One of the perks of working here at Monck Park is the fact that we live in the ‘compound’ above the campground..also known as the ‘service area’..
Just a short walk up the hill..
yes, we have to share the area with the garbage bins, recycling area and the burn piles..but it’s home for now..
We have a full service site and we provide our own satellite TV and internet..
Yes, we work for the perks of staying here..but at least there is no commute..or rather a very short one..
Gone are the long commuting days..riding the bus and the sky train and fighting the rush hour traffic..
The only traffic here are the deer..
..and the hummingbirds..
..doing laundry is easy..
and we have a clothesline too..nothing like the smell of clean laundry dried on a clothesline!
Our work week begins again tomorrow..but today we enjoyed a leisurely day off..
Breakfast of champions?
..and of course there is the normal housework stuff…
and then there was some time to take Tucker for a swim..
and a walk around the park..
We will sure miss this view come September but for now we will be sure to enjoy it as much as we can..
As a worker in the Gatehouse we do get some strange request for items?..I had a camper the other day inquiring about some sugar?..His wife was desperate for sugar for her coffee?.. I gave him a few packs of the ‘sweet stuff’ and he replied..’that won’t be enough for her?’
I called Doug on the radio and asked if he would go to our trailer and get some of our sugar to give them..
I have lots..gotta keep those little hummingbirds happy..
Fast forward to last night and the two ’sugar’ campers come in with this..
a token of their appreciation for the ‘cup of sugar’…
We are on afternoons this week so there is lots of time in the mornings for ‘making’ a real breakfast….
and there is also time for a walk around the park..I love doing this..seeing how everyone sets up their campsites..
Saturday morning the clouds have rolled in..it’s still warm outside though..
..very thankful to be working in an air-conditioned gatehouse in the afternoon..
and the view isn’t half bad..
Sunday morning there is a mass exodus again..I am not working till this afternoon and the temperature is on the rise again..
and even Tucker is too ‘tuckered to play’..note that his toys are never too far away..
His three favourites..the ‘famous’ ring, buoy and his ‘boobie’..
not to worry dear readers..he is inside the trailer when we go to work, in the comfort of the air conditioning..and then he has his favourite ‘cookie auntie’ who takes him for a walk ..
and then he comes to visit me in the gatehouse..
So there you have our ‘compound life’ in a ‘nutshell’..
Stay tuned for more…
There will be a ‘prison break’ in a few days!!