My son and daughter-in-law are here to visit for a couple days.  This morning they came to see the house and the yard.  Sarah is good at identifying plants and she says she thinks I have grapes and golden raspberries in my yard.  She recommended we wait to see whether they are before we consider pulling them out. Continue reading


I had saved about $600 from my pay at H&R Block with which to get furniture.  I figured it might be enough to get me a dining room table and chairs, and hopefully a small dresser as well.  I asked my friend, Judy Boldt, a thrift shopper extraordinaire and the president of my Wisconsin fan club, to take me thrift shopping.  She has spent the last two days taking me to thrift stores from Sturgeon Bay to Sister Bay. Continue reading

By request of Judy!

The president of my Wisconsin fan club, Judy Boldt, was after me today for not writing anything since my bicycle accident, so I’m dedicating this post to her!  This may be a bit of a mish-mash because I can’t quite decide which of several things to write about, but here goes: Continue reading

Mother’s Day and the Big 6-0

Yesterday was Mother’s Day and I should have wished all you mothers out there a happy one, but I was too busy enjoying mine.  Sorry!  Today was my 60th birthday.  It was relatively normal with some special elements.  I have pictures from both days, although my pictures from today were taken on my phone and the quality isn’t quite as good. Continue reading


With apologies to my readers back home, I’m going to post a bunch of pictures of people you don’t know!  This is because today there was a potluck of staff and seasonals and included was a retirement party for a man who hasn’t worked here most of the summer.  He had camped and worked here for many years and started the summer with us, but for various reasons he had to retire before the summer even started.  Many people here love Fritz so this was his official send-off.  Several of those people will be reading this blog, so this one’s for them!  (Those of you back home are welcome to read it too, though!)  And without further ado, here are the pictures: Continue reading