4:18 AM… (beep) “I’m here.” (parked in front of my house)
4:19 AM… (beep) “One sec.”
And so started another day, and another trip to Michigan. My friend, Tom has an ambitious plan to turn fallen oak trees into flooring for the townhouse that he is renovating. He has a source for the trees locally, but he has to transport them to a sawmill in Michigan for the first stage in their reappropriation. Tom has a trailer, and he can take up to 3 logs at a time, but he will need at least 11 or 12 logs to get enough lumber for the job.
It will take multiple trips to get the logs from Chicago to the Michigan sawmill where they will be cut into boards. Once cut they will be transported to Indiana where the greenwood will be dried into finished boards. It is quite the process.
Tom asked me if I wanted to go along with him on these trips, and I said, “Yes.” Why you may ask? For a few reasons:
-I travel well with Tom, and I enjoy going on adventures with him.
-We are both individuals who are filled with wonderment over simple things. We like to explore.
-I felt that it would be safer if he had a co-pilot to keep him company.
I got into Tom’s dually and we started our journey to the Michigan sawmill. And so our adventures began.
I know that a lot of people are going a bit stir crazy with pandemic isolation, so I thought that I would share parts of our adventure with you via photos that I took along the way. The photos are from our first 4 trips.