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Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

A long weekend in Wisconsin

Last weekend we hooked up the "Roadhouse" and visited our friends and family in Appleton. We left Michigan on Thursday, Aug. 23 and returned here to Cedar on the following Wednesday the 29th. Of course since it hadn't rained hardly a smidgen all summer, "Mother Nature" chose to pick our week in Wisconsin to make up for lost rainfall. But, we didn't let a little rain dampen our spirits. We had Lunch with Tony, Becky, & Rose on Friday and spent some time visiting with our friends, the Schemms, Heims, & Eskews from our old neighborhood on Saturday. Here are Teddy, Margi, Joanne & Barb hashing over old times on Heim's deck.
On Monday evening Dick & Jenny Orr hosted a welcome back "Martini Club" cookout for us and we were able to visit with Dick, Jen, Greg, Sue, Tom, Carol, Kate & Wes. I will have to admit that I broke my diet slightly that evening but have since recovered nicely. I also enjoyed my first Martini since my surgery. Cumiden be dammed!! We also were able to spend some time with Mike & Toni between their busy work schedules.
We had a great time and unlike the rainy trip over, the trip back was under fair and sunny skys. Here's a shot of Lake Michigan at a rest stop near the northernmost point of the lake.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A visit from Dan & Pat

Our good friends, Dan & Pat Martenson from Escanaba, Michigan came Sunday afternoon and spent three days visiting. They camped with their 5th wheel in an RV park about eight miles from here on Lake Leelanau. We met Dan & Pat two winters ago in Lake Havasu City, AZ and discovered that we lived only about 150 miles from each other and had passed within two blocks of their home countless times on our trips back and forth to Traverse City from Appleton. We Had a great time showing them around Leelanau county and Traverse City. Last night we shared dinner at their trailer and then spent the evening playing "Mexican Train". Teddy won and I came in dead last.Here we are having lunch on Tuesday at "Dick's Pour House" in the village of Lake Leelanau.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Tar Babes

Since late June Teddy has been working part time for Fred & Deb at their "M-72 Self Storage & U-Haul" facility.

She has been helping with the annual job of applying asphalt sealer on all of their drives and parking areas.

On Thursday, Aug 16 they finally finished. Here are some glamour shots of two hot tar babes on their last day.

The Photographer gets no respect at all!    :-(


Saturday, August 11, 2007

Triking to Mom's

Since we arrived here in late April Teddy has been making almost daily weekday trips over to her 91 year old Mom's house. While there she works around the yard, visits with Mom and then before she returns they watch the CBS soap "The Young and the Restless" togather. Weather permitting, she usually rides her Greenspeed trike and the weather has been pretty permitting this summer with little rain.

Here she is getting ready to leave on one sunny morning.

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Painting etc.

Teddy, ever the obsessive compulsive work addict, has been helping Fred & Deb paint their house/cottage here at "Sugarloaf" as well as helping with the asphalt sealing at their storage business near Traverse City
Fred did all of the scraping & calking over the past couple of months and then the three of them have been priming and painting.
The job is finally done, here is Teddy finally finishing up with the last coat.

Monday, August 06, 2007


Nazzie's always having fun,
Aint he cute,
He's only one.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

No more home visits

My therapist (Kal Farrell) has been coming three times a week and putting me through a regimen of exercises; my knee has now progressed to the point that I no longer need him to make home visits. Teddy & I pretty much know the routine and those that I can't do alone she can help me with. I now walk well without my cane and have started using my right leg to lift me up steps. My mobility is progressing slowly to the point that I can bend my knee to 100 degrees. My goal is 110 degrees so that I can ride a bike again. With Teddy's help I have also been sticking to a strict diet and have dropped 25 lbs. since the surgery.Here is Kal working on my knee during one of his recent visits. You will note from my expression that I am not exactly enjoying it.