Okay, but first things first. I'm sure you all want to know who won $50 dollars in our contest...
I had said that I hoped it was one of our regular readers...and it was!!!
Congratulations to John Burns! John and Diane are the friends we stayed with a month ago in North Bay when we drove from Ottawa to Saskatchewan. They're also long time regular readers of Travel with Kevin and Ruth!
The raffle software did a totally random selection of the over 700 entries we received, and John's name came up!
Thanks to DriveNow Australia for sponsoring our contest!
So, yesterday we went into the big city of Swift Current (also known as "Speedy Creek"!!) to do our weekly grocery shopping. But I had some things to pick up for the campground as well, so between our grocery stops and supplies stops, we had to visit eight different stores! It's a 45 minute drive each way, so the whole excursion took five hours. And I still didn't get everything, but we're pretty well stocked up on repair and maintenance supplies and things that we need.
I'm looking into getting some sort of campground paging system. It's a pretty big campground for just three people to look after, and we so don't have someone sitting in the office all the time. Last year they had four of those cheap walkie talkie style radios and they had one duct taped to the side of the office window. People would have to figure out that they had to push a call button on the radio to get someone to come. Kind of a mickey mouse system, and I want something easier and more professional. Two of those four radios have disappeared, and the one of the other two isn't working properly. So they need to spend $150 on radios if we go back to that system, or we could spend about $500 to get a proper paging system.
Something like this...
The problem is that the pagers don't communicate between themselves. So we probably need radios as well as this, and it would be a pain carrying around both a radio and a pager. Hmm. Gonna have to think about this.
Our water pump is still running. Since I moved the intake to deeper water it's been going 36 hours straight now without shutting down. So I think I have that part of it figured out. Liked some of your ideas from yesterday's comments though. I'll talk to people about putting a holding tank in and whether or not they've ever thought of that idea.
Summer is here! Calling for 28C (82F) today, and 30C (86F) tomorrow. It's BBQ weather...
Grilled sweet potato and pork kebabs!
Add a salad and a glass of milk...yummy and nutritious!