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Wells Fargo

May it rot in hell. More tomorrow when I can breathe more easily and not want to run screaming naked through the headquarters screaming “Die you scumbag bankers. Die.”

What a pleasure to talk to someone from North Rim Bank instead.

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LIving in Alaska

Sadly, living in Alaska means learning to live with plane crashes and death so much more often than probably anywhere else in America. Anyone who’s lived in the bush has flown those small planes. Anyone who’s lived in the bush has known someone who died in one of them. Yet we get up each day knowing that it’s the risk we take for living in a land we love. My sympathy goes out to all those families in South Carolina who lost a loved one in the Soldotna plane crash and to the family of Walter Rediske, pilot.

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Slowly but surely

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Slowly but surely we are coming together as a family that has stretched to admit one more. Now that Snowy has had his vet visit, had all his licenses bought and confirmed and… perhaps most importantly… had a visit with Jordan to get a proper haircut, we are ready to start integrating as a family. A big moment arrived when BuddhaBubba and Carm let him share their couch pillow, if not exactly their space, for the first time. Here we see Carm manfully protecting his woman from the intruding male. Given that the intruding male is a neutered two year

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The next phase

So long as they thought Snowy was visiting, BuddhaBubba and Carm were fine with playing with him and having fun. As the reality has sunk in that he’s not leaving, they have grown less amused. Since they are 9 and 11 and he’s 2 or 3, the energy level in the house has been raised quite a bit. BB and Carm’s response to that is to get on their pillow beds scattered throughout the house and watch with only slightly veiled disdain as Snowy bounds happily about shaking squeaky toys in his mouth. So long as he doesn’t touch Santa,

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Meet our new family member – Snowy

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With a name like that, he was meant to be part of our family. He’s a part Peke and a part god knows what. And he’s a bundle of joyful enthusiasm despite a difficult early life. You can see from the way Carm is lying by my side that he’s thrilled. Actually, BuddhaBubba should be the one complaining. Carm and Snowy quickly did some male pair bonding. BB spent the afternoon asleep on the couch trying to ignore their boyish antics. The birds… well, they are calling their lawyers to see just how many dogs I’m allowed to bring into

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