A Cool Start

So I think I can finally say that summer is here. Just about all of the trees have filled out. I have cut the grass at least 3 times, Nora has all of her flowers planted, I planted a small garden today, the mosquitos have arrived in full force and all of the snowbirds have returned to Jacobsville. With that said, the summer so far has been a cool one. Most daytime highs have been in the low 60’s with lows just about every night in the low to mid 40’s.

I’m not complaining by any means. With the exception of the arrival of the mosquitos, it has been perfect weather for working outside. Most of our days in the last 7-8 have been sunny, with a breeze, sometimes a strong breeze, but that is how I will take it for doing the outdoor work that comes at the end of each winter. I don’t work quite as hard and fast as I used to, so I find myself wearing a sweatshirt most of the time, but I know the 70’s and 80’s will soon be here on a regular basis.

We have have had some 70’s and 80’s too and is was just around a week ago when we strung 2-3 of them in a row. We haven’t had any need for the AC, as Lake Superior has been doing a great job of that so far. Sometimes a bit too good of a job! it’s amazing what just a couple of hundred feet will do!

Memorial Day we hosted a little outdoor cookout and the temps at the cemetery during the service were in the low 80’s, yet at our place, they were in the upper 60’s to around 70. Thankfully the mosquitos had not really appeared yet, so we were all able to enjoy a great day under the sun and getting caught up on how everyone’s winter went. We really have a great little community here in Jake. I was not around in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s to witness the community then, but I hear the stories about how close knit the community was and I am happy to say that things seem to be very similar these days, only a very new crowd, with just a few from the 60’s and 70’s still hanging around! 

Before forget, I have two pieces of info to share. First is that the Laurium Glacier melted on Memorial Day. It was a little surprising to me that it did not make it into June, as it was still considerably large in mid May, but I guess the 50’s and 60’s and all the rain we had the final 2 weeks of May was enough to do it in. I have not yet gone in to figure out who the winner is, but will be doing so in the next day or two.

The second item is that I was asked to do a podcast interview with Logan Hyrkas on his “The Obsessed Podcast”. It was a fun interview to do and we really got into a lot of the things that have shaped my life. So if you are interested in knowing more about your’s truly, have a listen! Just be sure to give yourself 1 hour and 35 minutes! I am grateful for the opportunity to chat with him and share more about what made me the person I am today.

Really not much else to say, I have been busy with a number of different things, including STILL handling my brother’s estate as well as now my mom’s. I am also spending quite a bit of time at the Barndeeminimum. The bathroom just needs some trim and the flooring put down and it will be 100 percent done. I also have to prime the rest of the apartments walls and ceilings and plan to get that done this week. Nora has said she will handle the painting of the walls and once that is done, the flooring can go down, which Grace has said she will help me with, trim will go in last and then apartment will be done! It will be quite nice to have that done! Then it’s on to finishing the shop, but there will be a lot of enjoying summer going on too!

Last but not least is the full sized version of this entry’s intro picture. I don’t need to most of you what it is, but Nora went for an evening drive around the “Loop”, swinging by White City to have a look as well. I have dozens of photos of the lower entry light, but yesterday evening’s lighting, the clouds and the yacht coming in compelled me to take another pic!

Good Night From the Keweenaw.