I haven’t had much time to settle and relax; once I left Hoffman, I went to Monroe Lake/Bloomington and watched a friend’s daughter get married, I had visitors, I went to Charlestown, had lots more visitors. I love Charlestown State Park, I just don’t agree with all of their policies. After 14 days I had to leave CSP so I found a nice little space at Bushman’s Lake, on the River about 7 miles away from CSP.
My daughter and her husband closed on their first/new home on Monday so I have been helping with little chores there for the past few days. She cut-in/edged, we’ve rolled paint on most of the rooms, she changed her mind on several colors, we’ve re-rolled! I installed a range vent, two ceiling fans, one of which almost got the better of me!!
A trip to PC Lumber in Sellersburg solved the problem of additional support for the weight of the fans. Rachael researched it on YouTube and Bob Vila suggested this device that pushes against the ceiling joists and cranks tight with a wrench. WHAT A GENIUS INVENTION!!
Thank you Bob Vila! But most importantly THANK YOU to the guys and gals at PC Lumber! I stopped there because I felt they would have more knowledge than the big box store’s sales people. And I was right, they knew what I needed, had the devices, they assisted with choosing additional hardware, wires nuts, and a tiny saw to cut through the electrical box strap. PC Lumber is a great hardware store and I highly recommend them!
Ok, testimony over . . . . . Rachael and Nick have chosen such homey colors and turned a whitewashed house in to a warm inviting home. Tomorrow they start moving furniture in! I am so excited for them, and proud of what they have accomplished! Love you guys!
Bushman’s is kinda known as a weekend party place. I can look across the lake at the back-end of Jo-Jo’s bar and grill and fully expect to hear the “Juke Box” start up along about 7 pm! A few years ago Elvis entered the building and he was really good and funny. It will be kinda interesting to watch and maybe slip over for a beer once in a while! I knew what I was getting in to so it won’t be any surprise. I think it will be kind of nice to listen to the music float across the lake at night!
First morning I was here I cast a fishing line out a couple of times. The surface of the lake is swirling after dark with bugs and fish and frogs and maybe minnows! The heat has been oppressive during the day and buggy after dark when I have gotten back from Rachael’s so I haven’t stopped to spray, or just to relax.
I have been watching a couple of Great Blue Herons circling the lake today, interesting that they have been flying one above the other about 15 feet apart around the circumference of the lake. Don’t know if one is chasing off the other or courting it! Little late in the season for being “tweeter-pated”!!!
I also saw a Little Green Heron, and I can hear several kinds of woodpeckers, a King Fisher, and at least two different kinds of Hawk.
September 4th and I can see some of the trees along the river and lake that are starting to fade to yellow and orange. It has been an exciting summer for me, full of adventure, and interesting people, and peacefulness.
Funny, I was thinking the other day that I hadn’t popped a handful of antacids in a long time!! “Sumpen must be going right!”