Monday, March 27, 2023

Full Steam Ahead

 Our new venture is going full steam ahead. We are busy purchasing equipment and supplies having inspections and just the many other things that are involved with the starting of a business in "The Peoples Republic of Minnesota". Hush money has been paid, palms have been greased. (I am just kidding. That last statement was put in for comedic value, even though I think it is a home run, others may be offended.)

Deliveries are many. I have a secret game camera set up on our driveway to take pictures of trespassers here at the SSUVFL. It then sends me pictures over the cellular airwaves so that i know who is coming and going. One day Lisa came home to this.

After checking the images sent by the camera we had Amazon, UPS and FedEx all delivered in one day. It's great that the service is so good but things are starting to melt here and those trucks are making a mess of our gravel driveway.

We have gotten the graphics put on the trailer and it sure came out nice. The black really pops on that orange trailer.
That picture was taken March 26th and as you can see we have a lot of snow still on the ground. They predict that the snow will be around well into the later part of April. Any other year we wouldn't think much of it but we are booking gigs starting in April and we are hoping that it isn't a big muddy mess.

The other day when I went into town, I crossed the bridge near our house and there was a dead raccoon that somebody ran over. The reason I mention that is that we have a raccoon that visits our bird feeders quite regularly. It is fun to watch as he works to clean it out. Wearing the mask makes him look even more diabolical. I often see him on the game camera.
Here he is going out for the evening.
Then later on he will wander home.

So after we saw the dead one, we were thinking that it was our raccoon. He then showed up to our feeders that night and we let out a big cheer for him. "Hip, Hip Hooray!" was heard throughout the SSUVFL. You can tell we don't get out much when that is the highlight of the week. We had 15 deer in the yard this morning.

On the medical front. My hip is getting better thanks to the weekly visits to the physical therapist. I am still having complications with my thigh and knee. My IT band muscle is still very sore and hyper sensitive to touch. Below the knee is numb which my Orthopedic Surgeon thinks it may be a new problem which he hopes to address in November.  He also says that I am just one of the few people that take longer to heal. So frustration levels remain high. 

That's it for now.  Next time I hope to be blogging about our first experiences of running a food trailer. It could be a very funny post or one filled with horror. We will just have to wait and see.


  1. Good luck with your new adventure! Will you be selling bottom shelf beer too? 😉

    1. Thanks. No beer will be sold. That's why I don't expect to see any of our RV friends. Especially those booze hags from South Dakota.

  2. Glad your venture is moving full steam ahead. Good luck to you both.

  3. Glad you’re nightly visitor is ok. In Upstate NY dead raccoons on the road were a sure sign of Spring! Good news on your healing hip. Hopefully we won’t have to start calling you Pegleg.
    Looking forward to your next post!!

    1. I bet Steve would get the smoker out when he saw the Raccoons paired with a dark ale.

  4. Remember, we want to book you for a few days in late August or early September of '24 for a get together. You are of course invited to join the festivities once everyone is fed and you get cleaned up and make yourself presentable. Lisa is always presentable, so she is welcome anytime. Curious, has she ever considered Nyotaimori? Asking for a friend.