Preparing for Alaska

Let me share a little bit of my personal life with you. This has been one of the most stressful weeks of my life. Those who have tried to reach me for the past few weeks, this is why I haven’t got back to you 🙂

First off, I am preparing for 2 trips in 3 weeks at the Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Alaska. I will be working for Panasonic as a P2 trainer, then as a shooter and editor with a team of 6 others to produce a documentary about the P2 workflow in the extreme cold of Alaska.

That in itself is a major challenge, coordinating gear, crew and cold weather clothing on short notice.

Add to that on February 9th, my wife gave birth to our 2nd son, Alexander John-Francis Aldrich.

Baby Alec

A smart person would not plan things out that way, but then again no one has every acused me of being smart 🙂

But wait, there’s more.

My kitchen and family room went through a major remodel and I was confined to my home office and one bedroom. Dealing with the dust and dirt and electrical interuptions is not enjoyable. It was so bad that my family packed it up and headed south until the baby was born.

kitchen demo

Now that the remodeling is near the end, hopefully my wife can come home. Just in time for me to leave 🙂

Anyway, I will try to blog from Alaska and I promise to take some cool pictures of the Northern Lights.



Leader of the NJFCPUG.

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