Kevin has made a lot of progress on cleaning up the campground. He's still working on the mowing situation. None of the lawn equipment here works and rather than buying a new mower the lender wanted us to get bids from landscape companies for the weekly maintenance. Well, we have lots of trees and things to trim around so the bids aren't cheap. Hopefully we can get things mowed this week. So far it's not too bad, but if we get more rain it may become critical.
I've finally got a handle on the office operations. We have installed Campground Master to manage the campground. I think I will qualify as a Campground Master expert at the end of this. And we've got the daily, weekly and monthly reports under control for the management company.
We got a new computer and a new all-in-one printer, scanner, fax that have both made a huge difference in being able to do anything here. Of course Kevin is complaining that I got a new computer and he can't get a new mower... lol
My big frustration for the week was finding out that there has been voicemail on the phone that we didn't know how to get into... or even that it existed. Apparently when the management company took over they set up the phone service. They had voicemail put on the line, but didn't tell us it was there or how to access it. You think that might've been important for the folks on site to know. I finally got in and called everyone who had left messages. Unfortunately we lost out on a few reservations, but people were glad I took the time to call and apologize so maybe it will pay off down the road.
And for the headline news...
We have a website! Check us out at Branson View Campground. I'm still working on the domain name, but at least we can point people to some sort of website! Now if I can just figure out what is up with the online reservation stuff I think we will be in pretty good shape. We also are on Twitter. You can follow BransonViewRV and see what we're up to between posts.
We also found some office help. I was reading blogs one day and noticed that someone I had been following was looking for a new workamping assignment. A couple of emails and phone calls later, they are on their way to Branson. They expect to arrive tomorrow and will start training on Monday. So hopefully we can take Tuesday off without getting any knocks on the door from folks needing something in the office. Lesson learned here is don't be afraid to put it out to the blog-sphere when you are looking for something! You never know what it will yield.
Welcome our newest follower and soon to be employee, Ali Workentin! Safe travels and we're looking forward to meeting you in person tomorrow.