Friday, September 9, 2011
Am really struggling with knowing what to write and telling myself I should just write whatever. And then I ask myself who am I writing for - I write because I like to write, I like to talk and I like to share what is going on in our lives so this raises the question - Why then don't I just write a small post each day just for me??? So that is what I am going to do - just write something, anything and write for me not for others. If others like what I write that is great, if not, so be it.
The last couple of weeks have been frustrating here in the park. While Ron and Jared were working on the drain/water system surrounding the clubhouse last week Ron broke a propane line. This meant the water and propane to the clubhouse had to be turned off. Thinking it would not take long to fix we put a sign up on the laundry room explaining the laundry room was closed till further notice and put the same notice on the sign board outside the office. Well two days turned into five, turned into eight days.
Needless to say we had some unhappy campers. Especially the one who went into use the laundry room and didn't know it was closed. Seems someone opened the door to the laundry room (the sign was on the outside of the door) and this person didn't know the laundry room was closed. OK, no big deal right - well no, we had to refund their money and while Ron was climbing on top of the washer to disconnect it from the electricity so he could get the washer open so she could get her dry spinning dirty laundry out he smacked his head a good one against a nail sticking out of the wall!! A nice 1 1/2" gash on his head. My question was "why would someone open the dang door to the laundry room if it was closed?" of course no one could answer me and of course no one would fess up to doing it.
So after multiple trips to Hondo (16 miles round trip), one trip to Uvalde (66 miles round trip) and trying multiple fixes it was successfully repaired late Wednesday morning. I have 5 or 6 loads of laundry to do but wanted to wait for the rush to die down - think I am going to try to do laundry tomorrow late afternoon.
And of course we are on fire alert. Earlier this week we had a large fire in San Antonio about 45 miles from us. Today has been a bit more scary as there is one burning about 25 miles from the Lone Star Corral. You can see the smoke from that fire all the way into Hondo. We have talked about an evacuation plan. Ron figures we would need 30 minutes notice to hit the road ~ in that 30 minutes we would just toss things from the shed into the rig, move stuff around in the rig so we can have access to the driver/passenger seats, hook up the Jeep and hit the road. Besides getting all our stuff in the rig I have made a list of what I need to grab from the office: the Emergency Contact Book, the money, the checkbook and the little safe. If I have the time I would also grab the desktop computer - it is only the hard drive and the screen.
So we pray:
1. For rain - we desperately need rain.
2. For safety for all the firemen/women responding to these fires
3. For 45 minutes notice to evacuate if it comes to that
4. For peace of mind no matter what comes our way
If you are a praying person, please join us in praying for Texas and the weather/fire danger and I would also ask for your prayers for those on the East Coast who are dealing with floods, with no end in sight. For people to remain calm and not let their emotions rule what happens.
So that's it for tonight. Talk to y'all soon.
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