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Memorial Site Now Finished
August 11, 2013, 5:27 PM
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Memorial Site Now Finished

Click the link above to see a video of the finished site.



Miss you guys today
August 9, 2012, 8:21 AM
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Miss you guys today.

P.S. – The olympics are on again… and we are still looking for you… and we still love you…



Loving Labor
July 12, 2011, 3:09 PM
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B.J. and I spent an emotional, but good week in Juneau the last week of June. In spite of vandalism to the memorial site, we were able to rebuild and finish all the work except for the permanent bench, which will be custom made for us by master woodworker Robert Fletcher. Nikki, B.J. and I have decided upon a plaque, which will be ordered for installation with the bench.

The weather was beautiful the week we were there (although the horseflies were horrible), which allowed us to get all of the concrete work done without a problem other than exhaustion and sore muscles. We were fortunate enough to have the help (and muscles) of good friend Christy Leer and nephew Keith. Equally exciting was a visit to the site by kayakers and friend Paula McMeen as we were finishing up. Pictures and a short video will follow this post, but in the meantime a quick pic of B.J. hard at work is attached.

We encourage all who are able; please visit the site, enjoy the beauty and reflect on whatever is on your heart.



Change/Reflections
January 13, 2011, 5:58 PM
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It’s been far too long since I’ve posted to the website. For those of you that don’t know, I have moved out of Juneau, at least for now. My heart, soul and family will always be connected to Juneau, but the pervasive sadness would not leave me while there and I needed a chance to regroup and redefine who I am and a new direction for my life. I am currently living in a small condo at Big Lake, AK – my childhood home. I’m enjoying the incredible sunrises and sunsets each day and the views from my window. It is somewhat isolated in the winter, except for weekends. And except for XC I haven’t been able to ski. Since I also retired to make this happen, I’m adjusting to figuring out what it is I want to do with myself on a daily basis. Due to a severly broken finger limiting my functioning to one hand, settling in has been slow. Change is always a challenge and this is probably not the last one I’ll make.

B.J. and I plan to come back to Juneau to ski sometime over the winter and to continue work on and spend time at the memorial next spring/summer. We miss Brian and Brandon as much as ever; they are in almost every thought I have and every action I take. Ironically, I now live where I have float plane access on a lake in Alaska, part of their Alaska dream. Nikki will make it back to Juneau when she can and as her work allows it.

December and January are difficult months. Christmas, both Brian and Brandon’s birthdays, Clyde’s death, and the date Brian and Brandon were legally deceased all fall within a 3 week period. Time does not heal all wounds; it just changes our daily response to them. My hope is to be a reflection of appreciation – for life, the beauty around us and hope for the future. Brian and Brandon filled our lives with joy and I feel a responsibility to find and give joy in whatever way possible in their memory.

Thank you for keeping Brian and Brandon alive in your hearts as well.

Joyce



Back to SAR Squared
October 27, 2010, 7:50 AM
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I was talking to Mr. Mike Winfree with ConocoPhillips yesterday and he said they used an aircraft based synthetic aperature radar in the Chukchi Sea for a while to model ice movement.  I checked just checked out the company online:  http://www.aerometric.com/imagery_acquis.htm (IFSAR at the bottom) and am excited to talk to them about logistics etc…  More later  — BJ



State Of The Memorial Site
October 13, 2010, 3:27 PM
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The memorial site is, has been, and will be, a labor of love.

Currently the site has been cleared, grubbed, leveled, and a retaining wall and bench have been put in.  The bench at the site is sitting on loose rock.  The top level of rock on the retaining wall has been scrubbed with muriatic acid.  There is some spare rock in a pile behind the bench.  Next, I’d like to clean up the outside of the wall.

After that, perhaps I’ll build the wall out, doubling it up, bring it one row higher, and flatten the top.  We would like to add a plaque at the site and put in a more permanent bench.  It’ll be interesting to see how the ground supports vegetation, water runoff, and snow first though.  Hopefully, the site will be long-lasting and well enjoyed by all the residents of Juneau.



Debris from plane missing in Katmai Park found…
September 30, 2010, 5:15 PM
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http://www.ktuu.com/news/ktuu-debris-found-missing-plane-092910,0,5172925.story

See link for article.  This news gave me a little hope that we might still find something someday…




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