I'm feeling much better, every day has more healing progress than the day before. I still am struggling to get handling Krakatoa down to a science. Thank goodness Marti is patient and so very helpful. I look forward to the latter part of summer when I return to the hospital for the reversal operation with mixed feelings, happy to get this over with and dreading being in the hospital hooked up to all kinds of bags, hoses, wires and other medical monitoring devices. Frankenstein didn't have half of those things and look how good he turned out. ;c)
So today Marti and I traveled around to many of the COE's day use areas to inspect and restock the life jacket loaner boards.
At the end of a busy weekend the life jackets are not always put back on the boards correctly. Sometimes we have to pick them up from where they were dropped.
We clean them off and inspect them before rehanging them. Straps are examined,
as well as the plastic buckles to ensure they are functional.
Then if all is good, we rehang the lifejackets for the next person to use. People are more likely to use a clean and neat life jacket, so we make sure that is the way the are put up.
We carry extra life jackets with us because we will come across one or two that are no longer serviceable, we label the new jacket with a marker for the user to please return and destroy and trash the unserviceable jacket.
The life jackets are donated by local businesses and organizations promoting water safety. We don't mind picking jackets up off the beach and cleaning them up, it shows they are being used and that is the whole idea behind the program. There are about 14 loaner boards all around Thurmond Lake so it takes a couple of days to drive around and get the jackets back in service.
I was glad to be out, enjoying the beautiful day and feeling useful again, all the while following the doctor's orders.
Across the water from our campsite lives an albino deer, We've seen it several times in the evenings while we site outside the Journey relaxing. I wish I had a better camera to zoom in on it. It is a wonder of nature to see.
Since it lives in one of the campgrounds, it will be safe from hunters. We're happy about that.
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