Another week in the
books and all things considered, I think it was a pretty good one up this
way. No snow yet, but I am very good with that. I would be perfectly happy
with no snow until the end of November and then it can dump and stick
around. I did fail to mention in last week's entry that we did have a touch
of flakes on the 18th and had some sleet on the 19th. However, both events
were so short lived, that if you were not looking hard, you would have
missed them. It was neat to see the pictures from the storm out east this
weekend, but I would not want to trade with them. All that snow is going to
melt and just make a mess of things. Been there, done that. Still very
pretty to look at and I hope all out there enjoyed the snow.
While on the topic of weather, I always start up the
snowfall forecasts in early November, but was going to wait until we had
some snow to forecast for before starting them this year. Well, it is
looking like I might have some snow to forecast for in the far northwest and
perhaps far northern Midwest for about this time next week. So my plan is to
start the winter forecasts this Wednesday the 2nd. Stay tuned!
As mentioned, we have not really had snow up this way
yet. In fact, we have sort of stuck in a weather rut, with daytime highs in
the low to mid 40's and overnight lows in the low to mid 30's. We also have
had lots of clouds and some light rain showers from time to time. Nothing
too heavy or too long lived, but also very random in nature, so we have been
confined indoors for much of the week, due to the threat that we would get
caught in one of those rain showers. If the temps were in the 70's or warmer
we would have gone exploring, but getting caught in even a light rain shower
with temps in the low to mid 40's is not fun. So no woods adventure pics
We were only rained out of our morning walk once this
past week and that was on Monday. This morning the whole family too the walk
and it was as close to a winter wonderland as you could get without any snow
falling. Skies were mostly clear last night and that allowed temps to drop
off into the 20's and we had a hard frost that coated
everything in white. We did not encounter any puddles, but had we, I am
sure they would have been covered in "night ice". So things are
starting to have a bit of a late autumn or early winter feel to them.
I did not do a lot of work in the shop this past week.
There was another project that took precedence. Meaning it was not something
that was done out of want, but rather need. Little Gracie was starting to
out grow the kitchen sink, so I needed to demo the stand up shower we had
and install a tub. The main issues with this remodel were that: 1) I did not
want to be without a way to get cleaned up for too long and 2) The cabin
sits on a slab and the drain setup was set for the shower (never thought we
would be in the cabin so long!), so the drain for the tub became a bit of a
complication. I knew that would be the issue, so I hired a professional
plumber to help me with the plumbing end of things.
I started the demo on Tuesday and I can honestly say that
things could not have gone much better. By lunchtime, all
the demo work was done. So I called the plumber to see if he wanted to
come over and we could compare notes as to the framing I should do and see
if he could bump up his time to come and do the main work a day early.
Thankfully he was able to do both, so I spent Tuesday afternoon doing the
framing for the tub enclosure and a few other things to be ready for the
plumbing and installation Wednesday.
If things went nearly perfect on Tuesday, it was nearly
the opposite on Wednesday. It did not take long for it to be determined that
the pedestal that the tub would sit on needed to be even higher to accommodate
the drain. So the first step was to make the pedestal higher. That done, we
move on and encountered a handful of other issues. None of them
insurmountable and rather than bore you with the details, we were finishing
things up just and Nora and Grace came home for the day. I can say that as
each new problem popped up, I felt bad for the plumber, but also felt very
glad that I hired him to do the work! I would probably still be working on
it right now had I chose to do it myself.
So Grace now has a
nice big tub to bathe in and she loves it. I actually like the
additional room that the tub gives and so does Nora. I just have to do a
little more drywall work on the ceiling and then paint it some day. A funny
side note about the remodel. In the early stages, we needed a piece of 1
1/2" PVC pipe. I knew I had some pieces of differing diameter in the
attic of the wood shop, so I went up there to check. I was scrambling around
in a hurry so I would not waste the plumbers time and did not notice that my
next step was to a spot where I did not have any sheathing down as a floor
and I ended up going right through the ceiling of the shop. Thankfully, all
I ended up with was a banged up knee and elbow and tweaked my back a bit,
but did not actually fall to the floor or get seriously injured.
I did not destroy any of the shop ceiling, just pushed
down one of the sheets of luan plywood and some of the trim work. So
yesterday I did get the chance to head into the shop and start putting it
back together, but the first thing I had to do was repair my damage from
Wednesday. That done, I go to putting up some of the layout and hand tools
on the wall above the work benches and also got some clamps into
I think I have said this before, but this shop setup is
kind of weird for me, as things I do now could be the way things sit for the
rest of my wood working career. Sure I can change things, but I am really
trying to do things right the first time, so I am spending a lot of time in
thought about exactly where I want things to go and why. Things went kind of
slow at first, but then I seemed to get into a groove yesterday afternoon
and was able to get all the stuff hung that I wanted to and I am happy with how
things turned out.
So now "all" I have left to do is to get the
central dust collection system going and take care of putting a few things
in their place and I can get down to the business of woodworking. I put all
in quotes because the dust collection system will likely be a project that
takes more than a week, but will be nice once it is set up, plus will be a
nice healthy feature for the shop.
I also will likely be side tracked a bit with another
"have-to" project this week. Al arrived with his logging truck
Thursday and dropped off another 3
cords of firewood that will need to be cut and stacked and I do not want
to be trying to do that with heavy snow falling, so I better get to it
sooner, rather than later.
So as I finish up, I notice that I do not have a single
picture of Grace this time around. My apologies, but I am confident that
there will be some for next week. After all, tomorrow is Halloween and her
top-secret costume is all ready and hopefully we can get into the great
outdoors and have some fun and take come pics.
So until next time...
Good night from the Keweenaw..
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Getting an early start
this week, as I can feel a nap coming on real soon. I guess it's the result
of all the fresh air hard work :). The smiley face was for the hard work
part, as I really did not work too hard during the work session, but others
sure did. All went very well and we now have some trails that will probably
not need any real heavy brushing for a few years, as we got pretty
aggressive with our pruning back. Not that most of you will even notice the
work done when you are up riding, but for the groomers, they will have
better visibility and also not have to worry about trying to sneak under any
low hanging branches. We did not get the entire 250 miles of our system
done, but I would say that close to half of that was done by the work crews
We sure were blessed with the weather we had as it rained
pretty much all last week and then stopped just in time for Friday and
yesterday and has threatened rain for most of the day today, although we
have been dry. We even had sunshine on Friday to help out with the beauty of
the woods. Yesterday was overcast and only in the 40's for temps, but that
is not too bad of weather to be out
in the woods brushing trails. Thanks to Lac La Belle's microclimate,
there were even some leaves left on the trees. Here is a shot of us climbing
up into the higher terrain just to the east of Mt. Bohemia, with Lac La
Belle in the background.
I won the bonehead of the year award and gave our work
crew something to chuckle at on Friday as we had to go through a mud hole.
It was actually the same one that Dave from the Lac La Belle Lodge got stuck
in last year, only this year it was driver error and not the depth of the
mud that was the problem. As we approached the mud, I leaned forward and
thought I was pushing the button to put it into four wheel drive. Only my
truck has that four wheel steer and that is what I engaged instead. We
actually almost made it out of the mud hole, but one of the front tires hit
a rock and we just did not have enough momentum or traction to make it past
that. So I backed up and tried again- to no success. About the third or
fourth time I tried, we became stuck in the mud, could not go forward or
backward. I was pretty surprised that we got stuck because we made it
through last year and it was a lot deeper then. I was even more surprised
when I got out of the truck to access the situation and saw that we really
were not deep into the mud at all. It then hit me that we might not be in
four wheel drive and so I hopped into the cab and saw that I had engaged the
4W steer and not the 4W drive. Needless to say the truck came right out on
it's own once I hit the correct button!
If I won the bonehead award, then Zach won the most challenging way
to cut a limb award. I was cutting an overhead limb and the hand pole-saw I
was using became binned in the limb as it broke and dangled. So Zach
shimmied up the tree and whipped out his machete and proceeded to break
the limb and free my saw and also finished up with another limb that was
A bonus to the work we did both Friday and yesterday was
that I was able to come out of the woods with enough
firewood to give us heat and hot water for about 2 weeks in the dead of
winter. Typically it is illegal to cut firewood on the land company land,
but we all figured that what we were cutting had to be cut to open up the
trail and it was just going to get tossed aside to rot in the woods, so may
as well make use of it.
After all the work was done yesterday we all got together
at the Bear Belly Bar and Grille to enjoy some
brisket and pulled pork that I had smoked for 14 hours on Thursday. I
think everyone enjoyed
it, as I cooled up two huge slabs of brisket and two huge pork shoulders
and there were only a few scraps left. Cathy from LLB Lodge also made some
coleslaw and provided a carrot cake. The firefighters from SE WI also
brought along some cringles and I cannot leave out Ken and his wife from the
Pines/Zik's in Copper Harbor that made us sandwiches to eat both days for
lunch. So a huge thanks to everyone
that came up as well as to all the folks at the Lac La Belle Lodge and
the Pines/Zik's in Copper Harbor for all they did to make this another very
successful work party!
Before we left for the evening, Nora took Grace out to
play outside for a bit and I broke free for a moment to join them and watch
the sunset by the lake and even toss
a few stones into the water. Today we got to enjoy two more bonuses from
the work party and that was our
own private cringle, courtesy of the boys from SE WI as well as a nice
new book to read from "Willie".
So other than the work party, there really is not a lot
to talk about. Grace and I survived the bachelor status we had for Monday
and Tuesday. The weather was too junky to really do much outside all week. I
had other stuff to tend to so I did not do any work in the shop, but the
HVAC guys did come on Friday and got most of the work done. It looks like
they have just an hour or two left and then I will have heat in the wood
shop and I do plan to do some work in there this week, getting things
I did get to use the chain saw during the work session
and did not have the defibrillator go off, so all is well with that. I even
cut up the tree that fell a few weeks back and had been sitting on the side
of our driveway. The heat did kick on last night as I noticed the floors
were warm this morning as we made breakfast. I am really surprised that we
made it this long without needing heat.
The entire week was not a total wash out as Grace did get
to play on the playground a bit. Although gone are the days of wearing a
t-shirt and shorts. It is jeans,
a jacket, gloves and hat wearing weather now. Makes it a little more of
a challenge, but not impossible to play
Or course Huck and Millie love the cooler temps and have
been having lots of
fun with us outside. Their stick collection is really growing. It's
funny how they will have a few dozen stick on the ground in the same spot,
but when they want to play chase with a stick, will go into the woods to
find a new one and will then deposit it with the others when they are done.
My only wish is that their drop off spot was closer to the wood boiler! Not
sure if you noticed in that last shot, but I asked the pups to say:
"Cheese" when I was taking their picture and this
was Huck's response. What a bugger!
Well, I guess that about does it for this one, it's nap
Good night from the Keweenaw..
Sorry about that, but
yesterday was like Grand Central Station around here. I don't know what
causes everything to have to happen on one day, but yesterday was it. To add
to that, I am a bachelor for a few more hours as Nora had a conference for
school to go to in the WI Dells, so we dropped her off on our way home
Sunday. So any free time in the evenings has been spoken for the past two
Anyway, here I am and it is great to be back. It was really fun
to be at the Milwaukee Snowmobile Show again and see so many of you. I see
the numbers of visitors to this site from the web statistics, but I am just
amazed at how many folks go to it and appreciate it when I meet them in
person. I realize I did not meet everyone, or even close to everyone that
comes to the site. That would number in the 100's of thousands, but it
really is a treat for me to meet all of you. It also really rings home the
idea that I have that this site is more than a website, it really is a kind
The trip down and back went very well. Grace is a very
good traveler and never once complained on either trips. We do have one of
those portable DVD players that can work in a car and that REALLY helps to
keep her entertained, but still, to have to sit in a car seat for over 7
hours is not much fun and she just troopered right through it. The dogs also
travel amazingly well. Hucky gets pretty excited the first hour or so of the
trip, but then realizes this is going to be a long one and then joins Millie
in laying down and sleeping for the rest of the trip. So we are very lucky
to have such good travelers, it makes the trip down to southern WI a whole
Things sure were windy around here while we were gone and
the strong winds lasted through yesterday as well. We did not have any trees
come down and best I can tell, little in the way of branches either, but the
wind did strip all the
leaves off the trees. On the plus side, the strong winds also blew
all the leaves into the woods, so there will not have to be any raking
or leaf blowing this year. I do plan to cut the grass as soon as it stops
raining around here, but that does not look to happen until Friday and then
I will be busy with the trail work session Friday and Saturday, so looks
like the grass will have to wait until Sunday.
Temps have been holding in the 40's for the past 4-5
days, but amazingly our heat has not kicked on yet. I thought for sure when
we got home on Sunday that it would have been on already, but the house was
nice and toasty and the pex for the in floor heat was not hot yet. The shops
are a different story, they are quite chilly. I am waiting for the HVAC
company to come out and hook up the heat for the woodshop before I turn the
heat on in the front shop as the two are now really just one, with an 8 by 7
foot hole in the wall between them where the garage door used to be.
Hopefully that will be soon, or I may need to toss something up to cover the
garage door opening and start heating the front to make sure nothing
Last week before we left for southern WI, we went and did
some pumpkin picking.
Hard to believe the weather was still so nice just a week ago, but I guess
it's October in the Keweenaw, so 40's and rain are pretty much expected. In
any case, Grace had a
blast at the pumpkin farm. Both Nora and I wish we had a child that was
a little more happy. :) Just kidding of course. The smiles you see on her
are all natural and are on her face most of the time. She has her moments,
but I actually wish I had a smile on my face as much as she. I think that is
something I need to work on and something that she is helping me with and
does not even realize it!
Not much else going on, I guess this will be the final
call out for anyone interested in helping out in our trail work session this
weekend. We will be working both Friday and Saturday, starting around 9:30
or so and will be staging out of the Lac La Belle Lodge. Free lodging is
available through the Lac La Belle Lodge or the Pines in Copper Harbor.
Also, if those planning to attend did not see, I do have a roll call on the
discussion board that you can chime in on and let me know you are coming, so
we have enough smoked brisket and pulled pork Saturday. Also, we will mainly
be doing brushing, so bring your saws, loppers and work gloves and we get to
leave the post hole diggers and spud bars at home!
Guess that covers it for this one.
Good night from the Keweenaw..
Trying to get settled
in from the trip back from the Milwaukee Show, so will write tomorrow.
Good Night from the Keweenaw..
Wowzies! What a week!
Lots to talk about this week, in fact I have a list. First on the list is to
wish my beautiful bride of 7 years a Happy Anniversary. I like to joke about
having 4 years of marital bliss, but it is just a joke. 7
years ago my life changed for the much better and each new day is a good
one and I feel blessed to have her by my side. It's funny that sometimes it
can feel like a certain amount of time is either more or less than it has
been, but I remarked to Nora as we were headed out to dinner to celebrate
our anniversary a day early that the past 7 years has really seemed like 7
years, which I think is a good thing. So happy anniversary sweetie, here's
to many, many more happy days and memorable years.
The color show up here went into full swing this week and
I would have to say that either Friday or yesterday was the peak. I always
brag about the colors up this way, but they really are something to behold.
At times, your eyes seem to be lying to you, as if someone has "photoshoped"
what you are seeing live. I guess the best example of that is this picture I
took of the view out of
the front of our cabin on Friday. Not bad- eh?
The timing of the peak seemed to be right about on time,
but the one thing that seemed to set this year apart from others is that the
leaves did not seem to stay on the trees as long once they changed. In most
years, we get at least a few days from when they change to when they drop,
but this year we seem to be getting a day or two at most. I do not have a
picture of our woods right now, but about half of the leaves in that last
shot have already dropped.
Of course I am using that unusual leaf drop as my excuse
for not having a treasure trove of color shots this time around, but it
really is true. I was planning on taking a bunch of pictures this weekend,
but the show was already in the latter stages of the final act and things
were just not as dramatic as they were on Friday. I did bring the camera
along with us on our trip to dinner yesterday and here is a
shot of the "covered drive" between Delaware and Copper
Harbor. That is a road that is absolutely gorgeous any time of the year, but
I think my favorites are after a big dump in the middle of winter and during
the color show. Here is one
more of the covered drive. That unfortunately does it for my shots of
the color for this week. We still have some color up here and I will make it
a point to travel with the camera this week, so I still may have some
goodies for the next entry, but we have hit and are at past peak and I would
not be surprised that in a week most of the trees will be bare.
The weather has been big news up this way this week. We
have actually been having summer weather for the week- including a record
high on Tuesday of 75 and a record high yesterday of 83. We also rose into
the 80's on Thursday and Friday, but did not set records. I have to say that
it was really nice having this weather. As much as I like the snow, it can
wait. It is always a treat to see the first snows fly and that has happened
many times by this time of the year up here, but it was nice to be able to
get out and around all week in the comfort of summer like weather. My only
complaint was that Friday night and Saturday night the house did not cool
down enough to my liking, even with all the windows open. The rest of the
week we had perfect daytime temps and great sleeping weather.
It has been fun to be basking in our beautiful summer
weather while watching the Rockies get their first significant snows of the
season. Most of the webcams out there were turning white with the big storm
that hit at the end of the week. I can honestly say though that I was not
yearning for it or even jealous. October snow is about as useless as it gets
and I am content to wait it out until it can stick around.
Most of my week has been spent in the woodshop, trying to
get it finished out. I can say that on Friday, I finally hung the last piece
of trim and thus the construction phase of the finishing
out is officially done. There was a Yaaaaa Hoooo! upon completion and
that last picture was taken on Friday and since then all the lights have
been re-hung and I got the wood storage racks up today. I can also say that
I sure am glad to be done with that phase of the project. For some reason it
just seemed to fight me the whole way. Just about everything that could go
wrong or be complicated seemed to and there were moments that I just had to
stop, take a deep breath and regain my composure and will to finish. I think
one thing that really helped was remembering to be grateful for the fact
that my health is good enough to be working like that and that I also have
the free time to be out there working like that. I forgot to mention last
week that it was just 2 years ago to the day that I was opened up for the
first heart surgery and although I was not coherent, there were moments
where things were touch and go. So running into a few challenges hanging
sheets of plywood or finishing out electrical or fitting some squirrely
tongue and groove suddenly did not seem like such a bad thing. I plan to
bring the wood that has been in temporary storage in the lean-to back into
the shop and put it on the racks tomorrow and that will be the last of the
grunt work. The rest should all be pretty much fun things like setting up
tools and getting things organized. I love to have my shops really clean and
highly organized, so that kind of stuff is fun for me.
A neat thing happened on Friday too. I was doing some
work in the shop when Nora and Gracie came home. They came into the shop and
I was showing them my work and when I finished talking about everything,
Gracie looked up at me, smiled and said: "Good work Dadda". I just
about melted. She is such a sweetie and so sharp, it just amazes me.
It's a good thing that I am getting the woodshop finished
as I got an e mail from Rt 12 that the sled is in and all put together. All
that needs to be done is to put in the Boondockers pump gas turbo.....Er.....I
mean the proper clutch components for this altitude and it will be all ready
to make the trip up north. Pump gas turbo... did I really say that???
When I sat down to write, I realized that I did not have
a single picture of Grace to share this week, so I went and borrowed Nora's
camera and have some goodies. She, Grace and the pups went out into the
woods this morning when I was working on the shop and Nora took some nice
pictures. For a while a month or two ago, Grace developed a case of camera
shy, but what ever caused that to happen went away and she once again is
happy to look at the camera and give a smile and I sure am happy for that as
you all can see her
happy nature. Of course when Nora sets out on a photo mission with
Grace, there is usually some kind of a wardrobe change that takes place.
This time around it was just a
Once the photo session was over, then it was time to get
back to work and we do not let the fact that Grace is only a bit past being
2 years old stop us from putting her to work raking
the entire yard. She is still out there and we will let her in when it
gets dark, but she did stop to take a break and play
in a pile of leaves. Just kidding of course. Grace is being taught to be
responsible by having to do things like put her toys away, but the real work
like raking the entire yard will probably not happen until she is closer to
being 3 :) For now, life is full of fun things like chasing
the pups around the driveway in her F 150.
So I guess that about covers it, except for a few quick
announcements. First, I talked with the trail boss and it looks like most of
the work at this years trail work session will be brushing. In the past it
has mainly been signing, but this year we have a lot of brushing work that
needs to be done, so folks planning to attend can feel free to bring their
chain saws, loppers and work gloves. I for one would rather clear brush than
try and dig a hole in the rocky Keweenaw ground. The next announcement is
that I will be putting out my seasonal outlook tomorrow, so check the
forecast text page for that and lastly, I hope to see all of you in
Milwaukee next weekend at the show! Be sure to stop by the Togwotee booth
and say hi!
Good night from the Keweenaw..
Welcome to October everyone!
After what seemed like a solid week of rain, we are having a beautiful day
and yesterday was beautiful as well. That clear blue Keweenaw sky and temps
around 60 degrees. As mentioned, it rained a lot up here this week. The same
upper air low that plagued the eastern Midwest all week also kept us in
clouds and scattered showers much of the day. The weather was unsettled
enough that I was really worried about having much content for this entry.
On Thursday night we had a big blow up here. Not the
biggest and quite honestly pretty much a run of the mill autumnal wind storm
for this neck of the woods with sustained winds of 35, gusting to 55. We did
not lose power, but there were power outages- including our neighbor down
the road. We did however have a
tree come down and block the driveway. Truth be told, we were able to
drive around it, but Friday morning I did trim off enough of the top to
allow us to drive on the driveway and be able to get around it. I will be
firing up the trusty Husqvarna to make firewood out of the rest. Yep, you
read right. I can play with chain saws again!
On Monday I traveled to Marquette and met with my
cardiologist there and got a glowing review from him and also was able to
get the defibrillator deactivated. So I can once again play with gas fired
power tools. I also ordered up another 3 cord of firewood, so anyone that
was feeling left out from the wood cutting party a few weeks back is welcome
to come on up and help with the 3 cord I have coming this week. Actually, I
am just kidding. I will be able to cut that up and get it stored with out
any help and will be grateful for being able to cut the wood myself, but
also be thankful to those that came and helped with the 12 cord back in
The inclement weather this week really did not impact my
spirits much as I was in the shop working on getting it finished out. Still
not done yet and it really has been a lot more work than I had thought. Plus
I am taking my time and not rushing things (like I did with the first wood
shelter!). However, I was able to get all
the framing done between the trusses and also got all
the fiberglass insulation in place. My next step is to put up another
layer of insulation, only this stuff is like foil lined bubble wrap. It will
go between the fiberglass insulation and the ceiling material. When combined
with the fiberglass, I will have close to an R-30 in the ceiling. Not bad
for a 5 1/2" cavity to work with. Most of the area above that shop is
storage space, but where there is no storage, then I will double up on the
fiberglass to give another 19 "R's" of insulation. As long as
there are no surprises and I am able to rent a drywall lift this week, then
by next writing, I should have all the construction work done.
The color show is underway up here. It is not at peak
yet, in fact I think that next weekend will be the prime time for leaf
peeping in most areas of the Keweenaw. Some spots to our south look to have
reached peak and I know on my trip to Marquette on Monday that most areas
between L'Anse and Marquette were also very near peak.
I did bring the camera along on my morning walk with the
pups and here is a shot of some
maples glowing even before the sun was above the horizon. Here is a shot
taken just about an hour ago of the
woods surrounding the wood shed and boiler.
Nora's dad and stepmom are up visiting us and we all went
out to the School Forest this morning for a walk. It was the first time in
about a year that the pups and I had been out there and the first time since
this past winter that Grace and Nora had been out there. I doubt that the
pups even remember the place as we have not been there much since we do not
live too close by anymore. However, it did not matter, they took off and had
an absolute blast running
around in the woods. It sure is great to watch them play and I am so
happy that Millie's knee surgery put her back to 100%. The
colors there were not nearly as far along as up our way and look to be
even more than a week away from peak.
had her hiking boots on and made good use of them today by hiking a good
half mile or so. It will be so much fun to take full length hikes in the
woods with her in a few years. Towards the end of the walk, we happened
along some apple trees that had some treats waiting for us. Some of the
better apples were up too high for me to reach, so Grace
and I teamed up to pick a few. About a second after that picture was
taken, an apple fell from the tree we were under and nailed me right on the
upper lip. No blood, no foul, but it gave everyone there a good laugh. Here
is a picture of Grace
examining the fruits of her labor and here is a shot of her enjoying
the fruits of her labor.
Before leaving, I snapped one last shot of the developing
autumn color. It sure is a beautiful time of the year and if anyone here
has not been up this way to see the colors, you really should consider it. I
am not trying to sound like the Tourism Board or anything, but the colors up
this way really are something to behold and are for some reason more vivid
than I have seen anywhere else. But you must not delay because in about two
weeks, the show will be all but over. For those that cannot make it, I will
try my best to give you some glimpses of the show.
I guess another sign of the season is that I have stopped
producing the warm season forecasts and will take the month of October off,
except to produce my Seasonal Outlook. Have already been doing some work on
that and will be releasing it on October 10th, so stay tuned for that. Funny
how the more I seem to tell everyone to not put a lot of faith into any
seasonal forecast (including mine) the more excited they seem to be for me
to put mine out! Anyway, that will be out in 8 days, so hang tight.
So I guess that covers it for this one.
Good night from the Keweenaw..