After spending 54 years from birth to 2008 living in Iowa I was presented with an opportunity to live in Fairbanks, Alaska. My blog is a diary of the adventure to get to Alaska, day to day life in Alaska, as well as facts for loved ones left behind in the Lower 48. Enjoy.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Phone dilemma

Went to Verizon to check out getting phone service in Alaska. Found out I can get their reception in Alaska, however need to get a Sioux City phone number. (There aren't any Verizon available phone lines in AK.) We won't have a home phone in Alaska so decided to stick with what we have now Sp (company that has been nothing but problems), as our plans don't expire until the end of August. The good Lord willing by then we'll be settled into Alaska and will more than likely go with their phone cell phone service so local incoming calls won't be long distance. So...our phone numbers will stay the same until at least September 1.

Learned today about a co-worker, about my age, who sustained a fractured skull and serious brain injury when she fell against the fireplace mantle at her sister's condo in the Iowa Great Lakes Area. She was airlifted to the hospital here in Sioux City immediately following the accident. Talked to her husband who reported they did surgery to relieve some of the swelling on her brain after the injury. They will be doing surgery again next week to replace the part of her skull that was removed. From what he says the overall prognosis looks good, however she will be in the hospital for several weeks. Poor gal has the summer off (due to her position) and ends up in the hospital for the majority of her time off.

As another co-worker reminded me today as I was sighing over all the work I need to get done before moving, 'there are worse things than having your workload'. How true.

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