The Night the Lobster Didn’t Come to Almost an Island

May 1, 2019

They say it’s not what happens in life, but how you react to what happens that makes you who you are.  Welp, if this is truly the case then after Saturday night I may be in trouble. First, let me back up by reminding you dear readers that it has been an incredibly cold, incredibly…

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The Changing Scenery from Almost an Island

April 11, 2019

True confession – I’ve been itching to write this blog!  I love to bring everyone up to date on the happenings Up North, it’s finding the time I’ve been struggling with.  But I’m the floor time agent on duty today, and as of 10:17am my to-do list is done and I have the rest of…

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Life’s a Beach on Almost an Island

March 22, 2019

Greetings from the Northwoods of Wisconsin, where I’ve already had several melt-downs waiting for the slightest hint of warm weather to arrive, and by warm, I mean anything in the double digits.  The sun was out in full force yesterday however, and a different sort of melt-down occurred with a new office swimming pool where…

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Winter’s Grip from Almost an Island

March 8, 2019

It can’t always be Good News from the Northwoods, to be honest most of us feel like this guy, wanting to stick our heads in a snowbank and wait until it’s over.  We’ve been absolutely pummeled with winter the past 30 days, and as I type this on an albeit sunny March morning there is…

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From Presque Isle, With Love

February 19, 2019

The shortest month of the year has always felt like the longest to me, and so far February 2019 is no exception. Any other month you’ll always hear me saying how the time has flown, whereas I looked at the calendar this morning and exclaimed ‘Cripes Louise it’s only the 19th?!’ Not because life has…

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Life Below Zero on Almost an Island

January 31, 2019

Greetings from the frozen Northwoods, where we are on day four of double digit negatives, 30 degrees below zero this morning.  The only difference is that for once, the entire Midwest is experiencing the deep freeze right along with us.  Schools have been closed for most of the week, and my Facebook is flooded with…

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Wolves and Blood on Almost an Island

January 23, 2019

Greetings from the Northwoods!  Can you tell I just read “Make your Blog Stand Out with a Title that Hooks”?  For a supposedly quiet time of the year, there seems to be a lot happening so let’s get straight to it with every Wisconsinite’s favorite topic, the weather.  (Yes, that trumps even wolves and blood.) …

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Wintering on Almost an Island

January 16, 2019

The sun is shining in the Northwoods, a bit crisp at 16 degrees but we’ll take any Vitamin D (and blue sky) we can get.  Town is fairly quiet today, although the upcoming 3-day weekend means we’ll likely see some extra visitors.  Per the usual this winter we could sure use some fresh snow.  It…

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Out With the Old from Almost an Island

January 7, 2019

Greetings from the Northwoods!  We woke up to four to five inches of fresh snow here this morning, and about two more inches of ice on top of that.  Since I wasn’t on floor time today I decided to work from home for awhile and not risk the nasty roads.  Flexibility is just one of…

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Happy Trails & (Irish) New Year from Almost an Island

December 29, 2018

It’s a sunny, 12-degree Saturday afternoon here at Headwaters Real Estate, where I have an excellent view of the snowmobilers pulling in to gas up at Karsyn’s Korner before they head out for a day of riding.  Our trail system finally opened at 9am today, with both groomers out late last night to prepare for…

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