Weather: 50’s and rainy.

This coming weekend is our Grouse tourney. You must be signed up and paid up by Friday night. Hunters must be in by 6pm Saturday.

The weather is changing, leaves are getting more color and snowmobile season is getting closer. I’ve been working on getting things closed up for winter, hopefully I get done before the snow flies.

I got the camera going at mom’s house yesterday, for now it is just uploading a pic every minute. It has a little different set up so I am going to need to rack my brain to get it to stream video. Due time, we’ll get er going.

The Polite Way to Pee

During one of her daily classes, a teacher trying to teach good manners,
asked her students the following question:
“Michael, if you were on a date having dinner with a nice young lady,
how would you tell her you have to go to the bathroom?”
Michael said: ‘Excuse me, I need to pee.’
The teacher responded: ‘That would be quite impolite. What about you
Sherman, how would you say it?’
Sherman said: ‘I am sorry, but I really need to go To the bathroom. I’ll
be right back.’
‘That’s better, but it’s still not very nice to say the word bathroom at
the dinner table.
And you, little Johnny, can you use your brain for once and show us your
good manners?’
Johnny said: ‘I would say “Darling, may I please be excused for a
moment? I have to shake hands with a very dear
friend of mine, whom I hope to introduce you to after dinner.”
The teacher fainted.


Weather: 50’s and sunny.

This coming weekend is our Grouse tourney. You must be signed up and paid up by Friday night. Hunters must be in by 6pm Saturday.

The Western U.P. Trail Association is looking for volunteers to help brush/sign a new local ORV/Snowmobile trail along the fence line of the “Old Dump” area on Frenchtown Road-Ironwood.  We are meeting at the gate to the old Compost entrance on Frenchtown Road, Sunday, Oct 11, at 10:00 am.  We are hoping to be done by Noon since the trail isn’t very long.  If you have any of the following tools, bring them along:  brush cutters, chainsaws, hole post diggers, sledgehammers, etc. 
We wouldn’t turn down any small loaders either.  :)
Feel free to pass along this message.  Any help would be very much appreciated! 
Thank you in advance,
Western U.P. Trail Association Board of Directors
As you can see above, clubs are working on expanding our ORV trails. Slow but sure they are coming to be. 
As I age, I realize that:
Old age is coming at a really bad time!
I don’t trip over things, I do random gravity checks!

I don’t need anger management. I need people to stop pissing me off!

My people skills are just fine. It’s my tolerance of idiots that needs work. 
The biggest lie I tell myself is “I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
I talk to myself because sometimes I need expert advice.

Sometimes I roll my eyes out loud?

When I was a child I thought nap time was punishment. Now it’s like a mini vacation!

The day the world runs out of wine is just too terrible to think about!
I don’t have gray hair. I have “wisdom highlights”. I’m just very wise.
I like my middle finger best because it always sticks up for me! 
I’ve lost my mind and I’m pretty sure my kids took it!

Even duct tape can’t fix stupid, but it can muffle the sound! 

Wouldn’t it be great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes; come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller! 

Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators. We haven’t met yet!

If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would’ve put them on my knees.

When the kids text me “plz” which is shorter than please.

I text back “no” which is shorter than “yes”.

At my age “Getting lucky” means walking into a room and remembering what I came in there for. 

Chocolate comes from cocoa which is a tree, which makes it a plant,  which means it’s salad….Almost. 

Lord grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can & the friends to post my bail when I finally snap and give me patience and give it to me NOW.


Weather: 60’s and sunny.

This coming weekend is our Grouse tourney. You must be signed up and paid up by Friday night. Hunters must be in by 6pm Saturday.

Too bad for the Lions Fans, I thought you missed a good ending by going to bed at half time. Yet you were the smart ones, you avoided the disappointment. The Lions turned it on in the end, only to have a great defensive plane knock the ball loose. The batted ball in the end zone might end up being another bad official’s call.

During his physical, the doctor asked the patient

about his daily activity level


He described a typical day this way:

“Well, yesterday afternoon, I waded along the edge of a lake,

Drank eight beers, escaped from wild dogs in the heavy brush,

Jumped away from an aggressive rattlesnake,

Marched up and down several rocky hills,

Stood in a patch of poison ivy,

Crawled out of quicksand

And took four leaks behind big trees.”


Inspired by the story, the doctor said,

“You must be one hell of an outdoors man!”


”NAH,” he replied, “I’m just a shitty golfer.”


Weather: 60’s and sunny.

Next weekend is our Grouse tourney.

Mark has a vacation home in Bergland, I think Dr. Phil probably did the video editing. He takes off from Mercer Wi and flies around for a while before landing on another lake. I think he was heading north, you can see the colors are changing as he goes. The video is kind of cool, giving you a bird’s eye view. Enjoy



Weather: 50’s and sunny.

Next weekend is our Grouse tourney.


Congrats to Sue and Sue on getting married yesterday, it was a nice celebration at the bar. Looked like everyone had a good time.

Week 4 in the NFL, we will see how the Packers preform this afternoon.

The pastor’s wife was expecting a baby, so he stood before the

congregation and asked for a raise. After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the pastor’s family expanded; so would his paycheck.
After 6 children, this started to get expensive and the congregation decided to hold another meeting to discuss the pastor’s expanding salary. A great deal of yelling and inner bickering ensued, as to how much the pastor’s additional children were costing the church, and how much more it could potentially cost.
After listening to them for about an hour, the pastor rose from his
chair and spoke, “Children are a gift from God, and we will take as many gifts as He gives us.”
Silence fell over the congregation.
In the back pew, a little old lady struggled to stand, and finally said in her frail voice, “Rain is also a gift from God, but when we get too much of it, we wear rubbers.”
The entire congregation said, “Amen.”


Weather: 50’s and sunny.

Next weekend is our Grouse tourney.

Brother Mark came up to help get Mom’s house ready for winter. Yep I said winter. It will be here before you know it. Actually exactly 58 days. Brothers Pat and Scott are already making plans for sled storage.

Colors are starting to kick into full bloom, I think by next week we will be close to full bloom. Come on up and enjoy a fall color ride with us.




Weather: 50’s and sunny.

Next weekend is our Grouse Tournament, $40 a team, includes a hat and some munchies after 6pm. Must be in by 6pm Saturday, must be paid up Friday night before the bar closes.

Sorry for the no-report yesterday, internet problems once again. It worked for a few days and now back to no phone and no internet once again.

Weather has changed in the UP, you can sure tell Fall is in the air, even the warm days the air feels different. Fall in the UP is my favorite time of the year. No bugs and crisp clean air, good time for a bon fire and your beer does not get warm as fast.

I was pretty busy yesterday, I had to go pick up a bed for Mom and I asked Becker if she wanted to ride with. To the furniture sore we went with a trailer in tow. LOL do you think that I thought for a second that I would get out of there without buying Becker a new sofa? I knew what I was in for, thanks Chub for helping get that damn thing in the house. WOW, what looks easy at the store is a real pain in the ass getting up the hill, steps and then though the doorway. Next time I think I’ll pay more and have it delivered.

Disgusting, but true

Dear Boss:    

I have enjoyed working here these past several years. You have paid me very well, given me benefits beyond belief. I have 3-4 months off per year and a pension plan that will pay my salary till the day I die and a health plan that most people can only dream about.


I plan to take the next 12-18 months to find a new position. During this time I will show up for work when it is convenient. In addition, I fully expect to draw my full salary and all the other perks associated with my current job.

Oh yeah, if my search for this new job proves fruitless, I will be back with no loss in pay or status. Before you say anything, remember that you have no choice in the matter.


I can and will do this.




Every Senator or Congressman running for President. 


Weather: Did we have a frost.

30.6 degrees at 5am today. Hopefully the colors will get a kick in the ass. Them damn cluster flies too. Next weekend is our Grouse Tournament, $40 a team, includes a hat and some munchies after 6pm. I’ve heard the grouse are kind of scarce this year, be interesting to see how many are brought in. Hopefully I make it all day this year, during last year’s tournament I think I came down with a bout of Vertigo, all of a sudden I was dizzy as hell and couldn’t focus on anything. Even watching TV made me dizzy. Weird stuff, it has happened to me a couple of times. And no, I was not drinking.

Today is the last day of September, 62 more days until the trails open, holy crap, it better start getting colder.

A bookseller conducting a market survey asked a woman – “Which book has helped you most in your life?” The woman replied – “My husband’s cheque book !!” 

A prospective husband in a book store “Do you have a book called, ‘Husband the Master of the House’? Sales Girl : “Sir, Fiction and Comics are on the 1st floor!”. 
Someone asked an old man: “Even after 70 years, you still call your wife darling, honey, luv. What’s the secret?” Old man: “I forgot her name and I’m scared to ask her.” 
Husband to wife – “Today is a fine day.” 
Next day he says: “Today is a fine day.” 
Again next day, he says same thing – “Today is a fine day.” 
Finally, after a week, the wife can’t take it and asks her husband – ‘Since last week, you have been saying “Today is a fine day”. I am fed up. What’s  the matter?’  Husband : Last week when we had an argument, you said, “I will leave you one fine day.” I was just trying to remind you.



Weather: Cool but nice.

Another Packer win in the books. Congrats to all the Packer fans. Busy day today, getting rid of pop cans and getting Charter internet at Mom’s house today. Time for another webcam.

A football coach walked into the locker room before a game, looked over to his star player and said, “I’m not supposed to let you play since you failed math, but we need you in there. So what I have to do is ask you a math question, and if you get it right, you can play.” The player agreed, and the coach looked into his eyes intently and asks, “Okay, now concentrate… what is two plus two?” The player thought for a moment and then he answered, “4?” “Did you say 4?!?” the coach exclaimed, excited that he got it right. At that, all the other players on the team began screaming, “Come on coach, give him another chance!”


Weather: High in the 50’s this week.

Fall is in the air. We hay even have a frost or two this week. We had a hell of a summer, I am sure everyone will be complaining as the weather turns, but who could possibly complain about this summer. And speaking of Packer Fans LOL, Packer game tonight, hopefully Rogers and the rest of the crew can pull their game together. They have showed good promise but have also played less than so so at times. But 2-0 is 2-0 and sometimes it is better to be lucky than good. Hopefully we see them pull it all together tonight and have a great game against the Chiefs. (So Sorry Kim and Dale)



Sgt. Schultz’s long lost daughter has been found.