‘off the grid’ style of living but I am something of a ‘techie’ and hence really want amenities like broadband and electricity. I spend far more time than I like sitting in front of a monitor although I am working to change this particular situation; thankfully my two canine companions do require daily exercise and this forces me to get out and move around. I’ll be putting up some kind of shelter for my vehicle next fall and right now I’m torn between purchasing a snow machine or a small travel trailer across the coming year. I’m living on my investments and retirement savings so while I am comfortable I have to budget for such expenses. I really want to do more exploring of the areas around the White Mountains; I visited the Table Top Mountain area in ’05 and had a grand time. I spent some time at Ophir Campground as well. I’d love to get out on the Dalton Highway again and just spend time immersed in its expansive beauty; this is where the travel trailer would fit in nicely. I also love spending time at the Teklanika campground at mile 29.1 of the Denali Park Road; again, the hard sided trailer would allow me to bring my canine buddies along with me. Living around Livengood I’d expect you do have incredible winter silence..? Not sure I could handle the daily work load you have with firewood, water and the like. I must admit; the more I’m away from urban life the more I wonder what took me so long to make the change….

  3. Sorry just getting around to reading some of your postings and never hit the ‘notify me’ button so didn’t know you replayed on the comment. You’ll find out when you get old you tend to miss a lot of things. 1st..the speaker system in your living room..I am so jelous. I had a set of Mirage M1si’s and velodyne subwoofer with additional Mirage’s for the rear channels. But up in the cabin I have Nothing. When i bought my first place in Alaska on the side of a mountain I envisioned listening to everything from classical to rock on a good high end system while watching the sun rise…now the best i can do is my truck’s system….you mentioned firewood, well there has been no serious work on my part since early 2000 when the VA told me my heart was shot and i had about two years to live. Again congratulations on the sound system.

  4. Hey Pete – Wow, sorry to hear of your physical situation although it sure sounds like you’ve proved ’em wrong, eh..? Attitude is everything!! Actually you’re seeing two sound systems in the main room of my place; the curved front speakers are Dahlquist units and they are part of the surround sound system for the big screen TV. Along with them is a center channel speaker from Infinity, a pair of Sony towers for the rear channels and a Yamaha 300 watt powered subwoofer. That serves my video system quite well. The real sound system involves the long, tall black tower speakers; those sweethearts are a pair of Klipsch Reference Series RF-88 II’s and they are incredible! I power them with a pair of Carver 250 watt mono amps fed by a Carver preamp; I also have a Denon CD player and a Sangean HD FM tuner. The latter isn’t hooked up because its mainly useless up here. The system really kicks butt because of the Klipsch towers; they can make your ears bleed yet the sound is clear, pure and very ‘musical’. I always wanted a pair of Klipsch speakers for my music rig so for Christmas 2011 I treated myself to these beauties. I’ll put them up against any other speaker set with the exception of their big brothers – the RF-7 II’s. The RF-88 II’s are monsters that weigh 75 pounds and cost almost $2,000 for the pair but since I love clear, accurate and full music they are well worth the cost!

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