Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Two Harbors still a working port

We were 'Up North' this weekend in Duluth with a side trip up to Split Rock lighthouse, Gooseberry Falls, and Two Harbors on Saturday. We arrived in Two Harbors in time to watch an ore boat arrive in the harbor. These huge ships are amazing in how they can come into the harbor and turn in a relatively small area. The St. Clair is 770 feet long and considered a mid-size boat. The boom is 250 feet long and is used to self-unload the boat. The boat was built in 1976.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

My baby has graduated from high school!

My daughter walked proudly through her graduation ceremony last night. Of course trying to get a picture at the distances involved is a difficult task. Congratulations Bug!

Actually, her brother helped to hold her still in his classic neck hug. We have pictures of the two of them in about that same pose going back to pre-school.

Monday, June 05, 2006

The Rain did go away

The rain cleared and I was able to use the electricity in the gazebo on Thursday and Friday. Doing things like a job search are more enjoyable when you are able to sit out in the fresh air.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Electricity is good!

We have had a gazebo attached to our deck for many years. This week I finally put electricity in the gazebo. It is only one outlet but it is a major change. It is now much easier to plug in and use the gazebo for an outside office. When I first thought about this many years ago, I was going to have to also run a phone line out there. Now with cordless phones and WiFi networking the only piece is electricity. That is not even necessary if you have a better laptop than mine. Or at least a better laptop battery. Mine is pretty much non-functional.

Now I just need a non-rainy day so that it is enjoyable to be out there.