He was a talker. Paul, out internet installer, stretched to three hours what was basically, a one-hour job, but it is done now and we now have broadband internet. In addition to fiberoptic internet, we got a new landline, an Amazon Firestick, but no TV to use it on and a pizza cutter. After having spent all morning with him, we decided to go into the Soo for lunch. We chose the Lock View, which was as good as always. There was a lot of smoke in the air downtown, from the Canadian fires. So much that you could not see the tops of the construction cranes that are building the new lock, while standing on Portage. You could smell and taste the smoke and it bothered Anne’s eyes. We wore N95 masks for the half-block walk from the car to the restaurant. Further inland at Meijer’s the smoke was much reduced, but still noticeable. Back at the cabin, the smokey haze had cleared. We even got a bit of a sunset.