5-24-15

Weather: Overcast and warm.

Well looks like I missed a day. Sorry but Mom was here and I was a bit pre-occupied. The pic below is Mom in her front yard, about 4 more weeks and she will be waking up here every morning. We had a very relaxing weekend, went from not being able to close on Friday because of paperwork issues to issues being solved, closing taking place, then drinking beers on the deck with mom. Life does not get any better.

 

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5-22-15

Weather: Beautiful, just fricken Beautiful.

Well as luck would have it, (or maybe no luck) a snafu in the paperwork is not allowing us to close on Mom’s house today. Total bummer, and no free beer at the party today. I repeat there is no party at Mom’s today.  Everything will work out though, the paperwork should go through next week, Mom was headed back to Indiana on Sunday to finish packing anyway. Looks like we will have to change it to a U-Haul unloading party on June 20th instead.

FROZEN CRABS AND THE BLONDE FLIGHT ATTENDANT

A lawyer boarded an airplane in New Orleans with a box of frozen crabs and asked a blonde flight attendant to take care of them for him.

 

She took the box and promised to put it in the crew’s refrigerator. He advised her that he was holding her personally responsible for them staying frozen, mentioning in an arrogant manner that he was a lawyer, and threatened what would happen to her if she let them thaw out.

Shortly before landing in New York , she used the intercom to announce to the entire cabin, “Would the lawyer who gave me the crabs in New Orleans please raise your hand to identify yourself?”

Not one hand went up … so she took them home and had fresh-cooked crabs for dinner.

 

There are two lessons here:

1. Lawyers aren’t as smart as they think they are.

2. Blondes aren’t as dumb as many folks think they are.

5-21-15

Weather: Beautiful, at least for the next few days.

Sweet, sunny outside and my Mom is on her way up to close on the house tomorrow. I am busy doing the important things like getting beer on ice and filling the boat with gas. We will be having a little open house Friday night if you are in the area just take a right on the end of Goose Lane, Party should start around 6ish.

Check out this cool link. 

 

5-20-15

Weather: Beautiful.

Although it is only 34 degrees outside at 8am, it is going to be a great day today. Sunshine for the next 4-5 days. We are closing on Mom’s house on Friday so things can’t get much better. A new web cam is in our near future, great view of looking south down the entire lake. But having another yard to take care of is going to be fun. Or maybe not.

 

11 PEOPLE … ON A ROPE 

Eleven people were hanging on a rope, under a helicopter. 

10 men and 1 woman. 

The rope was not strong enough to carry them all, so they decided that 
one had to leave, 

Because otherwise they were all going to fall. 

They weren’t able to choose that person, until the woman gave a very 
touching speech. 

She said that she would voluntarily let go of the rope, because, as a 
woman, she was used to giving up everything for her husband and kids 
or for men in general, and was used to always making sacrifices with 
little in return. 

As soon as she finished her speech, all the men started clapping . . .. . .

5-19-15

Weather: Snow, it won’t stay though.

Snowing like crazy when I was coming home from the bar last night. We even had a little white stuff on the ground this morning. Lots of people around town bitchin about the snow, personally I like it, and I am still hoping them little black bugs freeze to death. It should be getting to the time when they disappear, but then mosquitos and flies will be around, but I can’t blame them, if I could live anywhere I wanted to, I’m sure I would be able to see Lake Gogebic from a few windows of my house.

 

Dr Phil sent me this pic, UP Humming Birds are not pussies, that is snow on the feeder.

hummer

Their three kids, all successful, agreed to a Sunday dinner in their honor.

 
“Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad,” gushed Son No. 1.
‘Sorry I’m running late. I had an emergency at the hospital with a patient, you know how it is, and I didn’t have time to get you a gift.”


“Not to worry,” said the father.
“Important thing is we’re all together today.”
 

Son No. 2 arrived. “You and Mom look great, Dad.
I just flew in from LA between depositions and didn’t have time to shop for you.”
 

“It’s nothing,” said the father.
“We’re glad you were able to come.”
 

Just then the daughter arrived.
“Hello and happy anniversary! Sorry, but my boss is sending me overseas and I was really busy packing so I didn’t have time to get you anything.”
 

After they had finished dessert, the father said,
“There’s something your mother and I have wanted to tell you for a long time.

“You see, we were really poor, but we managed to send each of you to college.

Through the years your mother and I knew we loved each other very much, but we just never found the time to get married.”


The three children gasped and said,
“WHAT? You mean we’re bastards?”
 

“Yep”, said the father,
Cheap ones too!”

5-18-15

Weather: 40’s and Windy.

White caps on Lake Gogebic, maybe the fishing will improve, I have always heard the worse the weather the better the fishing. Check the live cam on the Lake, waves are rolling in this morning.

Bob sent me this pic of a new Meals on Wheels program they are starting in the UP.

meals on wheels

5-17-15

Weather: 70’s and Thunderstorms.

Rain today, good no chance of going out in that damn boat again. Don’t get me wrong it was a fun time, but today I can feel the sunburn kicking in. I am blaming it all on Becker though, she is the one that kept saying “take your shirt off, take your pants off, the sun feels great.” The sun was out for abut half of our 6 your ride, funny how you can still get a burn when the sun is behind the clouds.

The boat we bought ran great though, we were running for about 4 &1/2 hours and only went through 1/8 of a tank of gas. We actually went around the entire lake and bay, only stopping at Fish Tales where I always seem to get their Black and Blue Burger which was great, and then a friends house in the Bay for a short visit.

There were lots of boats out on the Lake, I have never been out there on opening day before, this was probably the best weather we have had, maybe not for fishing, but for boating it was great.

Took a pic of Mom’s house from the lake, can’t wait to close next weekend.

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2-16-15

Weather: 70’s and sunny.

I didn’t go to the bar yesterday so I really can’t say how opening day went. I’ll ask around today. Hopefully Becker and I will get a chance to go for a spin around the lake on the Pontoon Boat today. Running out of stuff to write about, guess it is getting to be time for me to go out and do something stupid again.

 

She was standing in the kitchen, preparing our usual soft-boiled eggs and toast for breakfast,  wearing only the tee shirt that she normally slept in.  As I walked in, almost awake, she turned to me and said softly, “You’ve got to make love to me this very moment!”

 

My eyes lit up and I thought, “I am either still dreaming or this is going to be my lucky day!”

 

Not wanting to lose the moment, I embraced her and then gave it my all; right there on the kitchen table.

 

 

Afterwards she said,”Thanks,” and returned to the stove, her T-shirt still around her neck.

 

Happy, but a little puzzled, I asked,”What was that all about?”

 

She explained,”The egg timer’s broken.”

 

Updated fishing report for Lake Gogebic

fish fishing

5-15-15

Weather: 60 and cloudy. Nice day to go fishing.

Walleye fishing opens today, good luck guys. It seems to me that in the past years opening weekend is some of the best time to fish. I went out early this morning while Becker was still sleeping and caught this one, I bet Becker is going to be surprised when I bring this one home. Happy fishing everyone, I sure had a great morning.

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Henry’s son, David, burst into the house, crying. His mother asked him what the problem was. “Daddy and I were fishing, and he hooked a giant fish. Really big. Then, while he was reeling it in, the line busted and the fish got away.” “Now come on, David,” his mother said, “a big boy like you shouldn’t be crying about an accident like that. You should have just laughed it off.” “But that’s just what I did, mommy.”