Thursday, September 23, 2010

#120 We Need An Ark!!!

We woke up this morning to rain with puddles surrounding the rig. The campground we are supposed to go to is right on the river & we don't know if we want to stay there since the river is 2-4 inches from flood stage. We decided to check it out on our way into Fargo. It turns out the camping area is elevated quite a bit from the river so it will be no problem. It just sucks to hook-up & unhook in the rain. Onward into town to check in for the beet harvest. With all the papers filled out & signed there was just one thing left before we were officially hired. This is for all you postal workers out there. We had to see a safety video about "lockout/tagout", "blood borne pathogens", & yes you guessed it "slips, trips, & falls". I thought when I retired I was done with those mind numbing videos but I was mistaken.

Anyway, with that all done it was time to move the rig. By the time we got back to the KOA the puddles had grown to small lakes & the road in had turned to a river of mud. This was going to be fun. Oh, also it was raining harder! Everything got hooked up & we were ready to see if you can really go off-roading with a 40' trailer. With tires spinning, truck steering sloppy, & the trailer sloshing side to side in the mud we made it to pavement at the snails pace of 5mph. The ride to the next campground was short & uneventful but it was still raining. Once there we had to go through the whole hooking up process again & in the rain. We also tried to get some of the mud off the truck & trailer when we hooked up the hose. When it was all done we called it a day. Somehow Mary got soaked up to her knees while I stayed reasonable dry above the ankles. I guess since she is lower to the ground she is also lower to the water & that's what happens. She was miserable & a little cranky but I love her anyway.

The rain is coming down harder & isn't forecast to let up til the morning. We will go out then & find the grocery stores, drug stores, laundromats, & the Post Office. We will also be driving out to our work assignment some time this week. There is time before we start on October 1st. So this is good night from our home in Fargo ND because .......

Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary

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