Sunnier days ahead
Dick MacKenzie - www.dickshideaway.com
Looking out my front door, here's what I saw this morning. Two days ago I was sheltering in the shade from the sweltering heat. This morning I scrambled for firewood to put a little heat in the cabin. Volatile May weather is not unusual, but I've never heard a single person sitting in the shade, fanning the sweat, bemoaning the heat, and hoping for some more freezing temperatures and snow at this time of year.
A new member of our family was born yesterday. A few months ago Mary and I decided that Grace needs a companion. Strictly for Grace, understand. Our handsome new boy, still unnamed though Mary adamantly assures the name WILL NOT be Booger, will be ready to join us in late June.
Ice is melting nicely and shifting when the wind catches it. It looks like it should fade away like a cube in a glass of scotch, but the volume on the lake is massive, stretches for miles, and takes forever, it seems.
Tomorrow will mark five weeks that Grace and I have been alone at our remote camp. I think by next weekend a friend may be able to get a boat out and give us a float home. It'll be exciting to see Mary and the bright city lights of our tiny town, population 5000.