Campground – Day 29

Awake at 1:30 AM with sharp pains in my head. It feels like a long needle being pushed through my brain. Oh well, doesn’t really matter, it’s not like anyone gives a shit anyway.
I saw on Facebook from NWS’s webcam the northern lights were out at about 12:30 AM, I went out and looked, nothing now.
It’s suppose to be a really nice day today, what to do? Oh, that’s right, not a fucking thing. Maybe go for a drive, I don’t know, maybe just sleep.


Well I did end up going for a drive today, and discovered new areas/lakes. I drove out Pike Lake Rd., followed that and turned on each side road that went to a lake. Pike Lake Rd. comes starts at M-38 and meanders to M-26 near Twin Lakes State Park. Once on M-26, I just headed back up to Houghton and then to the camper.
Fall colors are starting, but only in a few spots and areas. There was about 50-60% around Toivola, but most of the trip there was just spots here and there with color.
Anyway, it was good to get out, even if it was just for a little while. I need to do it more, it helps me forget all the shit that’s going on.
Following are photos from the drive.

The start of Pike Lake, sort of a swamp.
Pike Lake Panorama
Clear Lake. This was a really nice spot, high on a ridge over looking the lake.
Clear Lake
Sandy Lake
Emily Lake

Campground – Day 22

It’s the weekend, but as I’ve said before, while I’m here, weekends suck. Another warm night and morning with a temp of 65°, but it looks like there might be some rain coming in, we’ll see.
Other than that, it’s just another day of sitting around.


Pretty much a do nothing day, as are most while staying here. I did make a run into Houghton to go to Walmart for some tee-shirts, socks and underwear. The reason for getting those items is due to me still not getting any laundry done. I hate laundromats!
This campground is a zoo with kids this evening. People are even parking across the road at the roadside park. They are all coming here for trick-or-treat during the campground’s Harvest Festival. Tomorrow the place should empty out, and then I’ll go to the other end to have a look at another site to move to. I have to move Monday, they are closing down this end of the campground for the season.

Campground – Day 21

Another warm night with lows only reaching around 65° and clear skies. I was up around 2:00 AM. The campground is filling up for the weekend and for the campground’s Harvest Festival.
I really, really hope to hear something from my lender today about a closing date. I’m running out of time here and need to get moving. The sellers are in the same circumstance.


This fucking place is packed, packed with kids. :/ They are all here for the campground’s harvest festival.
Heard a little from my lender about the house today. –  “I just spoke with the appraisal company and they said the final inspection was received today and it is now in quality review. We should receive a copy by Monday. The file will then go back to the underwriter for clear to close review.”
This house shit can’t come to an end soon enough. It could have been done a couple weeks ago if it weren’t for the place being a manufactured home with all the extra shit involved because of that.

Campground – Day 20

Twenty fucking days in this fucking campground and camper. Weather is warm, 60°, and humid with sunny skies.
Grizwald had a tough morning getting out of the camper. I always have to help him, but this morning was harder on him. The smooth hard flooring wouldn’t allow him to get a grip to stand up to get out the door. We have to get the fuck out of here!

Nothing really much else for the rest of the day. Grizwald continued to have a hard day. I’m sure being in this fucking cramped camper doesn’t help. My back is fucked due to having no place to sit, or sleep, comfortably and having to lift Giz into the camper.

Campground – Day 19

Warm start for the day, 63° at 6:00 AM. We’re forecast to be up in the low 80’s again today with mostly sunny skies. At least the humidity isn’t bad, and I guess I should try to enjoy the warmth, it wont be around much longer.
House update – I asked if I could get a closing date yesterday, but my lender said he couldn’t give a firm date for a couple more days until the underwriters are done. So now it’s just a waiting game.


Nothing else really for today, just that it’s hot out, 83°. No news on the house today, though I didn’t really expect any. I tried sitting outside with the dogs, but they were getting over heated after a short time, so we came back in to the air conditioning. The noise from the road is really getting to me, mainly all the trucks that pass by.
Anyway, I guess that’s it, unless something happens which is doubtful.

Campground – Day 18

Much warmer this morning, around 60° with cloudy skies. Forecast is for highs reaching around 80° and sunny. Pretty much the same for the rest of the week.
Last night’s aurora was a bust, though I guess it really showed in Alaska. It all depends on where the “wave” dips down. Maybe tonight we’ll see it, maybe.
Today I should be getting more house stuff verified. Time is getting short and I (so do the sellers) need to get moved.


The label cert. and foundation cert. came in good/clean on the house today. I believe all the conditions are met now, so now I need a closing date. I did ask my loan officer, but he said he should now more in a couple days. Argh
I need to get out of this fucking cramped camper.

Campground – Day 17

Seventeen fucking days in this campground. Not quite a cool this morning, it’s about 47° with clear skies. This week should stay nice with the temps slowly on the rise.
I have to check with the seller to see if all the little things are done, then I can order the re-checkups and get this fucking ball rolling and get the house closed on.

To be continued…

Nothing much the remainder of the day, just work. At least I had a little something to do.
The Aurora forecast is good for tonight, but quite strong for tomorrow night. I have the camera setup and ready if it happens. Little to no moon for a few nights, so if the aurora does show, there wont be any bright moon to mess things up.

Campground – Day 16

Another cool night and morning, with the around 40°. It’s a nice sunny day with forecast highs to be around 70° or so. I feel like I should be doing something, but I don’t really have anything to do. Fuck I miss yard work.
I want this house shit to be over with so I can move in and try to make it a home. Although, I have a feeling that I’ll be looking for another place very soon, something that I actually like.
Also, I need to talk to someone other than the dogs. Speaking of the dogs, this camper is really hard on Grizwald, he can’t get in or out without being carried/lifted, and he sure doesn’t like that. Eli isn’t getting any exercise due to having to be on a lead all the time, and I can’t take him for a walk because Gizwald can’t go and just can’t leave him alone in the camper, it’s not right.

I hate this sitting around all day, just sit and sit and sit and sit. Not a fucking thing to do. We sit inside. We sit outside. It doesn’t matter, it’s just sitting. My ass is sore from sitting so much.
I did go the the storage building today to check how things were, just the same, stacked up high. I was hoping to see if an old end table was in there, I don’t remember packing it and it’s very important to me. I didn’t see it, but it could be in there, just can’t see it. With the rush and all the runs back and forth, I don’t remember packing it.
I guess that’s about it for day 16, just more sitting waiting for time to go by.