The following is a true story, only the names have been changed, to protect the guilty.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


This summer the family made it out on several caving trips. In Sept we took some friends with to the Hodag hunt (group pic) at Crystal Cave in Wi. Our group had 4 adults and 6 kids. The kids loved it but it was hard to keep track of all of them. In Oct Gunnar and I went to Kreuger cave. This was the first real challenge I've experienced. The cave was very small and had two very tight spots that required exhaling just to get myself through. The reward was well worth it,the Calypso room opens to standing height and is filled with features and a pit that drops 30 feet to a pool. Recently I toured Mystery with a group of 6. We went through the Straddle galeries to the jump off, a 60 foot pit that requires some different techniques to safely pass over. It wasn't difficult but the penalty would be severe in the event of a fall. We also did the culverts. These were a bitch to go through. It's hard to describe but I was dripping sweat after only a few minutes. Can't Wait to get back underground

Tree House

The tree house is finally in use. After spending the better part of the summer working on our getaway the boys and I have already had some movie nights in our palace. I just attempted to spend my first night out in it. Not a good idea, the temps fell to 4 deg last night, it has no insulation and the heat comes from a small milk house heater. I made it untill about 5:00 am when I had to piss and figured I would salvage what hours I could for actual sleeping in the house.