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Papa Turns 36, Goes to the Cottage, Again

  My birthday can only mean one thing, another cottage visit.    We are so close to finishing up the rental. We had hoped to have renters in by February but since it's not quite ready we figured we could use a break from our nonstop work.     My birthday gift to Scott was a kringle subscription from Uncle Mike's Bake Shoppe. Our first order luckily showed up right before we left for the cottage.  This was the best present ever.   Usually there's a dog here, finally Pepe got to come along. Dad joined the kids to do art projects. 

Lambeau for the Very First Time (Thanks Nate)

  One day in December my buddy Nate called and asked what I was doing the 3rd weekend in January. I wondered aloud, "Yes, why do you ask?" Nate replied, "I got two tickets to the Packers playoff game." I was going to my first Packers game of the season and it played out in our favor! The stars aligned when the Packers clinched this Divisional Round home game. The only downside was that the forecast was going to be no more than in the low teens. Before heading out I packed all of our body warmers we had on hand.   A month and a half later I was on a road trip to Green Bay with Nate: a vegan, football hater. I should explain. He was once Vikings fan, but stopped watching after the CTE revelations. Apparently while supper clubs are not vegan friendly, Taco John's are. After arriving at our cottage just north of Green Bay on, well, the Bay, we looked for a bar nearby. Nate found Highland Howie's on the edge of Green Bay. This was the perfect Wisconsin bar.   T

Sledding with Shannyn and Kids

  It's been awhile since I've made a big breakfast.  The kids saw me making avocado toast and wanted it too.  Hey lookie, the dining room is finally done. After sanding the hallway wallpaper off all morning I decided to tag along. We hadn't seen Shannyn and the kids in forever. May be almost 36, but sledding never gets old.   I got back to removing all of the wallpaper and backing. Dust was made.

Early January Happenings

Back in the cities I had a shoot in Stillwater to start the week. My client requested some drone shots and aerial 360s from the Wisconsin side. It was below zero and my hands nearly fell off. The kiddos painted trains that Theo got from Aunt Katrina and Uncle Dennis. The kids wanted pancakes but we had to get to work so Meadow was left to making breakfast for them.   It's still hanging on.   The rental bathroom finally got a coat paint.   The radiator covers in the rental needed a refresh.  Just a little scrubbing and they're already looking good. Only one doorplate in the entire house is painted and that's the one in the rental bathroom.  We boiled it in a crockpot for a few hours to remove the paint. I was shocked once I saw it without the paint. I had no idea these were copper.  After some polishing with Brasso Polish it was really looking good. I'd love to all the plates and doorknobs in the house but Scott likes the aged patina look better. The next day before d