It’s Barkbox day!

My dog is so spoiled… Is $21.00 per month worth it? Let’s see…

She is so happy to get a new box of goodies to destroy each month!

All of of this good stuff… It’s like Christmas once a month!

… And we have a new favorite!

Yes… I give Barkbox five stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ So does Daisy!

Happy Independence Day!

The 4th of July has always been a favorite of mine…  Wonderful fireworks all around Northern Michigan!  But there’s more reasons that its a favorite.

Happy Boat Dogs

img_6635My favorite wine and a sunset on the water!img_6637Boat time with friends and familyimg_6644Dinner served boatside

img_6656Beautiful sunsetimg_6659My happy place… the captains chair on my pontooon!img_6662Patriotic Boaters

Beautiful skylines and warm nights!

img_6673Beautiful clean clear watersimg_6674Splashing through THE Sandbar… yes…  It’s the world famous Torch Lake Sand Bar.  This is where I grew up… and where I celebrate the freedom of our country every year.   img_6676

Enjoy every minute, and appreciate whats around!  Never take these things for granted.  It’s all great!

Happy Birthday America!

Life in Limbo… waiting to close!

So… this selling my house thing is a bit frustrating right now.  Closing was supposed to be last Friday.  But, Wednesday I was told that a domino effect was taking effect.  The people buying my home are in limbo as well.  Their buyers are causing the delay in closing with their finance underwriting.  All of this means…  everyone is packed and ready to move…

Three families, six frustrated real estate agents, and me… especially frustrated, because I had to cancel my movers, and delay all of my utility changeovers.  So I had to pull a rabbit out of my magic hat.  My driveway now has two enclosed trailers parked in it, that I have nearly single handedly packed (last night I broke down and borrowed muscle from a couple of great guys I know…).  All that is left in my house is my dog, and my mattress that I sleep on.   AND we all wait for the clear to close… again.

The home I am buying… the sellers have already moved out.  I’m sure they are frustrated as well.  But, I’m told things like this do happen.  It’s a little difficult to keep my eyes on the prize at this point… but I’m still holding firm.  Today just may be the day I go home after work to pick up and dog, and run away to my camper until it all goes down.

In the meantime, Daisy Mae needs a home…  lets get this show on the road!  🙂

Hints of Summertime!

Like I said before… Winter’s in Northern Michigan can be gloomy, long, and gray.  But When spring hits, it’s like a ray of hope shoots across the sky!  What is that beautiful blue sky and bright shiny sun?  Ahhhhh… it’s simply wonderful.  This weekend was the perfect occasion to tour around the Torch Lake area to catch a little positive energy!

First Stop… Torch River Marine at the South End of Torch Lake.  Yes, this place is simply buggin’ to come alive!  Boats are already coming out of storage, and the place is hopping!

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That’s my pontoon right there in the middle waiting to be uncovered for the season.  It will be ready for me in May!

After meandering around the lake through Alden and up to Bellaire, we found a perfect opportunity to stop at Short’s Brew Pub for some delicious brews and a quick snack.  Oh so good… there’s a beer or cider flavor for every pallette here!

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A highly recommended stop…  my personal favorites here:  Bellaire Brown, Soft Parade, and Local’s Light.

Overall, a good day around Torch Lake, ending up at home for a good movie and some rest… and of course, some couch time with the Daisy!

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No one can resist the perfect sunbeam!