So with all of that going on, and a pretty much full campground...there were a LOT of people!
Don't forget that we also have 80 cabin/cottages on the park property and of course on a beautiful August long weekend everybody was out at the lake.
Our beach volleyball tournament started right on time at 9:00am.
Our first problem happened just before noon. I had been monitoring the levels of our sewage holding tank and they were getting full. The pumping truck is scheduled to show up Saturday mornings and so when he wasn't here by noon I got on the phone. He said he couldn't get here until 4:00pm or so and I wasn't happy. I called our emergency back up guy, and he was about the same. So I shut off the showers and saved the empty space for flushing the toilets.
Beach volleyball still going in the afternoon.
Sure enough, it was about 4:00pm when they got pumped out. Amazing how many people want to take showers in the middle of the day, but it's entirely possible they were busy all morning. Of course many people think they have to shower every single day. Couple that with the fact that most of those people think we have unlimited resources like they do in the city. Heck...go jump in the lake...literally!
Anyhow, around about that same time Ruth noticed that our fresh water tank was getting low. There's a well pump that supplies a 1,200 gallon fresh water tank. The pump runs until the tank is full. But the campground was using more water than the pump was able to supply and the tank was dangerously low. I guessed we would run out of water before the end of the day, and sure enough that's exactly what happened.
Campers packed in everywhere. Even had some tents set up in the day use area!
Well, you should hear people panic when there's no water! Of course all we could do was explain to people the problem. Most understood, but then quite a few people have their own toilets in their rigs. The tenters of course still need to use the campground toilets so here it was at close to 10:00pm and I was bringing water up from the lake in buckets to flush the toilets with. Oh well, you do what you have to do. Between dealing with that and checking on noisy party people it was after midnight before we got to bed.
I had expected the tank to fill up overnight, but by 6am (yep, I was up at 6:00am!) it was just less than half full. That means that the well itself is starting to get low. So I'm going to have to call a fresh water supply truck to top off our tank and hopefully that will get us through today. The system has a hard time keeping up with this many people and we had noticed it as well on July 1 long weekend, but not to this extent.
Checking out the goods for the silent auction.
So, we'll see what kind of excitement today brings! There's a horseshoe tournament today, and a big fireworks show on the beach this evening. Guess I'll get to try out the new camera on it's "fireworks" setting!