“The best way to get rid of a problem? Solve it”
It was such a late night last night that it was all I could do to shower and crash out. On Sunday night, we go to The Way, our big celebration bonfire out on the golf course, and this was the first one of the season, so it ran longer than we expected as everyone wanted to get involved and say something. Because of that, we did not start walking back in until 10.45, so we did not blow Taps until nearly 11.00. That’s very late for us, so we just had everyone go straight to bed, and that was that.
We can usually tell when the pace is getting to the boys by the number of them that get up early. This morning I counted one. That’s right: just one! I was up early – as is my wont, as I like to ride my bike out on the near deserted roads up here – and there was just one boy already up, sitting on the porch reading. It was a beautiful morning to be doing just that: blue skies and nice and cool.
Our Big Ten instructional continued today, with a revamped schedule that better suits the number of campers we have. We like to try and make skiing and sailing a double period, such is the nature of those particular sports, and as the weather has been so good all week, we had an unusually high number of campers who wanted to get out on the lake. It seems to be all sorted now, which was just as well as the sun has shone all day.
After King of the Camp this afternoon (the Knights lead that competition), we got into some Twilight League this evening. It’s a beautiful sight to see four games of softball taking place out on the athletic fields as the sun gently slides away to the west.
I’m taking this opportunity to write the Word as the boys are horse racing in the Mess Hall. The Senior cabin are hosting (as the horses) while cabins 3 and 4 make up the jockeys. It’s a pretty raucous affair, which is why I need to get back up there to help close things out. We will be in bed and Taps WILL have blown before 10pm tonight. Then, and only then, will I be able to say that all is well, so safely rest.