I rang in the New Year by being a taxi driver for the kids. Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come. Keith is in Alberta working anyway, so it was a good night to just hang out with my mom and sister watching movies.
After the last child was back home at 12:30, I went straight to the computer to handle the midnight reservation requests. I was in bed by three and think that it was a great start to my year and the dreaded 'New Year's Resolution' of death to procrastination! Keith and I are taking on another business each this year, so time management will be a must. Keith gets to spend his 'extra time' with his new baby, property management while I will be concentrating on landscape design.
This year we are going to learn how to not micro-manage the campground and put some faith in whatever wonderful employees we find this year. We are also going to learn how to relax and spend some time enjoying the beautiful lake that we live on. We have decided that it is time for the kids to step up to the plate a little and learn the office. I know they will be wonderful once they learn how to have a little more self confidence in themselves. I also know that we have wonderful clientele that will give them a gentle boost when needed. That being said, you know that we'll still always be around. You can't get rid of us that easily! We're just going to break up the 8am-12am shift a little and give some of it to other people.
As always, we are always thinking of new ways to streamline the operation of the campground and maximize enjoyment for campers. Please send us suggestions for any ideas you may have. Everything and anything will be considered!