Ok, the other day we modified the neighbor’s boat dock, so he be able to get his boat docked in these low water conditions. (That’s if he can get the boat up the river, to the dock)
We put an 8 ft wooden platform in between the floating dock and the seawall. When we were finished, the water was just touching the edge of the seawall, and he had 3.5 ft on the water side of his dock, enough (barely) to dock his boat.
We get up this morning and it looks like this. The floating docks are sitting in the mud, and he has about 1 ft of water in front of the dock, where the boat would normally sit.
By the way, NOTICE the water marks on the seawall!!!!!!!!!!! It’s starting to look like a very poor boating/fishing season this year.
We had a nice Easter weekend, then it got cold. At least the ice is off the river. It’s starting to look like the nice weather was a teaser. It’s encouraging to look out the window and see water flowing by, but it’s been to cold to get outside. I’ve got the bottom paint to touch up the boat, and a couple of new planer boards, now all I should need is line to re-spool my reels, some hungry Walleye, and a couple of feet of water back in the Bay.
It started moving last night in earnest, and the little baby ice jam that resulted moved slowly by the house at around 2 pm this afternoon. If the warmer weather holds, we should have full river ice out, by tomorrow afternoon.
Sorry about the quality, I took it with a Kindle, no view finder). From a larger sized picture you can see that the ice jam didn’t amount to much. Pretty amazing that it went out so quietly, when we had 18 to 20 inches of ice about ten days ago.
And this photo from the next afternoon, taken with a dgital camera, shows, the the ice is truly gone from the AuGres (for now)
I’ve brought back a lot of my old posts, and have been trying to add new posts on a regular basis, but, they seem to be few and far apart don’t they?
The number of views I’m getting has dropped off to almost nothing. (Which doesn’t really bother me)
But back to the few and far between, I think it’s kind of like ”the deer in the headlights” syndrome. Yeah, there is so much stupidity and ignorance in the media and online these days, I think I’m just stunned. I hear so many mind numbing statements from so many sources, that I’m in a perpetual state of stunned disbelief. I can’t think of any words that have a chance of convincing people who believe so strongly in evil and deciet, how wrong they are.
I was watching a very little bit of the network news the other day and caught George Clooney, browbeating a reporter for calling Barack Obama,, ”Obama”, and not “President Obama”.
I so longed to hear these words in reply to the goon Clooney. ” I’m sorry, if am to understand you correctly George, I can call Lincoln, Lincoln, Cliinton, Clinton, and Bush, Bush, but I’m required to call Obie, President Obama. Ok, I believe I understand that now,, thank you for correcting me, your assholeness. “
What, you say the Oscars were on last night?? Gee, I guess I musta missed it.