Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I can see clearly now, the tree branches are gone....

Today is a work day here at Camp Balcones Springs.... all of the full time staff and interns woke up and put on our working clothes and headed out to Lake Ted to do some tree clearing and leaf raking for a SUPER SPECIAL TOP SECRET PROJECT that we may or may not be working on. ***mysterious laugh***

It was a busy morning! Ann took a chainsaw to a couple of tree trunks and Todd used a chainsaw on a stick to take care of some nasty tangled vines. Conan was weed-eating and hauling off the limbs we cut down. Willcox was using a canoe to haul off the tree limbs that we dropped into the lake, and I was diligently raking an infinite amount of fallen leaves into a HUGE pile. (Science fact: decaying rotten leaves are called 'detritus'. i DID use my biology degree for SOMETHING this year, YAY!)

And although some of those jobs seem treacherous, we here at CBS know that DANGER NEVER TAKES A HOLIDAY and that SAFETY IS NO ACCIDENT. We followed all of the proper safety precautions....um...minus that one time when Ann crawled out on that tree limb carrying a chainsaw....

The point of this is that things are getting really busy down here in anticipation of everyone's arrival at camp. The Leadership Staff are going to be here in 2 weeks. After that, we'll blink and summer will be upon us!

I'd love to write more, but lunch break is over and we're ready to head back out and work/play a little more.

See you SO SOON!!!!