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Old 08-07-2020, 06:12 PM
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Technically we can use it 4 seasons. No close. The water gets shut off about mid October before freezing. We aim for Thanksgiving the second weekend of October. Open up as soon as the snow is gone. End of April early may.
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Technically we can use it 4 seasons. No close. The water gets shut off about mid October before freezing. We aim for Thanksgiving the second weekend of October. Open up as soon as the snow is gone. End of April early may.
I get closing up in October, and getting back in May. Thats about the same for me on the mountain. But Thanksgiving in October. Thats just wrong, what the hell did you guys do with Halloween ??
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I get closing up in October, and getting back in May. Thats about the same for me on the mountain. But Thanksgiving in October. Thats just wrong, what the hell did you guys do with Halloween ??

They’ve been doing Thanksgiving the wrong month for a long time
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Home from a long but relaxing weekend at camp that was spent walking a fine line between being hung over and working on the next drunk. Lol. We didnspemd the afternoon down at the boat launch towing the kids around on the tube.
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So we discovered an old unused gravel pit down an overgrown bush road off the highway not far from camp. The only material left is a rather large pile of crushed rock. A few of us from camp have been hauling some in to pretty up our sites. That was today's task. Next week I'll bring out some weed killer.
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So apparently there's always something to do at camp. The refrigerator at camp has seen better days. The freezer works great but the fridge doesn't keep the mountains blue on a can of coors light. They're cool but not cold.

I tested several different configurations for the power. It keeps running constantly but barely cools. The little bar fridge works great for keeping the beer cold but there's no room. We have an extra refrigerator in the basement that we wanted to bring to camp.

We started looking for another one without any luck to avoid having to empty the spare one at home to bring out. Tomorrow I have to drive four hours to bring my son to visit with his bio mother who he sees only twice a year. Well, camp is on the way there and I planned on being there tomorrow night. To avoid the hassle of driving home to grab the trailer with the refrigerator already loaded, I'm bringing it with me.

No sooner did we decide that did we find a good used refrigerator in the town four hours away where I'm already going tomorrow. Now I'm driving there, dropping off my son, loading up another refrigerator and coming back to camp which is a 20 minute drive down a secondary highway.

Wrong! I had plans for tomorrow sorted with an 8 hour round trip arranged. I was going to find the ad for the refrigerator and came across an ad for a functional propane full sized oven. Ours is ancient and the oven died. To get to it will actually shorten the driving distance by 30 miles but will only save me 10 minutes overall as it brings me down a third grade back road. So now I will be showing up at camp with a trailer full of appliances. When I get there tomorrow evening, I will be swapping the fridge and stove out in the outdoor kitchen.
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And here I thought the work was done at camp. After driving 8 hrs yesterday and picking up appliances along the way, the boss wanted to start swapping appliances as soon as I arrived at camp. 3 hrs later, the kitchen is setup. A different layout than I originally planned but the appliances are bigger. It works though. More of a regular kitchen setup. The stove works great and the beer is cold again.
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Lmao. Yep. Priorities. Cold beer is a must at camp.

We spent the afternoon pulling about 25 kids on the tubes. We tried both tubes today. The two seater sit in and the 2 person round one. (Which gives a wild scary ride). Everyone had a great time again. Made pancakes for breakfast in the outdoor kitchen. Had a nice morning fire.
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Lmao. Yep. Priorities. Cold beer is a must at camp.

We spent the afternoon pulling about 25 kids on the tubes. We tried both tubes today. The two seater sit in and the 2 person round one. (Which gives a wild scary ride). Everyone had a great time again. Made pancakes for breakfast in the outdoor kitchen. Had a nice morning fire.
Thats good family stuff that those kids will remember there whole lives.
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Yep. That's the plan. I usually provide the daytime entertainment at the lake. In the evening, friends of ours provide the "adult" entertainment. One big family. Party every night. Lmao
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Yep. That's the plan. I usually provide the daytime entertainment at the lake. In the evening, friends of ours provide the "adult" entertainment. One big family. Party every night. Lmao
My kids are in there 30's there not that much fun anymore, I'm the only kid left
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We spent the weekend at camp again. I friends of ours down the road from home hauled their camper out and set up on one of the few remaining sites left for the weekend. They must have enjoyed themselves as they paid in advance for all of next season and are shopping for a newer fifth wheel rv and a side by side. Of course to tow it they'll be needing a new 3/4 ton truck.

I came home yesterday with 3 of the kids as my son had to work while the war department stayed for an extra night with the remaining kids.

We had extreme winds which knocked out the hydro at camp so I had to drive back to set up the generator. While there, I pulled the boat out and hauled it home as it's time to shift from boating season to hunting season that starts next week. I figure the boat probably won't be used much so might as well haul it home and start cleaning it up for it's winter storage.
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We're at camp again. It's a colder rainy fall day so the war department (wife) and I are trying out the new used oven in the outdoor kitchen. First out is a couple loaves of fresh banana bread.
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Last night was much nicer weather wise. Here's the fire and a few of the guys hanging out having a drink or 3 or 10 or.....
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We came home Sunday from camp. I did a turn and burn and came back out on Monday to get some things done without having a bunch of kids and dogs running around.

First task was to cut up some 3" king size memory foam mattress pads I had squirelled away in the garage for the kids bunks. The camper came with only 3" mattress pads for them. They should be comfortable now.
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The next "big job" was to remove the main gate and rebuild it as it was dragging on the deck when it closed.

I removed it in one piece, layed it down, removed each fence board, and reinstalled them a couple inches lower so that when I reinstalled it, I could just line up the fence boards with the rest of the fence and the gate frame would be 2" higher and not drag/catch. Worked perfectly.
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The next "big job" was to remove the main gate and rebuild it as it was dragging on the deck when it closed.

I removed it in one piece, layed it down, removed each fence board, and reinstalled them a couple inches lower so that when I reinstalled it, I could just line up the fence boards with the rest of the fence and the gate frame would be 2" higher and not drag/catch. Worked perfectly.
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Lmao. I always have something on the go. Little projects to keep me busy.
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Lmao. I always have something on the go. Little projects to keep me busy.
Im still not seeing any gazebo?? what was you're wife email again.
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