There was quite a bit of snow on the ground when we arrived here, and it's almost all gone. In fact, it could be totally gone by the end of the day today. There's still ice on the lake though. I can't wait for our camera to arrive so I can show you some pictures!
Ruth started off raking again yesterday, but it did get pretty breezy later in the morning so it wasn't good for raking. Still, she got another 12 bags done. So she trimmed some of the bushes and trees that were starting to grow into the roadways. Don't want people marking the sides of their RV's! We made two trips to the dump (just down the road) and emptied the bags and the brush cuttings.
I did a variety of small jobs. Got the flags up on the flagpoles, took down an old sign, repaired a sign that had been hit by a boat trailer last fall, played on my tractor for a couple of hours moving snow off two more campsites and the last of the snowbanks in the parking area around so it would disappear faster. Got rid of the empty water tank on our lawn now that we have a steady source of water.
Found out that we get another perk of the job. In the province of Saskatchewan, there is a refundable deposit placed on ALL drink containers when you buy them. Everything. Soda pop cans, juice boxes, water bottles, and of course beer and liquor containers. $0.10 a piece for single serving containers, and sometimes $0.20 to $0.40 for larger ones. Apparently the last couple pocketed $800 through the season! Strangely, only milk containers have no deposit. Can't figure that one out.
Today, I'm going to "play" with the chainsaw. Yes, I realize this is not a toy and we have all of the necessary safety equipment to ensure trouble free operation. They had a big windstorm come through here last year and there's still a few pieces of wood that need to be cleared.
But first, Monday morning trash pickup from the cabins! Part of the job, but definitely not a perk!
Today's header pic. Sherman, parked up at Meat Cove Campground on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada on June 11, 2011.