Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Workaday life returns......

 7:24 am - Tuesday - September 22nd - Seal Rock, OR - 54° F, 100% humidity, wind - CALM......overcast....rained most of the night, but should be "dry" the rest of the day.  The forecast high is 62° F.  On this day in 2014 we ate dinner at Redfish in Port Orford, OR......↴

Civiche and fried plantains app

Monday was our official first workday here at Seal Rocks RV Cove.  I met Terry at the office at 10 am to take a tour of the park facilities, including the various tool, and equipment sheds.  A big part of my/our job here will be to keep the vegetation in check.  Everything grows quickly here due to the moderate temps, the amount of rain, and moisture, so the trimming never ends.  There are numerous hedges here which serve to separate the RV sites, and provide a certain amount of privacy......

.....above is one of the hedges Terry and I trimmed Monday, and all of the cuttings are in the trailer in the foreground.  This hedge was just trimmed about 1 month ago.  As a result of all the trimming needed the toolshed is full of Stihl string trimmers, hedge trimmers, pole trimmers, pole pruners, hand pruners, chainsaws, and on it goes.  

I worked about 2.5 hours my first day, and that will be pretty much our routine this winter.  We are essentially working for our site, and that amounts to a combined 16+ hours per week for TLE and I (8+ hours per person).....certainly not a very heavy workload.  We will be paid for any hours we work over the 16. As one might expect, it rains a lot on the Oregon Coast in the winter, and there will be days when I am unable to work outside.  At any rate, we are both happy with our limited work schedule.

TLE met with Michele at 11 am to get oriented on the office stuff she will be doing this winter.  She will also be working outside from time to time with me, so that will be a nice change.  They (Seal Rocks RV Cove) currently use a program called Campground Manager (different from Campground Master), but will be switching over to a new program called RMS allowing customers to handle all their reservations, checkins, checkouts online thereby reducing the amount of personal interaction on the part of park employees.....this is in response to the Wuhan Flu pandemic.

At any rate, we will have lots of time to explore, hike, bike ride, etc......even on days we work, as long as it's not raining, of course.  I was home by 12:30 pm, and TLE was home a little after 1 pm....it was raining so we spent the rest of the afternoon, and into the evening reading.

With the completion of Monday we have finished our first full week at Seal Rocks RV Cove.  We like our site, we like the people with whom we work, and we like our jobs....doesn't get much better than that.  What remains to be seen is how severe the winter will be.  We know from past experience when volunteered at Cape Blanco in the Fall of 2014, and 2015 that it can get quite windy (one storm brought us Cat 1 winds), and that it does rain a lot after the end of September.  So far we have had little, or no wind, but a fair amount of rain.

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  1. You might want to get a library. It really helped us when volunteered at Olympic National Park. Of course with the heavy trees we couldn't get TV reception.

    1. I have a Kindle, so there is no shortage of reading material. Haven't had a library card since I was in junior high....lol.

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    1. We are loving it! These workamping jobs can be a crapshoot, but this one has exceeded our expectations.