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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Last Workday Of The Year

Yep, Pin Hunting again.

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We’ve come to really enjoy this work.  It’s fun to get out and hike in the woods, enjoying nature and accomplishing an important task.  We’ve refined things to make our treks easier and more fun.

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We follow marked trees along the boundary lines to get to the survey pin locations.

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There are many club communities along Lake Thurmond that are close to the COE properties.  Today, we went to the Interstate Club to survey the property lines.

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With all the heavy rains the area has been experiencing recently, the level of Thurmond Lake has risen significantly.  Many areas are flooded.

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Most of the docks are under water, too.

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The COE boat access ramp docks around the lake are also under water.  Thankfully, they have been taped off to block access to the public.  Wouldn’t want someone to accidently get wet trying to walk out on the dock…  ;c)

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As we drove through one of the communities, we had to slow way down. 

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We kept our work day short, because we had a New Year’s party for all the Volunteers at the Rec Hall.  Everyone brought some light snacks.  Of course, we didn’t feel too light after eating all of them.

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We had a big card game that went past midnight into 2014.  Lots of fun and laughter.

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And what would a New Year’s Eve party be without hats?

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Mike was a little surprised at my hat.

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I’m going to audition for a role on Duck Dynasty.

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We got a picture of our little granddaughter Rebekah in Missouri wearing her New Year’s party hat.

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Yep, the acorn truly does not fall far from the tree!

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.

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17 comments:

  1. Love those hats! Happy new year to you both.

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  2. I thought I was seeing an Amish leprechaun !!! ;-O

    HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY... NEW YEAR!

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  3. How do you feel about painting posts? I still have some to finish at Tamarac next summer. ;)

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  4. Glad you are enjoying your "work" ;o)) It is so great to be out in nature...it soothes the soul:o))

    Happy and Healthy New Year!!!

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  5. After you find all the pins they are going to send you looking for the keys to the oar locks. All this is just to keep you out of their hair.

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    1. I understand the keys to the oar locks are right next to the can of running light oil and the box of shoreline. :c)

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  6. A Happy and Healthy New Year to you both. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  7. Happy New Year. Love the hats. Especially yours. Fits you quite well.

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  8. Here's wishing the two of you a healthy and happy coming new year (and hopes for the VA situation to start moving along quicker).

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  9. Maybe you'll get that razor you wanted for Christmas next year!! Love the hats (and the beard!) Wishing you and Marti and wonderful 2014.

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  10. You are going to be ready for your own reality show soon! Happy New Year.

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  11. I do not see any money on the table during the card game:)

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  12. And you just might land a starring role with that hat and beard ;-)

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  13. There's a reality TV Show for everything it seems so why not one for COE Park Volunteers. I can see folks sitting in front of their TV's for hours in suspense while you hunt for hidden pins!

    If you do get a TV gig though I'd suggest you ditch the beard and hat.

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  14. "Work"? What kind of a word is that? Such language!

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  15. Looks like way too much fun there, keep it up!

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