We love doing this kind of stuff...we make some money, and so does one of you!! But you'll have to wait until Monday morning to see the details.
The main project the last couple of days here at the park has been to get the water system hooked up and working properly. It's not a perfect system, and I'm learning that there's been a lot of problems with it over the years. I think I'll make it my goal this year to perfect the system!!!
It may not be possible though. They pump the lake water throughout the campground, and part of the problem is that the water level at this time of year is pretty low. Also, it's a muddy bottom and the filter gets clogged quite easily.
I didn't know very much about pumps and water systems prior to last year, but I learned a little bit last year and I've learned a lot so far in the last two days. The guy who came to the park to help set up the system is pretty knowledgeable and easy to get along with and he explained a lot about the system here and how to get it working again when something goes wrong.
And something has gone wrong every day since we got it fired up. I tell you now, I am not going to put up with a "use it for a day, fix it for a day" type of system.
Besides the leaks from the cracked pipes, fittings, and valves being frozen during the winter, the system shuts off apparently without reason. I think it's because the intake is still in pretty shallow water and it's managing to gulp a breath of air, which causes the pump to shut down. So today, I'm going to attach a shorter weight to it and hold it under the water a little better and hopefully that will do the job. It might involve wading out in the cold, cold water.
I hate getting in cold water.
Typical southern Saskatchewan scenery.
Yesterday afternoon Ruth and I went into Speedy Creek (Swift Current) to do our grocery shopping. Also spent a bunch of money on tools and shop equipment at Canadian Tire. The board authorized me to purchase the tools needed to properly equip the shop, so I did. The neat thing about Canadian Tire is that they often have fantastic sale prices.
In fact, anybody who buys anything at regular price at Canadian Tire is crazy because it'll come on sale within a week or two! And sometimes at up to 70% off.
Here's an example of what I got...a 49 piece impact gun 1/2" socket set. Top of the line, and guaranteed for life. Regular price $244.99 on sale for $69.99.
In total I bought $694 worth of tools for $246. Great deal.
We had our first seasonal campers move in yesterday. That sure makes it look more like a campground!