Yeah, Katherine is easy to deal with and doesn’t assume anything, like the first doc I had. She helped me figure out I’m really a LADA Type 1 instead of Type 2 which was my first diagnosis. Took years but we got there.
Where in Alaska?
I have relatives in Fairbanks and a distant step-brother in Anchorage (my mom married his father when I was in my mid-30s so we didn’t really grow up together, although we’ve known each other since the mid 70s, long story).
I visited my uncle in Fairbanks last summer, I really like it up there but the winters would drive my wife crazy.
As for Hanford, it was one of the places where plutonium was produced for the nation’s nuclear weapons program, there’s a large power reactor out there and the Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL). Now it’s one of the super fund sites, has been in “clean up” mode for decades and will be for decades to come. If you can stand working for/with the government there is surely some way you can get involved. Personally I couldn’t stomach it, got my fill of working in the government while in the Airforce and a short stint working for the Richland city government.
West Pasco is nice, how close to the River are you?
The closer you get to the river the nicer it is.