Monday night while having dinner we got a call from our daughter in Fairbanks. She was upset and said that one of her good friends had just hit a moose North of Wasilla (about an hour away) and could we go and pick her up?
Kristen's friend thankfully was not injured and her Jeep Grand Cherokee not totaled. Kristen’s friend was returning to the University (about 6 hours North of Anchorage) after gathering some gear from a research vessel and recent trip in Seward (about 2 hours South from Anchorage). She was able to slow down enough before the impact that the large cow
moose rolled up onto the windshield and “only” caved the window in but the shattered glass stayed mainly intact. She said she was fearful that the moose was coming through the window! After the impact, the moose jumped up, limping but ran off into the woods. Good Samaritans waited with her on the dark and wet highway and called the troopers for her car to be towed to Wasilla. The windshield would need to be replaced the next day. We readied the guest room, made some mint tea and reheated the lasagna
dinner for her. She was shaken up but one tough cookie. Taking her to her repaired car up in Wasilla yesterday I was able to visit an elementary school that has a new 1% For Art RFP out. I missed the formal project tour but was glad to have another reason to drive up to Wasilla and be able to see the new Fred and Sara Machentanz school. There are 3 possible sites for artwork but I’m interested in submitting a design for proposed art for the Multi-Purpose Room walls. Wow, was I impressed! I would have never imagined from the architects drawings that the school was so cool. I was inspired, happy Kristen’s friend was OK and drove home (carefully) as the season's first big fatty flakes of snow started falling.