Archive for the ‘Misc’ Category


Sully and I got the four wheeler out of the garage and took it all around the property. We got off the regular trails so there was a lot of fallen trees to get over. We even had to pull back and try different routes at times. It was fun, a kind of adventure.

Waking up the the rain

We woke up and it was raining hard on the lake. What a calming sound, it’s so easy to sleep when it’s raining with a cool breeze coming in through the window.

Another Perfect Day

The weather today was amazing. We got lawn mowing done, played volleyball, sat around the fire, walked around the block and head pizza.  We played horseshoes too.

New Fire Pit Table

A tree that was dying next to our fire pit became the perfect spot for a built in table. We put an umbrella in the middle and now it’s a perfect hangout spot next to the fire pit.

Glass Lake

The lake in front of me right now is so still. There is a layer of mist rolling across it. The sun will come up in a few minutes, but you can already tell it’s coming. The orange glow is peaking out from behind the treeline. 

Driving up north

Today, we leave for a long trip up north. First, we’re stopping at my mom’s house to celebrate Jon’s 35th birthday and Father’s Day. 

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival goes on for about a month. It takes over Washington Street and parts of campus with vendors, stages and events. It used to be called Top of the Park. Tonight, we’re going to visit and take in the sights.

There are movies to watch and music acts to take in – they are different every night.

I like to attend and support the event because I like that it happens in Ann Arbor and I want it to continue.


Air Conditioning

We have a goofy situation at our house, where there’s a fused disconnect coming from a separate interruptible power source from DTE directly to the condenser for the air conditioning. At the condenser, there’s an identical fused disconnect there as well. When we bought the house, the owner happened to mention (conveniently after the sale was complete) that he had lost the pull-out handle that goes in the disconnect by the meter, so the system was inoperable until it was replaced. No problem, I thought – it must be a common item.

It’s not a common item. Read On…

Grad Party Season

Yesterday, we spent most of the day hanging out a neighbor’s graduation party. We did this because our yards are adjoined and Sully loved their playset. He heard them assembling it in the morning, rushed to get his tools and went to go assist them hammering it together.

Later that day, after a walk, we wandered over there and he spent a good amount of the day just climbing in and out of it and meeting other kids too.