Well, we’ve survived a month in the job and despite one minor hitch (getting used to the computer system) all seems to be going well.
I’m getting to grips with the computer system and all the variations of bookings (changing dates, refunding, back-tracking and cashing up) and Dean is learning the site and where to pitch what type of unit (motorhome, tent, caravan etc.)
We’re well versed in cleaning the sanitary block and could do it with our eyes closed – not recommended though! Dean cannot fathom our rota though so keeps asking when we’re working! The machinery can be a bit of a challenge (for me anyway) but Dean has used them all.
I think the strimming machine is beyond me as it is too heavy but I’ve just discovered the petrol mower so should be able to contribute a bit more. It does take a bit of getting used to as it is a petrol driven mower with a throttle control so you think you’ve stopped but the maching wants to keep going! Philip confessed to having visions of me half way up the loch, unable to stop the thing but I think I’ve sussed it and as they say, practice makes perfect.
We’ve met lots of lovely campers, and last week we were on lates so were chatting to people on the loch shore between 9pm and 11pm. We’re all trying to spot the seals and the otters and fish have now started jumping.
Both of us are enjoying the job, even with the challenges it brings and are further convinced we’ve done the right thing. As once of the campers said the other day, our standard of living may have gone down but our quality of life has significantly improved!