Weather: Colder temps.
Trail conditions: Getting better.
Lost wallet between Bergland and Ironwood, Ben from Beaver Dam Wi. If found please call the bar and I will put you in touch with him.
Are the groomers on strike?, Do they groom around here any more? Can I get money back on my trail sticker? Lots of comments yesterday on trail conditions. High temps, rain and heavy traffic are not a good combination. The groomers were not able to go out for a couple days because it was too warm. Sorry folks but you need to understand, we cannot control the weather. When the temps get into the high 30’s the groomers will do more harm than good. I am the last one to make excuses for conditions, but last weekend was beyond our control.
The good news, temps are back down and groomers are back out. Today’s conditions should be a lot better. The rest of the week (except for Tuesday) temps are all below freezing with a chance of an inch or so here and there. Trail conditions should be good this week and heading into the first week of March.
Reminder: People you can not ride M-28 with your sleds, cops were giving tickets yesterday to those riding the highway. Also loud pipes are going to get you a ticket. We have lost trails do to excessive noise from sleds, the DNR is serious about ticketing for noise.
LAST WEEK WAS MY BIRTHDAY AND I DIDN’T FEEL VERY WELL WAKING UP THAT MORNING. I WENT DOWNSTAIRS FOR BREAKFAST HOPING MY WIFE WOULD BE PLEASANT AND SAY, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!”, AND POSSIBLY HAVE A PRESENT FOR ME. AS IT TURNED OUT, SHE BARELY SAID GOOD MORNING, LET ALONE “HAPPY BIRTHDAY.” I THOUGHT… WELL, THAT’S MARRIAGE FOR YOU, BUT THE KIDS WILL REMEMBER. MY KIDS CAME INTO BREAKFAST AND DIDN’T SAY A WORD, SO WHEN I LEFT FOR THE OFFICE, I WAS FEELING PRETTY LOW AND SOMEWHAT DESPONDENT. AS I WALKED INTO MY OFFICE, MY SECRETARY, JANE SAID, “GOOD MORNING, BOSS, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” IT FELT A LITTLE BETTER THAT AT LEAST SOMEONE HAD REMEMBERED. I WORKED UNTIL ONE O’CLOCKAND THEN JANE KNOCKED ON MY DOOR AND SAID, “YOU KNOW, IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY OUTSIDE, AND IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY, LET’S GO OUT TO LUNCH, JUST YOU AND ME.” I SAID, “THANKS JANE, THAT’S THE GREATEST TH ING I’VE HEARD ALL DAY. LET’S GO!” WE WENT TO LUNCH. BUT WE DIDN’T GO WHERE WE NORMALLY WOULD GO. WE DINED INSTEAD AT A LITTLE PLACE WITH A PRIVATE TABLE. WE HAD TWO MARTINIS EACH AND I ENJOYED THE MEAL TREMENDOUSLY. ON THE WAY BACK TO THE OFFICE, JANE SAID, “YOU KNOW, IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY… WE DON’T NEED TO GO BACK TO THE OFFICE, DO WE?” I RESPONDED, “I GUESS NOT. WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN MIND?” SHE SAID, “LET’S GO TO MY APARTMENT.” AFTER ARRIVING AT HER APARTMENT JANE TURNED TO ME AND SAID, “BOSS, IF YOU DON’T MIND, I’M GOING TO STEP INTO THE BEDROOM FOR A MOMENT. I’LL BE RIGHT BACK.” “OK.” I NERVOUSLY REPLIED. SHE WENT INTO THE BEDROOM AND, AFTER A COUPLE OF MINUTES, SHE CAME OUT CARRYING A HUGE BIRTHDAY CAKE… FOLLOWED BY MY WIFE, KIDS, AND DOZENS OF MY FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS, ALL SINGING “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”. AND I JUST SAT THERE… ON THE COUCH… NAKED.