A dog threw up in my bed last night and I was totally unaware. I slept through it and only found it when I was making the bed. I slept hard. I am usually a light sleeper and will wake at the slightest noise .... or smell. I must have been really tired.
As hard as I slept, I still wanted to sleep more, rather than get up this morning. I am always afraid to deviate from my normal sleep pattern. I think it will keep me from sleeping. Silly, since there are so many nights I lay awake in spite of my efforts to maintain a regular sleep pattern.
Along with the weather, my internet service seems to have gone haywire for the past two weeks. I tried to post several times and was unsuccessful. I could get on-line intermittently. I could read posts from my blog roll, but couldn't post a comment. Same with my e-mail, so I knew it wasn't Blogger. He Who is supposed to fix things for me had the same problem. I don't really want to know what the problem was, just fix it!
I didn't get to present my thoughts to my friend, Insomnia, last night. From time to time, as proprietors of a campground, we have been approached by those who have found themselves in dire circumstances, having nowhere to live. It would seem to be a simple decision to help people by offering them shelter. It is not simple at all.
In the current economy, I am surprised we are not approached more frequently and seeing someone that has lost everything they have tugs at your heart. That being said, there are so many things to consider. In order to attract families to my park, I have to maintain a certain atmosphere. The appearance of homesteaders in tents is not conducive to attracting paying customers. On the other hand, how do you turn people away?
We have helped people and been rewarded with wonderful experiences. Our lives have been enriched by some of the folks we have encountered. We have had as many bad experiences and we have had good, though. It would seem to be impossible to determine which experience awaits you, though.
There is no lack of those eager to tell you how you should run your business. No matter what policy you choose to embrace, there will always be someone who disagrees.
Where do you draw the line?