Hi Diane and Heidi ~
Thanks for writing!
Ahhh, yes. The big igloo question. Happy to answer, because it was bound to show up sooner or later. Not that it makes it a bad question, mind you. Just a common one.
How much I would love to say yes to this. You have absolutely no idea. I just find irresistible the look in people's eyes Outside* when I tell them that yes, indeed we do all live in igloos. Big igloos. Huge igloos. Massive, grandeurous , luxurious, triple-decker, four-car-garage igloos. (I mean four-dog-sled-garage igloos.) With indoor plumbing.
Pull off saying this with a straight face and youve never seen a jaw drop so fast. Ahhh, whatta buzz. Yeah, thats what Im talkin about. Come to pappa.
doing that here would make me a big fat liar. And Im not one to
And it should be noted that igloos are still used today in the same fashion. Outdoor enthusiasts and mountaineers are well-trained in the ways of making igloos... and they still save lives. Also interesting is that their design and construction has been practically unchanged. As far as cold-weather survival goes, the igloo is a centuries-perfected method that has saved many a life and spawned countless wonderful myths and questions.
like yours. Thanks for writing.
feel really bad about that one, as Hawaii is our brother in suffering.
Just look at any television commercial advertising a sale. Read the
small print. Void in Alaska and Hawaii.