I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise


I’ll build a stairway to Paradise
With a new step every day!
I’m gonna get there at any price;
Stand aside, I’m on my way!
– George Gershwin,
“An American In Paris”

I had a delightful day today, plus I was actually useful too. Today, Dan and I built railings for the cabin’s front steps or maybe it was its back steps, I can never keep this front-to-back, back-to-front convention strait around here, especially now that both the front and the back steps are on the same side of the cabin. Maybe it is a legacy thing, like when the French voyagers would paddle up to the lake side of the cabin? When is the last time that has happened? Most people arrive by car now. Anyway, this father-son project was fun. We worked well together. My father does father-son projects with my brother and then he tells him that now they’re son projects, but I had fun today. I’d liked to do some more. I don’t think that I could have done it as well by myself. We both contributed to the design and shared in the work.

Consequently, I look forward to the next phase of this project. I think that we’ll need an electrical permit and probably a licensed electrician too. There are a lot of stairs to light. Then there is Actors Equity, for the dancing-girls, direction, choreography and who knows what else. We’ll also need just a few more stairs, if we’re going to span Whitefish Bay and actually make it to Paradise, MI. I wonder if I need to contact the FAA? It’s a good thing that there is no adult supervision around here, at least for the next couple of days, because we have a lot more work left to do and not enough time left to do it all.

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