Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Getting Ready to GO

Orange Park, FL  - May 15, 2012

We have been trying to get ready to hit the road. We originally thought we would leave May 1. Then we were shooting for May 15. Oh well, just a few more days and we should be on the road, really!!

Here’s EJ fixing the screen tent for our travels.

EJ getting screen tent ready to go

We have been very busy since we returned around the first of December. The holidays, catching up with friends, doctor and dentist visits . And just because we can’t stand to just relax, we decided to finally redo our dock and deck.

This is what the deck area looked like before.

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We reused as much of the old material that we could to create the expanded dock.

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Here’s the finished work so far. We still need to add railings and privacy screen.

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The lake is really low because of our drought conditions and it made it a good time to work on the dock. We had pilings put in last year and wanted to finish up what we started. Of course it turned into a major project, but we know we will enjoy it for many years to come.

Most of the work we did on Big Guy was cleaning and fine tuning. Frank did a major reorg of the outside storage bays with customized shelving and bins. He also added a few pull out shelves for EJ inside.

As usual, everything take longer than you think but we don’t have a schedule, so we aren’t going to sweat it. We are ready to head out and find some cooler weather.