Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Back in Wisconsin

Our nine day visit in Lincoln with Korey and Cathryn went by all too quickly. We were able to spend some time with the kids, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

The weather during the week after Easter was rainy and chilly, so we didn’t get out much. Korey had Wednesday afternoon off, so he came and spent a few hours hanging with his parents. On Thursday, they both came over for dinner. On Friday we took them out to Granite City, one of Kevin’s favorite spots, for dinner.

Saturday was beautiful with a high of 73. It was a bit windy, but still a nice day for a round of golf. The four of us played nine holes. I wasn’t sure how my ankle would hold out, but I wanted to go. We had a riding cart, and my ankle did okay. By the eighth hole, I was limping a bit, but by the next day it was fine again.

Golf with Korey and Cathryn April 11 in Lincoln

Golf Ev and Cathryn April 11 in Lincoln

Yesterday we arrived back at Derge park in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. We got set up, and then drove to the Dodge County Parks office to get the paperwork for our drug screenings. This year Kevin and I are both park employees. I have been hired as the Park Attendant and Kevin is the Park Caretaker again. We will both be working 24 hours a week. The drug screening results take a few days, so by the end of the week we should be cleared to begin working.

Today we’ll be meeting with our new boss, Dan. The previous park foreman retired, so we’ll see if Dan makes any changes in how things are done. We’re very happy to both have a paying job here at Derge Park. We love this park and the peaceful setting.

One thing I do wish we had is 50 amp electric. As with many state and county parks, we only have a 30 amp plug. It’s really not that big of a deal, except that I forgot and already blew the breaker this morning. Yup, running the heat pump and then turning on the fireplace was too much. I just have to get used to being a bit conservative with electrical items again.

This week’s weather is forecast to be sunny in the high 60s all week. Perfect weather to get out and start a walking routine again. Since I sprained my ankle two months ago, I have not been doing much exercising. The scale has reflected that fact, so its time to get serious about getting rid of those dreaded extra pounds.

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!