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New career choice

So why did I want to go back to driving a school bus filled with screaming kids…well it was a hard decision but I did it anyway!

I’m at a point in my life where I just don’t want to work all day if I can help it. When you sign up for bus driving you have the option to work as little or as many hours as you like. I’m happy working 4 hours a day I can still get stuff done during the day and  pick up the kids from school in the afternoon.

When I signed up for this I didn’t expect to have to go through all the training again, boy was there a lot of training! I drove 13 years ago at that time a small town and basically had to get my Class 2 that’s it! Well driving in the city I had to renew my Class 2 and go for 2 weeks of training!

So they gave me a route in the city which I have to do as many turns as possible without forgetting any kids…Seriously! I’ve almost mastered it 🙂 Now besides the 2 way radio I have to pay attention to the kids also want the radio blasted so they can dance in the aisle. So it’s kinda like musical chairs when I turn the radio up they start moving around…then I turn it off and they all scramble to find a seat because they know they’re in trouble! 

It’s actually not that bad the kids are starting to listening to me.

Besides all this it’s a pretty good job for me. I have all weekends, Stats, Christmas, Spring Break and Summer off!

First step of our retirement…

So since I posted last we have camped almost every weekend, bought an RV lot at a local campground and have put the acreage up for sale.

Yes it’s been a busy Spring/Summer so far.

When we purchased the lot we started cleaning it up right away…tore down most of the fence and burned it, cut the grass and stained the deck and shed deck. Looks much better now but still lots to do.

We go for walks every night and found this little pig on a leash…so cute. The people are very nice; smiling, waving and go out of their way to socialize.

The beach area is really nice for an “Alberta Beach” the sand is combed every day, the playground is old but nice, they have a huge fire pit area to accommodate a large crowd and they have a recreation center to rent for big get togethers.

The campground still needs lots of TLC but we thought it was a good location and could fit all the vehicles on the lot without being cramped. Next year we will build a better deck, firepit area and workshop for my husband. This year we’ll just leave it as is and enjoy 🙂

First Campout of the Season

Well the 3rd weekend in April we ventured out for the first time this season…let’s just say winter wasn’t gone yet  😑.

So a bunch of us decided we would go camping for the Easter long weekend. To get spots close together we went out Wednesday night. For the first trip we always camp close to home incase we forget anything.

We did watch the weather but didn’t think it was going to be that bad. Well it snowed probably 4 inches. That was a lot of snow. It’s a good thing we had winter gear in the trailer. We’re not the type of people to stay in our trailers so we put a tarp over the fire to cover us from the snow and made the best of it.

We all gathered around the fire everyday to cook, warm up and dry wet clothing. We definitely burnt a lot of wood!

We had a tripod made for us so it was both entertaining, useful and a conversation piece. We made all of our meals on it as well as dried wet clothing!

Our son got bored and decided he wanted to go sledding…we didn’t have a sled or a hill so we compromised. We tied a rope to my wrangler and used a Tupperware lid as the sled.  Both Justin and Kaitlyn had a blast!  😊

So because we were returning  the next Wednesday and the roads are very slushy and muddy we decided to stay the week. We were both going to work from the campground…it’s very handy.

We really don’t want to camp in the snow and 2° weather anymore so smarten up mother nature!!!

Well…… since this weekend we have been out camping 3 more times the weather has been better but not the best. May long weekend is coming up so we’re heading out to camp at the flying field with our friends and family. We’re told there’s still a lot of standing water so to bring our bug spray and rubber boots.

Hopefully we can get some outdoor game time. What games do you play when you’re camping? Email me some ideas!