Monday, June 18, 2012
“Moons, Visitors, and Flys….”
This morning, at 4am, the moon, a sliver of a nail, rose up out of the east, with a planet tucked neatly in its side. I believe it is Jupiter, although I am standing to be corrected…I got a couple of snaps, that I think are deserving of posting…
I worked for Norb Friday and Saturday. We are actually expanding his Boat Shop, by six feet, to accommodate the largest of boats. This means we are lifting one 60’ wall, by one inch, and building a new foundation for the extension. I dug a lot of dirt, which was mostly stones. Hard labor, but good. Fascinating project, and no one is better than Norb to mastermind an engineering endeavor than him.
I worked on Saturday with his brother-in-law Rock, who is also great, and super knowledgeable.
Later, Rock, Norb, and Rock’s wife and Norb’s sister, came out to the Island for a visit. I would have liked his Mom, Celine, to join us but not this time. She is special too. No surprise. It is important to me, and the Lighthouse Endeavor project, to make this island Lighthouse as accessible as possible to as many people as possible, especially those that are local. This did not disappoint.
Spring comes with many things. And here, it comes with butterflies, fireflies, black flies, crickets, and seals. I have seen them all, and hope to get pics. Also, I am happy to report that we have several student/camp groups scheduled to come out this summer, and finally, the girl scouts, who will be setting up bird houses that they have built, out on the island.
This is “Crunch Time” right now, as I work to get the island, house, tower, garden, and boats ready for the coming “guest” season. There are still dates available over the summer for booking. If you have any inkling to come and stay here, you should inquire at www.LittleRiverLight.org and speak with Kathy. It is truly magic, and I will do everything in my power to make it the most special holiday you’ve ever had.
It’s also a unbelievable place to have a wedding, if you know of anyone planning on that.
Tonight I’m going to a meeting of the Maine Lobstermen Association to hear about a new marketing plan. I am interested, both from a local standpoint, and a marketing one. I hope to ultimately build out a program for Cutler Fishermen. I’ll let you know how it goes.
I have ordered stickers, to put on a number of items, first of which is Rainmaker Spring Water, that will benefit Little River Light, and The Lighthouse Endeavor.
On another note, there are several Lights up for sale…Free to the right person (thanks for the info Tim Harrison…Publisher of Lighthouse Digest Magazine…)
This one remains on. Good Enuf.