2007-03-21

Camp Ground Host

To reduce some of the work load on myself in preparation for the onslaught of summer guests to the "Hole In the Wall" and the constant monitoring that is required during visits. I followed the conceptual way that the Alaska State Parks operate and considered the option of having an Official Campground Host. Considering the daily cleaning of the "Duck House", kitchen area, back blading the parking lot, cutting firewood, providing activity schedules, cooking, dish washing, and providing entertainment, it really does not give me much time to sit and socialize. I put a small ad in the Homer Gazette and had several inquiries pertaining to the position. I have only completed two interviews, both impressive but I think I have the found the ideal applicant. He is on welfare, social security, and disability so he is limited as to the amount he can earn and not jeopardize his entitlements. He is more than willing to work for free, if he has a place to stay and someone occasionally buys him a bottle of wine and provide two meals a day if there are campers in the area. I assured him, that all of the rigs are not always occupied so he would be able to stay in any one of them when no one was utilizing them. When they are being utilized to a full capacity, he said he would not mind bunking with someone. He has been living somewhere east of Homer, he preferred not to be to specific pertaining to this matter so I felt no need to infringe upon his right to privacy. He is willing to relocate to Anchor Point for the summer, we will need to provide transportation to move him out to the area and a return trip to Homer in the fall. I think he will be a big asset to the community at the Hole In the Wall as well as relieve me of allot of my duties and responsibilities. His name is either Jeffry Donner or John Smith, I could never get him to commit to just one name, but he made it simple for us as he likes to be known as "Bubba". He is hired, so be prepared to put another dog on the fire and pick up a few extra bottles of "Boones Farm" Very Berry Wine. So you will feel acquainted to "Bubba" when you meet him, I have posted his picture.

7 comments:

Heidi said...

hey he looks a little like my best friends from high school dad.

William said...

does he do child care too? dog sit?
might want to check his registry
with your states sex offender index.

Shana said...

he does not look like he eats only two meals a day....unless his meals consist of a whole turkey!! He wont fit in my trailor...but I bet we could modify the Bronco....

Stan said...

Oh, the Bronco - I forgot to tell you - I gave that to him and he will be overhauling it this summer - since the Buffalo Wallow is vacant, could he use that site for a make shift shop area?

Shana said...

sure if he starts now...after him and the bronco settle in the mud I will have dry ground Memorial Weekend.

Shana said...

Melissa says that Bubba is not allowed to share her "dirty baby". He is scarry.

Heidi said...

My friends dad was nice. Now that you all put a horrible twist on the new employee I will never trust him. Geesh.

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