Monday, April 16, 2012

The water Harley

We have a new toy for the lake.  Well, we traded one toy for another.  When I got home Thursday, John told me he wanted to take the boat to one of the marinas here in Dadeville to see if we could get a good enough deal to trade it in for a SeaDoo.  We started talking about it at the end of the summer last year, and he talked to a couple of people about it, but none of them had the right deal.  This time, they did. 

When we first got our boat, we were really in the market for a pontoon, but honestly, the ski boat was such a deal, and we weren't finding a pontoon that was, we didn't think we could pass it up.  And we had fun on it.  It was such a huge hassle, though, to get it in and out of the water.

We do have a launch in our "neighborhood" and we launched it and loaded it from there once, but because our road is a curvy and only one lane, getting the trailer back to our place was not easy.  We don't have a great place for turning a trailer around, so John had to back it from the launch to the trailer.  Not fun.  We usually kept it in dry storage at a launch about ten miles from the trailer, but that meant going every weekend, hooking it up, taking it to launch, taking the trailer back to the unit, and then doing the reverse every Sunday.  A couple of summers ago, we did leave it in the water at Danny and Linda's boat dock.  Talk about gross when we pulled it out!!  Lance and Jess were up that weekend, so Lance got the fun job of helping John clean it off.  With the SeaDoo, we can launch it at our place with the four wheeler, so it is much, much easier and quicker.

We took it out yesterday for about an hour.  I've ridden on a PWC only a handful of times, and I had never driven one until yesterday.  At first I was a little nervous, but once I got the hang of it, I.  LOVED.  IT.  I would have NEVER taken the boat out by myself, but I won't have any reservations about taking the water Harley out by myself.

Until next time...KEEP DREAMING!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Gorgeous weekend!

Of course, any weekend at the lake is gorgeous as far as I'm concerned. :) We got there about 7 Friday night, so we didn't do much. At least it wasn't yet dark, so we got to enjoy some porch time. Saturday was so nice! I went out on the dock about 10:30 and ended up dozing off, so my face got a little red. OOPS! I try not to let my face burn anymore. My amazing grill master did steaks Saturday night, and as usual, they were fabulous. We cleaned off the table on the porch and dined al fresco. Heavenly! While we were eating, I saw the ducks swimming a couple of lots down. I can't wait to see them up close again. The only negative was the pollen. When I swept the kitchen floor, there was a very distinct yellow tint to the dirt I swept up. And the furniture had a nice yellow coating. Joy. I have only six more weeks of school before I can go to stay. All, six weeks and three days. We have professional development days on May 29-31. Yuck! We're taking our trip to Memphis the first weekend in June, but once we're back from that, I plan on being a Winston County resident as much as possible! Guess that's it for now. KEEP DREAMING!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Open for Business!

John and I went to the lake a couple of weekends ago to really get things up and running for the summer.  Or that was kind of our original plan.  After spending a week or so working on the bathroom at home, we decided that we were going to do nothing for the days we were at the lake during spring break.  Nothing is pretty much what we did.  And it was great!

We left on Saturday morning to go up, and so by the time we got there, it was early afternoon.  We did only what was necessary...unloaded the truck, turned on the water, flipped the breakers...and then we enjoyed the late afternoon quiet.  Better enjoy it now because there won't be many weekends when it is quiet.  Even though the water was still quite cool (I dipped a toe in), a few brave souls tubed.

On Sunday, we went to visit Billie, and then we took her back with us to spend the night.  Even though she wouldn't remember it now, she has a great time.  She fished and caught a nice size bass, and that tickled her to death.  I wish I had thought to take a picture of her and her fish so she could put it on her bulletin board at the nursing home.  Maybe we can take her back another time or two over the summer, and she can catch another one.

John did some fishing and had some good bites.  He caught a couple of bass and one really nice stripe.  He hung two (maybe the same one??) but he couldn't get them in.  It took about ten minutes of work to get the one he did catch.  He got three crappie too.  Those are in the freezer waiting to be fried up.  YUM-O!!

We left on that Thursday morning for home.  Talk about depressing! We had planned to go to Memphis with Susan and Tim, but the weather got pretty yuck with lots of rain, so we rescheduled that trip for June. 

As soon as I get home and we load up, we're heading up for the weekend.  This will be another do nothing weekend!  John deserves to rest after the hard work he put in on the bathroom.  :)  Maybe the fish will be biting again.

I'm gonna go get my stuff ready so I can be out the door as soon after the bell rings as possible because I am ready to be lake bound!

Remember...KEEP DREAMING!!!!
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