20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”
THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Water: Above and Below!

Shutting off the water Monday morning before we left the city turned into a bit more of a deal than either of us ever imagined. The city workers discovered the pipe needed to be replaced, so lickety-split they rallied the troops and heavy equipment and got right to it.



That big white truck is really a massive vacuum on steroids (as you can see from the top pic). It literally sucks the earth up (rocks, tree roots and all) to 'dig' a hole around the pipe. 

I joked every house should have access to one at least once a year to get rid of the clutter. It'd give 'housecleaning' a whole new meaning! But I digress...

After the men made the repairs they filled the hole back in, swept the boardwalk, raked the cedar chips back on top, and painted the valve a spiffy neon blue. Thanks, guys!


We drove as far as Gaylord, Michigan, and enjoyed a tasty turkey dinner at Gobblers Restaurant. Seriously, what else would a place called Gobblers serve?! 


This morning we woke up to snow and freezing rain. Although it turned to rain about thirty minutes south of Gaylord, it rained all the way to Franklin, Indiana. Fingers crossed the sun comes out tomorrow! 


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Sunday, October 28, 2012

It Has Begun!


As you can see from the photo above of our friends on Depot Lake, the fall colors in northern Ontario this year were spectacular. But now the trees are bare. Temperatures have dropped, and twice this month rain turned to snow. Brrr...

Tomorrow, John and I are driving to Florida's panhandle region via I65. It should take 4 days, and with luck we'll miss the worst of Frankenstorm's wrathe.


We're excited to start this new chapter of our lives, and will keep you posted!

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