The Store is currently under renovation with the floor being replaced to blend in with the pine in the restaurant. Our carpenter is now building new cabinetry to accommodate the weight of the marine products.
Because of the Dock building side of the business, we were at the Cottage Life Show for docks. We left for Toronto on Thurs Mar 31st, the rain came down so hard, at times it was hard to see out the windshield. At that point of time, the water levels in the lake were exceptionally high. The lake had risen probably 2-3 feet over a period of a week or two. This is really bad. the Boathouse structures were still frozen in ice, the new water caused them to push up but being still stuck in ice, this cause damage. We heard the day after we arrived in Toronto that the rain that we had overnight caused the lake to rise further and was within a foot of the concrete pad of the gaspump and was one rainfall away from expanding into the parking lot. This was the breaking point. The damage to the boathouses was significant. Every ramp is damaged, one roof is tipping into the lake and another roof had the edging ripped off and is resting in the lake. Boathouse 'b' is now in the small bay where the utility dock is usually kept. We are attending to the repairs as quickly as possible as we do not want any boats in boathouses until they are safe.
Ice...While the other side of our part of the lake is thawed and is water, there is a mass of ice in front of the marina still. We had snow this morning and all water at shore's edge still refreezes overnight. We've heard the south end is largely open. The upcoming mild temps may take care of the mass in front of us. Keep an eye on the webcam for the status.