Sunday, September 26, 2010

#122 Another Milestone

Today, September 26th, marks the 5th anniversary of our RV lifestyle. It doesn't seem like it has been 5 years since we picked up the trailer in Middleburry IN. Looking back it has been a heck of a ride & one we don't regret at all. If you follow our blog you can see that it has been the adventure we had hoped for & more.

This morning we decided to find the piling site where we will be working & check it out. We did just that & while taking some pictures got stuck in the mud real good. Mary was pretty upset but I tried to keep her calm. Mud is quite a bit slicker than snow but driving out of it requires similar techniques & I had plenty of that experience from my years living in NY. Mary learned to drive in FL & has never had to drive in snow. Well after a bit of rocking back & forth I got out of the mud. The big difference between snow & mud at this point is stick-a-bility. Where snow will melt & fall off, mud has a tendency to dry, harden like cement, & stick like epoxy. When we got back to the campground we washed the truck & had to scrape the mud out from underneath. It was not fun & I will make every effort not to have to do it again.

The campground here doesn't have sewer hook-ups so the employment agency for the beet harvest has arraigned for a "honey-wagon" to pump out the holding tanks once a week. With our holding tanks we have no problem going a week at a time between dumping so it should work out OK. Tomorrow the "honey-wagon" will make it's first visit & we will make sure that everything is good to go. This is the first time we have dealt with a pump-out service so it will be a new experience.

This week we will try to cook as much as possible to have meals ready to just heat up once we start working. Again 12 hour days won't allow for a lot of time for the usual day to day chores so we are going to make it as easy as possible. Since I am tuckered out from our mud ordeal I am calling it a night from our home in Fargo ND because....

Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary

1 comment:

  1. Hi Frank and Mary! Beet harvest? That sounds like hard work! Let us know how it goes. I graduated from NDSU many moons ago. And will be headed that way in December for my nieces graduation, but I suspect you will be long gone by then, else we'd say hi!