Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Summer has come to its unofficial end. With the kids heading back to school it's going to really quiet here on the lake. Between that and some good weather in the forecast I'm going to enjoy myself while I can.
Last year I'd really hoped to do some hunting. Sadly, about this time last year, my dad realized he did not have very long to live. My lovely wife and I went down to Florida much earlier than we'd originally planned to be there with him.
This year I have plans to disappear into the woods for days at a time. The converted ambulance/camper is running well. The old hunting camp is no longer in the family, but my buggy is like a camp on wheels. It should make for a good base of operation. Really looking forward to it this year.
My lovely wife and I are unsure of we are going to head south at all this winter. It might be a good year to stay close to home. We'd planned on having a sailboat waiting for us in Florida. Since we lost that in a shipwreck we don't feel the pressing need to head right down. However, we could hitch our smaller sailboat to the van and head south at a moment's notice.
Would you believe I actually miss snow? Huge snowstorms that snow us in for days. That didn't happen here in northern NH last year, but this year might be different. There are years when a single snowstorm would bury my driveway in snow deeper than I am tall. Sure, some of that was drifting, but it's pretty impressive none the less. Better put a new shovel on my shopping list.
Maybe I just really miss snowshoeing and cross country skiing. If I get to do all the hunting I want to do this fall, I should be in pretty good condition by the time the snow falls.
Right now it feels like a good year to stick close to home. My lovely wife and I have a lot of friends and family in the area. In times of trouble it's good to be on home turf with one's own tribe.