First weekend at the lake with the new family core; Mom, Dad and Daughter. It was really quiet. I made a few trips out on the lake to fish. While I didn’t slay fish, they were there if you worked for them. Deep, caught with slow presentations. We mostly read, and some of us wrote, I’ve been working on a writing project the last few weeks and this weekend was a good chance to disconnect and get some stuff done. Weather was absolutely perfect, so most of the time was spend sitting out on the deck.
BTW, a few New Glarus Spotted Cows, could be my new favorite beer.
We took several boat rides; pontoon, fishing boat, canoe. Cheryl did some gardening, we cleaned out the garage, there’s still some crap there from the people we bought the place from back in 1999. We made a trip to Menards, our next project up there will be a new front door and downstairs window. Unfortunately we had the realization that the front door isn’t standard size. Not sure what that will do to the estimate for a new one. Little worried about how that’s going to go.
Caught a couple movies up there; Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy.. Very good movie, but really complicated. I had to watch it twice to get all the nuances. It’s better the second time. Saw Moneyball too, great flick. I’d read the book a few years ago and was confused as to how they would make a story out of it, but it was done, and done well. Recommended.
We came home Sunday afternoon. Labor Day is always a weird day. Summer ends, three day weekend ends, back into the grind.. melancholy day. Mrs S wanted to get home in order to hang out and not be rushed to get the last chores and errands done on Monday for Back to School. This, turned out to be a good thing.
Summer of 2012 is all over but the crying, and personally, this is one summer that I’m not to upset to see end.