June is flying by……
Work is just insanely busy…. New York is aggressively driving its agenda to develop renewable energy. I am buried in hydro, solar and wind project-related matters. All good.
Last night was a gift, here at camp. What was supposed to be a rainy evening, turned into a gorgeous sunset. We were able to enjoy the peace of the lake when we finally crashed on the screened-in porch, around 9 PM.
I arrived at camp via boat yesterday. We picked up the jonboat in Saranac Lake, and launched it on our way into camp. What a great way to clear your head. I was the only boat on the lake, and was greeted in the narrows by three Loons.
Orkin was at the house this week. I was reading their report– everything is normal. Except for the dead bat found in our utility room. My dilemma– do I tell Paula?
My best friend Bill retired this week and I spoke at his retirement party– We used to share an office at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. He was my best man. We camped together. I had dinner at his parents’ house. My parents loved him. Once I received a call from my Mom that went like this: ” Keith, your Dad and I are passing through Albany tomorrow– are you free for dinner? Do you think your friend Bill would like to come too?” True story…
The Adirondack Almanack had a story this week about the new Adirondack 46er who was assigned hiker number 10,000. I have mixed feelings about this. I am 46er 2894, finishing in 1990. I did them all again with Paula, about 10 years ago. The number of people flocking to the ADKs is growing (again). We saw this before, in the early 70’s. I don’t worry about 95% of these folks– who behave responsibly, and respect the environment. I worry about controlling the other 5%.
That’s enough– I have a busy day today, hiking, fishing, swimming the dogs, making pizza…….and then comes the Father’s Day Extravaganza.