Happy birthday dear Larry, happy birthday to you!

Larry… you’re one of URD’s dearest friends – and we’re wishing you good health, prosperity, love and every happiness on your birthday. We love you! xox David, Ben and the gang

Our objective in putting Larry’s birthday post together was to make it a collection of smooth young dudes with NO tatts and NO piercings. We think we’ve managed it… but, of course if we haven’t, our buddy Jingle will let us know 🙂

It’s another “Friends Friday” – “Who would you do?” mega-post.

Hey, guys. It’s Rick. Last week Ben did a “Dudes without razors” post – then a couple of days later, David followed it up with “Dudes with razors.” That got Keon and me thinking about joining pics of shaved and hairy guys and making them into a “Who would you do?”
It kind of works. A bunch of the men in these pics are “trimmed” or “manscaped” but we don’t really mind. Hope you have as much fun with these as we did putting them together.

Lots happening here at the Lake. The furniture, equipment and files “DrC” sent for the new “schoolhouse” got here Wednesday and we all helped with getting everything unloaded and put in place. Ben said he told the kids it was time for “summer vacation” and a break from school. When he did that, he said Dub, Bella and Tra got upset and wanted to know why they had to have a vacation. They wanted to keep having school and the rest of the kids agreed… so they’ve decided to have summer school four days per week (Monday through Thursday) from 9:00 a.m. till noon. We’re really glad they enjoy learning and the shorter days will still give them a break.
We finally got the boats out of storage (also on Wednesday) so we all headed out on the lake Thursday afternoon. The water temp is a delightful 75 degrees so it’s perfect for boating fun on the lake.
Ty and Damien got here Thursday evening and got moved into their new “cabin.” You can’t imagine how happy Austin is to have them here. They brought their huge screen t.v. and popcorn machine and are having the kids over for a “movie night sleepover” tonight. It’s good to have the whole gang together again.
We’ll have a busy Memorial Day weekend with boating, cookouts and celebrating having everyone together. We have American Flags and bunting on all the cabins so we won’t forget the reason for “Memorial Day.” Hope you all have safe, healthy, happy Holiday weekends.
xoxo Rick and Keon

Dudes with razors!

Well. You knew this was coming. After last weeks’ “Dudes without razors,” post, a bunch of smooth, shaved guys was inevitable. Some of you won’t like these pics, but we’re betting Larry will. Who knows, even Denny might see a guy or two he likes enough to invoke his “no hair – don’t care” rule? To be honest, Ben and I just plain like dudes -and we don’t much care whether they’re shaved or hairy. If it’s nothing else, Unrulydude is an equal-opportunity blog 🙂

It’s been a very busy weekend here at the Lake. Last week, Jim and Ben “found” an empty building that had been a dentist’s office for the last 25 years that Ben thought would make an excellent schoolhouse. He moved quickly… got help from “Dr.C”, and they leased the building. Then, the “Northland gang” went to work. We all spent Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday over there painting the interior, installing new window blinds and putting down new ceramic-vinyl flooring. Alex was like a “conductor” directing a symphony and the kids painted the bathrooms. “Baby blue” for the boy’s and “Peppermint pink” for the girl’s. Fortunately, we did the painting before we did the floor tile, so a few “whoops” didn’t matter. Presto! Tonight, there’s a really tired bunch of folks down here – and there’s a new “Table Rock school campus” for Ben and the kids. It has two classrooms, an office for Ben, two bathrooms and a break area – all freshly painted and it’s awesome. Ben worked out a deal with the building’s owner and he’ll deduct the cost of paint, tile and blinds from rent payments. Ben’s school is the lessee, but he’s convinced the new “campus” belongs entirely to him and the kids. I’ve never seen them happier. The furniture and fixtures Dr.C is sending will be here Wednesday. I’m wondering if we’ll ever get “back to normal” and move back home. Probably??? At least for now, the kids (and the adults, too) couldn’t be happier than we are here at the Lake 🙂