These cold grey mornings are not making things any easier for wanting to step out of the house but with Pheebs behind me pushing, out the door I went. We headed for Bayfield and with construction ramping up at the new Bayfield bridge I was curious to have a look at the preparations being made for two big bridge structure lifts this week.
A SUMMER COTTAGE ON THE BLUFFS OVERLOOKING LAKE HURON SOUTH OF BAYFIELD
I didn't have any interest in venturing too far out into the countryside this morning so we kept our drive short and close to Bayfield.
A NUMBER OF FLAT-BED TRUCKS LINED UP ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BRIDGE THREE ADDITIONAL CRANES ARE ON SITE IN ADDITION TO THE BIG ONE AND IT LOOKED LIKE THIS YELLOW ONE HAD JUST ARRIVED A THIRD CRANE HAS SET UP BESIDE THE BIG MAMA CRANE
The temporary Bailey Bridge will be closed Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bayfield Bridge Closure. Pheebs and I will head down there Tuesday morning and perhaps a few more times Tuesday to see if we can get any pics of the lift.
AND THIS SMALLER FOURTH CRANE IS SET UP FACING NORTH
Home again shortly after 10 I shoveled out my pathways and that was about it. Only time I went back outside was to re-stock the bird feeders. With the amount of seeds all these guys are eating I am surprised any of them can even get off the ground to fly.
WITH EACH FREEZING DAY THE ICE EXTENDS FURTHER OUT INTO THE LAKE I'M THINKING THAT ICE HAS TO BE STRETCHING THE BEST PART OF A MILE OUT THERE BAYFIELDER'S OUT FOR A WALK AND CHECK OUT THE DOG:)) IF YOU CAN'T DECIDE WHICH OF TWO COLORS TO PAINT YOUR GATE THEN JUST USE BOTH COLORS A FEW SUMMER COTTAGES WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF LAKE HURON RIGHT OUT THEIR BACK DOORS
Looking ahead at the two-week weather forecast we do not have any days above freezing. Our temps right now at the time of this posting are 14F and it's going to lower than that in the coming days. Night-time temps will get down to around 3F. Well, at least we are really going to appreciate warmer days when they do finally come our way.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A wealthy man died and went to heaven. He was met at the Pearly Gates by Saint Peter who led him down the streets of gold. They passed mansion after mansion until they came to the very end of the street. Saint Peter stopped the rich man in front of a little shack.“This belongs to you,” said Saint Peter.“Why do I get this ugly thing when there are so many mansions I could live in?” the man demanded.“We did the best we could with the money you sent us!” Saint Peter replied.
Applicant: Shows up 45 minutes late for the interview to be a cable installer. Interviewer: “You’re hired.”