Moose Country Minute – September 01 2018


Well, it’s the Labour Day weekend already, leading most of us to wonder where in hell the summer went.

Remember all the plans you made when spring burst upon the scene and another summer was just around the corner? 2018 was going to be it.

2018 was going to be the year you ramped up the fishing another notch, repaired the deck that was starting to heave, and lose some of the poundage the long winter had added to what would otherwise be a rather compact frame.

As if …

I’ve caught a goodly number of bass this summer, all which were returned to the water unscathed. But, as listeners know, it was also a summer filled with boat problems, mainly due to a 1970s-vintage outboard that has since been junked—but not before spending hundreds of dollars on a lost cause.

My granddaugters don’t have a new deck thanks to me, but they do have one of the fanciest swing sets in their backyard that I have ever seen.

And I have also lost more than a few pounds, mainly to take the strain off my aging back and wonky knees.

Thing is, I love September and October more than I like the summer months—especially this year when it was brutally hot and insufferably humid.

It’s nice to turn off the air conditioner and open up the windows.

Done, and done.