Seiches and Minimalism

Not only is the water in Lake Superior two whole feet lower than average — that’s near a record low — this afternoon there was a seiche! Click on the pics below to enlarge.


That said, after a whole day (minus lunch at Kenny’s Pitchen, a couple beach walks and a short kayak trip) of moving furniture around, vacuuming spider webs, washing and waxing floors, washing windows, cleaning under the kitchen sink, and hauling garbage around, I declare that we are going to minimize this summer. If it isn’t absolutely essential, don’t bring it here. I’m not kvetching about all the years we all hauled everything under the sun up here and bought *stuff* with reckless abandon. Those were good years. But we are hurtling along into the future and we are leaving behind all the *stuff* we don’t need. And anyone who even *thinks* about adding a new mug or baseball cap to the current collection will be shot on sight! With a nerf gun, that is.

Sincerely yours, Garbage Woman.

6 Responses to “Seiches and Minimalism”

  1. Webmomster Says:

    I assume FOOD is exempted????

  2. Kathy Farnell Says:

    Don’t you realize that you are married to a Courtois?

  3. Valdemort Says:

    We have Nerf guns at the Cabin now?!?!?!


  4. isa Says:

    what a wonderful set of comments

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  6. l4827 Says:

    Our well, did not go dry but, took a long time to recover. Water table down fer sure. There was a big hurray from 1/2 of the B.P.W. group on the clutter issue. Though this other half, still feels that we might need something sometime, so don’t go out and rebuy it.