For those who have been asking, yes Mt. Redoubt has been erupting all over the place and causing problems here in Anchorage (that's a picture that was in the Anchorage Daily News of lightning around the eruption--very impressive no?)
Earlier this week it erupted but being that we're 200 miles away and the wind was favoring Homer instead of Anchorage we were clear of any problems but Saturday the winds shifted after four quick eruptions and now we've got ash.
You think snow in March is depressing well be glad you don't have snow covered in ash. It's not pretty though it should be good for the grass and garden this spring (if you want to look on the bright side).
So we're rather quarantined inside until things blow over. Church was canceled today and Lillian is very worried that we'll be covered in lava. David wanted to know if we'd be buried in a "pyroclastic cloud." Yes, he said that.
I keep explaining that we're going to be fine but after a day being inside with kids going crazy I've considered telling her the lava will be coming if they don't behave.
On with my regularly scheduled post . . .
Sunday, March 29, 2009