Well after what seemed like a never ending fall with 60 degree days, Mother Nature and Old Man Winter arrived in Wayzata on Friday.

Many people I ran into and talked with over the past couple of days reflected on their winter preparations–lawn care, leaf blowing, gathering and drop off at the Plymouth Yard Waste site, cleaning the gutters, turning on the furnaces.

Weather terrorists


Loved this image from Jerrid Sebesta the other day:


I myself spent an hour picking up my snow thrower from it’s remote location in Minnetonka just in case we got more than a dusting. The dang thing would not start, which made loading it into the back of the pickup truck difficult as I had planned to drive it up a pair of long boards into the bed.

The next day I was able to pull the bowl off the carburetor to discover that the needle was sticking and preventing gas from entering the machine.

The forecast is supposedly for a bit warmer on Sunday, above freezing for highs early in the week and some snow expected for Thanksgiving. Elisha and I are expecting a pretty big crowd at our place–I’ll let you know how it goes.

Light up the Lake Celebration

Make sure you come on out for the 2016 Light up the Lake Celebration, it is one of the best events of the year!

The whole schedule including Santa’s Reindeer, Hot Cocoa, S’mores, Cash Bar, a Candy Cane Hunt, Horse Drawn wagon rides, Live Music, a Parade of Lights by the Wayzata Fire Department, a Tree Lighting Ceremony with Ken Willcox, and Pictures with Santa at the Depot will be available!


Horse drawn wagon rides will be available at the Light up the Lake Celebration.

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