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Big Sister Comes For A Visit

Michael’s turn to cook breakfast this morning and he did a mighty fine job!  Over easy eggs, bacon and toast.  Great way to start the day! A while back Michael reinforced our dining room chairs bottoms with upholstery tacks as the original staples were pulling out.  Not long ago we noticed that the bottom of Michael’s … Continue reading »

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Fillin’ Up, Washin’ Up and Cleanin’ Up

Only 2 more nights here at Ocean Pond Campground and we’ll be heading west. We always do a little cleaning before we hit the road but since we’ve been here for 3 months we’ve done a little more than we normally would. On Friday we had some errands to do in Lake City.  We stopped … Continue reading »

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An Exciting Phone Call & A Full Day At Work

First thing this morning I got a phone call from my sister, Janice.  She and her husband are in the Orlando area on vacation and will be heading back toward Wisconsin tomorrow.  They’re planning to make a stop at Ocean Pond to visit us tomorrow.  They’ll spend the night before continuing their journey home.  I’m … 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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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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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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All Moved And Settled In….Stupid Government!

So…today is the day that we had to move from Ocean Pond Campground (a federal campground within the Osceola National Forest) to the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park until the ‘shutdown’ is over.  Needless to say neither of us were ready to move…we’d be looking forward to sitting still the 3 months I am to … Continue reading »

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Checking Out Our New Surroundings

Our morning started off pretty good.  Slept good (me…not so much for Michael).  Michael made breakfast.  About 9:30 a truck pulled up in front of our site and I heard something clanging but didn’t think much of it.  About 10:30 Michael went outside just to look around and found a large container on the off-door … Continue reading »

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