Saturday, May 26, 2012

We all do Dumb Things!

I made a very dumb decision Thur.  It was so dumb I probably shouldn't even mention it.  I think I read or heard somewhere that confession is good for the soul. I will see.  I may have to go out and buy one of "The Chicken Soup for the ....." books my middle school students read during my teaching career. You can learn a lot from middle school students but that is a topic for another day.

Even though Judy and I are committed to our present workamper position until Labor Day we are already looking for a winter position.  Until we make a decision about our unsold house we are mostly concentrating on the SE states.  Florida is our main focus.  We don't care if it is a paid position or a volunteer position. I have been checking the Workamper "hotline" postings and other employer posting at A friend of ours suggested that we work for one of the Christmas Tree vendors in FL.  He indicated we could earn about $3-4K for about a months work.  I also took the time to register with the FL State Parks System. From what I have heard and read it is extremely hard to break into the FL state park line-up.

Thursday after I dropped Judy off for her salon visit I got a call from one of  FL State Park vol coordinators. She told me she had looked at my application and resume and had a position available for Oct or Nov for four months.  After going over the job requirements and work schedule I thought to myself, this is great.  Only had to work 20hrs, 3 days on 3 days off  for a position at a state park right on the beach. A "NO Brainer" right?  No I blew it.  I was concerned that there were no sewer hook-ups. I was thinking I would have to move the RV every week or so to dump.  I turned the position down. DUMB, DUMB, DUMP!  A portable blue tank would have taken care of the problem.  That is a mistake I will not make again.  To make it worse I have since talked to a workamper forum member who confirmed the lack of a sewer connection would not have been a big deal. He is there now and said it is a great park - nothing like kicking someone when they are down! :). Oh well life goes on.

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Next Post: Wed (due to holiday)


  1. Boy that is a tuff break to hear. Don't beat your self up like you said life goes on. Good luck!!!

    1. Kenny and Angela,
      Thanks for your kind words. Your count down continues.