Sports news story of the day – Kyle Landry headed for school and football camp today!
Okay, not very exciting for most of us either; but that is a big deal for all teen guys in this town with dreams of college football glory. Kyle isn’t at a top-tier college with a chance to win national titles, but he is the best player on his team – just as Lee was back in his college days; and he’s good-enough to play with pretty much any other top-tier player.
His travel day likely wasn’t all that exciting – at least until he got on campus; but then my day hasn’t exactly been all fun and games. Michael and I worked the breakfast shift; we both put in extra time helping with other jobs around the Inn after that; and I worked on the family business and some chores at home when not at the Inn – though we did both take some time off during our main afternoon break. That was when Ethan, Ehlana, Naomi, and Aiden talked us into a camping night – the camping that I’ll be getting to as soon as I’m finished this computer check and journal update. We set up the tents; the four kids took care of getting most of the gear into the tents; and we went for a swim and a trip to the Emporium for ice cream after that work was finished.
The dinner shift was really busy; in part because Miranda and Stephanie have another weekend getaway group staying at the Inn; but word seems to be getting around even more quickly than they’d hoped that we have two world-class chefs at the Inn; and we’re getting a lot of new weekend dinner customers from all of the towns around here. That’s fairly awesome, but adds more stress and work as Miranda and Stephanie are struggling a bit to work out the staffing levels they’ll need with the extra space in the dining rooms and the expected business that is above expectations right now. They don’t want to hire more people than they’ll need after the summer holidays; but still need to ramp up to what might end up being half-again as many employees as they had before the remodel.
I do have that camping to get to now; so let’s save that kind of business chat for another time. The only news from the Inn is really that we were really busy; Michael and I pretty much stayed until close – though we didn’t actually have to do that; and then we split up to grab showers and get changed before heading out back to spend the rest of the night with our junior campers. They didn’t do a campfire, but did spend some time with Mom and Dad tonight while Michael and I were busy at the Inn. Two of us are working the breakfast shift again, and Ehlana and Naomi have a ball game in the morning; so we won’t be staying up too late.
We’ll only have that one ball game this weekend, but while it would be nice to have some bonus play time without the extra game watching; I’m sure that I’ll be putting in more time at the Inn when I can; and Dad and I have some chores to catch up on tomorrow too.
None of that sound all that exciting for the last weekend of July, but we’ll have fun with and around the work too; and I’ll keep saving up all of the extra money so that we’ll be able to do everything we want when we head for college next summer!
Now that’s a thought that reminds me to enjoy every special moment I can with the twins and their friends! I’m going to go and do that right now; so, until next time...
...May the Magi Force be with you!