Happy birthday, dear Bill… Happy birthday to you!

It’s a very special day here on UnrulyDude. It’s our buddy “Bill’s” birthday and we’re taking this opportunity to wish him the best birthday ever. Bill, we couldn’t possibly tell you how important you are to URD… and our little Northland family. Thank you for your presence, your insights, your thoughtfulness and your love. We look forward to spending many more fun years with our “Kaslo Bill.”
We love you. xoxo David, Ben and the Northland gang

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Hey, guys. I’m doing this post on Thursday evening – and “pre-posting” it for Saturday. Hope the WordPress Gods co-operate. 🙂
David, Dub, the dogs and I will head to the lake Friday morning after the “closing ceremony” at school. Rick, Keon, Travon and Max are going down on Thursday and meeting Cal and Alex there to start planning renovations to the new cabin.
The week-end weather forecast for Table Rock is actually quite good. Saturday is supposed to be 90 degrees and sunny… Sunday warm with a few scattered thunderstorms… and Monday partly sunny and warm. We’ll take that! The entire gang will be there. Denise, Scott, Ty and Demien have condo reservations and the rest of us will pile into our cabins. Keon, Rick and Travon are planning to “rough it” in the new cabin even though they haven’t done any redecorating or anything yet. Dub, Austin and Travon are excited about wake boarding, which should be o.k. with a projected water temp of 75 degrees.
We hope all of you have healthy, happy, SAFE holiday weekends. Please join us in remembering the brave men and women who have sacrificed for our Country!
We’ll give you a full report when we get back home. xoxo Ben and David

A magical mini-vacation at the lake!

Last week, Ben and Dub were on “spring break,” and we’d already celebrated my birthday on the weekend, so Ben and I took off for the lake. Dub was excited about spending a few days with Keon, Rick and Travon and going to “science city” and riding the streetcar and all that stuff.
I haven’t mentioned this before, but when we bought the cabin, the former owner told me that he had always sent Jim and Carol a hundred dollars each every month “to watch over the place.” He said Jim took care of the outside and Carol kept the inside sparkling clean – and encouraged me to do the same. So that’s what I’ve been doing. The first time I sent checks, they called and said not to do that – and if I did, they’d just tear up the checks and toss ’em in the trash. But I kept sending them and noticed that each month the checks have been cashed. Jim and Carol live on a fixed income and I’m sure they appreciate the money. For Ben and me, it’s worth it – knowing they’re taking care of the place.
Anyway, when we got to the cabin, it was spotlessly clean and there was a note on the kitchen counter from Carol saying she’d been “opening the place up to let it air out on nice days.” There was also a tupperware container of chocolate-pecan brownies on the counter, and our bed was turned down with a chocolate mint on each of our pillows. Ben surprised me by having already contacted the marina and having our boat serviced and brought to the dock so we could spend time on the water.
We spent three wonderful days at the lake – boating and playing – and being naked – and having sex all over the place. It really was “magical!”
Sometimes I selfishly wish it could always be like this. Just Ben and me at the lake, living happily ever after. Then, when I’m rational, I think about our wonderful life with Dub and the dogs and our jobs and friends and our home in the K.C. Northland… and I’m truly thankful for another year and all our blessings!