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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Tables And Football

Nothing more boring than talking about the exciting job of staining picnic tables, but that has been the focus of our life for the last couple of weeks.  Weather has not always cooperated with our plans, but eventually we got the tables all completed in the one park here at J. Strom Thurmond COE.


I'd be lying if I said we did them all by ourselves, we didn't.  We were happy to have the help of another 8-9 volunteers here and we got them all done.  All 166 of them.


Some tables were small, some were very long.  It didn't matter, they all fell to the mighty paint brush and paint roller.  I think there is a special place in heaven for the inventor of the paint roller.  ;c)

We got them stained with a cedar colored stain and they look great.  The stain is a water and sun resistant type which should protect the wood for many years to come.  A worthwhile investment. 

Another worthwhile investment is Motrin.  It sure came in handy to relieve my back from all the bending and stretching I did.  I have to be careful because my back isn't what it use to be after all the pounding it took during my Coast Guard days. 

Now we'll be keeping a weather eye out because to completely finish the park, there are a couple dozen wooden benches and a dozen or so wooden swings that have to be painted before the winter.  These are a little more labor intensive because of the numerous pieces of wood slates that they are constructed with.  No worries, we'll get them done as long as the weatherman helps us out.

The ranger we work for has been very pleased with all we've gotten done.  So pleased in fact that he is talking about having us move on to another park here where there are another 90+ tables needed staining.  Some times you can be a victim of your own success!   ;c)

We've been enjoying our Saturdays driving a couple of hours to watch our grandsons play football.  This is the first year that Owie is playing, Andrew has been playing for five years now. 



I don't know which I enjoy more, watching the boys or watching their grandmother jumping up and down cheering them on at the top of her lungs.   :cD 

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.

19 comments:

  1. I recommend you take another look at how Tom Sawyer handled the white washing of fences!

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  2. Thanks again for all you do to make camping a great experience for others!!!

    Would love to see a photo of Marti being the best dang cheerleading grandma for those two boys:o)) Isn't it the best watching the Grands enjoy all their new adventures!!

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  3. Love the image of Marti jumping up and down cheering. I second the picture request. Congrats on the tables. They look great. Not so great that you may get punished for it. Take care of that back especially if you get "transferred" to more tables. .

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    1. If I know what's good for me (and I do), I wouldn't survive long if I posted that picture... ;c)

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  4. As you have said, at least you are outside and can enjoy Mother Nature while staining. ;)

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  5. Sometimes we do become victims of our own talents.
    It is great watching the grands playing sports problem is we have soar throats by the time we get home from all the cheering.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  6. I love watching the kiddos playing sports.

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  7. I'm surprised you haven't learned instead of taking that one step forward when they ask for volunteers, you should be taking a step backwards. You have no one to blame but yourselves.

    I know exactly what you mean about cheering grandkids on at games. We used to fly from Dallas to Portland just to watch ours play after they moved away from Texas.

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  8. Oh, back breaking work is no fun. I know George wouldn't be happy painting. I bet watching Owie play football is a joy!

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  9. At least you are getting , fresh air and exercise and I assume a free campsite to boot.
    Plus you are close to some family as well.

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  10. I'll bet you are happy to have that job behind you.

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  11. Yep, you definitely did too good of a job. And you probably didn't cover yourself in paint like I would have.

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  12. Yep, you definitely did too good of a job. And you probably didn't cover yourself in paint like I would have.

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  13. Say, did you ever get the "buzzer" fixed on the MH????

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    1. Not yet, we've an appointment with Freightliner Factory Service Center (Gaffney, SC) in November to get this fixed.

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  14. At least you weren't tasked with watching the paint dry!!!

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  15. Hey, post something I am going through withdrawals here. ;D

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  16. Hey, post something I am going through withdrawals here. ;D

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