The weather was predicted to be really nasty this weekend. As a result, all my reservations cancelled. This did not upset me in the least, I have plenty to do in preparation for next weekend.
Last weekend was quite busy. I stayed inside and tried to maintain social distance from the people who seemed to be intent on invading my personal space. When the reservations were made, I had specifically told each and every one that the store would not be open. Didn't stop them from coming to the door and HeWho has blood pressure issues, let them in. After the third time dealing with a herd of unruly children, I banished him from the store, as well.
I tried to maintain a "no contact" check-in. It worked well with travelers in the previous weeks, but proved to be too confusing when the weekend crowds came in. I managed to clean the bathrooms and do all my outside tasks while no one was around, but had to let them in to register. I have decided to put a sign on the door requiring a face mask to enter. My space is small and can fill up quickly with far too many people. I will have a mask on, for sure, but I still don't want a crowd inside my store.
The pool will remained closed this season. There seem to be no guide lines available for pools. I know I will have many complaints, but this is a whole new world. The rowdy children with the rowdier parents last weekend showed their displeasure by kicking the pool gate until they bent it. Chain link gate and fence, they were determined. Because I tried to protect myself and stay inside, I didn't know about this until they left.
They brought along a golf cart that was driven way too fast by the adults. Several of my kampers spoke to them and they didn't listen until HeWho offered to kick them out. Then they took to the trail through the woods. They took a curve and almost slung the children riding on the back off. They said they would never come back here ….. music to my ears.
This coming holiday weekend will determine whether I will remain open this season. I am not back to my former level of energy and HeWho will never be back to his former level of energy. He still has blockages in his main arteries feeding his heart that will need to be addressed in the future. There is part of the heart muscle that is simply dead. Will never be back. I am constantly reminding him to put his mask on. If he contracted Covid, he would not recover. His heart is just not strong enough. I am not ready to be a widow. The revenue would certainly be down, but that seems unimportant at this time.
I have seasonals who will be using their campers and of course our family of kampers who call this park home. We will get along just fine. Complaints will be few and far between!!