I've already got one of the five bathrooms shut down and winterized. And the one that needs renovating won't need much in the way of shutting it down because the entire interior will be ripped out anyhow next spring. And then I can do one more on Monday or Tuesday. The other two can wait until we shut the water supply off which won't be until later in the month.
I've moved the picnic tables off to the side in the daily camping area and one day this week I'll give the grass in that area one last trimming. There will be some leaves to pick up as well. The more leaves we get cleaned up this fall means the less leaves we will have to pick up in the spring!
I put the removable entrance doors back on the rear of the camp kitchen building. But what a job it was. I couldn't figure out how to put them back on because the hinges wouldn't line up properly. It turned out that when the summer students painted the outside of the building they had painted the wrong side of the doors, and so here I was trying to install them inside out! I got one of the other guys to give me a hand and we eventually figured it out. I guess painting them properly will be on the job list for next spring!
And, I caulked and sealed the eaves trough that I had installed a couple of weeks ago. I didn't think the seams would have leaked that badly, but they do. Or they did. All fixed up now.
The daily camping area is empty.
Ruth has been doing some landscaping work and trimming some bushes. It's never really been done properly here and it's a fair bit of work. But it looks so much better getting all of the crap and old leaves out from the bottom of the bushes. And if it's done regularly, it's not so much. But over the years it's just been made worse and worse because it's never been done, or at least not in recent memory from talking to some of the people here.
Nice evening yesterday.
There was a clear sky last night and we took the gator and drove to the top of the hill at around 10:30pm last night to see if there were any northern lights, but there wasn't a thing. Maybe we would have had to get up at 2:30am to check, but we didn't have the ambition for that!
We're excited for our son Alex. Apparently he has the travel bug! I guess he takes after his Mum and Dad! He left Ottawa this morning, flying to New York City where he'll take in the Mets game this afternoon with a university buddy of his, and then tomorrow morning he's off to Rome, Italy. This is that flight deal that I found for him a couple of months ago...$172 one way from New York to Rome. What a deal! Then he'll explore by ground, making his way to Switzerland where he'll meet up with a girl who we met at a remote hostel in South Africa last year. She offered to show him around, so that's pretty neat. Then he's off to Paris and then Amsterdam where he flies back to Canada. A three week trip, I'm sure he'll have a blast!
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