Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thursday

No rain yet.  It is soooo dry here.

It was nice today... in the 70's.  It is now 60F, a tad chilly.

Score sheet on the potholes...

                             X                   
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1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10
None                                                        Lots


Well... I had to drive around in the golf cart today for a while... back and forth... and I feel like I have whiplash.  It is so dry that the stones that were put in the potholes have been spitted (spitten? spat?) ... out.  They are getting deeper and they can't be fixed.  Drive slowly. 

Oh and I think the speed limit is for bikes too.  I can't believe the speed of some of the bikes out there... mostly kids on the weekend. 

Not busy today... very few people here. 

The work on the back septic is progressing... and it was a nice day to do it.

The gardens are sprouting more weeds than flowers... I did the garden beside the pool, beside the office, a bit of the front garden and... the garden beside the gate has poison ivy in it so I sprayed it and will get back to it soon.

Now ... onto the gardens near the Outback.  Big job but it is slowly coming together.  The back part of the garden nearest the Outback is being used by frogs, toads and turtles... so it will stay wild.

Usually by now the other garden nearest the lake is covered with daisies... but it has been slow this year. Somebody should water it ... hint hint...

On Friday night May 30  (and on Wednesday June 4 and  on Friday June 6)  is:  The Vagina Monologues 2015 Auditions from 7pm to 9pm. 
 
BRING YOUR BUG SPRAY... the mosquitoes are really bad. I have never seen them this bad... you can't go out at dusk.  I used an Off Lantern today and, other than kicking it over 7 times... it worked well.

Reminder: Exercise with Ron Weekly from 17:30 to 18:30 on Friday.

That's it...

Here is a nice photo for you and you have to click on it as it is a BIG one... an aerial view of the park.  Try clicking it twice to blow it up to full size.  Oh just sort it out yourself... you know how to use a computer or you wouldn't be reading this :-D ...  Okay, that didn't work... so I'm editing this blog... if you 'Open link in new tab' (right click), it brings up a small version, then click it again... it is 2 megs.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tuesday

It's 92F today... or ... something Celsius.

This was yesterday on my deck.  TOO HOT to garden. Yikes.




Hazy today with patches of sun :-)

Update from the official Bare Oaks blog (http://www.blog.bareoaks.ca/) on the pool. Go to that link to sign up for the blog.

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"Right on the heels of major problems with the hot tub, the pool is giving us more trouble.

As most people know, the pool had a leak in the pipes last year. We applied some temporary fixes that kept the pool running rather than shutting it down for the end of the season. But we had to bypass the solar heater so it was cold!

We dealt with the leak in the pipes this spring. But we had to pump out the water to do it and that complicated things. As everyone noticed, the weather was very cold late into the spring. The liner needs to stretch as the weight of the water goes in but that doesn't work well if the temperature is low. So we had to put hot water into the pool to help the liner stretch. Unfortunately, it didn't stretch enough. It popped out in a few places (which we fixed) and broke in one place. We patched that and managed to completely fill it last week. But success was fleeting. The patch started to give way so we had to pump the water back out.

We are now trying to determine if there is a stronger patch available (a faster fix) or if we need to get a new liner. That would be slower since it has to be custom ordered. On the other hand, it will have to be replaced for next year anyway.

Keep an eye on the Twitter feed for updates on our progress." 


According to Steve (stevieontario who posted a comment on the last blog) (I'm going to assume his name is Steve ;-) ) ... you can access Twitter without creating an account by going here: http://www.twitter.com/bareoakspark

Well there you go... the leaks in the pipes were fixed already. Bummer about the liner.  Anyways... I will bring you updates if I hear them.

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It rained for about 10 minutes last night.  It is supposed to rain today (hah).  It is HOT.  I have my air conditioning on now and there were people with their air on yesterday. 

Potholes = same or slightly better. 

Lots of people here yesterday.

Here is some education.  If you don't want to use the harsh chemicals on your weeds, here is a solution.  I used it on some weeds yesterday... I'll report back to you.



Not sure if you can read that so I will type it out.

Weed-B-Done.
1 gallon Vinegar
2 cups Epsom salt
1/4 cup Dawn dish soap

It will kill anything you spray it on.  Just mix and spray in the morning after the dew has evaporated.  Walk away.  Go back after dinner and the weeds are all gone. 
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So... it WILL kill your grass... it is like roundup.  I really have a difficult time believing that it will kill your weeds in a day... right... hah.

Okay... we are doing a bird count of the kinds of birds that show up at my front feeders at around 6pm to 7pm.

12 yesterday:

Chickadee
Starling
Robin
Red wing Blackbird
Hummingbird
Baltimore Oriole
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Nuthatch
Swallow
Mourning Dove
Yellow Finch

I did a bird count last year but I can't find it in the blog.  I think we had around 20 at one time. Hungry guys.  I have 2 peanuts-in-the-shell feeders  which are very popular, one Baltimore Oriole feeder, one hummingbird feeder, two regular seed feeders and one finch feeder. I need another shepherds hook lol.  If you want to watch the birds, sit on my two benches ... please use a towel as ... believe it or not... I have had to tell a few people to use a towel.  Go to the office, watch the I'm-new-to-the-park video (grin).  Anyone can watch it so if you want to see it... just ask. 

Also, please don't smoke when you sit there as it goes right in my house and I'll just come out and bark at you :-))

The septic in the seasonal area is being fixed.  No photos as there are wayyyy too many naked people working on it.  If you want to see it, go and look.

Thunder clouds just rolled by... the temperature is down to 86F.  A few sprinklings of rain and... there is now a bunch sun out...

I need to get my bike oiled and ready... maybe tomorrow.  

Monday, May 26, 2014

Monday

Phew, hot again today... very nice.  It is around 80F at the moment.

The following photos are from Stephen.  Thanks dude!

Volleyball court... which is getting a lot of use... I can hear the cheers at my place. Pretty apple tree.



This is a photo of the pool. The liner ripped when it was being filled ... and when that was being patched, another rip ...



So the rumor about pipes being broken under the concrete is not true (according to Nikki).  It is the liner that is the problem.

Someone emailed me and told me: "There was a notice posted on the door from the shower area to the pool that said they apologized for the delay, they were working on it.  People could get more information if they inquired at the office or Twitter. "
 
So ... does anyone Twitter?  I have asked a whole bunch of people and can't find anyone who Twitters.

Because the pool is closed and locked, the outdoor shower is closed and locked.  I'm sure they don't want anyone falling into the empty pool... as I'm sure someone would ... :-)

No rain yet, water your plants or let me know and I'll get Bruce to water them HA HA HA. (waving at Bruce).  I will need your lot number too. 

Before I forget:

Score sheet on the potholes...

              X                     
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1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10

1 = no potholes
10 = a smart car fits in one of the potholes


There is a big hole near the IN gate.  Miscellaneous holes around the park but I think they are out of gravel so... there you go. 

Lots and LOTS of people were up this weekend and I bet there are more than a few burned people today.  My back is burned :-(   But... it was hot and sunny and I don't care.

The lake had a lot of kids in it.  Kids don't feel the cold.

The American Toad eggs have hatched.  You can see the tadpoles around the lake... big squirming masses of black stuff.  Ick.

Today it is hot and sunny and hazy at times but mostly full sun. 

MOSQUITOES ARE OUT... and when I say out...  you could NOT stand around and talk at dusk last night.  I had about 8 land on me at one time.  Brutal.

Don't forget about Wii bowling EVERY  Tuesday at 7 pm but be there early to ensure a spot and pick teams.

Next weekend on Friday night May 30  (and on Wednesday June 4 and  on Friday June 6)  is: 

The Vagina Monologues 2015 Auditions from 7pm to 9pm.
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Sunday June 21 is Solstice Potluck Poetry Reading from 1pm to 2pm

"Join Bare Oaks Players for their first event of the 2014 season. The theatre troop is made up of members 17-55. Following the success of the production of the Vagina Monologues last year, the Bare Oaks Players will be hosting several events in the coming months. This event is hosted by Ramona and is sure to be a hit."

June 27th is Greater Toronto Naturist Volleyball Tournament Weekend.

The back grassy area behind the showers has been dug up... probably to fix the septic.

I haven't seen the geese in a while.  Time to bring in the fake coyotes as they are freaking people out... I've had a lot of people stop by my place... and tell me (grin).

Now for the education...

There is a LOT of poison ivy around the park this year.  Watch where you walk.

Here is something that will help you.  I hope you can read it as it was really small to begin with... click to enlarge.  You only need to read the big headings anyways...




Time to do some gardening...

I'll leave you with a bad kitty photo...

 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday

Well... it's a nice day to write a blog... NOT!!

It's raining and has been raining for a while.  The temperature a few hours ago was 45F... right now it is 55F.  Brrrr.

The birds like it as there are lots of worms now :-)

Here is something from Ian and Marj... for the potholes... they said: "this seems to work in Saskatchewan – think it would work in the park???" 

Well... maybe but I don't think we have as many cows here... ;-)



A big thanks to the volunteer work crew yesterday building the pad for my new shed. Royce, Rick, Pete, Shelley, Phil, me.

Before photo. Empty space.  My old shed sat in that area and now sits in Royce's area.



New space.


Now comes the hard part... putting away all the extra wood and cleaning everything up.  Then onto building the shed ... which is halfway assembled and sitting IN my house. Phew.

If you were going to cut your grass today... good luck with that.  It was supposed to rain yesterday... well 'THEY' said it was going to rain but 'THEY' haven't been right for a while.  I cut my grass yesterday heh heh.   If anyone can't get up here and needs their lawn cut, email me.  There are a LOT of lawn with high grass and long dandelions in the seasonal area.

Yesterday it was in the 70's.  The breeze was a tad chilly though. The mosquitos are BRUTAL up here... bring spray or an Off lantern or an OFF clip on.  You will need it.  Or you can wear clothes as I know some people are allergic to bites.  I didn't see ANY blackflies yesterday during the building. All of us wore clothes for the construction due to the power tools and ... construction.  Well, except for one person and he had sooooo many bites on his butt that ... it must be a tad painful to sit today.

Propane delivery yesterday.  Everyone was topped up for the summer although... it is soooo cold that we may need another delivery this summer.

Took a walk around the park after dark last night and a few people were in the hot tub.  People I haven't seen since last summer!!  I can't mention their names as I don't have permission but it is the female who was always doing jigsaw puzzles in the main sitting area upstairs before they turned it into a restaurant. 

Whilst we were walking we checked the pool.  It was difficult to see in the dark but I think it was half full.  The water was very dark... if it was water.  I'll check on it today if it stops raining. 

Score sheet on the potholes...

              X                       
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1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10

1 = no potholes
10 = a smart car fits in one of the potholes


A lot of them have been filled on the main road.  There are still holes in Helios and on the seasonal road.  A word of caution.  The holes were filled with biggish stones. 

If you are riding a bike, or scooter, the stones are a bit of a problem.  I've already seen one kid take a tumble here. She was riding a scooter at high speed :-).    When you are nude, you end up with abrasions... she had some on her knee and butt.  My kid philosophy is... if you do something stupid and you know you did something stupid, suck it up and carry on.  Don't start looking for sympathy if you are hurt.  We were constantly getting injured when we were kids and I'll bet the older people out there remember that our parents had NO sympathy for us (grin).  I'm pretty sure they said... "well, what did you expect to happen??!!"  Anyways, I digress.

Moving on...

I just checked the events for this weekend and there is a NEW event on tonight.

Exercise with Ron at 5:30 to 6:30 in the New Forest Room EVERY Friday.  Oh and that is 5:30 PM not 5:30 AM.  I know some people here are early risers. ( yack)

I don't know which Ron that is as there are a lot of people named Ron here.

Don't forget about Wii bowling EVERY  Tuesday at 7 pm but be there early to ensure a spot and pick teams.

Next weekend on Friday night May 30  (and on Wednesday June 4 and  on Friday June 6)  is: 

The Vagina Monologues 2015 Auditions from 7pm to 9pm.

"For female naturists, these auditions are by appointment only. Some preparation by the actress is required for these auditions which will take place in front of a panel of Bare Oaks Players members and the producer of the show. Weekly practices will take place starting in September for the performance on board the Celebrity Constellation - French Virgin Islands. For more information on the auditions and performances please visit the BOP blog at bop.bareoaks.ca"

I don't know where this is taking place.

Now for some education.  Do any of you get a zillion flies on the side of your trailer when the sun is hot?  I do and I have NO idea why as I don't keep food outside. Maybe I'm breeding them somewhere... I know Judy has the same problem.

Here is a solution from somewhere on the internet.  I'm going to try it.

"Zip Lock Baggies...........who knew?

We went with friends to a restaurant on Sunday for lunch and sat in the patio section beside the store. We happened to notice zip lock baggies pinned to a post and a wall. The bags were half filled with ...water, each contained 4 pennies, and they were zipped shut. Naturally we were curious! The owner told us that these baggies kept the flies away! So naturally we were even more curious! We actually watched some flies come in the open window, stand around on the window sill, and then fly out again. And there were no flies in the eating area! This morning I checked this out on Google.
Below are comments on this fly control idea. I'm now a believer!

Zip-lock water bags:
 
#1 Says: I tried the zip lock bag and pennies this weekend. I have a horse trailer. The flies were bad while I was camping. I put the baggies with pennies above the door of the LQ. NOT ONE FLY came in the trailer. The horse trailer part had many. Not sure why it works but it does!

#2 Says: Fill a zip lock bag with water and 5 or 6 pennies and hang it in the problem area. In my case it was a particular window in my home. It had a slight passage way for insects. Every since I have done that, it has kept flies and wasps away. Some say that wasps and flies mistake the bag for some other insect nest and are threatened.

#3 Says: I swear by the plastic bag of water trick. I have them on porch and basement. We saw these in Northeast Mo. at an Amish grocery store and have used them since. They say it works because a fly sees a reflection and won't come around.

#4 Says: Regarding the science behind zip log bags of water? My research found that the millions of molecules of water presents its own prism effect and given that flies have a lot of eyes, to them it's like a zillion disco balls reflecting light, colors and movement in a dizzying manner. When you figure that flies are prey for many other bugs, animals, birds, etc., they simply won't take the risk of being around that much perceived action. I moved to a rural area and thought these "hillbillies" were just yanking my city boy chain but I tried it and it worked immediately! We went from hundreds of flies to seeing the occasional one, but he didn't hang around long."
Weird... I'll let you know if it works.

That's it... go out for a walk now.  10,000 steps a day in order to maintain your weight and get enough exercise.  Hey, that is not me making this up... it's all the 'internet people and doctors' (grin).

Monday, May 19, 2014

Monday

Well... it is warming up!!  Yeah.  Lots of people were in the seasonal area this weekend... most dressed Saturday and Sunday, mostly nude today. It was a tad chilly this weekend.  Okay at times it was cold!

It is 50F at the moment. 

For all of you who don't listen to the gardening report and buy plants and put them in (or hang them up) before the long weekend in May... HAH!  Bet some of your plants froze overnight :-)  I take mine in every night as ... it still hovers around zero at night.

Here are some photos from Stephen... taken Saturday... Thanks!!  As always, click photo to enlarge.

This one is cool... very pretty... the lake.



A family of geese...




A smart family of geese ... on the raft. 


Dog and campfire.



The fountain and raft.


The ICE on the car ... probably in the morning.  I tried to walk across my deck at 5am the other morning... in bare feet... it was solid ice... yeah, a tad stupid...




Doggie on dockie.




Event update. There were around 30 people for the potluck on Saturday... 10 for the dance on Saturday night and ... around 10 for ladder golf... that is what I heard.   I was working Saturday so didn't get to any of them.

It rained a bit on Sunday.

Royce wanted me to give a shout-out to JL. (shout-out (n.) Slang. A public expression of thanks or gratitude.)   JL has been collecting tons of beer cans on the highways... and byways.  That means more 'stuff' for the park.  Excellent. I think the last collection count was over 80 cans... whoa.  That is a lot of work!

Now I'd like to give a shout-out to Royce who takes all the cans and bottles back to the beer store and I know that is a lot of work too!

Thanks guys!!

The dumpsters are full tonight.  I mean really full and a raccoon was sighted up a tree ... eyeballing one of the dumpsters heh heh. He will be full tonight as the lids are open.

Rosie spent the last two days filling the potholes with medium sized gravel.  The driving is better...

There are lots and lots of pretty yellow flowers on a lot of lawns.  I hear that dandelion wine is good...

Does every site in this park have a dog?  Wait, some sites have two dogs.  Lots of peeing going on in the park... on every tree and sign... and everything.  All of the dogs I've met are very friendly... although they want to lick you ... ewwww... ack... dog germs.

As you may or may not know... this spring the roads were very muddy at the back.  Because of this the roads were not easy to drive so... instead of going through the puddles, people drove on the lawns at the side. A lot of lawns are now missing grass.  People are trying to seed so if you see strings across lawns... please stay on the road.  If you can't stay on the road, park your car and walk :-) 

Speaking of walking, there were a ton of people out walking today... nice to see.  Lots of doggie walking going on. 

Did I mention this before?  The four rental cabins are now on lots 240 and 241 (I think those are the lots).  3 have stairs in place.  They have two sets of bunk beds, fridge, propane furnace, sitting area.  NO washroom or water.   I forgot to take a photo.  Next time. Or someone could take one and send it to me.  :-)

Lots of kids in the park this weekend.  They have wayyyy too much energy with the scooter and bike riding.  One of them crashed beside me but she was fine after she was picked up and dusted off.  Kids sorta bounce but I'm pretty sure she has a few more knee and butt abrasions. 

A few people were in the lake on Saturday but ... from the screaming... I think it was too cold to swim.  Someone made it to the raft but the others chickened out.

Kim told me the toads are hatching in the lake!!  Hopefully the fish don't eat all of them.

Volleyball at 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  There were actually quite a few people playing this weekend.  Seems like wayyyy too much work to me.

I didn't check the pool... so I'm going to assume it is not up and running.

Check out this issue of Going Natural magazine.  There is an article in it from our very own Catherine from Helios.  It is called 'A Poconos Beerfest at Sunny Rest'.  A beerfest sounds like an excellent idea. 

Plus there is another article in the magazine about 'Love nature... garden naturally'  by Wendy and Kim... also from Helios. 

Hey ... we need some articles from Beckett ;-)

Know this song?

"Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur... "

Now you will probably be singing it all day... you're welcome...   (grin)

If you don't know this song, you are probably the only person on the planet that doesn't watch the Big Bang Theory...

I'll leave you with an ad for Nudestock at Ponderosa Resort on July 5th and 6th.  (http://www.NUDEstockNorth.ca).  I hear it was a lot of fun last year!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday

I would rather the subject of this blog be: 'Fryday'.

That is not happening... it is 44F or 6C at the moment.

COLD COLD COLD.

That said, I've already seen one nude person walk by today.  I guess they don't care how cold it is. It's a fine line between... crazy and... well... crazy (grin).

Events this weekend:

Saturday (the 17th) is:  Ladder golf - 1pm to 3pm "Cost to participate $5.00 per person. Register between 12:00pm & 1:00pm.  Everyone Welcome."

The 'cost to participate' is going to the prizes.  Last year the winner got a Bare Oaks Towel and all the other participants got a Bare Oaks coin.  (I think only the winner got a towel, it could have been the second person too.)

Season opener pot luck - 6pm to 8pm "Come join us for our season opener potluck dinner. Everyone welcome. There is no cost to participate, just bring your favourite dish to share."  I have no idea where it will be held, maybe the Outback?  I think they may need heaters lol.

Dance with DJ - 8pm to 11pm.  at the Outback. "No cost to participate."

Sunday is a dart tournament from 1pm to 3pm.

For other events... check the Bare Oaks website, the events calendar:  http://www.bareoaks.ca/index.php/en/events.html
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Pool facts:

In 2012 the pool opened on May 14.
In 2013 the pool opened on May 26.
(approximately)

I think a lot of repairs have to be done to the pool before opening it this year.

Watch out for turtles on the roads.  I was out on Monday and we had to get out of the car and move a 40 pound snapping turtle off Ravenshoe Road.  It was heavy.  It did not like me when I tried to do that as it kept snapping at me.  I pushed it with my ice scraper... the one with the long handle.  I think I'll leave it in the car. 

Geese facts.

Everyone wants to get rid of the geese on/near the lake that have nested nearby and now have 7 babies.  Here is something you probably don't know...

"If the geese stay and lay their eggs, they lose their flight feathers for a while so can't fly. "In July and August, while young are maturing, adult geese molt. All flight feathers are lost at once, so these now-flightless birds must remain hidden or seek refuge on open water while new feathers grow. By mid-August, both adults and young are able to fly. In September or October, they begin their fall migration."

Now you have learned a new thing today :-)  THEY CAN'T FLY... and you do not want to kill them by chasing them... and keep your dogs away from them.

You also might want to know this little fact: "Canada Goose is protected in Canada under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994. Commercial transaction (such as buying or trading) are prohibited. The possession, hunting, and interfering with the activity of the animals are restricted by law. Environment Canada's Wildlife Enforcement Officers have the responsibility for enforcing the legislation."

Now I know you don't like goose poo but the only thing that can be done is chasing them into the river to get rid of them.

It rained a lot last night and is still raining off and on... mostly on.

I can't score the potholes but I'll get back to you when I leave today. 

I saw lots of cars go to and fro the seasonal area last night.

Yet again someone's cat work me up screaming outside my window in the middle of the night last night ... 4am.   I'm going to have to sort that out... I'm tired of it.

The lake being built... I'm standing on the beach.



Make sure y'all go for a walk today... exercise is good.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Wednesday

It's 51F at the moment and it is raining.

It's been raining for hours and the peepers (frogs) are making a racket tonight. 

There is a family of geese on the lake now.  Two adults and 6 babies.  They CANNOT leave until the babies are able to fly away.  Please do not chase them ON the lake, you will just kill them ... but if they are on the grass beside the lake, you can chase them into the lake.  If anyone feels like going around the lake and picking up goosie poopie... I have rubber gloves you can have :-)

The Helios people received FOUR notices about the water today.

Notice 1 at 7:30am (paraphrasing these notices):  there is a mechanical problem with the backwash solenoid. This caused us to run out of water this morning. So, conserve water until the cistern fills and shower in Beckett.  Hey, I didn't see that note as it said there should be adequate water by 9am and I wasn't conscious at 7:30am.

Notice 2 at 10am: The cistern is not full but the water should be back on by 11am. Go use Beckett.

Notice 3 at 3:15pm:  We have not been able to recover enough to ensure that there will be adequate water to get through the dinner hour. So the water to Helios will be off from 3:30 to 5:30pm.  When the water is back on, please conserve and use Beckett. 

(Wait... does that mean the water at the Clubhouse was on during the 3:30 - 5:30 time? )

Notice 4 at 8:30pm: Unfortunately, we have still not been able to adequately recover the water in the cistern today.  We will be shutting off the water to Helios this evening at 9:30pm for the night but will turn it back on at 5 am tomorrow morning.  Please remember that there is plenty of water in Beckett.

We walked over to the Clubhouse tonight and the water is on.  So... why isn't the water off at the Clubhouse too?  Perhaps it is the Clubhouse that is the problem, eh?   Someone said today that the reason we couldn't recover was because Helios people were not conserving water.  Well.... hellooo... there were only about 6 of us here today.  MOST of the Helios people were gone for the day. I counted the cars when I returned.

Anyways.  I'm not sure why this happened but we are two days from the long weekend and there are  probably going to be a LOT of people here. 

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There is a bat living in my siding.  I don't have a problem with him living there as he is eating quite a few bugs :-)

Speaking of bugs... the black flies AND mosquitos are biting!!  Why are they even here??!!  It is cold out!

Here is a photo from Judy on decomposing.


I've always thought it amusing that people say that it is not a problem if they wash themselves and shampoo their hair in the lake with biodegradable products.  Yeah, that means they biodegrade in 50 years as opposed to the usual 100 years. ha ha ha. Don't do it, it kills the fish and promotes algae.

Score sheet on the potholes...

                                   X                         
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1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10

1 = no potholes
10 = a smart car fits in one of the potholes

Tomorrow we will probably have a 6. It has been raining for days and that is a problem for the road.  When we walked over to the Clubhouse tonight we had to walk around a lot of big lakes on the road.

Speaking of smart cars.  There is a new fad in San Francisco called 'Urban Cow Tipping'.  Abunch of people go around tipping over smart cars.  Now that is funny...  well, not for the owner of the cars but... still funny to me.

It was quiet here today.

If anyone sees the Toronto Star paper (in a grey bag) at the entrance to the park on Saturday (and Sunday).  Please leave it there!  Do not bring it to the clubhouse.  It is my paper and I like to pick it up in the same place every week and not have to drive around trying to find it. Thank you.    

I figure I'd see more people in the lake by now.  Plus, no one has been tanning at the Outback.

Lots of little fishies in the lake... I've fed them a few times but I'm not going to do it all summer.

The old reeds around the lake have been cleaned up.  Excellent job (mostly) Judy!!   Back breaking work doing all that.  It's really easy to watch though ;-)

There are a lot of people here on the weekends which fills up the garbage and recycle bins.  Please crush your boxes and stuff when you throw it in recycling.  The bins are usually picked up on Monday. They were overflowing this week. 

Here's a fun fact that I bet you didn't know. According to the Licence of Occupation... which I'm sure you signed... under Appendix A, Campground Rules: "Your site's trash must be deposited in the dumpster on the entrance road." 

That means... the bins around the park are for transient people.  If you have a trailer here, put your trash in the dumpsters.  That does not include the pink bins... those are Royce's... he likes to collect booze bottles (grin).  Okay, okay, he cashes the bottles in and buys stuff for the park.  That is where the fake coyotes came from (one example).  If you can't find a pink bin, just throw your bottles on his lawn  (snickering).

(Waving at Mr. G.)

Let's see... last time I checked the pool was drained... but that was a few days ago.

Someone told me there is a big hole behind the showers at the back.  Possibly the septic is being worked on? 

Lots of flowers are popping up, mostly bulb flowers. 

That's it for now... but... remember these?  Those were the days...












 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday... Monday... la la la la la la

Momma's and the Papa's.... anyone remember that song?

No rain... everything is dry... but I did mow my grass with my NEW lithium ion lawnmower.  It sounds like a very quiet vacuum.  My lithium ion snowblower was fantastic this past winter ... and boy did we have a lot of snow... so I bought a lawnmower.  On sale, 50% off, free shipping,... cyber sale at Home Depot... I never pay full price for anything.

Moving on... JL is still looking for the person who borrowed his small compressor ... ask around.  He needs it. 

A quote from a good friend of mine: "The tranquility has lifted off, the bubbler has landed".

Ha ha ha. That means... the noise generator is on again.  That is the aerator in the south west side of the lake.  Yes, we need an aerator but... this one is so loud you can't even hear the birds and, as Judy said and I agree, you have to yell to talk to people.   The middle-of-the-lake fountain is on at night, very pretty.

Got a photo from Judy this morning: "This little bunny mowed one of the plants in my garden - it's ok though because I was going to reduce the number of those plants anyway ;)"




Ha ha ha.  We have a nice bunny here... but we also have a few cats roaming around at night that the owners won't keep on their own site. As all pets are supposed to be under control at all times (according to the Licence of Occupation)... I guess dogs can roam free now too?  Right?   Yeah yeah, I keep mentioning this but one of those damn cats woke me up at 5 IN THE MORNING (this morning), howling outside my window.  I had to get up and chase it away.

Wait... that bunny is eating a choreopsis... HEY... I love those plants.

It's 77F... whoooo hoooooo.  I haven't seen any nude people walk by yet but it is only 11am. 

Lots of topless cars were out yesterday... zoom zoom.  Here is one of my cartoons, don't copy it as it is copyright protected.



The buds are coming out on the trees and the frogs are still trilling at night.

SUMMER IS HERE...


As always, if you want anything mentioned in the blog, email me or stop me on the road, which a LOT of people have done...