To say that I was tired after one week of 8 to 10 hour days of work back at Sicard’s is kind of like saying that sometimes, in the middle of winter, there is ice in the Arctic. But now that I’m in my play week, I’ve caught up on my sleep and I will be ready to go back to another work week come this Thursday. And what a big one this will be.
This coming weekend is the annual Spring Open House. There will be thousands of people descending on the place over the weekend. Some will be there for the barbecue while for others it’s a great opportunity to see what’s new. For me, I get to re-connect with a lot of my old customers from the past 10 years or so.
People always as ask “So Larry, how’s business this year?” expecting a doom and gloom response based on the current economic news.(think back, that news is always bad). We have good days and we have bad days, but once again it looks like another good year in the RV business in southern Ontario. Remember, we don’t sell anything anybody needs. We sell toys, we sell fun. I sell lifestyle.
And, I’m glad to be back. As much as I enjoy the winter travelling around February every year my brain starts thinking about getting back to the action. I think I crave it, I may even be addicted. But I love it, and hopefully I will until at least come October.
Meanwhile; Back at 50 Point
This year, when we arrived, too early as usual, on April 3 there was only one other RV in the park. By now, in the second third of the month, there are probably 20 RV’s snuggled in. some here for a few days so they can catch up with family, some waiting for the snow to melt out of their driveways further up the road, but many, like us are here for the summer.
As the folks that summer here return it’s like the first day of school, catching up with where everybody went and what they experienced. Soon it will be warm enough for a good-old-fashioned happy hour and another summer will begin.
“Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more.”