During the winter months we move off of Sheep Mountain back to town which is only 60 miles away on the Glenn Hwy. Samantha and I are building a house on a 10 acre parcel with a small runway in Wasilla. We are very near town but Matanuska Electric Association (MEA) wants $55,000 to run power the last 400 yards to our driveway and appx. $30,000 more to get it to our house. So we live on a generator and battery bank in a small cabin near the building site. We started this project in May and plan to finish it ourselves. We subbed out the septic and the driveway preparation, but the rest is being built by myself and my family and friends. It’s been a lot of fun so far, but today it was only 10 degrees F and gusting to 75 mph. Conditions like that make it difficult to get excited about going outside to work. Anywhere else in the nation this might make the news, but in Alaska you better just tie on your hat and keep working. If anybody is jealous of my radio headset, let me tell you, it is the finest invention since the Super Cub.