I got some good news and I got some bad news

Weather: Sunny

Trail Conditions: Mud hole on the P trail north of the Norwich use VC trail

I have the little house open for rent this winter. $100 a night for up to 3 people, $125 a night for 4-5 people with a 3 night minimum.

WTF  I ordered beef today so I could start ramping up for the season.  That is the good news. The bad news is my beef went up about 35%. Hopefully a fifty cent increase won’t deter you from stopping in and ordering a beef this year.  Oh well, beef is going to be what’s for dinner, soon anyways.  I think next Thursday I’ll be cooking.  Not everyday yet, we’ll see how things go.

Becker and I are still headed north after church Sunday. Yea that’s right I said after church.  My Mom had a mass said for my Dad before she left and it is going to be this Sunday.  Becker even offered to go with me. Way to go Pops, you got us going to church.

A Harley Biker is riding by the zoo in Washington , DC when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.

The biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. 

Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly. A reporter has watched the whole event.

The reporter addressing the Harley rider says, ‘Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I’ve seen a man do in my whole life.’

The Harley rider replies, ‘Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger and acted as I felt right.’

The reporter says, ‘Well, I’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed. I’m a journalist, you know, and tomorrow’s paper will have this story on the front page… So, what do you do for a living and what political affiliation do you have?’ 


The biker replies, I’m a U.S. Marine and a Republican.

The journalist leaves.

The following morning the biker buys the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on the front page:

 

U.S.MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH

 
> …and THAT pretty much sums up the media’s approach to the news these days…

 

Final Timberline Video

Weather: Mild

Trail Conditions: Mud hole on the P trail north of the Norwich use VC trail

I have the little house open for rent this winter. $100 a night for up to 3 people, $125 a night for 4-5 people with a 3 night minimum.

I dropped the timer for Porky the snow gauge and it doesn’t work anymore.  So until I get another one, it’s lights out for Porky.  Two flood lights would be a little expensive to run all the time.  Besides it is going to be a little while before we need a snow gauge.

Other than that, slow up here right now, not much going on, next week Becker and I are going to head north and do a little SxS riding.  I think we are going to trailer to Calumet and then ride from there.

Here is the final link to Timberline Sports’s Addition project.

Ole goes to the doctor and says, “Everywhere I touch with my finger hurts.”

The doctor asks “What do you mean?”

So Ole shows him what he means. He touches his knee and says “Ouch!” Then he touches his chest and says, “Ouch!” Then he touches his shoulder, “Ouch!”

The doctor looks at Ole and shakes his head. “Ole you dummy, you got a broken finger!”

 

Another Monday Yippeeee

Weather: Mild

Trail Conditions: Mud hole on the P trail north of the Norwich use VC trail

I have the little house open for rent this winter. $100 a night for up to 3 people, $125 a night for 4-5 people with a 3 night minimum.

Ole Mother Nature is going to need to get her ass in gear if we are going to have snow for Deer season.  Only 25 more days and we need about 2 inches covering the UP Mother.  Then hit us with about 24 more inches in 40 days.

We are going to have a Halloween Party next Friday 10-31.

A few weeks ago I road with state Rep. Scott Dianda on the Veterans ride out of Wakefield, we talked about cleaning up the Bergland store mess and I asked him if there was something the residents could do to help.  He mentioned writing or emailing different agencies and said that he would provide me addresses.  Well it has been more than 2 weeks and I have emailed hie office several times.  Sorry, no luck yet.  Maybe I should have talked to Sen. Casperson more.

scottdianda@house.mi.gov is our State Representative

Click Here to be redirected to Senator Tom Casperson’s page to send him your comments.

A young New York woman was so depressed that one night she decided to end her life by throwing herself into the ocean. 

Just before she could leap from the docks, a handsome young man stopped her.
“You have so much to live for,” said the man. “I’m a sailor, and we leave for Italy tomorrow. I can stow you away on my ship. I’ll take care of you, bring you food every day, and keep you happy.”
With nothing to lose, and having always wanted to go to Italy, the woman accepted.
Under the cover of darkness, the sailor brought her aboard and hid her in a small but comfortable compartment in the ship’s hold. From then on, every night he would bring her sandwiches and a bottle of red wine, and he would make love with her for hours.
A week later she was discovered by the captain during a routine inspection.
“What are you doing here?” asked the captain.
“I have an arrangement with one of the sailors,” she replied.
“He brings me food, and I get a free trip to Italy.”
“I see,” the captain says.
 Her conscience got the best of her, and she added, “Plus, he’s screwing
me.”
“He certainly is,” replied the captain. “This is the Staten Island Ferry.”
 
 

I seen Snow yesterday

Weather: Frost on the Pumpkins

Trail Conditions: Mud hole on the P trail north of the Norwich use VC trail

I have the little house open for rent this winter. $100 a night for up to 3 people, $125 a night for 4-5 people with a 3 night minimum.

Although it was not the first snow flakes in the area this season, yesterday was the first I saw them. Not a lot, just a few, but enough to put a smile on my face, nothing like the first snow fall that will happen soon.

 

 

A man received the following text from his neighbor:

 
Neighbor: I am so sorry Harry. I’ve been riddled with guilt and I have to confess. I have been helping myself to your wife, day and night when you’re not around. In fact, more than you. I do not get it at home, but that’s no excuse. I can no longer live with the guilt and I hope you will accept my sincerest apology with my promise that it won’t ever happen again.
 
The man, anguished and betrayed, went into his bedroom, grabbed his gun, and without a word, shot his wife and killed her.
 
A few moments later, a second text came in.
 
Neighbor: Damn auto correct!    I meant “wifi”, not “wife” . . . . .
 

Where’s the Beef?

Weather: High in the low 40’s

Trail Conditions: Mud hole on the P trail north of the Norwich use VC trail

I have the little house open for rent this winter. $100 a night for up to 3 people, $125 a night for 4-5 people with a 3 night minimum.

Cooler today, but then warmer next week. I’m ready to see a little snow. Hopefully for deer season we have a few inches on the ground.

I bought a new freezer for the bar, I guess now I better order something to go inside of it so I am not cooling an empty freezer.  What should I order, Italian beef, buns, and cheese maybe? I’m getting hungry for a beef, possibly a double bacon cheese burger too.

 

Ole was driving in traffic when he was flagged down by a man whose truck had broken down. The man walked up to the Ole’s car and asked, “Are you going to Oslo?”

“Sure,” answered Ole, “Do you need a lift?”

“Not for me. I’ll be spending the next three hours fixing my truck. My problem is I’ve got two chimpanzees in the back which have to be delivered to the Zoo. They’re a bit stressed already so I don’t want to keep them on the road all day. Could you possibly take them to the zoo for me? I’ll give you fifty dollars for your trouble.”

“I’d be happy to,” said Ole.

So the two chimpanzees were ushered into the back seat of Ole’s car and carefully strapped into their seat belts. Off they went.

Five hours later, the truck driver was driving through the heart of Oslo when suddenly he was horrified. There was Ole walking down the street and holding hands with the two chimps, much to the amusement of the crowd.

With a screech of brakes he pulled off the road and ran over to Ole.
“What the hell are you doing here?” he demanded, “I gave you fifty dollars to take these chimpanzees to the zoo.”

“Ya, I know ya did,” said Ole, “but yust as ve got der it looked like it vas goin ta rain, so ve decided to go see a movie instead.”

Ugly outside today

Weather: Shitty

Trail Conditions: Mud hole on the P trail north of the Norwich use VC trail

I have the little house open for rent this winter. $100 a night for up to 3 people, $125 a night for 4-5 people with a 3 night minimum.

I sure wish the leaves would leave. They are coool to look at when the colors change but they sure are a pain in the ass when they are 2 foot deep in your back yard. Becker worked on them yesterday but now I have to go dump my trailer someplace.

I’m looking for someplace to go for a few days, been checking out Drummond Island.  Or possibly taking the SxS up to the Keeweenaw for a few days.  I’m going to leave it up to Becker, probably depend on the weather.

 

One day Ole gets a plan to make some money so he goes to one of the rich neighborhoods. Ole rings the door bell and says, “Hello, is der anyting I could do for you ta make some money?”

The man thinks and says, “Sure, can paint my porch. You will find all the stuff in the garage.”

Ole says, “O.K., How much vill ya pay me?”

The man says, “How much does fifty bucks sound?”

Ole quickly agrees and get straight to work. The wife who had heard the conversation inside says, “50 bucks, I hope she knows the porch goes all around the house!”

Two hours later Ole knocks on the door and says, “O.K. I am done. Can I have da money now?”

Surprised the man replies, “OK, Let me get the money”

He comes back and Ole says as he is leaving, “By da vay, Dat’s a Ferrari, not a Porch-e!”

Timberline Sports Showroom

Weather: Sunny

Trail Conditions: Mud hole on the P trail north of the Norwich use VC trail

I have the little house open for rent this winter. $100 a night for up to 3 people, $125 a night for 4-5 people with a 3 night minimum.

Foggy this morning and frost on the pumpkins. It is clearing up now and it looks to be a beautiful day. Outside of Timberline Sports building their addition to their showroom, not much else is going on. Click below to see Dr. Phill’s time lapse movie of progress so far.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3lZVUW26v6OY1ZiVlZkS003UGM/view?usp=sharing

Beautiful day in Bergland

Weather: Sunny

Trail Conditions: Mud hole on the P trail north of the Norwich use VC trail

I have the little house open for rent this winter. $100 a night for up to 3 people, $125 a night for 4-5 people with a 3 night minimum.

50’s and beautiful outside.  Check out the webcams, it don’t get much better than today. Not a lot going on today, I was busy cleaning the basement yesterday, today may be time to start on the garage, winter is coming you know.

 

 

 

Ole came home from a long business trip to find his son riding a new 21 speed mountain bike.

“Vere did you get da money for da bike? Dat musta cost $500,” he asked.

“It was easy, Dad,” little Lars replied. “I earned it hiking.”

“Come on Lars,” Ole said. “Tell me da truth.”

“Dat is da truth Dad!” Lars replied.

“Every night you ver gone, Sven, would come over to see Mom. He’d give me a $10 bill and tell me ta take a hike!”

 

Time for a hair cut

Weather: Warmer,gloomy and rainy

Trail Conditions: Mud hole on the P trail north of the Norwich use VC trail

I have the little house open for rent this winter. $100 a night for up to 3 people, $125 a night for 4-5 people with a 3 night minimum.

Dark, gloomy and rainy. That time of year. Something like 47 more days until the trails open. Yippppeeeee

Gonna attack the bar sink today, got some leakage going on under there. I fricken hate plumbing, so I better start early, it takes me at least 3 trips to the hardware store before I get all the right shit. And that is for a simple job. 3 compartment sinks are no fun.  Wish me luck.

Sven sticks his head into Ole’s barber shop and asks “Hey, Ole how long before I can get a haircut?”

Ole looks around the shop and says “about 2 hours,” and the Sven leaves.

A few days later Sven sticks his head in the door and asks…”how long before I can get a haircut?”

Again, Ole looks around at shop full of customers and says “About 2 hours.” Sven leaves again.

A week later Sven sticks his head in the shop and asks Ole “how long before I can get a haircut?” Ole looks around the shop and says “about an hour and a half”. Sven leaves again.

Ole looks over at Nels in the shop and says “Hey, Nels, I’ll give you a free cut if you follow Sven and see where he goes.”

In a little while, Nels comes back into the shop laughing hysterically. Ole says, “Dis must be good, ver did he go ven he left here?”

Nels replies, “Ole he vent to your house!”

Back to Normal

Weather: Warmer and rainy

Trail Conditions: Mud hole on the P trail north of the Norwich use VC trail

I have the little house open for rent this winter. $100 a night for up to 3 people, $125 a night for 4-5 people with a 3 night minimum.

New week, back to the norm I guess, Mom went back to Indiana so now I have no excuses left, I better get the fall jobs done. Short and sweet today, just like me LOL!

 

After 9 years of marriage, Becker and I went in for counseling. When asked what the problem was, Becker went into a tirade listing every problem we had ever had in the years we have been married. On, and on, and on – neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and unlovable, an entire laundry list of unmet needs she had endured.
Finally, after allowing this for a sufficient length of time, the therapist got up, walked around the desk and after asking the Becker to stand, he embraced and kissed her long and passionately as I watched – with a raised eyebrow. Becker shut up and quietly sat down as though in a daze.
The therapist turned to me and said, “This is what Becker needs at least 3 times a week. Can you handle this?”
“Well, I can drop her off here on Mondays and Wednesdays, but on Fridays, I go 4 wheeling.” I said.