Thursday, September 19, 2013

How are Workampers Paid? Is It Right For Me? RVers Bucket List. Operation Plumbbob. Nixon Cancels Draft.


For “tRaVersing Thursday”, or RV Day:

How are Workampers compensated?

“How Am I Compensated Or Paid As A Workamper? (aka working while RV camping).  Workamper News is here to help answer all of your questions.”


Can I Workamp Without Experience?


What Type Of Workamping Opportunities Are There?


Is Workamping Affordable For Me?

“Take some time to consider this question before jumping into the Workamping lifestyle.”


Is This The Right Time In My Life To Be Workamping?


Unique Workamping Opportunities for RVers

“Discover the interesting workamping jobs available for fulltime RVers looking to save on campground fees or make extra money. See how you can live in your RV and work with the circus, at a seasonal store or a campground, or be your own boss as a sales rep. Read all about our workamping adventures at "


Working Age Full Time RVers - How to earn an income while traveling.

“Interviews with full time younger/working RVers focused on how they earn an income while they travel perpetually.”



Full Time RVing & Part Time Work at Camp Grounds

“This clip aired on the FOX News Network on the joy of Full-Time RVing and Part-Time work at the camp grounds.”


The RVers Bucket List - Roadtreking across America

“Every RVer has a bucket list. Here's the most popular as surveyed at the Roadtrek 40th anniversary rally in Branson, MO. From the website and journalist Mike Wendland, who travels the country in an RV looking for interesting people and places.”

That’s enough about RVs for now!


On This Day:

Nevada is site of first-ever underground nuclear explosion, Sep 19, 1957:

“On this day in 1957, the United States detonates a 1.7 kiloton nuclear weapon in an underground tunnel at the Nevada Test Site (NTS), a 1,375 square mile research center located 65 miles north of Las Vegas. The test, known as Rainier, was the first fully contained underground detonation and produced no radioactive fallout. A modified W-25 warhead weighing 218 pounds and measuring 25.7 inches in diameter and 17.4 inches in length was used for the test. Rainier was part of a series of 29 nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons safety tests known as Operation Plumbbob that were conducted at the NTS between May 28, 1957, and October 7, 1957.

1957's Operation Plumbbob took place at a time when the U.S. was engaged in a Cold War and nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union. In 1963, the U.S. signed the Limited Test Ban Treaty, which banned nuclear weapons testing in the atmosphere, underwater and outer space. A total of 928 tests took place at the Nevada Test Site between 1951 and 1992, when the U.S. conducted its last underground nuclear test. In 1996, the U.S signed the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which prohibits nuclear detonations in all environments.”


Nixon cancels draft calls for November and December, Sep 19, 1969:

“President Nixon announces the cancellation of the draft calls for November and December. He reduced the draft call by 50,000 (32,000 in November and 18,000 in December). This move accompanied his twin program of turning the war over to the South Vietnamese concurrent with U.S. troop withdrawals and was calculated to quell antiwar protests by students returning to college campuses after the summer.”



Misty and I were delayed going down to get Jay, as Ray came over and we were getting things lined up for him to do.  So when we got to Jay’s, he was actually ready.

First, Jay and Ray took the pins out of the hinges of my front door, and put it on saw horses.  Ray painted the door slate blue, to match the trim on the house and shed.

Jay wanted to finish up the installation of the new light over my sink and stove, before he started working outside and got all hot and sweaty.  He has high blood pressure, probably from his drinking, so he really feels the heat.  The day before he had just plugged the new light in, but it needed to be hard-wired.  So I turned off that breaker, and the old light’s wires were taken out of the junction box, and the new light’s installed. 

Then Jay got on top of the new roof and put in the rest of the screws.  We dug out some gutters that I had, and looked to see where is the best place to put them, but didn’t install them yet.  By that time, Ray had finished the door and they re-hung it.

In the afternoon, the rain came again, so I watched where the gutters would be needed most when going from the new carport to the front porch.   Not quite where we thought.  The rain cooled things down so that I opened the doors and windows, but soon had close up and turn the AC back on, because of the humidity.

We are still under a burn ban, even after all the rain the last few days.

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