Mom’s webcam is fixed

Boring up here in the UP right now. Although the weather is getting nicer and fishing season has started I’m just walking around pissing and moaning about this stupid walking boot I am in. I’m lucky though compared to some people I have talked with. Others have went 6-18 months with not being able to put weight on their foot. At least I only had 3 weeks before I could walk. Or hobble I should say. All I am good for is sitting around eating and drinking beer. Becker says nothing has changed. Weather is getting good, time for a road trip to come up and see us.

On the subject of Colonoscopies…
Colonoscopies are no joke, but these comments during the exam were quite humorous. A physician claimed that the following are actual comments made by his patients (predominately male) while he was performing their colonoscopies:
1. Take it easy Doc. You’re boldly going where no man has gone before.
2. ‘Find Amelia Earhart yet?’
3. ‘Can you hear me NOW?’
4. ‘Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?’
5 ‘You know, in Arkansas, we’re now legally married.’
6. ‘Any sign of the trapped miners, Chief?’
7. ‘You put your left hand in, you take your left hand out…’
8. ‘Hey! Now I know how a Muppet feels!’
9. ‘If your hand doesn’t fit, you must quit!’
10. ‘Hey Doc, let me know if you find my dignity.’
11. ‘You used to be an executive at Enron, didn’t you?’
12. ‘God, now I know why I am not gay’
And the best one of all:
13. ‘Could you write a note for my wife saying that my head is not up there?

In a Boot and Mobile again.

Boy this last month has sucked, finally I am in a boot and able to get around a little. I’ll start posting again now that my ass can get out of bed and off the couch.

There once was a farmer who was raising 3 daughters on his own. He was very concerned about their well being and always did his best to watch out for them. As they entered their late teens the girls dated, and on this particular evening all three of his girls were going out on a date. This was the first time this had occurred. As was his custom, he would greet the young suitor at the door holding his shotgun, not to menace or threaten but merely to ensure that the young man knew who was boss.

The doorbell rang and the first of the boys arrived. Father answered the door and the lad said, “Hi, my name’s Joe, I’m here for Flo. We’re going to the show, is she ready to go?” The father looked him over and sent the kids on their way.

The next lad arrived and said, “My name’s Eddie, I’m here for Betty, we’re gonna get some spaghetti, is she ready?” Father felt this one was okay too, so off the two kids went.

The final young man arrived and the farmer opened the door. The boy started off, “Hi, my name’s Chuck… –” and the farmer shot him.

Went to Doctors today and he said I’m healing up just fine. 6 Screws and a metal plate in my ankle now. Sorry I haven’t been online, been sitting with ice and leg in the air. One more week of keeping all pressure off my ankle then I should be going into a boot and be a little more mobile.

looks like facebook is not excepting my posts. Surgery was a success


Surgery went well I guess, something like 4 or 5 screws and a plate in my ankle. So now when Becker asks me if I have a screw loose or something I can honestly say hell yes I do. Holy shit the pain when I woke up from surgery, a few drugs later and I feel like dancing. I have to keep all weight off for at least 2 weeks. So I’m sentenced to 2 more weeks of sitting on my ass. All in all though I am doing fine, just no bartending for a while and I’ll miss seeing all of you, that’s the hardest part.

A man takes the day off work and 
Decides to go out golfing.

He is on the second hole when he 
Notices a frog sitting next to the green.

He thinks nothing of it and is 
About to swing when he Hears,

Ribbit 9 Iron.’
The man looks around and doesn’t 
See anyone.

Again, he hears, ‘Ribbit 9 Iron’

He looks at the frog and decides to 
Prove the frog wrong, puts the 
Club away, and grabs a 9 iron.   

He hits it 10 inches from the   cup.

He is shocked.

He says to the frog,

‘Wow that’s amazing..

You must be a lucky frog, eh? 

The frog replies,

‘Ribbit Lucky frog.’

The man decides to take the frog 
with him to the next hole. 

‘What do you think frog?’

The man asks.

‘Ribbit 3 wood.’ 

The guy takes out a 3 wood and, 
Boom! Hole in one..

The man is befuddled and doesn’t   know     
What to say.

By the end of the day, the man golfed the 
Best game of golf in his life and 
asks the frog,

‘OK where to next?’ 
The frog replies,

‘Ribbit Las Vegas ..

‘ They go to Las Vegas 
and the guy says,

‘OK frog, now What?’

The frog says, ‘Ribbit Roulette’

Upon approaching the roulette table,

The man asks,

  ‘What do you think I should Bet?’

The frog replies,
‘Ribbit $3000, black 6.’ 

Now, this is a 
million-to-one shot to win, but 
after the golf game the man 
Figures what the heck. 

Tons of cash comes sliding back across the table 

The man takes his winnings and 
buys the best room in the Hotel.

He sits the frog down and Says,

‘Frog, I don’t know how to repay you 
You’ve won me all this money and 
I am forever grateful.’ 

The frog replies, 

‘Ribbit Kiss Me.’

He figures why not, 
Since after all the frog did for Him,   
He deserves it..

With a kiss, the frog turns into a 
gorgeous 15-year-old girl.

‘And that,      
your honor, is how the girl 
ended up in my room.
So help me God 
Or my name is not William Jefferson Clinton.’

Surgery Thursday

Finally tomorrow I go in and get a plate put in my ankle. Damn these last few weeks have sucked big time. I didn’t know laying on my big fat ass watching tv could be so boring. But look out, after I am healed I’m going to start walking, jogging and excersizing.  And if you believe all that bullshit, I got a pontoon boat to sell you.

Back up to the hospital in Ironwood this morning to see what they are going to do about my ankle. Broke a few bones in there Sunday night when I slipped on ice. I been worried about Mom doing that every winter and here I go and do it. I’ll probably be out of commission for a while and not working. Sure sucks when you like your job and can’t go to work.



Great News from MI-Trale

Below is a Press Release from Mi-Trale, the ORV club in our area. This is great news to hear the old bridge is going to be replaced not only to benefit ORVs but also snowmobiles as well. Thank You Mi-Trale.

Press Release

For Immediate Release

MI-TRALE Receives $363,630 in ORV Funded Grants

Michigan Trails and Recreation Alliance of Land and the Environment (MI-TRALE), would like to announce that we have been granted maintenance and Special Grant funds of $363,630 by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). These funds are to be spent prior to September of 2020.  All of these funds come directly from the ORV license/permit fees received in Michigan. Without this source of revenue these projects would not be possible. It should be noted that between 2015 to 2018 MI-TRALE put over $632,000 back into our trail system using local contractors whenever possible to ensure that our trails remain safe to ride.

Project Summary for 2019:

  1. Spring and fall maintenance of all 300+ miles of DNR Designated Routes/trails
  2. Grading of 90 miles of trails. These will be selected based on spring trail conditions.
  3. The replacement of the bridge located on the West Branch of the Ontonagon River, just east of Bergland.

The bridge replacement is a major project, which will replace an old iron beam bridge that collapsed in 2013. MI-TRALE made sure the new bridge was designed for shared use (ATV/Snowmobile). This project will be managed by Coleman Engineering Company in Ironwood, Michigan, and MI-TRALE.

The new bridge will connect the Pioneer Trail to the SB Route eliminating a couple miles of road and highway travel for ATV’s, which is always MI-TRALE’s safety goal.

Here are some photos for you historians. The bridge failed in spring of 2013.

Bergland Bridge Before Failure

Bergland Bridge After Failure

Maintenance grant money is to insure MI-TRALE can keep the DNR trails maintained properly. Throughout the year we keep the trails signed, holes filled, bridge boards replaced, and culverts clear of debris.  We also need to brush the trails to a specific width, keep the signs in place, and keep intersections and bridges clear as well.

There are always projects being added throughout the season, so if you have TIME to DONATE

PLEASE CALL, 906-827-3208

Thank you!

Winter Wonderland my ass. 6 inches fell here yesterday but 50’s soon. Bye bye snow.

Mother Nature at her best. We usually do get a big snow in April and this year is no different. Look at the web cams later today and overnight, makes me miss all of you. Especially you Princess.