Camp continues!

Every year I make multiple trips into various nearby (and not so nearby) towns in order to get supplies.  Due to the fact that operating a camp means caring for wildly different types of buildings/activities/facilities/etc, our supply run lists are… varied.

In the case of today, we spent around $1,600+ on items such as:

  • Buckets
  • Candy and drinks
  • Shower curtains
  • Lighter fluid
  • Oxygen tanks
  • Tie-dye kits
  • Sandals
  • Plastic shelving units
  • Water bottles
  • Stamps
  • Towels

I also picked up a box of rim-shot things that are more or less rifle-blanks yesterday, that was a new one.

The big supply runs, while annoying, are sometimes easier to explain at the checkout.  The cashier sees a huge amount of stuff and I easily offer up, “it’s for a summer camp.”

I’ve totally mentioned this before (either in a post or on a livestream), but it bears repeating:

The small supply runs are the most awkward things ever.

There is no feeling quite like watching a cashier scan in ten or so bottles of lighter fluid, and then stare at me when the only other item on the conveyor belt is a pack of underwear for girls aged 7-9.

Nothing is more uncomfortable.

I had a similar moment last year when I had another suspiciously large amount of flammable liquid and a single candy bar.

Boy do I love looking like a weirdo.