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.

Don’t put them sleds away just yet. 8-12 inches coming our way later this week. So much for spring.

The mother-in-law arrives home from
> shopping to find her son-in-law, Paddy in a steaming rage
> and hurriedly packing his suitcase.  “What happened
> Paddy?” she asks
> anxiously.“What
> happened?  I’ll tell you what happened!  I
> sent an email to my wife telling her I was coming home today
> from my fishing trip.  I get home…  and guess
> what I found?  Your daughter, my wife, Jean, naked with
> Joe Murphy in our marital bed!  This is
> unforgivable!  The end of our marriage.  I’m
> done.  I’m leaving forever!”
> “Ah now,
> calm down, calm down Paddy!” says his mother-in-law.
> “There is something very odd going on here.  Jean
> would never do such a thing!  There must be a simple
> explanation.  I’ll go speak to her immediately and
> find out what happened.” Moments
> later, the mother-in-law comes back with a big smile.
> “Paddy, there, I told you it must be a simple explanation.
> She never
> got your email!”

Time to take tax the income tax info to the accountant. I bet you spent your return money already and I am just getting ready to get mine.

If you looked at the web cams yesterday you would have seen some crazy snow coming down. It looked like sleet only it was mini snowballs. Never seen that up here before. Anyways boring as hell up here right now. I hate this time of year. A few fishermen are still out on the lake but that is about all the action we see. Time to do get drunk I guess so I have something to write about.

Here is what we ended up with


A Briton, a Scot, and an Irish lad are drinking together one night.

After a while, the English bloke says: “I was cleaning my daughter’s room the other day and found a packet of fags. I was really shocked, as I hadn’t the faintest she’d been smoking.”

“Ach,” the Scotsman says. “That’s nothing. I was cleaning me own daughter’s room the other day when I can across a half-empty bottle o’ whiskey. I was really shocked as I had no idea she was drinking, and at her age!”

With that, the Irishman says “Both you lads haven’t a thing to worry about, next to me. Why, I was cleaning my daughter’s room the other day when I found a packet of condoms. And ye want to talk about being shocked! How was I to know she had a cock?”