We were a bit late getting the boats in the water this year. It had been a very cold winter in Higgins Lake, so we weren't in any hurry to get into the cold water too soon. We manhandled the hoist from the backyard into the lake and set it up first. Jason needed to trim the cross beams so they wouldn't rub on the trampoline of the Hobie Cat. Here, he has his electric saw on the dock to cut off the corners of the beams. Electricty and water? Yep, I had my phone handy, ready to dial 911, but Jason tied off the cord so it wouldn't get into the water.
The current view of the lake cottage from the end of the dock.
We cleared off over a dozen trees the first year we had the cottage to get a bit more sun and remove big trees that were dangerously close to the home.
An old view from the end of the old dock. A photo of an old photo.
Jason convinced the Road Commission to add a bit of road material in front of our house so the rains don't all wash down our driveway into the front yard. We are a low spot on this shore and we get huge puddles in the yard that never quite go away. The extra dirt/clay/sand mix helped.