This is the section of the diary that I am going to label “Combining”, yes I’m grasping at straws.
I really have nothing to say, but that’s not going to stop me.
To keep myself from going crazy while Karen makes her way up the trail I watch a lot of movies. This week I’ve watched everything from Pinocchio to Apocalypse Now. Needless to say I’ve had some very strange dreams at night. I also watch the tide come in and out of the Knik Arm that I can see directly out of the front window of the house that I’m staying at. I was planning on watching some grass grow tomorrow but I don’t want the week to peak too early.
Some of Karen’s mail from the trail is slowly but surely trickling in. This is the stuff from the checkpoints that she is either done with or extra stuff that she didn’t need but isn’t garbage. Things like socks, gloves, gangline, and harnesses. I sort it out, clean it and pack it away for the trip home.
The main reason for this diary entry was to tell you about a place on the Cabela’s site that I stumbled onto this morning where you can wish Karen good luck. Some of you have found this on your own but I’ll tell the rest of you where it is. Go to the Iditarod website, click on the Cabela’s page. On the left side of the page you will find a heading called “Talk Forums” click on it, then click on “Root for your Musher”. Scroll down until you see “GO KAREN GO” then root away. The next time I talk to Karen I’ll tell her to go take a look.
Oreo is back to 100%, the only work that she is doing now is working on her tan.
Well there you go, you know it’s okay that there’s not much to talk about.