Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summer UP On The Tundra

Summer has finally arrived UP on the tundra. I have been able to leave the parka in the house when I go outside and can even go out in a t-shirt except for the nasty biting flies of various types and sizes.

When the switch to digital happened, I wasn't able to get any channels. I bought a signal amplifier and that didn't help. Then I cut down a tree and I got three, channel 13, channel 13 and channel 13. The PBS channel now had three channels 13.1, 13.2, and 13.3. I cut down more trees hoping to get more channels and to get a stronger signal on the one that was coming in. Instead of getting a better signal, it now comes and goes. I probably need to raise my antenna higher as there is a hill next to my place in the direction of the TV stations' transmitter.

On the other hand, I have found a couple of new radio stations. The one from Thunder Bay, Ont. (across the big Gitchee Gummee) comes in better than the one that is only about 40 miles away.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Tundra UPdate

Yesterday morning (May, 31), when I got up, the ground and everything else was covered with frost. The temp was in the 20's and it was a good thing I hadn't planted anything in the garden yet. Most days I have to build a fire in the stove in the morning and a few times I have done a fire in the evening.

I did take pictures of the frost, but as I'm using a confuser at the library, I'm not posting any.