These blobs of red clay embedded with pebbles can currently be found at select spots along Wisconsin Point.
Also available on Wisconsin Point: large uprooted trees, juju, spirits.
Thinking of stretching a net over the street and launching off the snowbank at the end. Also considering an action sequence whereby a pickup truck with a bed full of snow drives by at exactly the right moment to catch the airborne sledder.
We need another foot or more of snow before the course can really shine. The last powdery snowfall is too granular to get any decent speed. What we need is another wet snow and then an immediate deep freeze. I’m confident this will happen. The goal is a solid chute with zero chance of accidental exit on curves or elsewhere.
We’re getting there.
It didn’t quit, exactly, though I wish it had. Rather, the engine’s power oscillated uncontrollably every three seconds between idle and nearly full. This is not an easy way to fly an airplane.
The arc of the oscillations slowly moved to the idle side of the curve. Eventually, as the airplane and I approached Earth without the privilege of an airport below, the engine finally gave up altogether.
Fortunately for me, the airplane was equipped with a device engineered to lower the entire aircraft to the ground in an emergency, while providing a measure of survivability for the occupants: a parachute, which is deployed by the occupants via a rocket so they may live to tell their story.
After my rendezvous with the ground, I left the disabled aircraft in a frozen field, broken and askew on a large center-point irrigator, and went home and wrote down my experience. I then posted it on the internet. A few days later, Paul Lundgren, a proprietor of Perfect Duluth Day, asked if I would share my story here. I replied, “I will. But not yet. Maybe not for awhile.”
Jamie Ness, will your crew be ready by summer?
If not, does anyone have any recommendations? We need the exterior painted. Upper Chester/East Hillside. Please leave recommendations in the comments.
We are looking for recommendations for a local lender who may work with a family with non-traditional income situations. Experiences and names of those you worked with would be fantastic. Thanks!
Do you have any leads? We would most likely need it delivered, and could pay a delivery fee, if necessary. It’s for Spirit of the Lake Community School, an amazing little nonprofit Waldorf-based school. Thanks!