Wow, that's something we haven't said for a while!
But you know what? It was a totally enjoyable day. Essentially, we make our own schedule and decide what the priorities are. Sometimes we work together, and sometimes we have different things to do. Here's what we accomplished yesterday...
It was a little chilly first thing in the morning, but it was a clear blue sky and the sun was shining. So we went up to the overflow area where it's a little less shaded and worked on getting that part of the campground ready. We flipped over picnic tables and put them in the right spot and got out garbage cans from the storage compound and put them on their posts.
The campground is officially open, although there are no campers scheduled until the May long weekend which begins on the 17th. If anybody happens to show up right now, at least there are sites in the overflow area that are usable. Except for water...the lines are still frozen! Hopefully they'll be thawed by this weekend, but if they're not there's nothing we can do about it.
After we got that part of the campground ready, we brought two loads of firewood from the storage compound to the lower campground. Sturgeon Lake Regional Park supplies one bundle of firewood per day included in your camping fee, so they go through a lot of wood. Fortunately, we don't have to split the wood, it arrives here all ready to burn. But it is our job to make sure the storage bin by the registration office and store is always full, as well as another bin in the campground itself. If anybody wants a second bundle of wood, it costs $5 for eleven pieces of wood. Why eleven? No idea. I'm gonna have to ask someone how they arrived at that number!
Brought down a spare picnic table for the guy who runs the registration desk and set it outside his door, then installed some of the garbage cans in the lower campground.
After lunch, I hopped on the tractor for a couple of hours and moved some snow from some of the lower sites. It took me that long to clear from the four worst sites. Some of the snow was still two feet deep! And the bucket on the tractor isn't really huge. But it was far better than trying to shovel it by hand! Things are supposed to warm up this weekend (calling for a high of 24C or 74F on Sunday!) so that should get rid of most of it.
While I was on the tractor, Ruth went around and made sure all the garbage cans had garbage bags in them, then she started with some raking of the drier area between our cabin and the store/restaurant. Looks better already. She loaded five or six bags of leaves! There's going to be a lot of time spent raking over the next few days.
Before we knew it, it was close to 5pm and we called it quits for the day.
Better get to it...it's already 8:15am. Time flies when you're having fun!