People

Went grocery shopping this morning, now I’m completely broke because of my fuckup with being overdrawn. Anyway, people…the people around here is one of the nice things about living here, the people. Stop to get gas, someone strikes up a conversation. In line to pay for groceries, someone strikes up a conversation. This happens just about every where you might go around here, just plain old nice people. One of the things I didn’t like about living down state was the people, too many are stuckup assholes.
I’m going to try and get some work done around the property today, but it looks like I might be dodging rain showers and/or thunderstorms. To do this, I had to fill a couple gas cans today, and that didn’t help with my finances, but I had zero gas, so I had to get it.

Anniversary

Wish I could say Happy Anniversary, but I can’t.
Now to top this day off, I’m $168 overdrawn on my bank account. Fuck! For a few weeks now I’ve been keeping enough to cover the checks I wrote to KBIC for the dumpster, well as time went by, I forgot about it. Now the checks have gone through and I’m overdrawn. I have’t been overdrawn in many years. This sucks!

Top of Big Falls

I Sometimes Wonder

I do, I wonder why I work so hard around the house trying to make it look nice. Why should I care? It’s not as if anyone will ever see what I’m doing or have done. So why do it? I don’t know. Maybe it’s just a need to keep busy, I don’t know. I’ve done a number of things inside and out that I think are nice, but why, why should I give a shit, it’s just me and the dogs.
I don’t know, I just sometimes wonder way.

Not Much, Just Mowing

Not much happening today, just did some mowing. Hmm, mowing, it seems like I mow just about every day during summer. I guess that’s what I get for clearing away so much tall grasses and such. The only other thing besides work, was after dinner I sat out back with the dogs for a while. That was nice, nice and sunny and temp in the low 70s.

Here’s a photo from the other day while lost, so I guess it wasn’t a waste being lost, this was a really nice spot.

East Branch Huron River

Big Falls – East Branch Huron River

Went out today to Big Falls along the East Branch Huron River. I’ve been here many times, but each time is a little different. One time there was even a tree lying the middle of the left fall. Somewhere between 20 – 25 years ago I found this waterfall completely by accident out two-tracking, then quite a few years later I went hunting for it without success. A few more years passed and bingo, found it again. Now that I live UP here, I frequent these falls at least once a year, if not more. After taking photos down in the usual spot, I decided to hike up river a ways. Wow, it’s beautiful just above the falls, but very difficult to get down to the rivers edge, which I didn’t, or couldn’t, do today. The bank down is steeper and maybe longer than the normal photo area. I did make it to the bank a little further up river, but it’s not as nice, not as rugged. Ah well, maybe next time.

After spending some time at the falls, I headed back to Black Creek Rd. and turned south knowing that eventually I would come out on Ravine River Rd. Well, that didn’t work out so well…I got lost. I made a turn that made a loop around and back to Black Creek Rd. Well in taking that loop, it bypassed the turn on Black Creek Rd. that needed to be taken, and that’s where I got lost, either finding a dead end or trails that looked mighty muddy and I wasn’t into getting covered in mud again, not this time. So, I ended up back-tracking and that’s when I saw the turn I missed by taking the detour loop.

Made it back to town, got a Jeep wash and went to Shopko for some curtains and a couple hanging plants, then home.

Big Falls – Right Side/Fall

Big Falls – Left Side/Fall

Big Falls

Right side of Big Falls with sun streaks from about half-way up the cliff that must be climbed down, then back up.

East Branch Huron River Just Below Big Falls

Trout Lily

Spring Beauties