It hard to believe that we have less than 4 weeks here. My team is already over halfway done with their ISP required hours. For those who do not know what an ISP is: Independent Service Projects are volunteer hours outside of NCCC that are required for graduation. They are often done with local animal shelters, parks, or festivals in the area. While they are required, they are a lot of fun and you get meet new people and learn new skills.
So far, this week has consisted of more brush clearing and laying gravel. We use the tractor on site to transport the gravel. Unfortunately, we are only allowed to drive on the low speed and I so desperately want to pick up the pace.
We should be finishing those trails today, and we will begin new projects: cleaning out the camp library, taping parts of the dining hall that will be painted tomorrow, and clearing more brush in areas unknown to me. We also have PT today, so I think we will do a round of ultimate frisbee for that.
My unit leader is visiting camp on Monday, so that should be fun. The Delta STL is also coming and I am personally very excited to have another TL in my vicinity.
I must say, the mosquitos and other stinging/biting wildlife have upped their game in the last week. I have so many bites on me and then this appeared on my ankle one morning:
I haven’t really done anything about; I’m just leaving it alone. I also cut my other ankle on a broken chair in the office, so my feet are having a fantastic time. Especially when I pull thick wool socks and heavy work boots on over the bites and cut.
I have not heard any more news about the flooding in the Carolinas, so I am assuming that we are not getting pulled; however, we are still on standby. Round 2 or 3 will be a disaster for us probably, per our request. I think we should get the Round 2 Project Slate in the next month, so I have that to look forward to…