Anyone who knows me knows I NEVER, EVER wake up grumpy, but today it happened! (Generator hours here are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) A guy next to me started up his generator at 6:25 a.m. and I was really ticked off that I had to get up, put on my uniform, socks, shoes, etc. and tell him to shut it off! Of course there was no sleeping after that . . . That’s about it for today!
Actually, it was a very pleasant day after that. I chased around some “trespass” Mexican dogs foraging in the campground. Then I froze my fingers off doing rounds this morning but by noon it had warmed up so much that I changed into my summer uniform – shorts, short sleeved shirt, cute little brown shoes and white socks. What a fashion statement, huh? (Actually, I never complain about having to wear a uniform because it makes managing my wardrobe so easy!)
When our law enforcement officer was available I had to check the payments in the iron ranger to see if Site #33 had paid their fees. (The “iron ranger” is the steel box where visitor insert their fee envelopes.) All is well – the guests just had assumed that February had 31 days and forgot to place their tag on the post outside their campsite. Then I got to clean up the huge mess made by two of our campers who burned wood last night. (Wood fires are a huge no-no.) Jane had asked them to put the fires out last night, but there was still a ton of charcoal and one very (still) hot fire to extinguish and clean up at noon.
The afternoon excitement was radio and phone calls from law enforcement to search for a specific vehicle, but NOT to make contact. That usually means they are bad dudes or dudettes. Fortunately for me, LE found them somewhere other than the Rio Grande Village campground! Excellent!
All the generators were shut down promptly by 8:00 tonight, I stood over a couple of different campers while they extinguished their wood fire, and now peace and quiet reigns under the absolutely gorgeous, star-filled sky tonight. Off to slumber after the 10:00 start of “quiet hours”! Good night!