We started the day with two more pickup truck full loads of firewood brought down from the upper storage area to the lower bin. That warms you up nicely when it's a little chilly out. Then, we maneuvered the two canoes out of the crawl space below our cabin and brought them down to the little boat house where they do the rentals. Sturgeon Lake Regional Park has two canoes, two kayaks, and a paddle boat that they rent out.
The water lines are still frozen, so the campground washrooms are not yet usable. There are two outhouses though, and of course they don't get used very often when things are running normally so they haven't been very well maintained. Ruth took it upon herself to give them a good cleanup, and that occupied her time for a couple of hours after lunch. Then I went and installed a missing toilet paper holder in one of them.
While Ruth was doing the outhouses, I tried to fix a water culvert down near the lakeside. It was plugged solid and the water was eroding another section of the road. It turns out that the provincial emergency assistance fund is going to pay to have our main road repaired, but given that it's government money it will probably take a month or two. In the meantime, we had a contractor come in and do temporary repairs now that the government engineer has had a look at the damage. After two hours of digging, I got the water running better than it was, but I think there must be some big branches or something in there blocking it. Too much work for one guy with a small shovel!
After that, Ruth did some more raking, while I sorted out the tool shed. There is nothing worse than trying to find a tool and not knowing where stuff is or exactly what tools you have to work with. Not done yet, but it's getting there.
Wish we had pictures to show you some of this stuff, but unfortunately it seems that our replacement camera is not going to arrive before the weekend. I would be very surprised if it did, but you never know. The tracking number seems to say that it only left New York yesterday before midnight, so will it get to the middle of Saskatchewan today? I guess it's possible!
Looks like summer is coming. We're apparently not going to have a spring...straight from winter to summer!
And for those of you who are metrically challenged, here it is in Fahrenheit...