Monday, June 9, 2014

Plodding right along

Volunteer Village
J. Strom Thurmond Lake
Modoc, SC

We've really been enjoying our time here working for the COE.
Every weekend we get to greet happy people coming into our park to enjoy the lake.

Last Monday our friends, Mike & Terri, left Modoc for points north.
We all stood around watching them get ready,
 being careful not to interrupt their routine :-)

One last picture of them..

Leaving in a trail of dust..

That night we sat around the fire with some of the other volunteers..

Last night we had a fire of our own,
and really enjoyed the 3/4 moon overhead..

A couple of the other volunteers wandered over and joined us for a bit,
but it was getting dark, so I only got a picture of Lucy :-)

Today we had a great time at a BBQ given by the Corps
for the volunteers and camp hosts.
It was held at one of the other day use parks, West Dam.

Even though the weather was in the 90's,
we were under a shelter, with a nice breeze coming off the lake.

There was a lot of good food to go along with the burgers that were grilled.
Jim & Linda were presented a certificate for all their hard work
with the Water Safety Program.

Earlier today, George took the truck into a Chevy dealer nearby.
We had problems with our turbo sensor back in October, 2012.
In the last 6 months or so, the check engine light has come on,
and the diagnosis has been the turbo again.
Apparently we need one :-(
GM is going to pay for part of it, as we're out of warranty now,
but the problem started while it was still IN warranty.

It's always something!


  1. Ouch! Turbos are not cheap! Hopefully GM treats you good. As a full timer, I'll have to pay someone to do the basic maintenance on my truck. That sooo goes againt my grain!

  2. The rangers really show their appreciation of the volunteers, it's nice to be a part of the COE team. We're looking forward to returning in October. Glad they showed appreciation to Jim and Linda for thier hard work on the WSP, they did a great job.

    Sad to see Mike and Terri leave, they sure did a great job there. Hope the tires didn't have too many flat spots.

    Hope your turbo problem doesn't take too long to get fixed right.

  3. Glad to see you are enjoying your time there. Sure hope that heat doesn't get any worse. Bummer on the turbo thing. So sorry they didn't pay for it all when the problem first started but something is better than nothing. Hope it's a big something.

  4. It is always something. Hope the rest of your somethings will be much smaller :)

    That sure looks like a nice area to be working in. So nice to see the Rangers taking good care of you :)

  5. Oh, those "goodbye" pictures make us sad. We sure do miss our time together with you guys.

    Doesn't seem fair that GM will only pay for part of the repair if the problem started while you were still under warranty. I guess something is better than nothing.