Somewhere in northeastern Romania. Photo taken November 30, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Not sure. We're staying in Chisinau for a week or so.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Things are coming together

Due to water leaks from frozen pipes and valves over the winter, we didn't have the five washrooms totally ready to go when campers arrived on Friday. But all of them have full service campsites, so it wasn't a big deal. Besides, we did have two of them ready, so if they really wanted to use the public facilities they would just have to walk a couple of minutes.

We probably have twenty or so rigs in the campground at this time.

Big difference compared to last year. It's funny how different parks have different clientele. At the park we were at last year, Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada was a big party weekend. We had been almost sold out, and we were going non-stop the whole weekend.

At this park...very quiet! Much more relaxed, and we're happy to have it that way.

So we spent most of the morning working on that one bathroom with all the leaks. It was obviously never winterized, and I repaired about eight different issues in that building. All fixed and put back together now.

Ruth says "We're definitely coming back to this park next year!"

I said "We are, are we?"

She says "Yep, because we won't have to walk into a situation where we're fixing someone else's problems!"

True. Returning to the same park would have some benefits, that's for sure. So far, we like it here better than last year.

Speaking of somebody else's problems, we moved some picnic tables yesterday. What a job!

Total waste of time and effort.

Every time I looked at this, I just shook my head.

The wooden tables are heavier than the metal framed ones. It was difficult for Ruth and I to move them. Can't for the life of me figure why anybody would waste so much time and effort putting them in here. 

Between jobs, I sat in the office for a while and sold park vehicle passes and returned some phone calls for reservations. All of the seasonal campers can purchase an annual Saskatchewan Regional Park vehicle pass for $40 that's valid for all the Regional parks in Saskatchewan. Otherwise, you have to pay a daily entry fee that ranges between $4 and $10 depending on the park. Our daily use vehicle fee is $8.00.

It was a gorgeous day yesterday. High was about 20C (68F) and sunny and calm winds. Not so much today though...calling for 80% rain today, and it's spitting out there as I write this.

Yesterday.

This morning. Yes, that white building (our camp kitchen) is still 3/4 full of picnic tables. We'll move a few each day.

Depending on the rain, we won't get much done today. I do have a nice workshop, so I'll figure something out to keep busy! Maybe Ruth will bake some more cookies. Seems like a nice day for that!


18 comments:

  1. What on earth would be the reasoning behind shoving all those tables in there? Aren't they going to be outdoors the rest of the time? As long as they're allowed to dry out in the spring, they can certainly stay outdoors. Just tipped up against one another. It ain't Rocket Science.

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    1. Can't give you an answer into the reasoning behind this Bob but as Kevin said, we shake our heads every time we look in the camp kitchen and see all those tables. You right, it isn't "rocket science"!

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  2. We're finally getting a sunny day in our neck of the woods. Good thing, too, as we're in the process of moving. I can't imagine why anyone would move those tables, but hey, each to their own I guess...unless you're the folks who have to move them back. Happy Victoria, Day!

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    1. Hope it stayed sunny for your move and that everything went well for you two.

      We can't image why anyone would move all those table either but they did and it's our job to move them out. :-(

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  3. What a difference from last year's posts as the season began. It appears you have time to relax and enjoy the park.

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    1. Well we have a little time to relax but not much, there is still plenty that needs to done. It has been really nice though that this past long weekend wasn't a crazy one like last year so we are very thankful for that.

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  4. Hope the hired hand can help with the tables!

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    1. Yes, he will be helping out with them and we figure if we move a handful of tables each day for the next little while we will get them all out, rather than trying to have a marathon day of lugging them all out.

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  5. It could be that the picnic tables were stacked in the kitchen by poltergeists, because the park was built over an ancient burial ground.

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    1. I don't even think that the poltergeists would waste their time moving picnic tables!

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  6. Maybe that's why last year's CG attendant didn't come back this year, didn't want to put all those tables back in place. I strongly dislike "make work" projects thought up by numbskulls! He should have spent more time winterizing the plumbing... :c(

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    1. If that's the case then why did he waste his time putting them in there in the first place?! You are correct, he should has spent more time winterizing the bathroom plumbing properly.

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  7. What a shame, exerting all the effort to put away picnic tables that can stand the weather... but NOT wintering important plumbing that is for sure going to be RUINED by spring??? VERY expensive repairs and they are darned lucky to have a guy able to do it! Not all campground managers have a background or understanding of plumbing! You are the greatest and deserve a bonus!

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    1. Not sure that the repairs are VERY expensive but they are VERY time consuming. Yes, it is lucky that Kevin knows what he is doing, it's just taking a bit of time to get them done.

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  8. The Picnic Table Workout - hmmmm sounds like a best seller to me....

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    1. It's not one I would recommend! ;-)

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  9. What a job to move all those heavy picnic tables. I think leaning against each other outside would be almost as effective. And a heck of a lot less work. Then spend the time winterizing like Karen in the woods said.

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    1. Guaranteed that this fall they wouldn't be going back into the camp kitchen and Kevin will be making sure that the plumbing gets blown out properly.

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