I spent the day checking out the equipment and cleaning up the shop.
And what a shop we have!
Our shop and wood shed.
So the brown building is obviously our workshop, and the grey building is our wood storage shed. We've got two gators (the green carts you see), two ride on mowers (one was brand new last year) and a push mower. And a couple of chain saws and a weed eater.
But the shop was a mess. No idea how someone can work like that, so my first order of business was to get it cleaned up. The new mower hadn't had any maintenance done to it, so we did that, got the deck removed, and checked the blades. Needs new ones. The other mower also needed blades, but I found three new ones on the shelf. Gotta get the oil changed in them too, but need to buy some oil first.
Meanwhile, Ruth started work on our office. Cleaning, and getting things organized. I found her some paint and she painted up a little table that was serviceable, but a little ratty looking. We start taking reservations on Monday, so today we'll get the computer system hooked up and check that the reservation software is set up correctly.
Here's couple of shots of the inside of our mobile home. It's a work in progress and we're still getting things organized...
Living room, looking towards kitchen.
Ruth, in the kitchen.
I went around and took some pictures of the park for you. It's really pretty with lots of rolling hills and it's going to look even better when the leaves come out on the trees over the next two weeks or so.
Oh, speaking of leaves, someone asked if we were going to have to do as much raking as we did last year. Well, we easily could. Last year, they wanted that to be a priority. Here, they have typically just run the mowers around and mulched them as best as possible. A lot easier, yes. But it certainly doesn't do as nice of a job. I already asked if we can purchase a leaf blower, so that will help as well. Either way, it's still a big part of the spring cleanup here.
Some kind of wildflower. There are quite a few of them already out!
View from one of the hills in the park. The grass is already turning green in places.
Going to be great for some hiking.
The park is mostly surrounded by crown land. It's leased out to farmers and used to graze cattle, but anyone is welcome to hike and explore. It's going to be good to be able to get out for an hour or two here and there and go for a walk.
The beach area.
The water level fluctuates widely. It's low right now, however everyone is telling us that this is higher than normal for this time of year. Apparently it will rise slowly over the next month and won't reach it's summer level until the third week of June or so.
Eventually, the water will reach the shoreline.
The park. It will be nice when there are leaves on those trees.
The view from our deck.
Looking towards one of the seasonal camping areas.
Almost 8:00am here...time to go to work.