Dry-wallers [but not midgets] come up with the best lines

At least my fav-o-rite drywaller does. Alas, I cannot remember any of them at this time. Not after all the experimentation we did with my new whine vinturi tonight. I’ll let you google that. All I know is that it makes the best noise ever. And it smooths out our cheep whine too. Back in the old days, Critical Flow Venturi calibrations were either filed under prodject 1010 or 1012. Prodject 1011 was TGI and *that* is forever associated in my brain with Professor W and that is all I have to say about that.

I am largely a basket case tonight. It was 81 degrees (F) when I got up this morning at the Group Home at Houghton Lake. Walking was tolerable only because there was a nice strong breeze off the lake. I tore myself away from Houghton Lake. And The Beautiful Gay because a part of me wanted to hang around with her for a few days…

But we eventually got on the road and headed on north to the yooperland. We got gas at Kinross and, instead of finishing the trip on the freeway, we veered off onto some back roads, which, in a couple cases tested the Mean Green Frog Hoppin’ Musheen’s all-wheel drive. Somehow that was a perfect ending to our trip. Hot here, like everywhere else in the Great Lake State but a nice stiff breeze coming in off the lake has made the moominbeach and cabin very tolerable and I even put on a polartech jacket to go outside tonight.

So I reluctantly left a strong, beloved female relative/friend at Houghton Lake, my s-i-l TBG. I welcomed a strong, beloved female relative/friend here in Siberia. A traveler from the PacNW. One who I spent summers with here on the moominbeach when we were beach urchins. My uber-cuzzint Uber Kayak Woman. I had a hard time switching gears (I always do) but it’s all okay. I can manage to get together with TBG pretty frequently because we at least live in the same state, have identical twin husbands, and share a cabin. UKW? Not as easy…

We had a cocktail and then we swaaammmm. OMG! The water was soooo gorgeously warm!!! I have not been swimming yet this summer. I don’t exactly have a good excuse. When I was telecommuting from here earlier in the summer, it was COLD! I was wearing leggings and polartech socks and sandals and even a polartech jacket most days. Aaaaannnd, I was in a holding pattern… The Commander was living in an interim situation that she wasn’t happy with and I could not change it without moving a mountain. Not to mention that I was working my regular full-time job. I didn’t swim or kayak or do much of anything except walk. This afternoon, we walked into the lake and there was NEVER that one moment where you are in up to your waist and have to brace yourself for getting completely wet. It was so warm, we just walked out until we were up to our necks. That was all.

Late dinner with the Grinch. Jeep and Pan came to cheer us on and plans are in the making for tomorrow and beyond. More cuzzints are arriving tomorrow and next week and the beach urchins are arriving on Tuesday. Along with a growing list o’ “very important” stuff that the GG fergot.

It is mid-late July and I am still seeing sunset at 10:37 PM.


4 Responses to “Dry-wallers [but not midgets] come up with the best lines”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Your traveler from the PacNW is someone whose blog I also follow? Sorry about the heat, but the lake area sounds tolerable. I LOVED the Great Lakes when I briefly visited in Wisconsin. Seeing at least one of them was on my Bucket List. Of course, I would like to see MORE since I love the water. I’ve always lived by water and the ocean; it’s calming to me to be around waves and beach. 🙂

  2. jane Says:


    since the GG was so close to a large boat recently I thought you guys might get a kick out of these reviews. enjoy!

  3. isa Says:

    As long as I don’t have to transport fire arms…

  4. Sam Says:

    I always find it startling when that lake is that warm. For colder water, go to the mouth of Hurricane Creek off west of you.