Monthly Archives: October 2013

Call Me…

Monday was the start of my first full week of volunteering for the Osceola National Forest.  I finished up with what could be done in the lab/storage room and then worked with Debra (my supervisor) regarding how she wants the file cabinets in her office organized so that I could start that project Tuesday morning. … Continue reading »

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Campfire & Sunset

We’ve had a couple of pretty laid back days. Saturday was errand day once again.  We headed into Lake City mid-afternoon and went to CiCi’s Pizza not knowing that they had just opened the previous Monday and they were packed!  However, we found a table easily enough and enjoyed lots of fresh pizza.  If you’ve … Continue reading »

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First Week Of Workamping Completed

Our routine is starting to form now that my workamping position has been able to begin. I worked from 10 – 2:30 (1/2 hour for lunch) on Wednesday.  I finished up getting all of the volunteer shirts folded, stowed in the cabinet and everything labeled.  Then I worked on organizing & labeling two other shelves … Continue reading »

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Organization, Firewood & Keys

Today was my first day at the ‘office’/ranger station.  It’s about 6 miles from the campground, right on US 90. I arrived at 10:00 am and Debra met me at the front desk.  The project for today was to begin working on straightening and organizing the lab.  The lab was originally just that…a lab but … Continue reading »

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I Made A Boo-Boo

On Saturday when I was working at the gate house I had a visitor come through that wanted to pay for a site but just use the beach and pavilion area.  I thought that would be fine and let her go through.  She put the fee for one nights camping in the fee box and … Continue reading »

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Happy Sweetest Day!

For some reason I was awake before 6:00 but resisted getting up until about 6:45.  It was so dark and quiet!  Shortly after Michael woke up I make some breakfast grilled cheese sandwiches and then chilled until I went over to the gatehouse about 11:00 am. I had several hunters return through the gate….but none … Continue reading »

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First Day On The Job

I met Debra & Allison at the gatehouse at 12:30 this afternoon to go over what they want/need me to do while we’re here at Ocean Pond Campground.  Everything is pretty laid back and there’s no set schedule of hours to work or where to work.  Being an ultra-organized person that’s gonna be tough for … Continue reading »

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Moving Day: Olustee Battlefield To Ocean Pond Campground

We received word about 1:00 pm that we were clear for take off!  We had a quick lunch of leftovers and then packed up the coach.  Since today’s journey was a short one we didn’t worry too much about making sure things were stowed perfectly making for a quick and easy pack up.  Michael took … Continue reading »

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Who’da Thought We’d Meet Woody Woodpecker?

We noticed a truck go by the house after hours and wondered how they got in passed the locked gate.  As they came back passed the house Michael chatted with them and found out that they were contractors with the forestry service and that about 6:30 they were going to come back by on their … Continue reading »

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Olustee Battlefield Cemetery

Since it was overcast and fairly cool (66) this morning, I decided today was the day to take a very short walk to Monument Cemetery that lies just a few hundred feet from our coach.  I got dressed and slathered on some of Avon’s Skin So Soft as it seems to work pretty well as … Continue reading »

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