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I go back to work tomorrow. Vacation is over. The sky gets dark again. I saw a sky full of stars the other night. We are losing almost 7 minutes of daylight every day. The Sun is noticeably lower in the sky even though we still have almost 16 hours of daylight every day. Just think, in 4 months we will have less than 4 hours of daylight each day.
As of last Wednesday we have lived in Fairbanks (with no running water in the home) for a full year. We’ve braved plenty of -40° outhouse trips in the dark with moose staring us down, but personally I would take that any day over the mosquito-ridden outhouse trips in June. Not only have we been here for a full year, but I never left the state the whole time. I think that’s a record for me.
Besides the rain this weekend and a few other days, the weather has been absolutely gorgeous this last month. Highs of around 65 almost every day and lows of 45 at night. A few nights have dipped into the 30’s and I know up in Livengood they hit 28° F in the beginning of August. Oh, and don’t look now, but fall has arrived.