Sunday, February 23, 2014

Funerals and Work

Lavonia Park COE, Wylie, Texas
Weather Conditions; Sunny – 72 degrees

We haven’t posted lately because we’ve had a lot going on. Life in general can keep us pretty busy at times.

Dawn’s brother–in-law pasted away. Philip was only 55 years old. He battled with lung cancer last year. He had to have part of one lung removed and went through chemo and radiation. He was getting back on his feet and was working full time as a diesel mechanic. A few months ago he developed pneumonia and spent a few days in the hospital. He recovered and went back to work.

A couple of weeks ago he started feeling bad and was readmitted to the hospital. He had developed some sort of lung infection and the doctors couldn’t determine what it was. He spent a little more than a week in ICU before passing away.

Dawn’s only remaining aunt celebrated her 100th birthday. Seventeen days later she passed away.  

The weather has warmed up and that has increased the day use activity here at the park.

Today a woman stop by the gatehouse and asked if her kids (who are not old enough to have a driver’s license) could enter the park on a golf cart with their jet ski’s to launch at our ramp. 

The answer would be “NO”. First of all, all the boat ramps on this lake are closed because the water levels are so low. There is a forty foot gap between the end of the ramp and the water.

Second of all, golf carts are not legal vehicles to drive on the roads here and lastly, we don’t want to babysit your kids.

I had a man in his sixties stop by here and ask what time of year we open the boat ramps.

I wanted to ask if he lived under a rock!  Almost every night on the local news they report the severely low water levels of the lakes.

This entire Dallas area has been suffering drought status and has been on water restriction for over a year.

People seem more concerned with where they’re going to launch their boat then what’s happening to our drinking water source!

Sorry, I just had to rant, I just wonder about these people sometimes.

The fur kids got a new stroller. It’s a Roadster Stroller. It holds up to a 100 pounds and all three of them can ride in it.

It snaps together easily and is light weight.

The kids like even when it's folded up!

We'll be done with this winter’s gate attendant gig the end of March. Dawn and I have been doing some spring cleaning. We bought new truck tires and had the oil changed.

Now we're trying to decide which way we will be heading when we pull out of here.

We have been looking over our maps and trying to decide where to go and where to stop along the way.

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  1. Hope you can get going a travel a bit before your next assignment!

  2. Our condolences to Dawn's family. Hope the fur kids enjoy that stroller.

  3. I thought of you two when we got our next workamping gig, manning a day use gate at a lake in South Carolina this summer. I'm sure we'll have lots of stories about stupid people :) Hope your next travels are good ones!

  4. So sorry about Dawn's brother-in-law. We have had and still have that horrible disease in our family. And then there is her Aunt!! We have an aunt who is 98 and I know darn well she will live to 100..As for the gate just can't fix stupid!

  5. So sad to hear about the passing of Dawn's relatives, please send her our condolences, things like this are not fun.

    Good luck as you get ready to move on, hope your days ahead will be brighter!