Memorial Day weekend = Open the lake place! My parents have usually gotten most of the menial tasks out of the way by the time I arrive to the lake, but this year it was my turn to get dirty and help out. Usually my brother and I would help with the boat, the jet skis… you know, the fun stuff! This year, I arrived early Saturday to even help get the water turned on. That task seemed to take a few hours, but I learned how to soder pipes with water in them! It’s always a learning experience when working with my father. It’s amazing what a piece of bread will do!
After we got the water issue settled, we vaccummed, cleaned floors, cleaned fridgerators… we did it all. But Mom and I did manage to get some water and sun time in between. Sunday, we got the ladders on, pier posts in, lauched the SS Carole Jean and took her on her maiden voyage, got the Fuller Formula running and in the water… it was a full day. But again, Mom and I found time for water and sun. Today, we got up at the crack of dawn to beat all of Elkhart to the flea market capital of the north. AKA Shipshewana. It’s fun, but every 10th booth is the same. If you need a trunk full of tube socks, embroidered bluebird sweatshirts, novelity t-s that read “I’m a multi tasker, I can talk and piss you off at the same time”, head up HWY5 and follow the horse and buggies. We did pick up a few items but headed back to the house so we could all get on the road and home in decent time.
Here’s some pics of the place. The first is the front of the house, next is the view from the yard, the next is the view from the pier. My little oasis in the midwest!