2011

Had to go outside to see what apartment I live in

The crazy thing about moving so many times is that I just had to go outside to see what apartment number I live in, so I could order something from Amazon.

Day one in the new apartment (Broomfield, CO)

Five years ago I moved to Colorado and was living in two hotels, one on the south side of Denver and another on the north side, trying to decide where I wanted to live. On this day (October 11th) I moved into my first apartment in Broomfield, and made this post on Facebook:

“Day one in the new apartment, slept on the floor, and there’s nothing to eat. Planning skills are still questionable. But the fireplace is nice.”

Pi Day in Palmer, Alaska, 2011

Back on Pi Day in 2011, I was living in Palmer, Alaska, and had no plans on returning to the “Lower 48,” no plans to write the Scala Cookbook, etc. (And then some personal stuff happened in my family, and I thought it would be best to move to Colorado for a while.) I took this photo of a local baseball field and the mountains in Palmer while I was walking around that day.

(If you’re interested in what I was thinking then, this is a photo of the building that I thought would become my office in downtown Palmer.)

This was going to be my office in Palmer, Alaska

In 2011 I was living in Palmer, Alaska, and I just started to look into renting this building to be a home for my software-consulting business when some personal issues came up and I had to move back to the Lower-48.

Honestly, there probably wasn’t enough work in the Palmer/Wasilla area — also known as the Mat-Su Valley — but I loved the area so much I wanted to give it a try.

If you’re interested, you can read more about my life in Alaska at OneMansAlaska.com.

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2011 Iditarod video - Lance Mackey at the starting gate

2011 Iditarod News: Some times you just happen to be in the right place at the right time. At the Iditarod "restart"event in Willow, Alaska today, I happened to be standing at the starting gate when four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey stepped on the dog sled and headed for Nome, Alaska. Here's a link to the video on my One Man's Alaska website: