Don’t worry, we’re not disappointed in our workamping experience here at Strom Thurmond COE Recreation Area. There will be plenty of time to get involved in other jobs that we’d like to do during our three month stay here. Both Marti and I, having supervisory experience in our past careers, understand the necessity of higher priority needs taking the place of personal wishes.
Plus, it’s fun to be out and about this amazing Corps of Engineers recreation location. We are both amazed at the size and amenities offered here.
Today we continued on our safety inspections of T, T & G (Trees, Tables and Grills).
There are literally hundreds of tables and grills located all around Thurmond Lake, with great views. We looked for loose boards on the tables and rusty grills, some have rusted through, potentially causing burns to unsuspecting persons if coals drop through.
Armed with hammers, Marti and I drove and hiked around one of the huge day use areas, tapping on the bottoms of the grills to ensure their soundness.
Easy work and much more fun that sitting behind a desk, like in Marti’s past career.
Looking sharp in her COE Volunteer vest (I love a woman in uniform), Marti wielded her hammer with expertise. She even pounded down a bunch of loose nails she found on some picnic tables. I’m thinking she’s enjoying that hammer! :c)
We also are keeping our eyes “Ripped” (that’s an Owie word for keeping a sharp lookout) for other problems. We picked up some trash and also documented the location of a beached buoy for re-setting.
It’s amazing how time has flown while we’ve been out (ahem!) working. We’ve already finished 18 of our required 20 hours per week and it’s only Tuesday. I’m thinking we’re going to put in way more hours than required, but we’re having fun, so who cares? :c)
And Judy, thanks for the offer of borrowing your steel toe boots for lawn cutting duties, but I still have a pair from my Coast Guard days and they still have the spit shine on them!
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