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John Wrobel stopped in to collect his Ice Out 2012 winnings.  Since Cliff was a little tied up in the basement drying out, his buddy Cleo presented John with the money.  John’s wife Linda who has won in the past was a bit jealous of Cleo’s good looks but was happy to hear that she and John were going out to dinner with the winnings.  Linda promised Cleo a steak bone from dinner for the troubles Cleo had to go through to present the award and the humiliation

Come on big guy give me a kiss on the nose, Linda won’t mind

In other news….

When will Troy’s winter hat finally be put away?  I stopped down to see what they had going on and found him not far from his hat

As usual stuck in a small hole that nobody else would work in.  For those in Holiday they will be happy to know that this is the underside of the kitchen sink that is being repaired from water dripping over the years on to particle board cupboards (don’t get me going on why anyone made kitchen cupboards out of particle board but Craig got a good deal on them, and the guys are now fixing them).  When done hopefully there will be some nice linoleum in place of the particle board

Kitchen chaos

Once again Olja is just happy they are working inside and she has a nice place to sleep while Steve works.  Ahh the life of an old dog

March is here and our old buddy Cliff decided it was time to peak out of the basement and see if it was warm enough to come out.  After last weeks storm he was in no hurry to get out of the basement (and Jenny spent 3 days at a Muskie Expo show this weekend and possibly did not have time to encourage him to make an apperance)  Which ever story you choose to believe, it is time for Ice Out 2012 to start.  I know many have been waiting on pins and needles to get their guesses in as to when Cliff will sink into the depths of Lower Kaubashine

Cliff took up his usual spot about 50 feet from shore.  Same rules as always

1.  Send in the date you pick that Cliff will sink into Lower Kauabashine along with 5 dollars per guess to Black’s Cliff Ice Out Contest  PO Box 125 Hazelhurst WI 54531

2.  Half of the money collected will go into the pot to be split with the winners and half will go to charity.  As usual the Northwoods Wildlife hospital is always one of Cliff’s favorite spots to give a little

3.  Troy and Jenny will be the judges as to which day he sinks.  If he sinks after sunset and Troy and Jenny do not spot him til the next day, due to the fact that they are not going to sleep down at the lake with spot lights on Cliff, his sinking will be credited to the following day.

4.  All guesses must be in our mail box by March 20th

Let the games begin!

It is a lonely vigil and if anyone wants to come visit the poor guy please stop in and take a picture with him.  I hear the Schmelzer and Moore families will be some of the first to stop in.  Cliff is ready for any surprises they may bring