Okay, so I go answer the door. It's a guy from the restaurant saying they have no water. I walk over to our sink and check our faucet. Nope, no water there either! That meant the whole campground had no water.
This is not a good start to the day.
The water system here is a bit of a maze. It's been added to and rerouted so many times there are pipes and hoses running everywhere. I've pretty much got it figured out how the system works though.
What a puzzle!
I checked everything that I knew of, but couldn't figure it out. One of the cabin owners is our resident plumber and knows the system inside out. I had to go recruit his help! We got the pump working again. There was a pressure switch that hadn't "switched" when it was supposed to.
My radio then goes off. We have two way radios between the registration office and myself. He says a guy in cabin 5 wants to see me. Okay, so off I go. Turns out they have a tree on their property and the ants have been feasting on the roots and he thinks it's going to fall down. I disagree, but it's not my call. The board of directors need to make that decision and so the problem is out of my hands.
Next up, a camper locks their keys in their truck with the engine running. They were a group of twenty something year olds. "Do you have a coat hanger?", they ask. I do one better than that. I used to be a licensed auto body technician in another life, and I had a kit of tools specifically made for breaking into vehicles. I kept the most useful tool of the kit when I got away from that life in 1999 and have carried it in our vehicle wherever I go. I spent five minutes trying, and they said they would continue if I would lend them the tool. No problem...carry on!
One lower section only has one empty spot.
There are about 12 tents full of young people partying in the overflow section.
We went and delivered some more wood, and then did a garbage run. Sure enough, most people don't seem to be concerned about the ten cents they throw into the recycle bins for empty drink containers. Beer cans, soda pop cans, drinking water bottles. We've probably collected about $20 worth already and the weekend's only half over!
After lunch, I get a call to do a wood delivery for the young kids who had locked their keys in their vehicle. They paid for four extra bundles but when I got there they said they wanted two of them delivered to site number 10. Hmm. That's strange, but I didn't question it. I went and did the delivery and got the whole story. Turns out they had run out of wood in the middle of the night and wanted to continue. So they went and tried to "borrow" some wood from another site. And were caught in the act! So this was them, making restitution! Too funny...kids will be kids.
Then, a call from a camper family who arrived yesterday. They got to their site to find that their neighbours (more young people) had dogs and that there was dog crap left in what was then a vacant site. They didn't want me to clean it up, they wanted the dog owner to clean it up. Sounded fair to me! I spoke to the young people later on to make sure they got everything settled and everybody seems happy.
Canadians are a hardy lot!
Ruth went down and did some beach cleanup. Just the little pieces of driftwood like you see in the pic above. Now, keep in mind that only eight days ago this lake was covered in ice! It's still VERY cold!
The water is freezing. These girls don't seem to care!
Sorry, no northern lights last night. We'll try again tonight. Went and did my final rounds around 11:15pm. A little chatter going on, and some fireworks from a private property further down the lake. No fireworks allowed on park property, but this is not park property so not my problem. Off to bed...tired!
Kevin, getting some more wood.