A year ago today we were on our last day at Sturgeon Lake Regional park, and we couldn't wait to get out of there. I remember thinking that our last two weeks there just seemed to drag. The 16th couldn't come soon enough.
This year, we're here until the 30th...but it's not bothering us to be here.
Maybe it has something to do with the better experience we had here this year. For the most part, we actually enjoyed our time here.
Don't get me wrong...we are most definitely looking forward to our upcoming travels, but that feeling of I can't wait to get out of here isn't really there yet.
And it's a good thing because we've still got lots to do here!
There are probably 75 fire pits that need to be cleaned out. The grass is still growing, although most of it will need only one more trim. Still, that's a lot of hours sitting on the mower, so I'm trying to do an hour or two every day. Same with finishing up that wood pile. A couple of hours at a time so that it doesn't get monotonous! General leaf cleanup too. And getting the equipment ready for winter storage, although I'm going to be using most of it for another week or so yet. So that will be something I'll do in the last few days.
And, I have to get the little blue car ready for storage and change the engine oil and do some oil spray rustproofing touchups on the body. But again, that can all wait until the last week.
Bottom line, there's definitely lots to do to keep busy for the next two weeks.
But, we are going to take one day off at some point. Probably Monday or Tuesday next week. We want to go visit the Great Sandhills of Saskatchewan, a huge desert like area about 80 kms (50 miles) northwest of here.
I came across a kind of a neat security (and convenience) product on Amazon.com the other day. A wireless motion sensing LED spotlight that you can put just about anywhere that you need light. You can buy a package of three for $50. So they're only about $16.50 each.
Yes, they're battery operated so you'll need to buy batteries as well. They take those big "D" size ones, but they're not that expensive. You can buy a package of 12 Duracell Procell batteries for $15...