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lorieonthelake @ : Summer 2006
OK, everyone ("everyone" being Beth) -- here's a place to plan ahead for this August's drinking, swimming, pyromania, etc.
Rusty is on his way up to Eagle River right now. I am so jealous I can't stand it.
What is everyone up to this summer? My summer is all about work. Ick.
I hope this early heat keeps the water warm up North!
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Argh, now I'm jealous too! We're up to working around the house and spending too much money on it this year. We need to work on the roof and gutters, so of course instead we reupholstered some chairs and painted several rooms, and now we're trying to get someone to come refinish the wood floors in said rooms. Which is harder than one might think... craftsmen don't return calls, evidently.
Rich is in Las Vegas this weekend and I'm holding down the fort. Of course, last weekend I was in Houston getting together with some internet girlfriends, so don't cry for me or anything. :) It's a nice break from painting. Today was gardening and the farmer's market (boring! I KNOW!).
Hope everyone is well. And yes, I hope the water is thawing this week. :)
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Hey I do know a good floor guy. Like anyone you want to hire to do stuff in your home, it can be tricky to nail him down. But he does very good work. I'll send the number after I find it.
I've been gardening too. We just picked all our cherries (well the ones we could reach with the assortment of ladders) from the tree. I've got to make sure I wash and freeze those after all that work. I wish we would get some decent and consistent rain. PITA to have to water - plus as usual there are water bans in our city.
BTW Houston vs Vegas (baby!) = no contest. Rich wins!
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Well, Rich didn't actually win anything while in Vegas, so I guess it's good he won the "who's getaway is cooler" contest. :)
We'd really appreciate the info on your floor guy, when you have a chance. I'm amazed at how difficult it is to find people who need money/work. It's another of those things that makes me feel like an old codger. ("I can remember when people *wanted* work! They'd walk ten miles in the rain both ways to get it!")
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I talked to Bruiser and he said the lake is beautiful! They had some 100 degree days up there so maybe, just maybe the water will hold some heat.
Can not wait to see you guys!! Work has been brutal for me and for a little bit there I wasn't even sure I could make the trip. But it's all looking good now. We were going to try to stay there for 2 full weeks but work is too demanding.
BTW, i did forget about the floor guy. Are you guys still looking for someone? We have been such slackers at home, no major projects this year. Though I almost bought a pool!
See you in a couple of weeks.
Oh, BTW, we did get a karaoke machine. fun, fun, fun.
Hi Beth, this is Rich using Lorie's user name. Yeah, I've been hoping the same thing about the lake temperature this year. It would be nice if I could go in without my usual blood-curdling screams of shock, huh?
I've started a new job. Same agency, but I'm now in the accounting department doing payroll and A/P. I've only completed my first full week, but MAN, am I ready for Eagle River this year!
Thanks for thinking of us regarding your floor guy, but we did find someone and the floors turned out wonderfully. Just two small rooms, but it really did make a big difference.
A karaoke machine? LOL How cool! Are you bringing it with you for the campfires? We are bringing up a friend this year (you guys actually met him at "Man of La Mancha" . . . I think he and Rusty struck up a conversation about music, or guitars, or something) and he is a huge karaoke fan . . . so much so that he has his own karaoke CDs. Should I tell him to bring them up? LMAO Karaoke at the lake . . . would Wisconsin survive?
See you soon!
Well, we all must wish for a warmer Nelson Lake, just to avoid hearing Rich's annual aria of new swear words for the kids when he takes the plunge.
We're both very, very, VERY much looking forward to our week in Eagle River with you all. Both our jobs have been nuts (as I see Rich explained) and some relaxation and heavy drinking are in order.
See you soon!
Not having a lake in my yard sucks!
Yesterday I was feeling kind of crappy and headachey and when I was half awake I had the thought that going for a swim in the lake would help me feel better. And then I remembered that I didn't have a lake in my back yard and that sucked. Well at least there is football to ease the pain.
Hey - can you please tell Don that that was definitely a loon we saw. I really thought it was a mallard cause it would just not dive! I can't believe a loon let us get that close.
Hope the shock of reality hasn't been too stressful for you guys.
Yes, I miss the lake, too.
But, hey, on a completely different topic: Have you ever wanted to be a stage mother? Beverly Theater is doing "Frankenstein" and they're looking for a little dog who can be taken on stage on a leash, picked up, and carried off. I figured Siggy might not be too happy about that, but is your other dog interested?
My tan (such as it was) is fading and I'm cranky about the weather, too. We've got to find a way to get up there more often, I think. Or to make summer last two more months.
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I don't either of my dogs would be an acceptable choice. Siggy might do it if Rusty or I were the walkers but Rocky would stop to either a) bark at the audience or b) eat any props inadvertantly left on stage or c) bite anyone he didn't know.
yes, the color is fading except on my stupid legs where I burned the sh*t (apparently swearing online is troublesome but not in person) out of them. And oddly enough, it still hurts like hell!
Funny you should say 2 months. I told Rusty I thought we should stay for 2 months to really truly feel it. It looks like we might go up to snow-mobile but I think the lake might be a tad cold. Even for Rich and I.