Actually, the week started last Saturday instead of thinking in the usual way that it starts on Monday. Or that's just my way of notching my stick, I suppose. Anyway, it's Saturday again. Last Saturday at this time Elv and I four-wheeler-ed up to our lamp-lit cabin and clambered down the snowbank… Continue reading The Week In Words
(I wrote this on a potential posting on FB and it wouldn't post. FB is such a loser!) Blogger! Yeah Blogger! Our fall picnic by the lake finally materialized yesterday. Almost! It was a windy day so while we loaded our food and paraphernalia( this word is such a lark...parafERnalia! Ha!) I… Continue reading Sailing
Once upon a time, in a land nearby, there lived a family who enjoyed reading books. The man of the house was a logger and sometimes the logging took his family with him to "the bush". When the whole family went logging most of the people in the family had time to read books. So… Continue reading The Story of the Lost Book and the Pink Notice
It all started with a lovely warm fire in our sitting room stove this morning. Of course, Elv and I had no idea that we were creating the setting for a fire call. Just a nice morning of coffee and quiet time by the fire. … Continue reading A Chimney Fire @TheStoneHouse
There has been plenty of sickness at our house and among our church families this winter. Looking back I realize that we had two bugs here in October. That was the beginning of a winter of poor church attendance but doubtless more prayer for each other. Without sounding depressing I'll just state the facts… Continue reading Sickness
It was hot hoecakes for breakfast this morning with either peanut butter and syrup or butter and gooseberry syrup. Then Lance, Elv and I went down to Rice Lake to collect materials for a new closet in the boy's cabin, and 30 new bricks for the patio. We left three people home to mow… Continue reading Saturday Scribbles
Of Attitudes and Prerogatives How many of you have had to remind business or medical professionals of your prerogatives? Or am I the only one who runs into this? Here's my newest scenario. Elv burned his hand on the welder exhaust yesterday while working around his pickup. Joe, the Nortrax mechanic who was also on… Continue reading What Do You Do?
We had a bear wander into our local grocery store last night. http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/local/64651987.htmlWe have had bears wander through our Northwoods lawn many times. I took a picture of this bear on his foray through here last summer. This kind of thing is so frequent that we have lost our respect and fear of them to… Continue reading Wild Beasts In The Land