500,000 bottles of sparkling wine mature in this section of the underground cellars at Cricova Winery just north of Chisinau, Moldova. Photo taken December 3, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Transnistria. The country that doesn't exist!

Friday, June 20, 2014

All we need is a rocking chair...

Despite the fact that we have very few campers at the park, there's still a lot to do to keep us busy. Fortunately, I think we're now at the point where we're doing things that we want to do rather than things that we have to do.

Oh. Scratch that. I just remembered that I've got a loose toilet to fix. Don't really want to do that, but I have to!

A few wildlife pics from the park...

Our resident great horned owl.

Ruth was out and startled these two deer.

Off they go!

Our hired help (also named Kevin) found a young magpie that was being attacked by other birds. Brought him inside the shop and made him comfortable, but he's not in very good shape. Hopefully he's still alive this morning, and if so we'll put him back where we found him and hopefully he'll reconnect with his mom. 

Young magpie.

Ruth went into town yesterday by herself to do grocery shopping. I had taken much of Tuesday off to get Lindsey to the airport and had a couple of things here I needed to get done before the weekend. Biggest project was a water leak in one of our washrooms. A few weeks ago, we had fixed a water leak because of freezing in the winter, when I noticed another leak. Checking further into it, there were two screws that had pierced one of the water lines. Not one, but two! They had obviously been leaking since they built the building two or three years ago!

I knew it was a big job so I had been procrastinating a bit on fixing it. But it had to be done before the upcoming July 1st long weekend, so I got to it.

I was right. I knew it was going to be a big job.

But, I got it done, and put back together. Gonna have to charge plumber rates next year I think!

After that, I went back to work on our old pickup truck. I had bought some 2x3 lumber, and some screws, but the rest of the materials for building the box on the flatbed came from stuff that was just lying around the shop. Some of the lumber wasn't long enough, but I made do.

Ready to build the box.

Not bad! 

I made it so that the tailgate comes off. The dump box is hydraulic and it even works. The truck only has 67,000 miles on it. It'll be a great help around the park.

It kind of reminds me a bit of the old Beverly Hillbillies truck. All we need is a rocking chair for granny!









22 comments:

  1. I thought the rocking chair was for you!

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    1. Lol, he is not quite ready for a rocking chair yet!

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  2. Kevin I am just amazed at your talents. You should definitely be charging plumbers' rates. These parks are just so lucky to find you as a seasonal employee. That truck bed is great looking. You saved that machine for sure. They better give you a bonus when this year is over for cleaning up the considerable crap left by the last people including the two 3 year old screws. That's unbelievable. Do they pay for their water?

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    1. Thanks for your vote of confidence but Kevin is really only doing his job and he really enjoyed working on the truck, not so much on the water leaks though.

      The campground doesn't pay for the actual water but they do pay for the electricity that keeps the pump running 24 hours a day.

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  3. Kevin, that truck looks great - we call you a Kevin(Jack) of all trades!

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    1. Thanks Connie and Barry! He certainly is multi talented.

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  4. Come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Kevin
    Handy Canadian got an old jalopie revvin
    Then one day he was fixing up the loo
    And out through the wall come a bubbling ooze
    (Water that is, from two screws, through the pipe)

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  5. Finally getting some work done after we left :P
    haha

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    1. Yep! And by the end of next week, we will be working our butts off for the next 6 weeks, so it was nice having it slow while you were here.

      The house is too quite now, we miss Cameron and all his funny antics and Sadie's never ending smile and your cooking. Love you and miss you!

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  6. We also love to go up to El Faro to see the sunset. Thank you for that photo. Can' wait to get back to Huatulco!

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    1. It was just a stone's throw away from the hotel where we were parked with Sherman, so we loved walking over there each evening to watch the sun set.

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  7. The truck looks great. I'm sure as handy as you are they will ask you back again and again.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. We sure hope so, we really like it here.

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  8. I thought the rocking chair was for you as well.
    Can't believe they let such a serviceable truck just SIT THERE and start to rot. That's not a lot of miles, so it's a great thing that you've done to resurrect the old beastie. Cudos.

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    1. I think we still have a few more years before we are ready for a rocking chair! :-)

      We couldn't believe it either but now we have given it a new lease on life.

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  9. Your magic hard work is amazing ..... I vote for the bonus and service award at summer's end !!!!!

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  10. You two are a great asset to the park....or wherever you are.

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    1. Thank you very much Nan, we do try to do our best.

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