Still have the sore throat. I sound like a smoker when I cough and talk. I got up at 5 am and let the dogs out. I toyed with thought of putting on the coffee and starting the day, but my longing for sleep won out and I crawled back in bed. The ringing of the phone awakened me less than an hour later. I made it to the office in time to hear the message.............
One of the campers is calling to report that the person occupying the site next to them hit the power supply and water when they left and their is a geyser spewing. Wonderful. The sleeping one is awakened to investigate. He gets the water stopped and is now waiting for the campers of last night to leave so that he can shut down the water to the park and rebuild the mangled water. They did indeed run over the whole shebang, flattening all to the ground and tripping the breaker.
While he is ranting about the damage I quickly go through my registration forms to see if I can determine who the faulty driver is............ I didn't assign anyone to that site, but........... All my registrations are accounted for and did not create the damage. This means that not only did someone steal a site for the night, but created quite a bit of damage in their haste to leave. Short of staying up all night to monitor the comings and goings I don't know what else to do. We do have surveillance cameras on the night check-in and one directed towards the parking lot to try to see a licence plate; but we lack the big screen and all the equipment used by CSI. Not only that, I doubt that the law enforcement would pull out all the stops and aggressively pursue the thief. Maybe we should get up every few hours all night and patrol the park. Those parked without registering could be awakened and made to pay............. or we could slash their tires and wait until morning. Those held captive by vandalism would then find it necessary to pay while they ask for assistance.
Awwww fantasy. Since I am feeling less than chipper I find myself listening to the Today show. It seems that the governor of South Carolina has lied!!!!!!! What did they expect? He was having an affair. They seem to be emphasizing the lying and telling his staff that he would be one place, while he was not in that place. Did they think he would confide to them that he was leaving the country to carry on with a woman not his wife? More to the point, why is this the forefront on the news broadcast? Yes, it is high profile because he governs a state, but I am sure that in his absence the state did not falter. The caption under the image of the governor reads "Why do men cheat?" What? Are we going to be treated to the answer this morning? Wouldn't you think that the answer to that question would be as unique as the person who does the deed? The woman speaker is expounding on the ego and thrill aspect, while the man who happens to be black is saying that although men are created equal, that some men (like the governor?) think that they are created a little more equal. Blah, blah, blah, yadayadayada. On and on they go, analyzing the confession and taking this man's life apart, dragging his family through the mud. Health care, a war, unemployment. We have other issues that need attention in this country. I do not condone what the man did, not at all. If his absence created a problem for his state, then his constituents should show their displeasure and impeach him. His wife should handle all the rest. Perhaps we should all let her handle this privately and stop the voyeurism.
Enough of this I must go and paint the picnic tables, pull the robot out of the pool, clean the bathrooms............and make the donuts?