One Year

Today, one year ago, marks the start of the worst year in my life, and it seems to only be getting worse. There have been times of hope, but all those to have deflated. I hope this year will be better, but it to isn’t looking very promising.
My plains for today are/were to get out and try to enjoy myself, but it’s going to be some damn hot again, into the 90’s, that it’s not good for the Jeep on trails and the bugs are out in force with the heat. I still might go, just don’t know. Also I haven’t slept well in days, weeks really due to the heat and all the crap running through my head.
I don’t know, I just don’t know what to do about anything right now.

Housing and Outing

Went out again today to look at a couple more houses that I had appointments to see, but no dice, again. Everyone I’ve talked with isn’t willing to work a land contract and I can’t get a fucking loan. I need a year or so to get my credit back up and in order. There’s no fucking rentals around due to people displaced from the flooding and many students are staying here because they are afraid they wont be let back in the country due to the Asshole in Chief, the person that stays part-time in the White House.

So after striking out again on housing, I went for a drive out past Copper Harbor to Horseshoe Harbor and went for a little hike and took some photos. I then went down the road further and made a loop back to Copper Harbor, along the shore and back home. Damn, the tourons are out in force today, driving fucking 40mph in 55mph zones, and they fucking wont pull over to let people pass.

Anyway, a bit about the rocks around Horseshoe Harbor…
The rocks at Horseshoe Harbor are 20-30, some areas closer to 40, feet high.
This is some of the oldest exposed bedrock on Earth.
These are the structures formed through sequences of volcanic activity separated by weathering and erosion. Initially, about a billion years ago, lava poured onto the Earth’s surface from openings created by a Mid-continent rift. The lava filled the valley created by the rift, and cooled rather quickly forming the basalt and rhyolite found here. During a time of little or no volcanic activity, weathering and erosion from the edge of the volcanic rift along with ancient mountains led to deposition of sediments in the rift valley. These two processes alternated over time. The immense weight caused the entire area to sink, and become cemented together. Finally, a collision of continental plates caused the entire rock formation to be tilted and revealed the structures that you see here today at Horseshoe Harbor. They are formed mainly of igneous rock, with a high percentage of densely formed basalt and rhyolite. Cementing the conglomerate structure is a small percentage of sedimentary rock such as shale and sandstone which are generally not as strong and durable as igneous formations.

Horseshoe Harbor

Horseshoe Harbor

Horseshoe Harbor 6 Image Pano

Horseshoe Harbor Conglomerate Ridge

Piece of Stromatolite from the Precambrian era and are the earliest known fossils on Earth. Stromatolite can be found throughout the Horseshoe Harbor area.

Pond Along Mandan Rd

Keweenaw Shore

Regrouping

Taking a few days off work to regroup within myself. I’ve been way overly stressed and my health has taken a hit by it. Plans are to get out and into the woods, rivers and Superior shore to find some inner peace. Want to get some photography in while out, that always gives me some peace. I’ll also be looking around at and for houses.

Dread

Woke up this morning, what little sleep I did get, with an overwhelming feeling of dread. I can feel my heart pounding throughout my whole body and I’m shaking continuously. Either way, plan to go out searching again today, zigzagging roads looking for signs that haven’t been posted online. All of them that I have seen so for are for sale by owner and I can tell they are way too much just by the looks of the house, big homes. I do need to stop at the store to get some dog food, but don’t really need anything for me, I haven’t eaten. Also, this week I’ll be packing, for where, I have no clue.

Hope Shattered

Went to bed and woke up this morning with hope again, even mowed the front. Now that hope is shattered. I made more calls today to a couple local people to see if they knew of any rentals, land contract, rent to buy homes. Nothing again. Went to L’Anse and drove around. Talked to some people about a house that was for sale there, but I think it’s too much. I have no place to go. I’m trying, I’m trying. And now I’m in pain again, so I need to lay down.