A couple of weeks ago, Julie and I went down to Milwaukee to catch a Brewer game as they played the Padres. This is one of my favorite summer activities, and I hope to catch at least one more game this year. It was a great game, and really came down to the wire. Julie and her aunt Jean made plenty of food runs for the various required treats, like pretzels, licorice rope, hot dogs, etc… Jean got us a good discount on club level seats, so we had a great view and lots of little amenities.
Monthly Archives: May 2011
On Monday I was fortunate enough to be able to golf down in Erin Wisconsin at Erin Hills. I had played there a couple of times a few years ago, but they have done some pretty serious renovations to be able to host this year’s U.S. Amateur Championshipand the 2017 U.S. Open. The wind was unbelievable on Monday – probably the worst wind I have ever dealt with while golfing, but the sun was out and it was a comfortable temperature. It was not very crowded, so my dad and I played at our own pace and had a great time, although some of the holes played extremely tough into the wind. Luckily the 620 yard finishing hole had the wind at our backs :)
In the last week, and especially in the last few days, the progress on the north half of the Square has really made some significant strides! This photo was taken Monday morning, as they were starting to fill in the concrete pad of the fountain:
As you can see, trees have been planted (and not just little twigs – nicely developed ones!), but there is still quite a ways to go. But today, with the blacktop being laid and the bollards in place, it all of a sudden looks near completion!
The south half, however, is still a giant sandlot. The crew has been doing A LOT underground – cables, electrical, irrigation, etc. Every day it seems there is a new hole being dug.
And I apologize for the lack of updates. We have a mourning dove nest right next to the ladder to our roof, and I feel bad for creepin’ out the mama dove. Today, though, she didn’t fly away from the nest – either the eggs are REALLY close to hatching, or they already have.
Despite Mother Nature’s fierce refusal to let go of winter, the cement trucks have continued to roll into the Square this week. And finally, a beautiful day for the guys to spring forward!
Sidewalks are being poured and cured this week! We just got an official update, and work will continue and finish up on the north half for the next two weeks or so, and then everything with shift our way!