There’s no sign of my mouse today, but I have traps all over the RV. I’m still not sure how he got into the Minnie Winnie, but I’m sure that I’ll find the opening at some point. It’s probably under the cabin near the range and sink.
The temperatures today were in the 70’s and it was a little breezy. Regardless, several people were out kayaking and tubing this afternoon. (Note to self: Set aside some time to go kayaking!)
I spent my day catching up on what was missed while I was on my days off. I was only able to clean today’s scheduled arrivals and departure sites because it takes longer to also clean the fire pits. The pits haven’t been thoroughly cleaned in quite some time. The ash is caked at the bottom of the pits, and it takes a bit of effort to break it up and shovel it out. I can tell the pits haven’t been cleaned in a while because the caked ash is full of rusted nails, screws and bolts from lumber burnt in the pits long ago. There’s also a fair number of old, rusted bottle caps.
After cleaning two or sometimes three fire pits, I have to make a run to the ash pit to dump my load of ash. That takes additional time too.
Over the last three workdays, I’ve been able to thoroughly clean 22 of the 43 fire pits in the campsites. At this rate, it will take me the balance of my workweek to complete a cycle of the fire pits. I won’t be able to clean more than one or two pits on the weekend, because most, if not all, of the campsites will be occupied.
The ClubCar Carryall gas-powered cart that the rangers gave me is working okay, but she’s a finicky little cart. She whines for quite a while as she starts, and then she finally kicks over and lurches forward or backward. I’m concerned that the campers are irritated by the long whine, so I usually stop in an area central to my work and then work a couple of sites before I restart the cart. If I have to stop for even a moment, the cart issues the same long whine before starting again. Consequently, I use a California rolling stop at stop signs.
I’ve been eating lunch in town, Montesano, at the Organics 101 Market and I highly recommend their sandwiches. They’re made to order and large, but more importantly, they’re made with fresh, organic ingredients. Moreover, they taste wonderful. The vine-ripened tomatoes are delicious. The price is good too. At under $5.00 for a full sandwich, they’re a bargain. The price and the flavor beat anything Subway (across the street) has to offer.