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Time to say Adios!

Thursday, 17 October 2013

When I awoke this morning, just about all of the staff were making their way back to work.  Yahoo!  That meant I had a chance of getting my fridge moved back where it belongs so I could blow this popsicle stand at long last.

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                    All of my pics tonight are favorites of mine from my time at Tamarac NWR this year.

Shortly after 1:00 this afternoon, three muscular staff members showed up at my rig to do battle with the refrigerator.  What a battle it was!  At one point, all three found themselves stumped as they tried to maneuver the fridge up a foot or so off of the ground to it’s home.  I brought up the pictures from the initial installation in 2011 on my computer, and they were able to figure out how to twist it around to fit. 

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Considering these guys aren’t refrigerator installers by trade, they did an excellent job, and it only took about an hour or so.  I, of course, was a nervous wreck the whole time until it was safely ensconced and bolted down.  Then it was time for the true test.  We plugged it in; Viola!, it worked!  How do you spell relief?  (not R-O-L-A-I-D-S for me!)

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The people, that visited me or that I worked with, made this spring, summer, and fall very memorable.

At the top of my list, once I was sure I would be good to go tomorrow, was to check to make sure my first campground along the way was still open.  Late in October, that can be a real problem up north.  It’s open, but electric only.  Since the cold weather has arrived, they’ve shut off the water.  I can live with that.  It’s about 180 miles away in South Dakota.  I figured that was a long enough drive for me to get back in the groove.  I’m not going to rush this trip to the point where I’m not comfortable.

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Then it was time to run around in the cold sprinkles packing up the DISH, my outside rocker, and water hoses.  I also dumped the tanks and packed that away.  Temps are forecasted in the lower 30’s tonight.  It was hard enough battling with the hoses at 43*. 

I’m more than ready to move on.  I really enjoyed my time here, and look forward to returning next spring.  In the meantime, I’m open to some new adventures in warmer temperatures.  Winking smile

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

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