Forgot to post before bed last night!
Not a lot of time spent actually at Camp yesterday.
In 1963 when Dad moved out of the dorms at Clarkson, he realized he didn’t have a comfy chair. He went downtown Potsdam and bought one–a really nice La-Z-Boy recliner. He kept it and it was in our living room until the upholstery started to rip. I took it from my parents who didn’t want it anymore. It is the most comfortable chair in which I ever have sat. I used it for some years with a fitted cover on it until it mechanically broke. It occupied the tiny foyer of our home for the better part of the last decade until I finally, about 2 months ago, took it to Fleming’s Fine Furniture in Malone to be repaired. Al, the guy in charge of the repair shop, was almost giddy when I dropped it off. I don’t think he had ever seen one that old! Several weeks later he called to say it was all done and ready for pickup. Yesterday Dad and I took his truck to Malone to pick up the recliner. I’m not going to share the amount I was charged for this service, but let’s just say I was VERY happy and very impressed! If ever I am in the market for new furniture, Fleming’s in Malone will be my first stop!
We took the chair straight to an upholsterer in Ausable Forks. He probably won’t get to it until October; but I’ve waited this long! Amanda and I will visit him in a couple of weeks to pick out fabric. From Ausable Forks it was up to Peru to pick something up for Mom and then back to Camp by way of Ausable Chasm where we stopped to watch the work being done on the hydroelectric dam.
It was late afternoon and we all got ready for dinner–our cousins took us out to dinner at Dana’s Rusty Anchor in Valcour. Always delicious! We got back to Camp around 8:00. I enjoyed a beer and a cigar on the porch and went to bed early.
- An appropriate running board for a plumber’s truck!
- Dana showing off his new stemware.
- Work on the Chasm dam
- The new choke “knob” I put on the Sea Doo yesterday #RedneckEngineering