Friday, December 19, 2008
The days are winding down to the end of our stint here in Walnut Creek. This weekend will be the last chance for people wanting to get a tree for Christmas. I've been taking it easy, not working, because there hasn't been that much happening on the lot to require both of us out there. Ron has been braving the cold temperatures and I have been either doing things in the rig or shopping or doing laundry. Today was particularly slow, I guess, because the guys decided to do some playing in the "snow", as you will see. On Monday, we'll start tearing down our lot, until by Tuesday afternoon, we should be ready to clear out of here on Christmas Day. We'd like to take this time to wish all of our Boomer friends, stick house friends and family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Monday, December 8, 2008
This week is a break of sorts, because it's not as busy as on the weekends. Guess we'll be getting our last load of trees on Wednesday. Believe it or not, we are all out of garland and most of our wreaths. We just have the 24 inch ones left, as well as 4 candy cane wreaths. We'll probably sell out of those in the coming days. And even though it has been really cold, we are still having fun interacting with the customers and our crew of young men, I'll almost be sorry to see it all end....
Today, Monday, I got a bit of a break. First off, I went to the laundry to do our two weeks worth of clothes. Then, when I got back, Ron told me I could take the rest of the day off to "rest". So, I decided to update the BLOG. Here's a picture of Ron doing my job...
On our Christmas tree lot, we offer refreshments for our customers. During the weekdays, I offer coffee and hot water, with tea bags and packets of apple cider and hot chocolate. We also have cookies and soft mints. On the weekends, I mix the chocolate mix into the hot water in the urn, which makes it really good. The regular cider gets mixed with spiced cider and it goes into its own urn. Of course, we also have coffee. The customers are always appreciative of the offerings.
We took a break from the trees and had a nice Thanksgiving feast with the other lot managers. It was a potluck and I really thought we'd be cooking the turkey, since I have the big oven, but, one of the other women volunteered to cook it. We found out when we got over there that the church where their lot is set up at, let her use the kitchen to cook the turkey and we also got to sit in the fellowship hall to eat our dinner. It sure was nice being in a warm room instead of a cold tent. I know I took pictures, but, can't figure out what happened to them.
Hi everyone, sorry it's taken me so long to get back to posting pictures. We were gone for a few days and when we got back, we really had no time to do anything. We got our first trees delivered on the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving. I finally got those pictures ready to view.