Emerging from the Fog


The Honorable James L Oberstar Emerges from the Fog

It was a dark and stormy night… That was last night. It rained all night. The tap-tap-tapping on the roof kept waking me up. This was preceded by yesterday’s rain and the day’s before that and then the day’s before that. We’ve had a lot of rain, about three days worth, but none today and then, ta-da! The sun came out and it was a beach day. We’ll get a sunset tonight for sure. Maybe, I’ll even get to see stars tonight? I hope that I can stay up late enough. We did a lot today.

Earlier today, the four of us (Bubs, Harry, Anne and I — or is it me?) all trooped into town. First up was laundry. I got to escape for a while during the wash cycle and headed down to Portage, where setup was underway for a basketball tournament tomorrow. I also got pictures of a lake boat locking through. Lunch was a Chinese buffet, at which I thoroughly pigged-out. Afterwards, we shopped Jo-Ann’s (don’t ask), then more food at Meijer’s and back to cabin & beach…

Orange Hour


Orange Hour

Well, it was another rainy day and another good day for playing games in the cabin. The photo is again not representative of the weather. Bubs had her 70th high school reunion luncheon. There were sixteen alumni in attendance, out of a class of about two-hundred graduates. We did fish for dinner at the Cozy Inn. There was a pretty good turnout tonight. Rey and Becca departed for parts south directly from the restaurant. So, now I am the youngest person in the cabin. 😉

Dappled Sunset


Dappled Sunset

This photo is not from today, which was more of a cabin day then a beach day. I woke up to the tap-tap-tapping of a steady rain falling on the uninsulated roof of the sleeping porch and then it rained off and on throughout the day. When it was not raining, it was still pretty dreary and cold out, not a beach day. We’ve had a lot of rain so far this summer, which has been good for the bugs, bad for the road and kind of meh for the rest of us, but now that it is getting hot down south, the weather up here should get nicer. 

We played games today to pass the time, Scrabble, Dominion and Civilization. Rey won the Scrabble game by placing two 7 letter / +50 point plays, but still only beat Anne by twenty points. I lost the Dominion game badly, again. Mainly, because the rules keep changing from game to game, when Rey and Becca change the types of cards used. Later, I found solace with a computer game of Civilization. Bubs and Harry went off to a high school reunion event. Leaving the rest of us to fend for ourselves come dinnertime. So, Anne, Rey, Becca and I will all troop over to Pickles for dinner tonight.