As Tripit puts it, I have an “upcoming trip to Fairbanks” for which I very nearly forgot to make travel arrangements. I remembered last week, and got the travel done, leaving only the paper, the poster, and the proposal I had to get done first.
The poster was finished on Friday, and sent off to Maribeth for final additions and printing. She had a touch of flu, but has recovered in time to work out the final edits, and will be getting it printed.
I started serious work on the proposal earlier in the week, and got the final numbers on Friday to plug in. It went off to the contracting officer this morning, and now we will see. Costs keep going up here in the Bush, and it makes it tough all round.
I have the paper (or the PowerPoint for it) almost done. I need to get a picture of Herman Ahsoak’s shed where he keeps his whaling gear (not in the house, behind it, just like folks have for centuries), and improve the map of the whaling captain’s work area at the Peat Locus at Nuvuk tomorrow, and then it’ll be ready.
I’m trying to get packed tonight, so I don’t have to rush after work tomorrow. It looks like a good meeting, although for the second year in a row the Alaska Consortium of Zooarchaeologists (ACZ) workshop and the Alaska Heritage Resource Survey (AHRS) workshop conflict. This is getting a bit old. It should be possible to schedule them both during the meeting without conflicting, but that would apparently require some forethought and consideration on the part of those organizing the AHRS meeting. The ACZ meeting was scheduled way in advance…