Our clean-up team was small, but very effective at sorting, packing up, and moving supplies from the work sites to the storage site. With the additional tools that had been purchased, we needed more shelves to make the best use of the storage rooms, so Joe , Roger and Fred spent an afternoon building them. Marguerite tapped Dave Davis, another member of the clean-up crew to help her finish installing hardware cloth and screen in the upper vents at Paspahegh. By week’s end, all but 2 of the 13 vents had been addressed. And there was a small amount of painting, staining and caulking required to finalize the site as well.
By Thursday afternoon, our work at the site was done, just in time for a surprise visit from Pat and Fred.
And, of course, we had already begun working on Cabin Work Week 2022.
Shaking Off the Cobwebs
After sitting for 3 months, we had some work to do to get moving again. Besides packing up and stowing supplies, the truck needed an oil change and tires rotated. We were using more propane heat as the temperatures plummeted, so topping off the propane tank seemed like a good idea as well. Dave checked the trailer tire pressures and inflated them as needed.
We did have one new device that we were able to test for the first time as we hitched up again. Dave positioned a “Backseat Baby camera” behind the backseat headrest to give him a display of the hitch and hitch pin. It allowed him to better align the truck and trailer for hooking up. Not what the camera was marketed for, but it worked well.
It was March of 2020 when we last saw Pat and Fred. They pulled out from Faith, heading north for home in NH. We didn’t know that it would take 20 months to see each other again. We enjoyed catching up, giving them a tour of the cabins, and enjoying the park during their stay. They headed out on Sunday, but this time we were pretty sure it wouldn’t be long before we saw each other again.