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4 NO's ,, three until vacation!

Monday, August 12, 2013

More errand running today after work.. so glad to finally get some things done. Ready to start packing my wheelie case and DD has more of our daily needs, foods,etc ready to go. 83 degrees so I am really close to finishing up my 80 ounces of water for the day!

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GABY1948 8/13/2013 7:24AM

    Have a great one!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/13/2013 12:42AM

    way more water than I'm getting in but that's good. I sense your excitement at your vacation.

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ALDEBARANIAN 8/12/2013 9:33PM

    emoticon Now that sounds like August weather.

Be with you in spirit on your vacation. It all sounds wonderful. It's a real blessing to be able to share it with DD.

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PATRICIAAK 8/12/2013 6:47PM

    exciting preparations

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KIMPY225 8/12/2013 4:44PM

    Have a great rest of the day!

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4 NO's Sunday

Sunday, August 11, 2013

DD and I walked through the state park yesterday,, while she was snapping pics of the family of swans, three cygnets and the parents, I looked across the lagoon and saw a doe and her two fawns, just out of spots. Strolling along about 60 yards from us I tried to get DD attention, but I am not sure if she got the camera in position in time.
In the past month, the water levels are so low, there is no water flowing from the weir that connects the marsh,which is a higher elevation, to the lagoon which is a huge pond that flows into Lake Huron.

We then went to the library book sale of hundreds of thousands of used books. It was the last day of the sale at the ice arena, so they were very inexpensive!! $3.00/box,, a huge banana box!!!!!!
I got lots of random books, but my two prizes are an Erma Bombeck hardcover that I have never read(the only one I have not read) and a Clive Cussler hardcover.
DD bought about eight or ten, I did not count, but would guesstimate about30, plus hers for $6.00!
One year I found some very old Operetta song books from the turn of the century. I believe they are from an Opera House that stood on the banks of the river here in the 19th century. I paid $.20 each for them.

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SANDICANE 8/11/2013 10:24PM

    I heard water levels are low...I also heard it's b/c too much is being used along the way....

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/11/2013 7:05PM

    It sounds like you ahd a great day. Good deal on the books.

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GABY1948 8/11/2013 12:02PM

    SO glad that you are having a wonderful vacation! It is so nice to find bargains!

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4 NO's Saturday B4 vacation

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Rose and shone early,, lots to do today: We will be walking at the marsh when they open the park gates at 8, then to the ice arena for the library book sale, then on to the store to pick up last minute stuff to pack.
back home to clean windows and start my clothing packing. We already packed the non-perishables last night and checked them off our main list. yes, I remembered the can opener,even though the cabins provide them I have a kitchen-aid one ,,it is getting very hard to use that anymore though.. I can hardly turn the handle,, may have to break down and get an electric one to use when DD is not home. I never thought I would be this bad at this age.. was hoping to be further down the old lady chart...

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/11/2013 12:30AM

    I can't use a hand operated can iopener either

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TRENTDREAMER 8/10/2013 5:20PM

    Have a great vacation!

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GABY1948 8/10/2013 8:35AM

    I am excited for you! Have a GREAT time!

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TINY67 8/10/2013 8:17AM

    Have fun!

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ALDEBARANIAN 8/10/2013 6:46AM

    Definitely get an electric can opener. When you use a pickax the food tends to fly all over.

Have a wonderful walk.

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JSTETSER 8/10/2013 6:28AM

    Enjoy your trip!

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PATRICIAAK 8/10/2013 6:28AM

    excitement mounts

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4 NO's I lived through today!

Friday, August 09, 2013

Why is Friday the longest day of the work week and the weekends the shortest days? Four more working days and I can relax.

It is against the law to bring firewood from the Lower Peninsula to the Upper Peninsula , due to ash-borers here in Michigan, so we will collect some while we are huckleberry picking up there..
Got our red hot/marshie roaster forks packed for s'mores and campfire weenies too!

Got our floater rafts ready and DD found the marine rope to tie them together and add land lines to tie to buoys in the lakes so we do not float to Canada across the lake!!

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PATRICIAAK 8/9/2013 11:30PM

    I'm getting excited for you

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HICKOK-HALEY 8/9/2013 8:11PM

    Sounds like a fun trip is in store! emoticon

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LEANJEAN6 8/9/2013 7:01PM

    No no no!!--Float to Canada---You can visit us! LOL--We are just 200 miles from the US/Canada border----- Enjoy yer holiday! And I do love that tractor---It was purchased in Petoskey, Michigan--Lynda emoticon

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BARBANNA 8/9/2013 6:49PM

    Hope your working days go quick. I have one long working day tomorrow and then I can rest.

Have a great weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 8/9/2013 6:15PM

    LOL I can hear Lake Superior at the eye doc now, "I don't know, doc, I seem to have way more floaters than usual." emoticon

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GABY1948 8/9/2013 3:23PM

    Sounds like you guys are really READY to go! I feel your excitement and am wishing I was going! It will be here soon! Have a great weekend!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/9/2013 2:35PM

    Well, what's the big deal about floating across the lake? You will always float back (or walk)

Wish I could eat roasted marshmallows but i have Diabetes to worry about.. Wonders if there is sugar free marshmallows? I haven't seen them.

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4 NO's Thursday

Thursday, August 08, 2013

An absolutely beautiful day here today. DD mowed both huge lawns, stripped and made our beds, did laundry. I was so tired after work, but lots to do.. Paid bills, have laundry going again, made some calls.
This weekend will be pre-packing and checking things off their lists. We have a space ready on the futon here in the lodge. DD already has most of her things packed.. of course, she is not excited..
I have more hours to work next week, since I took Friday off to tack onto my vacation. We have the lists of restaurants we are going to try, info on all beaches, most of food packed.. check.
that is the easy part... cramming it all into my car with a battering ram and gigungo bungee cords is the hard part. Even with our streamlining this year, two people have lots of stuff for a whole week in the forest.
Once we get to Paradise, we need to have everything,, they roll the streets up at 6PM sharp.. no gas, no food, no nuttin'!!
The first year I went, I had all of my cabin windows open and the only sound was the waves lapping on shore of Lake Superior. Ahhhh.. I can hardly wait..

ONe of the jokes I shared on a couple of my teams is related to our huckleberry picking in the deep forest up there.

Camper: "I heard that grizzly bears won't bother you if you carry a flashlight."

Ranger: "That depends on how fast you carry it."

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ALDEBARANIAN 8/8/2013 8:12PM

    Sounds heavenly. Wish I were there. Have a wonderful vacation.

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GABY1948 8/8/2013 5:43PM

    Have an absolutely WONDERFUL trip...you deserve it!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/8/2013 5:35PM

    cute joke.

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BARBANNA 8/8/2013 5:00PM

    I'm very happy for you! I loved your comment about the bungee cords, LOL You have a wonderful and safe trip!

Thanks for your support on the boat issue with my husband. He read a book recently that gave him the boat buying itch.

I am amazed how quick he has lost the memory of a trip last month. We just got back July 20th from a trip where we chartered a 51 foot Sailing yacht in Grenda. We traveled up to the Grenadine Islands and back with nothing short of a serious disaster. Before we left the water line broke and flooded the boat. This took 1/2 a day to fix so that kept us from going to St Vincent on time. Just a few of the issues: The empeller caused a fire and made the engine overheat so it shut down, the sail topper had a clip that came undone and fell 3 times. The last time the boom fell with the Main sail attached on the biminy which was while smoke was flowing from the cabin,in the middle of a major storm. The refrigerator did not work so we lost a lot of food and the food we ate may have been bad. The anchor line was tangled and did not release more than 60 foot of chain the dingy leaked, so it was always flooded. The phone provided to alert us to bad weather had a missing battery and there was several storms. One major storm occured at the same time as the fire and the falling Main sail. We had a leaking dingy that was always flooded. The trip came to a climax close to end but it took the entire last day to get us back to the Marina. The Yacht charter CEO played it all down as little mishaps....

And now my husband wants to buy a boat????? emoticon emoticon

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DEEGIRL50 8/8/2013 4:26PM

    You'll be ready for paradise! Sounds like you've had a busy week.
Enjoy! emoticon

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POETICGIRL 8/8/2013 4:11PM

    Haha! I love the joke!

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MOSTMOM1 8/8/2013 3:14PM

    Have FUN!!!!! Sounds wonderful.

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