Today is the spring election day in Wisconsin, when we elect our county boards and school boards and village boards and city councils and judges.
[digression] Why are judges elected? They should be appointed; same for clerk of court and county clerk, which are elected in November. All those jobs demand a certain kind of expertise and probably shouldn't reflect the candidates personal politics. [/digression]
[digression #2] I cannot decide if it is appropriate or ironic or just plain weird that this year's election day falls on April Fool's Day. [/digression #2]
The lake was completely frozen over -- except for the small area kept open all winter by the aeration system --
when I started calling around noon on Sunday. This is how it looked by the end of the afternoon.
Those dark areas are where the surface of the ice had melted. At least I think that is what they are;
I'm not going out there to inspect them.
I have had lots of help in this campaign.