Friday, January 14, 2011

The Family That Works Together

No picture for today, because I planned to take a picture but Nathan ate the subject matter before I could capture it.  I guess you can just imagine the picture instead.  Picture a big basket of hot fish and chips and think of how good they look and smell.  Ok, now we are ready for the story.

Tonight the kitchen here at Thousand Trails did a fish and chips dinner.  Austin usually volunteers but he went to work with Dad today.  So Mom volunteered to fill in for the volunteer.  This is my first time working one of the dinners and I had a blast.  Aric was working, of course, and he is quite the pro in the kitchen by now.  He is so smooth in the kitchen, you hardly know he is around.

Austin ended up getting back in time to help shortly after we started, so we both stayed.  He did an incredible job too.  He's great with the customers and he is great at doing whatever he can to help out.

It was a very cool things to be in the kitchen with he and Aric and watch them working.  People brag on them all the time to me, telling me what great guys they are and what great workers they are.  I loved seeing it for myself.

We are in the process of trying to find another business that we can do, that allows for us to work together as a family if possible.  Tonight reminded me of why we enjoy that so much.  It is not too much longer when all of my birds will have flown the coop.  I'm trying my best to enjoy the last few moments with them that I do have.

Oh, and for the record the food was incredible tonight.  I can say that because I had nothing to do with it at all.  I simply scooped and arranged it.  All the real work was done by the rest of the crew. 

Aric, Becky, Jeannette and Stewart did all the hard work when it came to the food.  A funny little note about Stewart before I close tonight.  He is from Australia I think and so it's hard to understand what he is saying at times.  Imagine standing next to a guy trying to keep up on frying fish for about 150 people and all you hear is "something, something...bloody #$%@...something, something..."  You say, "What????" and he answers by saying a completely different sentence that you can still only make out the bloody #$%@ part.  Then imagine this going on for two hours until you want to laugh hysterically even though you honestly have no idea what on earth he is saying.  This makes working alongside of my guys an even richer experience to say the least.

Living the life in interesting Florida!


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The party sounds great! Now the working part is something of the fulltime RV style I can't quite relate to (since we were already "older" when we started. But it sounds like a great move for y'all. Good luck!.