Trying to figure out what days off I want to take before the end of year. I have a little over 4 weeks to kill or I lose the time. The upcoming holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, mean nothing to me anymore, so when to kill the time off? Even time off doesn’t mean much to me now, but I hate to just let it go to waste.


Not knowing where I wanted to go today, I headed for the Keweenaw. At first I was thinking of heading south/southwest, but thought I would wait for the Autumn color to kick in. We, Eli and I, sat on the shore of Lake Superior for a good hour just watching the waves and enjoying the late summer sun.

Lake Superior Shore

Big Betsy River

Northwestern Road Round Trip

Not knowing where I wanted to go yesterday, I decided to head out onto Northwestern Road again. I enjoy taking this road, it’s very remote with some challenging rocky hills and deep forests. The only wildlife I saw was a couple deer, though I was hoping for moose because someone was just on this road and got a photo of one. Oh well. At one of the rustic bridges, over Cedar Creek I believe, the water was flowing over the bridge due to either a beaver damming it up or just debris blocking the flow under the bridge.
Other than the nice drive out in the woods, not much else going. Today I’m just taking it easy, but plan to head out again tomorrow somewhere.

Pea Can Falls

Pea Can Falls

Water Over The Bridge

Yard Sale


It Figures…

Yeah, hardly any sleep tonight. I went to sleep around 10:30 PM and woke  up around 12:30 AM, a whopping 2 hours of sleep. I’ve taken a hot shower, that usually helps me get sleepy so I can take a nap.
This morning I need to take the wheels off the Subie and get things taken apart ready for when UPS arrives with my brake pads and get them installed. If all goes right, I should be able to go grocery shopping later today, that is if I’m not too tired from the lack of sleep.

Update:  I have good rear brakes again! I only replaced the rear, as the fronts looked good. Took the Subie for a quite run down the road to test it, and all is good. I had the wheels off this morning and all ready for UPS to arrive with the new brake pads, but of course they were much later than normal, not arriving until around 3:00 PM. Installing the new brake pads took all of about 1/2 hour was all, and that includes putting the Subbie back on the ground and cleanup.

More Time Off

I’m taking Thursday and Friday off this week, so another long weekend for me. Thursday I’ll be installing new brake pads for the back wheels of the Subie. I need to get some groceries either later Thursday of early Friday, I didn’t go shopping this past week due to the brakes being fucked up. Going for a nice drive around at some point this weekend, not sure where yet, but it really doesn’t matter as long as I get out.

Hummingbird at Morning Glories

I’ve been trying to get a shot like this all summer, finally got one.
I only have 5 females here now, the others left last week and all the males left about 2 1/2 weeks ago. So I’m guessing these 5 will only be here for a couple more days before heading south.

Hummingbird at Morning Glories


I need new rear brake pads. I was told from the lying asshole dealer that the brakes had just been done, stupid me believing him. There is no way in hell that the brake pads wore  out in 8 months with me only driving once or twice a week. Anyway, I started hearing a grinding sound in my left rear brake, at first I though it was just some dirt, but after washing and cleaning the wheels, it was still there. Today I took the wheel apart to see what was up, and sure enough, one of the pads was down to the metal. Of course being a Sunday and tomorrow a holiday, I can’t get the pads until Tuesday. I’m thinking of doing all four wheels, not sure yet. At least disk brake pads are easy to do.
I was planning on going for a drive tomorrow, but I guess that’s out of the question.


Went out tonight to see if the Aurora would show, it did, but not that much. It might get stronger later, but from what I can see, it’s going a tad north of us for a big show. Besides, it’s way past my bed time lol.

Aurora Over Keweenaw Bay

Stars Over Keweenaw Bay With Aurora Glow