Dan has a new profession.
Let me rephrase that; Dan has a new MISSION in life…or at least what remains of our life here at Lake Bardwell.
He is keeping the grackles and cowbirds at bay. The bird seed is for the cardinals and chickadee dee dees, not the grackles and cowbirds.
My fear is he will wear out his chair, the butt end of his jeans and the screen door all within a few minutes of each other. This unvarying up down, up down, is driving me nuts. It must be getting close to time to head home.
But once we are home, and set up our yard feeders again, he will be busy trying to keep the woodpeckers from pecking our yard trees. I don’t know who he thinks kept the woodpeckers away this winter while we have been gone…maybe there won’t be any trees left IN our yard.
We will be leaving here April 1, weather permitting. By that I mean if it isn’t blowing like hell or snowing. We’re planning on taking our time getting back to Michigan. I’ve already found a county park not too far from Jonesboro, Arkansas that we would like to stay in a couple days or so. From there, we don’t know if we’ll come up through Missouri, or cut across through Tennessee. Again, a lot depends on the weather.
The problem we are encountering is once we get to the Michigan area, there aren’t any campgrounds open!! We want to stop and visit the kids, grandkids and rest of the family and some friends before heading back to reality. We want to be home no later than April 15th (has nothing to do with taxes; just a goal!!) and a lot of parks don’t even open till then! Once we get to Lower Michigan or upper Indiana, we can easily drive the rest of the way home in a day…WEATHER PERMITTING.
I have found another thing that I am anxious to get home for…MY OWN WASHER AND DRYER!!! We were really spoiled at Alligator River by having 2 large washers and 2 large dryers RIGHT THERE for our use!! I only had to make one trip to the Laundromat here to wish I didn’t have to do that every week! The prices are reasonable; it’s just the monotony of the job of sitting and waiting. The dryers do not dry as well as my dryer at home so it seems to take forever, so yep, anxious for my own washer and dryer!
I was kind of bored a couple of days ago (when it was cold, rainy and the wind was howling) so I took a test drive on other blogs. Do you ever do that? Just keep hitting the NEXT BLOG at the top of this page??? I found many of them that hadn’t even had a post in the past 3 months!! Then there were a few I read that someone posted to dependably and I thought to myself “OMG!!! I hope that MY blog isn’t as bad as this one! Or this one! OR this one!!” Some of them were pretty darn mind-numbing! I couldn’t get past the first paragraph on most. But there were some that were WAY over the top of THIS Yooper women’s head!! Then there were some that actually gave me the creeps….I wasn’t sure if this particular person had a secret (well, if he is blogging I guess it isn’t a secret) death wish or what! Some drew cartoon characters, and I don’t mean the Bugs Bunny kind. These were the kind you might see in your nightmare…or would GIVE you a nightmare or two. They had artistic talent BUT I guess beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.
So tell me, are you bored yet??
- Cathy Clementz
- A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!