Since moving here I've become familiar with a number of terms that are Alaska-specific. I'll add to this post as I learn or remember more!
- XtraTuf--(aka Alaskan tennis shoes) rubber boots that are warm, durable, and comfortable. Scott has some and loves them, the kids and I are planning to acquire some before spring break up!
- snow removal--not just the plowing of snow, but moving that plowed snow to a 'snow storage' area
- snow storage--various vacant lots/areas that are used to store snow removed during 'snow removal'
- snow shuffling--(I invented this phrase!)the moving of snow from one smaller short-term 'snow storage' area to a larger long-term 'snow storage' area