Been Busy

I’ve been quite busy at work developing a new website. The site won’t be done for quite some time, as we have probably more data posted than most any other tribal website. At least this keeps me busy and I enjoy it. It keeps me busy and my mind away from the crap that seems to always invade it.
I’m not sure what I’m really trying to say in this post, just some rambling I guess.
My legs are not getting any better and not sure what to do. I’m too damn afraid to go to the doctor. I hardly sleep these days either, not even naps.
I have another 3 day weekend starting Friday. No idea what I’ll be doing, mostly depends on the weather.
I don’t know, I’ve lost my train of thought, so this will end.

Keweenaw Round-trip

Went out yesterday for a Keweenaw round-trip. I was in need of a Keweenaw fix. Knowing there were strong winds out of the south, I thought the shore along the east/south east side of the peninsula would be giving a nice wave show. The waves were coming in strong, but with the water levels being so high I couldn’t get down to the shore line, there was no shore. So I headed up to Copper Harbor to take the western shore back down. While passing the entrance to Brockway Mountain I noticed quite a few tracks in the snow on the road, so I turned to head up. Going up the first steep grade I saw quite a few tracks where people had gotten stuck in the snow (the road isn’t plowed in winter), but I went for it, and had no problems at all. There were a couple 3 foot drifts at a couple of the high points, but the Subie plowed right through. This was a wonderful surprise to find the road was “open” and drivable, that is if you have a good 4-wheeldrive. Didn’t stay up there long, just long enough to get a few photos, as the winds were really blowing up there. I came back down the same way so I could drive the full shoreline, though on the way down I needed to put the Subie in 1st gear on many of the downward hills to keep good traction.
Afterward headed down the shoreline, stopped a couple time for photos, and on home.

Looking Down to Copper Harbor

View From Brockway Mountain

Brockway Mountain Drive

Icy Rock

Another Three Day Weekend

The question is though… What to do on these three day? I would like to get out and about one of the days, but the catch is, it’s deer hunting season starting today, and getting out in the woods isn’t the best idea. I do have a few things to do around the house this weekend, but not three days worth.
So the question remains…what to do.

Not Much Happening, Just New Lighting

’tis a chilly day, though it looks nice out with bright sunny skies. The weather forecast is for a good amount of snow, but so far only a couple passing showers. On the radar it looks like it’s snowing just about everywhere but here. So, because of the forecast I didn’t go anywhere today…again.
What I did do though was take one of the kitchen lights apart to put in an on/off pull. That went okay, but with the newer LED bulbs, it does close up all the way. I wanted the pull because the switch is over to the side and I have kitchen stuff in it’s way, so it’s a pain in the ass to use. Off to Amazon I went to find a cheap replacement. I found the type of light I’ve been looking for for quite some time, a retro Westinghouse flush mount light, and it was only $17.00. The light doesn’t have a pull built into it, but that’s no biggie, I can do that by just using the one I just used. Oh, and yes it will hold the newer LED bulbs. It has chrome around the base, but I think that will look good with the barn wood window frame that the light is above.
Anyway, I guess that’s about all.

What To Do

Not sure what to do today. I’d like to get out and do something, but it’s really dark and gloomy with low clouds. The brief warmup yesterday melted most the snow that was on the trees and such, so the rivers and waterfalls wont be all that great for photos. Even just going for a drive doesn’t seem that nice either. It’s also suppose to get colder as the day go on. Sooo, looks like I’ll just stay home, again.

Snow Shoveling

I’ve had to shovel the front deck a few times already this season, and today was no exception. With my leg and hip the way it is, it’s taking everything I’ve got to get that little bit shoveled. I have no idea how the hell I’m going to be able to snowblow the driveway when the time comes. Today I plan to drive the car up and down¬† the drive to pack the snow down, this way I wont be picking up stones when I do need to use the snowblower. Although, again, I have no idea how I’m going to be able to snowblow. I don’t know what to do.

Update: ¬† Okay, so I ended up using the snowblower today after all. I did the large turning and parking area first, took a break, then did the rest of the drive. I didn’t feel much pain in my leg this time, but I sure as hell did in the front of my hip. I had to stop quite often to let the pain subside, but I got it finished.

Slate River and Snow

Woke up this morning to find about 3 inches of fresh snow had fallen over night. The snow is mostly gone now with the sun shining and temps up in the upper 30s.
Once it got bright enough this morning I grabbed Eli and we headed off to the Slate River in hopes of more snow to go along with the waterfalls. Well, there wasn’t any more snow out at the river than there was at home, but it was still nice. We weren’t out there few long because the sun started to break through the clouds and that’s no good for photos of waterfalls and snow, so we headed back home, though we were still out there a couple hours.
Once we were home I heated up some left-over pizza for my birthday dinner, yes it was early but I was hungry.

Oh, and today I join the 60 years old club. Fucking hooray.

Slate River

Slate River