We got our little office cleaned and organized yesterday and plugged in the office computer system. Fired everything up, and of course during the boot process the first screen shows the login, and asks you for the Windows access password.
The big question of the day? What's the password??!!
Long story short, nobody seems to know. They even called the manager from last year, and he said there was a sticky note somewhere that had the password written on it. And I found what appears to be that note, but none of the things written on it seem to work as a password.
We start accepting reservations on Monday morning. The software program that handles this is on that computer, and I want to make sure that it's set up the way I want it set up before taking reservations. That in itself could be quite a few hours of work if it's not set up correctly.
The system is running Windows Vista. There is a way to crack that access password, but it's fairly complicated, even for someone who sort of knows what they're doing! I need some CD's though in order to try it, so I may have to go in to town today. I do have a couple of other things to try first though, so we'll see what happens.
We met the couple who run the canteen here. They dropped their trailer off yesterday, so that's our first RV to arrive at the park. Most of the seasonals will start bringing in their RV's between May 14th and May 17th.
Oh, deer! There are antelope here as well. They look a little different, so we'll have to try and get a pic of one.
Our Canadian May long weekend is quite early this year. The Victoria Day holiday is always held on the Monday preceding May 25th, and because the 25th is on a Sunday this year, the long weekend is the 17th, 18th, 19th...only two weeks away.
There are no campers here until Friday the 16th, so we've got a fair bit of time to get things ready. And, we've heard that May long weekend isn't nearly the event here that it was up at Sturgeon Lake last year.
Yes, Ruth is on bathroom duty again this year. There are five washroom buildings, each containing two toilets and two showers. We're hoping that most people use their own facilities because the seasonal sites all come with full hookups. So we'll see how that goes, but it should be less work than last year. Can't start getting them cleaned and ready yet because they have someone coming in to do some repair work on them next week.
So she's going to get the area around our trailer cleaned up and looking decent. It's going to take some work, but I'm sure that by next month when we can get some flowers planted it will look quite nice.
Yup. Needs some work.