It’s hard to take a vacation when you’re a paper carrier. You are an independent contractor so you have to find subs. You can’t just take a week off and you can’t ever call in sick. We now have two routes to cover which makes it doubly difficult, but we wanted to get away this summer. We traded with other paper carriers–you do our route, we’ll do yours–and we were able to take a whole three days off last week! Unfortunately, next weekend we have to pay the piper with one of our subs and do his rather large route as well as both ours plus do kettle corn at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning. It’s going to be interesting and exhausting.
In any case, we headed to Waterloo, Iowa, to visit Grandma & Grandpa. We visited Lost Island Waterpark and met up there with Dave’s brother and his entire family who live south of Waterloo.
This was the first time we took Baylee to Lost Island. She wasn’t very fond of the fast water slides and the cold water made her shiver most of the time we were there. She liked the lazy river and the wave pool the best. The boys loved every minute of it, though. Baylee could take or leave it. We also found out she likes to visit Grandma and Grandpa, but she likes to be home, too. On Friday night and Saturday morning she started to melt down and was saying and signing “Home, home”. On Sunday, after papers, she went back to bed and slept until 1 pm! Why I didn’t take advantage of that and get some sleep myself, I’ll never know. When Baylee sleeps, I should sleep as well….but there’s always so much to do….