The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon

The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon
Shortlisted for The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize

Friday, 3 August 2012

The great evaporating summer

I looked at the calendar today and was shock to see that it's August.  Summer dashes by at a breakneck pace, doubly so when you're busy.

We spent a week up north just in time for War of 1812 celebrations at Fort St Joseph.  This fancy American tall ship stopped by to exchange cannon fire with the for while we were there.  Unfortunately the Fort was behind schedule, did not fire its cannon at the appointed time and the ship tacked back across the bay without firing a shot.

We spent some time on two lakes.  Lake Huron and Big Basswood Lake.  Here the kids are enjoying a cool dip on a very hot day.

The lovely Willow was content to spend her day looking beautiful on the dock.

The boy decided it was time for his first round of golf.

He did quite well and now it looks like the most economical plan for next year might be a membership at a nearby club.

The building project nears completion.

The upstairs, now insulated and drywalled, was a beautiful exercise in builder's geometry.  Look at those angles.

The exterior is almost done...

And the office now has a floor.

Good thing, too.  My office gnomes are getting a little antsy for the move...