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One more week before Alex returns to the continental U.S. Below is a mostly unedited version of our e-mail correspondence to date. Trust me - this is a pretty lengthy and detailed conversation for us! From: "Lynn" To: “Alex? Subject: Dude! Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 06:58:20 Wow! I'm having an out-of-body experience! I turn on my, I mean our, computer and there's a message from you on the blog! And a darn good one, too! Tell me more about what's happening! It's hotter than blazes here. I'm sad to report that the basil got burned up, but the tomatoes are doing great. I miss you. Say hi to Uncle Mark. Love, Mother of The Alex From: "Alex" To: •Lynn? Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 3:15 AM Subject: RE: Dude! first of all it is MY computer not ours. so it is like not too hot like 75ish here and we went fishing and berry hunting which was fun and i am going go hiking tomorrow P.S. your computer is the white one in the office which i will set up for u then we can have passwords and privacyem> From: "Lynn" To: "Alex" Subject: Re: Dude! Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 17:12:44 -0600 You're right. It is your computer. But it's MY internet access. And MY electricity. You can certainly use YOUR computer without MY stuff though! Still hot here. Got some stuff to fill out for PHS and they're having freshmen orientation August 10. I know - blah, blah, blah. Enough about school. Did you catch any fish? When do you go down to Juneau? I painted your room while you were gone. I hope you like pink. Love, Mom P.S. Why are you sending e-mails at 3:00 in the morning? Is it light all night? From: "Alex" To: •Lynn? Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 2:26 AM Subject: Re: Dude! we•re two hours behind and we were just finished watching a movie no i hate pink and yes we caught some trout and ate them for dinner From: "Lynn" To: "Alex " Subject: Whatup? Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 12:06:52 -0600 Sorry about the pink. You'll get used to it. Trout sounds good. Did you get to gut and clean the fish? Love, Mom P.S. Dan says hi. From: "Alex" To: “Lynn? Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 12:28 AM Subject: RE: Whatup? no i didnt do it mark did.....................and tell dan i said hi too From: "Lynn" To: "Alex" Subject: Re: Whatup? Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 18:45:12 -0600 OK. Wrestled any grizzlies yet? Love you, Mom From: •Alex? To: •Lynn? Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 11:56 PM Subject: Re: Whatup? no grizzlys. but here is another one for the blog we were building a bear cage and mark gets a huge pole and slides it up on the chain link fence in the back of the pick up and it accidentally went through the back of the windshield shattering it. then as we are pulling the fence out he decides he needs a rest and says ready? and i start to say no but before i got to that part he drops all 200+ pounds on my foot. hows that for blog material From: "Lynn" To: •Alex? Subject: Re: Whatup? Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 17:50:46 -0600 Good blog material! All I can say is ...... OUCH! That'll leave a mark. Did Uncle Mark make you pay for the windshield? :) Did you get it replaced or do you get a shower every time it rains when you're in the car? Most important - why are you building a bear cage?? Holy cow. That's not something you do every day! Love ya, Mom From: •Alex? To: •Lynn? Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 12:29 AM Subject: Re: Whatup? no we built a new windshield. and there is this guy named steve who has this really cool zoo thing but not really a zoo. c it is like u go in and there are pens but he brings the wolves and porcupines and lynxes (among loads of other stuff) out and lets them walk around and then u can touch them. and he is getting an abondined ear cub Hmmmm, not sure what an "ear" cub is. Waiting for a response on that. There you have it. Think he's ready to host his own show on the Travel Channel?

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