We had a carpenter and a painter working a half day today, but the real action took place away from the studio. We store the pictured Jeep, which belongs to Marcia's brother, Ken, over the winter. She drove it to Chase Lake (near Lowville) today to pick up Ken, who flew from Boca Raton, Florida, to spend a month in the Adirondacks.
Ken flew in on the wings of his Piper Malibu Meridian jetprop (P46T/G) and landed at a private airport near their cottage at Chase Lake. He then flew Marcia back to the Canandaigua airport, where we had a difficult incident. Despite written assurances in their posted literature and our arrival before 4 pm, no one was there to pump JetA fuel and refused to respond to phone contacts. In our experience most small airports pride themselves on customer service and go out of their way to meet the needs of airplanes stopping by. It speaks very poorly of the management of the Canadaigua airport that they do not even provide the basic fuel service that they advertise as available 24/7!
This is the wonderful real log cabin (circa 1954) with over 200 feet of lake frontage that Ken and Marcia own. Their parents added on extra space and upgraded facilities in the cabin several years ago, and they acquired several acres of property across from the cabin.
The beautiful shoreline of the lake. All the cottages are built at least 50 feet away from the water's edge and are surrounded by tall pine trees. No power boats of any size or description are allowed. It's a real idyllic spot!