We started stripping the siding off of our outhouse the day before Brett came. After he arrived on Tuesday, we found some insect damage in the rear framing that needed to be repaired, and the bottom framework was replaced while we had the chance. Then we replaced the door and rebuilt its frame. While we were doing this, we had to put up with the hottest and most humid days of the entire summer. Naturally, the mosquitoes were also at their worst so working outdoors was a challenge. Over the next few weeks we will hang new vinyl siding, left over from the cabin re-siding job of last year.
After Brett and the girls left for home, we had a little wind storm that didn’t seem to be too bad, but it was just enough to bring a small tree into a nearby power line. The entire Whiteface Point was without electric power for about 12 hours. We ran the motorhome’s generator to provide power for the cabin’s freezer for a few hours. Our friends, KJ and Rob, came that morning for a 3-day weekend. We played a lot of cards while they were here.
This week, Paige’s cousin Tim and his son Nick have been with us for a couple of days. On Wednesday Bob took them to theWe have no company coming in the foreseeable future (other than Paige’s mother), so we’ll be working on the outhouse and other small projects around here. Neighbors on both sides of us will be here for the next week so we’ll have the opportunity to visit with all of them.
for a history/mining tour below sea level.
On Thursday they went to the Soudan Underground
Mine State Park
harbor to see the Tall Ships come in.
The older-style sailing ships are traveling all around the Duluth Great
Lakes, drawing tourists wherever they stop. While they were gone, some neighbors took us
for a 2 hour boat ride on their pontoon.
It was a beautiful day and a beautiful ride!