Sunday, 3 May 2020

Spring is Coming

WHERE ARE WE? Rivers Provincial Park, Rivers, Manitoba, Canada
NEXT DESTINATION? South in the Fall

Here is an update for the week.  We are still in COVID jail for 4 more days.  Time has actually gone by quite quickly because we have been keeping busy.  There is lots to do to get some things done in CJ's before we open.  We have decided that we will open on May 15th which is the beginning of the May long weekend.  The park opens on May 8th but we figure we will give everyone a chance to figure out what is going to happen slowly before we throw Ice Cream and Hamburgers into the mix!!!
Kaitlyn and Greg have been busy bringing us supplies and the pickup and delivery windows of the Jeep have worked fantastic. Whether it is necessary or not is not an issue here, it just gives everyone a good feeling to have a little barrier!!   A little rainy the day she dropped off these supplies.




Sue always has a plan to change things and that is what we have been doing over the last 10 days...changing things!!  CJ's originally was 8 feet wide and then last year we built a storage area on the back.  It is 8 feet wide too, so we had 2 long narrow spaces.  This year we are removing the wall between about half of the area to open things up.  No more bum bumping while trying to serve ice cream!!  So the walls came a tumbling down!!  This is the wall that is meeting the wrecking ball.


And the mask is in case of mouse poop dust not COVID!!!  Thanks Elaine for making these multi purpose masks for us.  Because the place sits empty for half the year some mice come in looking for a winter home.  They don't last long though once they get a belly full of mouse poison. 


We have a real mess going on as we move stuff around trying to make it all workable.  We sometimes wonder if we will ever get it back to normal. 


We tried the fridge here, but that wasn't going to work very well.


So we decided to move both fridges side by side in an area that is easily accessible to everyone.  The freezer beside them is for supply type stuff rather than everyday needs.  We will get it all in the right place one day I hope. 


I have been busy cleaning up the golf course as well.  It is hard work for an old man but I only do so much and then I go inside and do wiring or something to take a break.  It is all cut and all of the leaves have been blown off.  We need some grass seed and fertilizer now along with some rain.  We also have major painting to do this year.  Good job for the grandkids when they come.


You can tell the kids are getting bored with this isolation thing because they are coming down here and doing some donuts around a leaf pile out in the parking lot.  No damage done, just could feel that pent up energy leaving their bodies as they skidded around.


That night it rained a little and the frost started coming out which makes a huge mess of the parking lot.  Usually some idiot drives into one of the frost boils and gets stuck.   I can't wait to see which idiot it will be!!!  I better be careful!!


The ice on the lake is almost gone as of Saturday morning.  It is interesting to watch the big piece of ice floating around as the wind pushes it back and forth.  The lake is a mile wide here so that piece of ice is probably 3/4 of a mile wide.


This was the lake on Sunday morning with no ice at all.  It is a beautiful morning with a temperature of 4C.  The sun is shining so it doesn't feel cold at all.  The forecast is for temperatures in the low to mid teens for the next 10 days or so but that will be ok.  It is still spring on the prairies.  Hope you are enjoying spring wherever you are.



13 comments:

  1. Keeping busy changing things around helps pass your time during your Self Isolating. That will really open things up inside of CJ's.
    Think we are all looking forward to the nicer weather.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the day you can connect with the Grands.

    It's about time.

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    1. Being busy has made the time fly by. We are looking forward to the Grandkids.

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  2. That will make a huge difference in CJ's. It was probably Sue's idea, right? haha
    Isn't it sad that with age we have to really limit our outdoor gardening activity? I can't squat, bend over, lean on a hand or kneel for any length of time anymore without paying for it the next day! Oh well, what else is there to do but a bit today, a bit tomorrow etc.
    Nice carside pickup service you have going. It will be exciting opening up on the 15th, we now just need the weather to stick around. We are going to have another cool/cold week of below zero overnight temps. Yeuch!

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  3. Its cold here today already. The weather for the next 10 days is not that great. soon it will be summer.

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  4. Looks like you have quite a bit to do to get ready for the 15th. We have several of those soft spot here in the yard of the farm. It is nice when they boil up like that, it is the flat ones that will get you!

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  5. Can I nap now? I'm tired after reading about all that work!!! Glad you folks are making great use of your 'corral' time.

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  6. Well you and Sue proved staying busy makes time fly by. Your pictures do look like spring is in your area. Not sure what your temperatures are exactly have an idea it is still chilly there. Enjoy getting our of 'Jail". Take care.

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