We awoke to a frosty morning and your run-of-the-mill lakeside sunrise spectacular. (Yes, I know the blog is way behind*
First frost and the first day since we arrived that we did not have any other family in the lake house. We have the
Lake House to ourselves for a few days. Just Dad and me and a tree service work crew.
There are some dead and dying birch that were a little too close to either the house or shed so they had to be converted to firewood. Joe, his "cherry picker" truck, and his All American Tree Service crew made short work of the four trees of concern. It was fun watching the work from our terrace in the canopy.
Even more fun, was commandeering the "cherry picker" for an otherwise near impossible maintenance task - applying sealer to the chimney masonry facade. Sister Robyn
assigned me this opportunity to get it done.
We were ready with supplies and the weather cooperated. Joe manipulated the bucket into position from the ground while I rode and sprayed the chimney. Even better, when the job was done he took the bucket above the tree line to afford me some spectacular vistas and a unique photo opp using both my new Samsung 5 and GoPro Hero (I also shot some video clips which may or may not ever be added to this post)
|click to bigify this unique bay panorama|
A fun ride, but there is still some work to do. Lots of birch to split and brush to burn.
This is a job for a younger generation. I am looking at you Roy, Brian, Erik, Zach and Joel.
*[BLOGGERS NOTE: I am hopelessly behind on this blog, and paralyzed by the 10 or so posts that should be between here and the last post. So I have decided to ignore them and just start again from. Road to hell notwithstanding, my good intentions are to move backward and forward in time from here. For The Reader waiting breathlessly for prior posts - periodically check back and scroll backward in time. If I ever fill oin the gap I will delete this note. It'll be just like it never happened. That is all.]