What a crazy, busy day! Starting at 8:00 AM, I cleaned 23 campsites, but that’s not all. It’s 9:00 PM and people are still coming to me for firewood. I’m out of change and receipts. Additionally, I’m nearly out of wood.
However, what’s really crazy is that at 8:30 PM and 8:45 PM I had people arrive at the park without reservations and expecting to rent an available campsite – on a Friday night yet. I was able to accommodate one person, who road in on a Harley, in a vacant primitive campsite. The other party of two plans to sleep in their car in the overflow parking area. They decided against the other available primitive campsite despite that fact that they were visiting the folks in the neighboring group campsite.
There are vehicles everywhere around the campsites. I’m not sure how many have paid for their extra vehicles, but I’ll check them in the morning. It’s now 9:15 PM and it’s too late to do much verification.
Fortunately, I do get some chuckles out of this job. This morning, I had a young woman comment on how brazen our squirrels are. One had entered her tent and was eating her peanuts. She had to chase him out and then zip her tent. What did she expect? The animals around the park are very comfortable with people and food left out is fair game as far as they are concerned.
Another man complained good-naturedly about all the goose droppings in his campsite. His campsite is right on the lake’s shore and the geese think they own the place. Silly geese. There’s nothing I can do or care to do about his “problem.” The rangers caution people about feeding the animals, because it only encourages them to come into the campsites to beg, steal or mess the campsites.
Yesterday, I started taking out my garbage every morning after breakfast and every evening after dinner. Additionally, I now store all my food in the refrigerator or microwave. Consequently, my little mouse friend has apparently gone elsewhere for his meals. My traps are still empty.
Today, during my lunch break, I stopped by my niece’s new home to set a date and time so I can fix her door. We’re all set for Sunday.
Oops, I needed to step away for a few minutes to sell some more firewood. It’s now 9:30 PM and campers are still knocking on my door.
It looks as though I won’t be able to work on the St. Andrews Society’s website tonight as requested. I’ll need to do it tomorrow. If you’re interested, you can check their website at inlandnwscots.org.
It’s time to get ready for bed, so goodbye for now. With all the weekend visitors in the park, tomorrow is bound to be another busy day.