Monthly Archives: April 2010

Cowboy

Michael has been ragging me for years about the fact that I never spend money on myself. Michael, in fact, says that I’m the cheapest man on the planet. I describe myself as frugal. I foxed him but good this … Continue reading

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Fingers to the Bone

John and Jack have been working my fingers to the bone this week. John and I spent Sunday cutting 4″x6″x34″ railroad ties out of tie grade white pine lumber roughly 105″ long. Tie grade white pine, which is from the … Continue reading

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Riverfest

The Stewards kicked off the Dells tourist season with Riverfest yesterday. Riverfest is a kayak/run/bike event the Stewards hold in April as a way of drawing attention away from the waterparks and to the river. Several hundred people attend, and … Continue reading

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Roundabouts are the new waterparks …

It seems like every communication I get this year from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation includes a “Don’t Try This At Home!” instruction sheet for how to drive roundabouts. I’m certainly going to get good use out of the instructions. … Continue reading

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Uh, Gardening

I’ve been doing some gardening, moving plants around, cleaning up the compost heap that I’d built alongside the driveway pad and replacing it with wood chips, and — Yes! — finally giving up on the vegetable garden and planting grass. … Continue reading

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Scott is the New Joe?

USA Today and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel are among the many newspapers reporting this morning that Juneau County District Attorney Scott Southworth (shown above with John McCain) sent a letter to five local school districts warning them that Wisconsin’s “Healthy … Continue reading

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Blizzard!

It is an axiom of life around this area that we always get a snowstorm in early April. Folks wait anxiously for the shoe to drop, and don’t really relax until tax day. This year’s April snowstorm is a slice … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

I saw a toad in the garden last night, and thunder rumbles in the area this morning. The warming weather of spring is like a fickle lover, here one night and gone the next, inconstant and unreliable. Toads and thunderstorms … Continue reading

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Dollar Days

Michael and I took a quick trip to Madison today, he to buy $1 clearance short-sleeve shirts from Savers and me to buy $1 clearance books at Barnes & Noble. So it was Dollar Days for us. Micheal got a … Continue reading

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Throbbing Mount?

Michael and I went to the Harley-Davidson museum in Milwaukee Saturday afternoon with Bob, and we shared a snicker. Yes, indeed, our brave fighting men of World War II sat aside throbbing mounts, at least in the fevered imagination of … Continue reading

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