directly beneath the photo was the notation:
There's been a couple of eruptions per day, each one followed by the best "sky is-falling" hysteria the local media can muster. "AshHole Watch 2009" is how the Daily Show might bill it.
What's it meant for DK? Well, I check "Deal With Fall-Out From Volcano Eruption" off my list.
The stuff does get everywhere, and it's not recommended for machines, animals, etc. So a combination of preventative (tarping equipment, putting wee little dust masks on all the chickens) & post eruption (broom, shovel) measures are taken. It's also wreaked havoc with the sattelite wi-fi connection, as this is the first I've been able to get on-line in several days.
this was post-shoveling this morning after snow & ash fall yesterday (the gray is ash)
followed in the evening by a nice sun-set dog :
All in all, the volcano's been a low-impact diversion thus far.
The real story of my past week has involved multiple runs to town for supplies. "The Big Melt" is beginning, and were racing the river to get everything in. Last night was the 4th straight day of roundtrips, preceded by 3 days of running. Had trouble lifting my arms to wash my face. Going out again tomorrow. Details (just how much fuel could 3 people possibly need? when does one determine if their snowmobile is on fire?) and photos to come....