Easy, having a fantastic time!
Really, I don't want your sympathy. I can handle it.
And, I saw a Black-billed Magpie and an Arctic Tern, giving me 374 birds for the year. In just a couple of hours after arriving in Anchorage I saw 15 species between Earthquake Park and Potter Marsh. It was a fun day and Alaska is an amazing place. I am wishing I had more than 5 days here. I could spend 2 or 3 weeks.
Oh, yeah, I saw my first Moose in the wild!