|First Walleye on Mille Lacs this year|
|Judy's 26.5 inch walleye|
Lots of stuff going on with the Salem Ice cabin. I have panelling that is coming loose so I got a battery operated brad nailer to bring with me to repair. My access door to the upper bunk compartment broke so I had my neighbor Tim professionally glue it back together for me, he states it will not break again at the joint. Last time I was up my electric Strikemaster Big Volt connector broke. It was hard to figure out the problem however I did order a couple of replacement connectors and it was easy to see what the problem was once I got a good look at them. It's like new now but I cannot figure out how it got like it did, it makes no sense. On our first trip to Red my 12 cup stainless steel percolator got knocked off the stove and it fell top first into the hole. We were able to get it before it sank however not fast enough to save the basket cover off the inside. Well I searched hard on the internet for replacement parts and finally gave up. In a desperate move I e-mailed a company called CSI outdoors that look like they sell the same coffee pot (many seem to) as the one I have and asked them if they had parts. Didn't hear from them until last Thursday, a guy called and said yes, we have parts and after explaining my dilemma he said he has them for $6.95 each. I exclaimed how impressed I was that he called me back, I'll take 2! He said that he'd give me a deal on 2 for $10 plus shipping so I hope they are the same as I have made some assumptions based on the pictures I saw. Another issue is my stove top range in the house, there are silicon rubber grommets that keep the top burner grate in place. Somehow I am missing a couple of them. On my way to Mille Lacs on Saturday I called Andy Achman to see where he was and his answer was at Milaca Unclaimed Freight picking up his new Ice Castle. I was only about 5 minutes away and stopped. He has got a nice house and as long as I was there I thought I would check to see if they had any of the grommets. Nope but I did find them on E-Bay and ordered 8 of them. By the time I get my house back she'll be just like new. Amazing how these little things add up!