When I wrote, "We kind of live on a hill," the emphasis should be on the "kind of". What I meant was, we live at a much higher altitude than the Isthmus, therefore our house didn't flood for being lower than the lakes. That's all! We don't really live on a hill. Just a nice, safe altitude above "lake level".


  1. Is there a canal through the isthmus? With locks?

  2. No, just a little river from Lake Mendota to Lake Minona. One flows to the other, so I guess one is slightly higher, but I forget which way it goes.