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2014 Road Trip

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Last Thursday the car was taken in for a semi annual inspection - oil and lube and ect...
Last night after I served the 170 people supper I vacuumed and washed the car inside and out and removed the collection of junk that accumulates inside the back seat. - so clean now -- it sparkles.
Tonight I will take Dalhouise to the sitter's and fill up the gas tank.
Tomorrow I will cook and serve breakfast to our 170 guest - clean kitchen - make and serve lunch to the 36 remaining staff and then "...........

Hit the road. Road Trip

My passport arrived on Tuesday so Noni and I have decided to head towards Yellowstone National Park and then possibly north back into Alberta Canada and drive through Banff and back home about a 30 hour driving excursion.
I must be back to work next Thursday afternoon.

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TREYONE 8/26/2014 6:44PM

  Hope you have a great trip!!

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COLLEENROSTE 8/21/2014 12:43PM

    Safe travels! Enjoy your time away

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REGILIEH 8/21/2014 11:42AM

    I know you'll have fun but be safe too!

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AUNTRENEE 8/21/2014 10:13AM

    Have fun on your trip.

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Off days

Friday, August 15, 2014

A day off - well deserved and needed. Came home to the condo just to really get the break that we need. Road Trip is planned for next Friday as I will have six days off. The owner has rented the camp site out to other people who are bringing their own cooks and staff ... I am stressed out about this but what can I do - nothing - so just accept it and let what may happen , happen. I want to go tomYellowstone national park but as of today my passport is not arrived - I sent my renewal application away around then25 July - received in Ottawa on the 27 of July. Now I wait .. I have arranged a dog sitter for Dalhouise - I asked the owner of the camp if I can skip the staff party and begin my vacation after the last meal (lunch) and clean up next Friday. He agreed - I don't cook for this any more he arranges food to be brought in for these parties now...
So if I don't get my passport in time I guess I will travel either in BC or head towards Alberta. Still have to wait ...

These last couple of days have been stressful - both the kitchen helpers are now in a state of tiredness. The girl who was a supper hero is burnt out and does not want to be here or do the job anymore and the guy dishwasher - well he informs me he is too good for this job.

I talked to the owner - I have concerns but he thinks after a day off everyone will be In a better mood and state of mind - I think it is too late .

Supper at the condo Thursday night

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REGILIEH 8/15/2014 7:18AM

    As I have said before, the owner has no respect for your job and your responsibilities!

Like you said nothing you can do about it but control your own attitude and so it is much better for you to try and forget about it and deal with what you have to when you get back.

I learned a long time ago not to cross bridges before I have to as I save alot of time not worrying.

I hope your mother is doing good in her new home.

I know you and Noni will have a good time off even if your plans have to change because of your passport but I am believing your passport will get there in time for your plans.

Hugs! and a GREAT big hug to Dalhouise!


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EDLEAR 8/15/2014 6:29AM

    Yikes! The idea of someone else coming in and using my kitchen for a week while I'm away would upset me.

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RASPBERRY56 8/15/2014 4:57AM

    I hope your trip goes off as smoothly as possible!

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PICKIE98 8/15/2014 4:52AM

    How about somebody doing something for both of them,,like cooking for them, no clean-up? A gift card and maybe a DVD to watch? Rest.. Everybody likes to be appreciated and valued for their hard work...

No mater where you go, you will find beauty, relaxation in the place.. I am praying your passport comes through in time..

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COLLEENROSTE 8/15/2014 2:22AM

    I hope your days off fully recharge you. And that your passport gets here in time! Yellowstone sounds like fun. emoticon

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DEW1960 8/15/2014 1:49AM

    We all need to rest sometime, even superman has to recharge!


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Not Fair

Monday, August 04, 2014

I have these words come out of the dishwashers mouth now three or four times. "it is not fair" My reply life is not fair.
I am at a loss - Noni had a fight with the dishwasher - I yelled at him and informed him he is to get his act together and never speak to my wife that way again - I was just about to punch him as well but was able to restrain my self.... I would had been fire on the spot ...
Tension has been building up between the new dishwasher and myself and Noni for a couple of days now - and now it has erupted.
I talked to the owner and told him to go talk to him....
My dishwasher has been complaining about his pay - food - hours and now this ... And what is the owner going to do ..
- give both my dishwashers a raise .....
- keep him as it is too difficult to find another dishwasher.

The owner told me the dishwasher said he actually enjoys his job and doesn't mind working with Noni or I and so if possible we must find away to move forward.
It is going to be along three months !,,,,,

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REGILIEH 8/4/2014 2:42PM

    The owner is just flat out insulting!

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    Wow.... so he's your thorn in your flesh. Ugh

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Dalhouise Love

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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    Awwww, such cute pictures! What a sweetie he is. :)

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REGILIEH 7/30/2014 11:48AM

    So adorable!!! I wish I lived by you all so I could sit Dalhouise!

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4ANEWME2DAY 7/30/2014 11:44AM

    emoticon emoticon

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

last day off- well not true I have to return to work this evening to cook supper for the 42 returning staff. Just before I left camp the owner dropped this on me and I must do some shopping for the gluten free people today also before I return to camp. However it was a good two days. Extremely hot-so no hiking - lots of driving - getting loss - not finding where I actually wanted to go.
Did some more things for my mom banking - paying overdue bills -and today we will go for another visit before I return to camp.
Noni and I ate out - spent money - gained weight and had fun together.
I found about four geo caches out of many more that I was going to attempt --but I got loss in the driving process - lost a whole community...... Ended up in a totally different area - but still on the radar sights to visit so I did not stress out over it. I really think I should use an old fasion map and throw away the car GPS ....

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REGILIEH 7/30/2014 11:28AM

    Beautiful scenery! You and Noni look so cute and I want a bite of your ice cream cone!


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