All of us have been healthy. Although the continued partial confinement and isolation imposed by COVID protocals again this past year were challenging, we have been able to begin to ”emerge.” Our grandsons are back in school. The farm had another successful berry season. Janet and I were even able to take a short vacation with good friends to a resort on the Minnesota Gunflint Trail.
After a slow start due to permitting delays and supply shortages, the “reinvestment cottage” we are building on Lake Superior near Cornucopia is nearly complete. We expect it to be finished in time for 2022 summer use. The fully modern four-season cottage will comfortably accommodate six people, features a fireplace, a Bald Eagle nesting site, and fabulous views of the Big Lake. I look forward to spending "retirement time" there in the coming year reflecting with a fire in the fireplace, my books, the eagles, the Lake, friends and family.