Lake Gogebic Froze over.

I heard reports that the south end of the Lake is froze over. The Bay up in Bergland has been frozen since early last week. Keep the cold here Mother Nature, we need it.

Benefit for Charlie at Gogebic Lodge today. Misty and I are bartending and donating all our tips to Charlie. So dig deep because it is going to help Charlie.

An older couple, who were both widowed, had been going out with each other for a long time. Urged on by their friends, they decided it was finally time to get married. Before the wedding, they went out to dinner and had a long conversation regarding how their marriage might work. They discussed finances, living arrangements, and so on. Finally, the old gentleman decided it was time to broach the subject of their physical relationship. “How do you feel about sex?” he asked, rather tentatively. “I would like it infrequently “, she replied. The old gentleman sat quietly for a moment, adjusted his glasses, then leaned over towards her and whispered, “Is that one word or two?


Yep, Lake Effect Snow going on right now. Cool it with the Snow Mother Nature, we want sub zero temps. That will make me popular with the Locals. Looks like we only got a few inches, but there is nothing like watching those half dollar sized flakes fall from the sky.

A father and his 6-year-old son are walking down the street, and they come across two dogs having sex. The boy is shocked by what he sees and asks his father “Daddy, what are they doing?” The father, not wanting to lie to his son, says “they’re just making a puppy.” “OK” says the son, and the father is relieved that he doesn’t probe further. The next day, the son bursts into his parents’ room and sees them having sex. The father jumps up and quickly covers himself. Knowing he’s in for an interesting talk, walks downstairs with him and they sit at the dining room table. His son asks him “Daddy, what were you and mommy doing?” Again, wanting to be honest with his son, he says “me and mommy were making a baby.” His son pauses for a moment, thinking, and then replies “flip mommy over, I want a puppy!”

Cold enough?

Temps are staying down for now but we do need them much lower for a Dec. 1st start of the season. We need a lot more cold first and only then major snow. But hey it is early and I have seen good seasons start off a lot worse than what we have right now. Gogebic Area Grooming has built another groomer barn down in Marenisco to house the groomer taking care of the southern part of our trail system. The newer Groomer Drivers we have are a lot more experienced now and I think you will continue to see improvements over our trail system for years to come now. I think it is safe to say “Gogebic Area Grooming is back.” All we need now is for Mother Nature to cooperate.

Three Green Bay Fans were bemoaning the sorry state of their football team. “I blame the general manager,” said the first fan. “If he signed better players, we’d be a great team.” “I blame the players,” said the 
second fan. “If they made more of 
an effort, we’d score some points.” “I blame my parents,” said the third. “If I’d been born in Chicago, 
I’d be supporting a decent team.”

Sunshine today.

The sun is out, first time in a while. Hopefully it will melt some of the snow down so the cold weather can get to the ground. The snow is great and I know all the snowmobilers love to see it, but we need cold to freeze in the trails. We are below freezing for highs most of the time so it looks like a good start. Just hold off a bit on more snow for a while Mother Nature. (at least till my plow truck is out of the shop)

After a recent football game, the team went into the locker room to get out of their uniforms and to shower. In the showers, Bubba noticed that Duke has a cork shoved up his butt-hole. So, Bubba asked, “Duke, why in the world do you have a cork up your butt?” Duke answered, “Last night when I was cleaning my antique brass lamps, a genie came out of one of them. The genie said that I had one wish. I was really startled and I replied, “No shit!”

Lakes are starting to freeze.

Sunday Lake was froze over when I was in Ironwood yesterday. The bay on Lake Gogebic is froze too. Tis getting to be the season I think. Now we need the snow to hold off and turn down the temps. Every year I have been up here it seems we struggle with a different obstacle. We’ll see what this year brings but so far, so good. Get you preventive maintenance done on them sleds, it soon will be SNOW TIME.

A Well Run Business

Me:                   I was doing an overnight at a hotel away from home & I took my computer down to the bar to do some work. I sat down and asked the bartender, ‘What’s the wifi   password?’

Bartender:       ‘You need to buy a drink first.’

Me:                   ‘Okay, I’ll have a beer.’

Bartender:        ‘We have Guinness on tap.’

Me:                   ‘Sure. How much is that?’

Bartender:        ‘$8.00.’

Me:                   ‘Here you are. OK now, what’s the wifi password?’

Bartender:      ‘ “youneedtobuyadrinkfirst”; No spaces and all lowercase.’

A Snowy Monday

Snow continues to fall in the UP.  Another inch or so yesterday and it looks like we got a few more today with snow in the forecast tomorrow. Turn up the freezer for a while Mother Nature and hold off on the snow for a bit. Sure wish my plow truck would get done.

A lady walks into a fancy jewelry store. She browses around, spots a beautiful diamond bracelet and walks over to inspect it. As she bends over to look more closely she inadvertently breaks wind. Very embarrassed, she looks around nervously to see if anyone has noticed her little accident and prays that a sales person doesn’t pop up right now. As she turns around, her worst nightmare materializes in the form of a salesman standing right behind her. Cool as a cucumber and displaying complete professionalism, the salesman greets the lady with, “Good day, Madam How may we help you today?” Very uncomfortably, but hoping that the salesman may not have been there at the time of her little “accident!” she asks, “Sir, what is the price of this lovely bracelet?”  He answers, “Madam, if you farted just looking at it, you’re going to shit when I tell you the price.”

Veteran’s Day

Thank you to all the Veteran’s and active service men and women who will be Veterans. I can’t help but wonder how you continue to serve our country when it seems we are becoming more corrupt and screwed up with each passing day. I am sure there are good people in politics but it sure looks like we have more “bad apples” than “good apples”. God help us all. PLEASE.

Snow Snow Snow.

Mother Nature did not disappoint. Not sure what we got for a total yet, it is hard to tell from the kitchen table. My guess is a good 6-8 at least though. I’m going to Mom’s to try out the new snowblower this morning. I am thinking that it will be the same as plowing, fun the first time and then after that just another job. Grandson Matt and I put a new wood stove in the basement yesterday. Sure was nice and toasty warm down there last night watching movies by the fire. Cold weather is going to stay around for a while, hopefully more snow will hold off until the ground freezes.

Snow day Today.

We have a few inches on the ground and it is snowing this morning. Ewen Trout Creek School already called off school today. When I was a kid we walked through 3 feet of snow uphill, Both ways. Oh wait maybe that was my dad. Forecast now is 5-8 inches, I went and bought a snow blower yesterday so that is why totals have dropped from 8-12 inches I think. Check out the web cams through out the day to see the real story.

It Was So Cold that

We had to stop eating with metal cutlery. Some people walked around for days with spoons or forks stuck to their tongues!

Hitchhikers were holding up pictures of thumbs!

Roosters were rushing into Kentucky Fried Chicken and begging to use the pressure cooker!

When I dialed 911, a recorded message said to phone back in the spring!

The optician was giving away free ice scrapers with every new pair of eyeglasses!

Kids were using a new excuse to stay up late: “But Mom, my pyjamas haven’t thawed out yet!”

Richard Simmons started wearing pants!

A streaker froze in mid-streak! The town council just stuck a plaque on him and pretended he was a Greek statue until spring.

UN weapons inspectors suddenly decided that chemical weapons might be hidden in Hawaii!

Pickpockets were sticking their hands in strangers’ pockets just to keep them warm!

The squirrels in the park were throwing themselves at an electric fence!

I chipped a tooth on my soup!

My Dad was wearing golfing gloves on both hands!

Starbucks was serving coffee on a stick!

People with traffic tickets would plead guilty and beg for the electric chair! Terrorists started to stockpile weapons-grade hot chocolate!

Levi Strauss started manufacturing electric jeans!

We had to chop up the piano for firewood – but we only got two chords.

When we milked the cows, we got ice cream! When we milked the brown cows – we got chocolate ice cream!

Snow is on the way.

November 8th and here it comes.  6-8 or 8-10 inches tomorrow. How sure am I we are going to get it? 110%. My plow truck is in the shop so we are going to get it for sure. Better start reserving your days for the coming season soon.

Winters are fierce in Minnesota where he lives, so the owner of a construction project felt he was doing a good deed when he bought earmuffs for his foreman. Noticing, however, that the foreman wasn’t wearing the earmuffs even on the coldest snowy day, the project manager asked, “Didn’t you like the muffs?” The Foreman said, “They’re a thing of beauty.” “Why don’t you wear them?” The Project Manager said. The Foreman explained, “I was wearing them the first day, and somebody offered to buy me lunch, but I didn’t hear him! Never again, never again!”