Archive | July, 2015

There is never a dull moment running an rv park

28 Jul

This is such an exciting and rewarding business. It is also very interesting and emotional. One minute I am all warm and fuzzy because customers have come in and have been very complimentary and the next minute some jerk comes and all but calls me a liar. That has only happened a couple of times but as usual I tend to focus on the negative instead the 100 times more positive.
I was just outside just after dark and a doe came by to eat come apples off the tree. The campers love seeing the deer.
I took Mary up to Denver on Saturday afternoon. We had a nice evening together, dinner and painting nails then I crashed. I slept right through her leaving for the airport on the shuttle. It felt good to be out of the park and phones for 24 hours. I will miss Mary because she definitely has a handle on the office duties and she is a great cook. Dale is still with us through the end of the season. I am training a friend to help me out once a week which will be nice.
Interesting people coming through. A father and son doing a cross country motorcycle trip. A father and son from Switzerland doing the Trans America trail on their motorcycles. A couple from Oklahoma this weekend stayed one night. They lived right now the street from the family that was murdered by their sons with an axe. Yikes. Campers from all over the country still are coming through. Today I spent an hour booking people for 2016 and 2017!!!!!
I’m still trying to get going on my Weight and Win program. So far, nothing but I’m hoping if I can get some semblance of organization I can do it. Maybe after this week.
This is it for now.

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July 20-21, 2015

21 Jul

It’s midnight so I am now running into July 21.
Up late trying to finish a project that Mary and I have been working on for 5 weeks. 150 embroidered travel trays for Cruise Holidays in Topeka. Its quite a process and we both now know what it would feel like to truly work in a sweat shop! We are down to our last 37. I’m embroidering the last few and then we still have to sew, turn inside out, topstitch and sew velcro on four corners. The velcro is the most time consuming and we are trying to think of alternative for next time. Actually sewing on snaps might be quicker.
travel tray
This is Mary’s last week with us so we have kicked it up a notch to finish. It has been great having her here and she will be very missed. With the increase in business I definitely need a 2nd person around a few days a week.
We have a busy week ahead. Wednesday is Potluck/Bingo night. Friday we have a little flea market/craft show/bake sale, that evening Mary and I are taking the “Pathway to the VA Veteran’s Gardens” quilt to sell raffle tickets. We have over $300 so far!! Photos of quilt and veteran.
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On Saturday we are having a giant pinata party. Remember the giant pinata we brought back from Mexico this winter??? We are going to bust it open.
We are hosting an art class today and tomorrow. I’m not able to work on my painting this time but hopefully next month. It is so cool to see our classes so far full this season. Now in process of getting the Quilt Retreat in October organized.
Our garden continues to flourish although nothing to really harvest yet. Have picked some herbs and some cabbage leaves but apparently things won’t truly be ready to harvest for a couple more weeks.
Billie and kids are getting settled into their new place. I so love their new home, especially all the space.
Joining a Weigh and Win fitness program put on at our local hospital. Back to my usual goal of losing $15. Since I am not exercising at all due to my back issues, I am getting fluffy and I’m still unable to fight the drumstick addiction although I have gone all day with no ice cream.. but, I am still awake so who knows.
Not much else to rattle on about.
We are getting ready to install a new interenet system in the park next week. Hopefully this will stop all of our internet issues and keep Denny from climbing the pole to reboot the router. (The campers do enjoy watching him do this several times a day)
Our weather has been wonderful and our Texans don’t want to leave. We keep moving people around in the park so they can stay longer. It gets quite complicated at times.
I keep wondering why I’m not writing about anything else but I guess my life is 100% the rv park right now
That’s it for now.