Monday, March 15, 2010

Cans, Trashcans, and Bulbs Arising

The current weather has left me uninspired. Dreary is the only word to describe the day. All weekend it rained. A steady miserable drizzle of rain. Just enough to keep you indoors. Wasn't that cold ..... unless you got wet. I have plenty of indoor projects, but I want to go outside!!!!


The sun peeked out at times today and I was able to pull some weeds and clean some flower beds and .......... I saw some of my bulbs poking up through the ground!!!!! I am excited to see my garden come alive. The phone beckoned and I had to go inside and take some reservations. By the time I finished the sun was hiding and it has been dull and dreary since. I can smell rain in the air and the forecast has promised two days of it.


Not to be confined, I went back out side and proceeded to empty trashcans that have thawed. I donned my gloves and separated the cans that can be recycled before dumping the contents into the dumpster. It is a nasty job, but I almost filled a huge contractors bag that will fit a 45 gallon can. We have recycle containers throughout the park, but ............. I suppose when you are "vacationing" it seems like too much trouble. I just hate to fill the dumpster with things that can be recycled. Not that I am the Green Queen so much as I am .............. cheap. I installed a larger dumpster last year to accommodate all the pipeline families living here, now that they are gone I want to take advantage of the size and pay for fewer pick-ups.


Everything is strangely "on schedule". I am almost afraid to relax, though. We are almost finished replacing all the broken water lines (when I say we, I mean He Who Plumbs). The most I actually do to help with this is turn the water main on and off for him. But, I have projects of my own to accomplish and they seem to be going smoothly. The new food bar area in the store has been painted and installed and is ready to receive the microwave and popcorn machine. I have reviewed four different mini golf manufacturers and chosen the one I want to install. I am hoping to have it in place by May 1, but will settle for having it up and going by Memorial Day. We always have the pool ready by that weekend and we have some major repairs and painting to do this year. It is being drained as I write. Drained into the wet and soggy ground that is slow to drain............



While the pool drains and all the water pipes are working, He Who Plumbs will transform into He Who Plows and start rebuilding the roads. Tons of gravel will soon start to appear and the sound of the tractor will be a constant hum. I will be scrubbing and cleaning the bathrooms and painting the laundry facility. A new deck is to be constructed near the pool to hold the ginormous picnic table I found this weekend. This will be where you enjoy a snack or a smoke. This year I am banning food, drink and cigarettes in the pool area. Hopefully this will eliminate fun things like hours spent skimming tobacco out of the pool because some one thought the skimmer baskets would be a good place to dispose of their cigarette.........


Times a wastin', so I am off to apply a second coat of paint.







16 comments:

houndstooth said...

I'm tired just reading it all!

Jaime said...

people get on my case for working too hard... i'm exhausted just reading all that.

Mamma has spoken said...

WOW you're busy! Like the others I'm tired just from reading what you've been up to! Never really thought about what all it takes to get a campground ready for the season!

jojo said...

I agree..I'm worn out now and think I will go take a nap...take care;p

Rae said...

I never imagined there was so much work involved in maintaining a campground. You deserve a pat on the back for all your hard work and dedication.

luksky said...

Isn't it funny how our moods tend to reflect the weather??? Luckily it has been warm in sunny in our parts lately. I'll try to mentally send some your way. :-)

Brian Miller said...

i can feel the excitement building...you may be tired but it will all be worth it...

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

sounds like you have a lot going on! but, i think that it also sounds like you've got a solid game plan and know exactly what has to be accomplished. you go, girl!

Whitney Lee said...

Is this what you go through every year to get ready? I imagine you fall into bed each night with a major sense of accomplishment! I certainly would. I hope you get the weather you need to get out and do what you need to do:)

Kathy G said...

I'm with you on the weather. It was quite sunny when I woke up today, but turned gloomy mid-morning and stayed that way the rest of the day. At least we didn't get any precipitation.

ellen abbott said...

We've had beautiful spring weather the last week. Almost have the garden ready for planting. Got my baby tomato, bell pepper and banana pepper plants today. You sound busier than me even with the four g'kids here.

Missy said...

mini-golf....how fun!! You make me tired! I am so anxious for the warm weather here though so I can at least do something in the yard. It's been wet forever!

Pat said...

I'm glad to hear that some of the bulbs are coming up! Just seemed like a few weeks ago that you planted them! Sounds like you have a busy schedule, but before too long those campers will be knocking on your door!

Alix said...

Oh the misery of this winter. When will it ever release it's gloomy frigid grip once and for all?

You must be totally exhausted. Come to Casa Hice for a nice glass of Chianti?

scarlethue said...

We've got daffodils blooming here, and the forsythia are starting to bloom too. It's coming your way!

Karen said...

Wow, Kathy, sounds like life's "normal" again! I admire your hard work and ambition.