Monthly Archives: July 2008

As always …

… in rural communities, the conversation today turned to crops and weather. We haven’t had rain in a bit — the storms, like the Red Sea, have been parting at the Dells, with plenty of rain a few miles north … Continue reading

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Drained ….

The Stewards held a fund raiser last night, for the families who lost their homes in the Lake Delton collapse, featuring a 35 minute video by Phil White a local photographer. The presentation was an edited version of a morning’s … Continue reading

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The River

I spent much of the day at the river today, talking with a friend, looking out over the Upper Dells from a high vantage point. The weather was warm and sunny. It was just about a perfect day.

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Politics

Brad and Randy, friends from Madison, came up from Madison today to visit the railroad. Brad is a railroader, in the sense that he worked for the railroad most of his life and is a model railroader, and Randy came … Continue reading

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128

Number 128 came home to the railroad yesterday, after a long absence, arriving on a truck, in pieces. It will take several years, and many thousands of dollars in donations, to restore the engine and tender to operating condition. Number … Continue reading

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Buddy Sitting

Helen and Jay are on vacation, and Michael and I are Buddy sitting for a couple of weeks. Buddy is fourteen now, and slowing down. He and I took a walk down to Jerry’s this morning, and Buddy was noticeably … Continue reading

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A Salvaged Day, a Lazy Day

Yesterday was a day salvaged by friends. I had planned to drive down to Evanston for an open house honoring the vows of a recently-married couple I know, but I had to cancel the plans Saturday morning. I was disappointed, … Continue reading

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County A

The following photos, shown at the DOT’s presentation of the plans to restore County A, show the breach at Lake Delton: County A before the breach … County A after the breach … The Wisconsin DOT took responsibility for repair … Continue reading

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Weather only the corn could love

We’ve had a few days of weather only the corn could love — hot and humid, the kind of weather that you come in soaked with sweat from mowing the lawn. I conducted the train Tuesday, and visitors were commiserating … Continue reading

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Horner’s Syndrome

Sundance had a bot fly — nasty things, they are, invading into the nasal passage and then working their way out through the neck — in late summer a few years ago, and she almost died from the resulting infection. … Continue reading

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