Monthly Archives: June 2011

‘who is this burt guy and why does he own everything around here?’

A few years back one of Jamie’s co-workers was asked this question by a customer.  He could hardly answer the man through his hysterical laughter.  Burt’s Market, Burt’s Marina, Burt’s Service Depo, Burt Lake State Park, are all named because our town is situated along Burt Lake, which happends to be named for William Austin Burt who surveyed the lake in the &hellip Continue reading »

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jugs

Remember when I mentioned the cave had been a bait & tackle / gas station in another life? the cave circa 1960 Good ‘Ol Schwartz & Sons! Your one-stop-shop for gas and bait! You can still see the platform where the gas pumps once were installed. Oh and gotta love the fuel oil tank right outside the living &hellip Continue reading »

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the daily commute – 06.24.11

I snapped this photo during a quick stop here to pick up a gift.  If you have never had the pleasure and are in the Petoskey Area -GO THERE- it is a must! Not optional. They have an amazing collection of products from very talented artisans and you will not be disappointed.  It is my &hellip Continue reading »

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the daily commute – 06.22.11

A perk to working in the new office is getting to watch the storms roll in over the bay – and as quickly as this one formed, it passed. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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first timer

Yesterday being Father’s Day it was a ‘free choice’ so to speak for Jamie to plan our day together and because he is awesome, he chose going-to-the-beach-all day as a family and doing nothing but relaxing in the sand, basking in the warmth of the sun and splashing in the water all the while reliving &hellip Continue reading »

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the kitchen

When my bosses travel to our office in North Carolina they have two options on where to stay; 1.) A Hotel 2.) Client’s House Given the option where would you choose to crash for a week? A sub-par budget motel or a multi-million dollar mansion?  I’m sure that when our beloved client’s second vacation home was finished and &hellip Continue reading »

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My parents have been busy cleaning out every nook and cranny in their house and purging all of the miscellaneous junk that has collected over the years. They were by no means in the running for an episode of Hoarders, but we moved around A LOT when I was a kid so we never had to do &hellip Continue reading »

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the daily commute – 06.13.11

Had to laugh as I was leaving work Friday night to find these little gems sitting on the track – hard to pin point what exactly is so funny about them, their size, the color, the Canadian flag… Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about &hellip Continue reading »

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the daily commute – 06.10.11

hunter ceiling fan – 92 years young Recently Jamie’s Chacos fell victim to 3 years of continuous wear – he busted the toe strap and then last night blew out the sandal.  This constitutes an emergency for him now that he has converted to Chacos, using his Tevas for a few days until we get the chacos repaired is &hellip Continue reading »

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sanitation rating

During my recent abduction business trip, my boss and I had dinner at the Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville.  The Grove is exactly what the name sounds like; swanky, urban, expensive, a place where the upperly-mobile go to see and be seen (in other words we have NOTHING even close to this in Wolverine and that’s fine &hellip Continue reading »

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