Return of the crab

Ron and I went to the cabin on Thurs, as spring is
definitely on the way. Still below freezing at night,
but we’re in the midst of a stretch of sunny skies and
starlit nights.

We had pizza topped with Elk, sauteed mushrooms and
onions for dinner. O-MY-Garage is that a good combo.
On the way back to town, we checked the crab pot, and
were happy to see they’re back. We had over a dozen.
On crossing Stephens Passage, we saw a lone female
orca on the move. I can’t remember seeing a single
female before – only males have I seen alone.

We got home to more sun. We divided up the crab
catch, then I started handing out my share two by two
to friends. We ate a couple ourselves, and what’s not
to like about fresh crab.

Spent all day Friday changing the shocks on my truck.
I am still pulling dust and rust from the corners of
my eyes and from my nose. Not much required other
than brute force and a colorful vocabulary to change
shocks. Learned a long time ago to have the sawzall
handy and ready to cut off rusty bolts, rather than
trying too hard to back off a rusty nut. The nut wins
about 99% of the time. Putting on the $200 worth of
shocks reminded me I need new tires- badly. This is
the first set of tires I’ve actually ran bald from
new. That’s gotta mean I’m getting old.

Mark Stopha and Sara Hannan
Alaska Wild Salmon Company
Wild Salmon and Salmon Pet Treats
4455 N. Douglas Hwy
Juneau, AK 99801

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