We were rushed to get to the lake and get some housekeeping done and get the storage garage straightened out. There was no room in it for our stuff we were bringing off of YOLO. We came home with another van load and were supposed to be heading back to VA after the holiday for a showing of YOLO. Our broker called just before we were to head back and the showing fell through. One couple did a 'drive by' and the other interested party wasn't ready to pony up the funds to make the offer realistic and didn't want to view the boat until that was resolved. So we stayed in Michigan and had the best weather of the year! The whole area was having an unseasonably warm streak and we finally got to enjoy some summer while we were there.
The neighbors left their dock in until late in the month and the workers got lucky with a calm, warm day to pull it out.
We also had some trees cut down at the cottage. Big, old, 100-year-old maples that had reached the end of their time and were partially rotted. We didn't want the winds of winter to bring them down on the cottage. There were some dead ash trees, too, that had succumbed to the emerald ash borer that decimated these trees in Michigan. This old maple had a gaping hole in it from the portion that we'd cut off the year we bought the place, twenty years ago.
The cottage was in good shape to leave it now and we headed back to Virginia on my birthday. Another birthday driving, how boring is that?