What Did You Do Today, Papa?

Oh how I miss those days when around the dinner table, we would share what we did that day. Time is flying by quickly because we are really busy here at Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA. It is hard to believe we’ve been here one month already.

Some of my project work has been pretty easy and simple, others have taken a bit more time to complete, and some are a work in progress.


Add a door where there was once a wall.
(Sorry I do not have a photo of finished door.)


Added two sets of track lighting.


An RVer pulled out of their site with their cable still connected to our cable TV port. Consequentially, they pulled down the overhead cable and almost pulled a main junction box down. We decided to replace the cable by trenching it under ground. (PS – the soil up here is very rocky.)


This is a before shot of the sink in the laundry room. Tent and Camping Cabin campers can use this sink to wash their dishes. (I captured this photo after I started to deconstruct the base.)


New sink is in place, rear wall is prepped for painting.


Built a cabinet to hold towels and sheets we rent to campers who need them.


Brightly colored tulips great our campers. No, I did not plant them.


My newest toy – John Deere 250 skidsteer loader. This beast has power.


One of the RV sites that needs a little work.


Yep, I did it. I got the skidsteer stuck. That’s Ok. Our manager, Monica, has gotten this toy stuck a few times as well.


Site is ready for grading and lining the fire pit. The skidsteer flipped that huge boulder like it was made of paper mache. The hole left by the stone will be the fire pit.


View as we drive out of the of the RV park.

Other projects that are pending or a work in progress include:

  • Build a new wood crib for fire wood. I have to repair some water damage to the side of the maintenance shop first,
  • Build a new walk way after removing a small pine tree that is in the way,
  • Plumb triple sink in kitchen once it arrives,
  • Finish trimming out walls in kitchen,
  • Setup booths in dining area,
  • Build and install a pair of swinging cafe doors between kitchen and dining area,
  • Build and install a pass through serving bar between kitchen and dining area.

And of course, we have lots of place to visit and enjoy.

So, what did you do today?

Thanks for stopping by, y’all come back now.


6 responses to “What Did You Do Today, Papa?

  1. Well I suppose you have to earn your keep somehow Jerry LOL. Do you have to get a certified electrician and plumber to sign off the work you did in that area or do you have tickets in those trades? Also will the RV culprit be charged for his damage to the cable?
    Have fun

    • The local health department sets the standards and is the one who inspects the work. As long as they are happy, we get a Certificate of Operations which means we can operate the kitchen and serve the guests.
      The RV who drove off and created the problem with cable will not be charged because he could deny causing the damage. He would be lying but it is not worth pursuing. I am sure when he made his next stop, he realized what he had done.

  2. Glad to see I’m not the only one to get a skidsteer stuck. I’ve done it twice. Not only that I got the Grasshopper mower stuck the other day. Looks like you’re keeping busy.

  3. Dave, the skidsteer is more practical here because of the terrain and space. On that last attempt to fill the bucket, I thought about approaching my dirt pile from a different angle. I know now to follow my instinct. It only took about 10 minutes to get it out. You nust have been mowing on some soggy grass to get that mower stuck.

  4. You’ve been busy, busy Jerry, and seems you may stay busy from that last list! ~Elle

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