Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.
This is the hornet nest in a low limb (low enough for me at 5'4" to reach) of a mock crab apple tree in our front yard. Given its size, it had to have been there a while, but didn't discover it until Monday -- despite mowing underneath that limb at least weekly and sitting on a nearby bench for at least half an hour this past Saturday.
Coach Kevin Januchowski, in red jacket, with his South Milwaukee Cardinals softball team, which clenched the league championship last night.
We sure gave it a go, but as Blast! Fitness cut or started charging extra for certain service, we finally gave up and Blast! is now in our past.
My good friend Michael Szymanski posted this on Facebook today:
Death by a thousand cuts seems to be the business plan of Blast! Fitness in Cudahy. In the two years since Blast! took over Bally Total Fitness on Layton Avenue (previously a Vic Tanny's gym), Blast! bean counters have shut down the steam room, closed the tanning facility, let broken weight machines languish, cut hot water so that showers sometimes are barely luke warm, and now they have closed the pool area. No swimming pool. No whirlpool.