The Loafing Shed, originally a 3-sided shelter for livestock to escape the rain or hot sun, is now a building that serves as Office, Rec Room, and Kitchen.
Shortly after arriving here, Jeff and I thoroughly cleaned the inside, whether it needed it or not (actually it needed a good sprucing up). We even “webstered” and washed windows inside and out.
Jeff unlocks the Loafing Shed each morning between 7:30 and 8:00 and locks up every evening between 8:30 and 9:00.
I enjoy checking guests in and answering drive-by questions, now that I can confidently fill out the sales receipts thoroughly, apply the proper discounts, run the credit card machine, and anticipate the FAQs.
Jeff and I are now “certified” to fill propane tanks.
The process consists of hooking up the nozzle, opening the cylinder valve, loosening the air pressure release valve below, turning on the propane tank, and then opening the nozzle. If the meter doesn’t move, you need to use the inserted screw driver to adjust the air pressure release. If white gas starts spewing, turn off the propane tank! In my case, this usually means that I forgot to close the bleeder line.
When the meter stops moving, the cylinder is filled and the propane tank is turned off. The nozzle is closed, the air pressure release valve is tightened, and the cylinder valve is closed. Finally, the excess gas is bled from the line.
One evening, a few weeks ago, 2 camper trailers and a propane customer pulled up within minutes of each other. I muddled through, successfully filling out the check-in registration form and filling a propane cylinder all on my own.
If Charlotte doesn’t have a project for us, Jeff and I will find one, like washing windows, cleaning the gutters (of the cabins, laundry room, bathrooms, and loafing shed), clearing the beach, and re-distributing the sand.
Below are pictures of the Oregon Ramblers, the first RV Club we hosted.
The outdoor chiminea above is made out of a washing machine drum propped on a stand. A fabricated flat top, with a hinge lid, provides an opening to add wood to burn and a surface to cook upon. Stove pipes vent the fire. Awesome!