After they left on Sunday morning, I went to tidy up their sites. One was not bad, and just required the normal cleanup. However the other was a mess.
How is it that some people can't figure out that there's a difference between a fire pit and a trash can???
If you right click on the photo and then "open in a new window" you can see a full size picture of all of the items that don't burn! How about a pair of vice grips on the left side? You just gotta shake your head.
Between that and the warning about their dog running loose and the food that I had to pick up all over the site, I flagged their names in the computer. Next time they want to camp here, they can leave a $50 deposit that they can get back after I check their site before they leave!
Yesterday, our major job was to clean the camp kitchen. This is the building where most of our picnic tables had been stored as a major make work project.
When the snow had melted this spring, the runoff had taken a turn towards the kitchen and the entire floor was covered with mud and debris. When the mud dries, it becomes like concrete and it was a big job to clean it all up!!
I forgot to get a "before" picture. But some of the dried mud was about 4" thick!
After we got the worst of it off, we washed the floor.
It was a big job, and we're not totally finished yet. We still have to clean all of the camp kitchen equipment...
Of course everything is all covered in dust and cobwebs.
But it's coming. A little each day. We're actually amazed at what we've accomplished over the last month!
Another group of seasonals.
Ruth's garden when we arrived.
And now. Not done yet, but we'll pick up some more flowers this week.
On to something else. One of our readers, Peter, had mentioned an "app" for getting discounts on groceries. We don't have a cell phone of any kind, so we can't use an "app". But it turns out they have a website that does the same thing. We signed up for it, and although it may take us some time to save up the $20 minimum in discounts, we do think it's worthwhile. And they give you a $2.00 bonus just for signing up. Maybe you want to check it out at www.checkout51.com