Monday, May 30, 2011

Accentuate The Negative ....

.........all the campers are leaving , and my heart is heaving a sigh of relief ............ it's the most wonderful day of the week ........

Rained all day Saturday. All day long. In and out and in and out came all the little children. One at a time and in twos and threes. Then came a group of 14, all in a line. Pushing and shoving playfully and noisily. I announced that the line must be silent and surprisingly it was. The only thing they were allowed to say was the flavor of the snow cone and the color of the straw. Sixty eight snow cones were served in two days. The snow cone machine is a big hit. I just ordered 4 more flavors and 2500 more cups.


We have green apple, cherry, strawberry, bubble gum, watermelon, blue raspberry, banana, and fuzzy navel. Also a magic elixir that will make any flavor sour. Root beer, grape and tigers blood is coming. Is this the tigers blood that Charlie Sheen has been referring to? No? Just a thought.

This day finds me longing for a nap as I watch everyone pull out. But, the pool is open and the temperature is up, so that won't be happening. The pool closes at 7 pm, so I will content myself with the land of blog until then. The weekend was a busy one. Except for one incident. A group of tenters, still loud and rowdy at 11:45 somehow managed to break the spigot off the water pipe on their site sending a geyser into the air. They awakened our helper, who then shut the main to that area, leaving 24 sites without water. The campers responsible for this promptly packed up and left. They have reservations for the weekend of the 4th of July. I am thinking that perhaps they should cancel them. Just kidding ........... I will do it for them!


Wondering about the title? The phone rang and I answered as I always do. When will your allses pool be opened? "The pool is open daily from 11 am until 7 pm, weather permitting." You mean it is already open? "Yes, it is." Well, it ain't never been open this early before. "Yes, we always open Memorial Day weekend." No, it ain't never been opened this early before........ One year out of seven we had to delay the opening. One time in seven years. Once. And that is all people can remember.

11 comments:

Brian Miller said...

spent the last 3 hours at the pool...i am friend...hope you get that nap...ugh on the pipe breakers...ack...now can i have a snow cone? i promise i will be quiet in line...smiles.

houndstooth said...

You mean you didn't tell them they had to pass an IQ test to get into the pool?

I don't know if I would have been able to choose between green apple and blue raspberry snow cones! I've never seen bubblegum flavor before, either!

ellen abbott said...

how long did it take to dish out 14 snow cones?

Mildred said...

Sign me up for a banana snow cone! John will take sour anything! Hope you can get some well deserved rest.

luksky said...

just to read, your job mentally exhausts me..lol

Cathy said...

Once again I don't know how you do it - think of pay day I suppose
Can't please all of them all the time etc etc lol
Take care
Cathy

Whitney Lee said...

Yeah, people love their snow cones! And it's a distraction for whiny kids on a rainy day.
I'm hoping you're getting a bit of relaxing in today. Me, I'm just biding my time until naptime:)

Nancy said...

I want a snow cone. Cherry, please. (I love the shave ice in Hawaii.)

labbie1 said...

Aw shucks!!!! Can't wait to try the Tiger's Blood!!!! Got any Adonis DNA? hehe!!!

Sitting here waiting for them to take Gman in to find out if he has a heart so I am catching up on you!!!

Pat said...

Ha! Tiger's Blood! Too funny! Our campground was packed to the gills, too of the holiday weekend - AND it rained Sat/Sun. Monday, of course, was beautiful!

labbie1 said...

Update--GMan had to have a stent, so looks like Friday for us!