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I’m a Cut Up

In summer volunteer on 01/07/2017 at 14:00

Well I’m doing my roll here at Springhill Camps. First few weeks have been great. There  were some temporary unpleasant experiences like living in a tent thru driving rain and high winds. That was week one. More were on the way.  The first blast was like trying to sleep with one of those mist machines blowing around in your room. Water just misting it’s way thru the tent fabric. The solution was to put a heavy tarp under the rain fly and spray the living hell out of the rest of the tent with silicone. I also used every boat line trick to secure the tent so that every gust was not the beginning of a lord I promise to change prayer.

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Finished product, water, wind tight and level.

So my job has been cutting things up. I’m making 40 pounds of chicken salad by hand,slicing up a bushel of cucumbers or a case of onions. The kitchen work is harder this year because they are short staffed. I do like it because the company is great.

When I’m not cutting veggies or poultry I am cutting firewood or a bilzillion acres of grass. I got some great tools for yard work however and there is nothing like a boy and his toys.

Bat wing mower 10 foot cut

John Deere tractor and four wheel steering Bobcat

Well so it goes. I will be heading down to see my sister this week and then back up to the gypsy camp.

So to all of you around the country and all the ships at sea this is Dr Brad standing by on 16.

See You Soon Hontoon

In bottom painting, Moving on on 04/06/2017 at 15:53

Well I’m trying to remember when I shoved off from Hontoon Island State Park. It might have been the middle of May or when the temperature started hitting the 90’s. I took my new rear camper

In the Ford Exploder and moved the old lady  up to Acosta Creek Marina to be pulled out for the summer and service in the fall. Took two beautiful days of river time and pulled the old gal out.

 

This fall yours truly will be doing a bottom job and  buffing the hull and bright work and on and on and so forth and……….

I drove up through Georgia, South Carolina North Carolina over the eastern continental divide heading north into the cool.

I visited a friend in Corbin Ky, visited my sister in  P-burg, stopped and saw Sam’s new River Rat.

I then headed up to Springhill for the summer. I’m decompressing for the weekend and then do my 20hrs. a week. Different tent same platform, gonna be fun.

George even saw a bubbling spring near the trout hatchery so he and solar flower are happy 😊.

So that’s that.

Dr Brad living on land standing by on 16.

I am off Facebook for a while…… too much stuff not enough time.

Today’s vibe ….. Visitors choice

 

Summer Home

In getting self contained on 24/04/2017 at 16:33

Well I’m finalizing plans to pull the boat and put it on the hard for the hot southern summer. I’m heading back to Springhill for the summer. Volunteering is a great way to live on the cheap. Especially if you find those good locations. Last year was a tent ⛺️ but this year I built a summer home in the back of the Ford 1996 exploder I mean explorer.

The requirements were I had to be able to build it with the tools I have on the boat and it had to less than 100 dollars 💵.

While I was working this Sandhill Crane visited me a few times to observe. When they Are within a few feet of you and call out they have this creepy Jurassic Park sound. It is very loud and right out of the movie soundtrack.

I used pvc pipe and toilet flanges. The engineering came in with the straps that hold it down. Light weight not over built. I yanked out the rear seats for more storage. I’m good to go.

George is happy 😊 I’m happy 🤓.

IMG_1754So write me if you still have the strength. I wish I had more time I’d write a shorter post.

Dr Brad standing by on 16

Today’s vibe  ” There’s a Fat Man in the Bathtub” by Little Feat – ah I remember those Cleveland concerts

one of my made up sayings ” live every day like the cavalry ain’t coming “

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