Garbage News

Yeah, news about garbage. To make a long story a little shorter, I have an out building (barn) full of household trash/garbage. Now the reason for this is part laziness and part no garbage pickup in this area. So since owning the place, we started out just being here every other weekend, so we just put the garbage in the barn. Then we moved here and kept forgetting that Saturday is the day to take the garbage down the road to where a truck is for a couple hours for everyone in the area to drop off their garbage at $2.00 a bag. So as time went on, the garbage was piling up, and up. Well, after calling many places for either curb-side pickup or dumpster drop-off, everyone said no, they don’t do that. So today thought I’d call KBIC again to see if they would/could do something for me, and they said yes. Yay! They can’t drop a dumpster off until the first week in May, but that’s fine, it give the ground some time to dry and firm up where it will be place. The real good thing is the price, $100 total for the drop-off and pickup.
This is the best news I’ve had in close to a year.

Piss On It

That’s what I said today, piss on it. I didn’t go out for a drive, the winds were a bit too much and making the windchill down near 0°F. Around 8:00 AM I did drive into Houghton to stop at WallyWorld, that’s the only time I’ll go there, early in the morning before the morons get there, to pick up a couple things, but that it for a drive. Oh, I did get a couple gas cans filled just in case of a power outage tomorrow with the heavy snow that’s forecasted. Other than that, I haven’t really done a damn thing today. Very fucking boring with no-one to talk to or look forward to talk to.

Huron River Hike

Today, finally today I was able to get out for a hike. It was oh so needed. I headed out to hike along the Slate River near Black Slate Falls and Quartzite Falls, but the river was still mostly iced over. Big disappointment. So, I headed up to the Huron River near Big Erick’s Falls.
I parked Hank (the Jeep) and started walking down river, stopping many times for photos in the usual spots, only this time I was able to walk out on the snow/ice a bit toward the middle of the river. That was pretty cool.
The temp was about 40°F, so I didn’t want to stop yet, as my plan was to hike a bit, so I carried on. There was a path to follow on top of the snow, yes on top, no sinking in. I followed the path stopping here and there for another photo or just to take it in. I hiked for about 2 miles down river until my foot was hurting too much and it looked like I might be heading into the thick, so I turned around and headed back.
All in all, was a nice hike and it sure is great to be out on the rivers and woods again.

Big Erick’s Bridge over the Huron River

Huron River

Huron River

Huron River

Huron River

Huron River hike path – Google Earth map.