It's that time of year. In mid May, we go from weekends only to full time here at the lodge, and we keep it up until mid October. That puts Juanita and me at work 24/7 for about 5 months. August 1st is the halfway point. Hump month I guess.
Late July is when I start looking around the table at the guests while we are eating breakfast and ask "Don't you people have homes?" On the odd day we do take off, we feed guests in the morning, clean up after they leave at 11:am and then check guests in at 3:pm the following day. More like a shift change than a day off.
This summer we do have "B.A." working for us. She was sister "B" in Riding with the Guests, and she is really helping spread the work load. So we have three of us working far too many hours.
But now, we are halfway to the off season (when we will only put in 80 hours a week). And in a couple days we are having a group in, and we will mostly be horseback riding. I can't wait! That's time off while working!