We are not getting very good reception with our aircard, so haven’t been able to get online to post to our blog the last few days.
Today we came to Alamosa to bring in water samples to be tested, so I’m at the public library (where I use to work) and the aircard is working great here.
Sunday Jim and I “treated” three of the well with Clorox and let them sit for 24 hours and then yesterday we drew samples to be tested for bacteria at a lab in Alamosa. I should have taken pictures but I didn’t. These wells use hand pumps to pump out the water and Jim had to pump each at least 75 times before we could take a sample….no easy task. Next month I’ll remember to take photos of the procedure as it is kind of an unusual thing we do.
It’s very pretty up here, quiet and tranquil. Things are just beginning to green up as we are at about 8500 feet and it still is pretty cold up here in the mornings.
When we were driving up to South Fork we were stopped by cowboys stopping traffic for cattle to cross the highway to another pasture. Pretty neat.
Jim just came in with his application to be reinstated in the local Elks lodge. We want to take advantage of Elk campgrounds as we travel, as so many of our RV friends tell us it is a good savings.
I finally finished up getting all our snail mail address changed to our South Dakota mail forwarding service – Americas Mailbox – so that is a relief. Next is the decision to actually change our domicile.
We’ve been enjoying the company of our long time friends, Rich and Terri Deacon. Jim has known Rich for a long time as Jim delivered bread to Safeway where Rich worked, some 30 years ago. They are now the managers of the South Fork Campground. We camphosted together in 2008 and have spent many, many nights talking and laughing together. They are SKPs and live in a toy hauler as they enjoy motorcycling. Rich is a funny, funny guy and Terri laughs a lot so they are easy to be around. They keep us smiling! We have talked with them about our plans to work for amazon.com again, but in Campbellsville, Kentucky, this fall. So they decided to follow us. They sent in their paperwork, got a phone interview and were hired yesterday. So that will be four couples we will know in Campbellsville…Rita and Jerry, Larry and Betty, Jim and Linda, and Rich and Terri. That sounds like a party in the making!!!
Tomorrow Jim and Rich are going to go get the big batteries from storage and set them in place in the two composting public restrooms we take care of. Our first camphosts arrive tomorrow from Texas to get acclimated to the high altitude for a week before they start to work. Our other couple will be in May 21st. But their campground won’t be opening till mid June when the snow will finally be melted. That campground (Tucker Ponds) is at 9300 feet.
Well, Jim just came back to pick me up so I best close for now. Posting to this blog will be a bit “hit and miss” but please do check back often as I will blog as much as possible…maybe I’ll convince Jim to get us a booster for our USB 727 aircard….do you think?
Remember, you are loved.