One of our family's favorite movies is Tremors, If you haven't seen this Kevin Bacon Sci-Fi film you are missing out. Info Here One of our oft' quoted scenes is when the two main characters realize that the mysterious "killer" comes from "under the ground". I realize as I type this that unless you have seen the movie you cannot hear Kevin Bacon's voice in your head like I do "it's under the ground!!"
Well that phrase comes to mind every time I go to our RV Park. We have been physically working for the last 5 months solid on the RV park, and yet to the passerby it may not look like much progress. Because all of the work up to this point has been "under the ground!!" I can't tell you how many trenches we have dug and how many ditches I have climbed in and out of.
Now most people hire out for development but that has never been our nature.We have worked alongside our excavator as he laid water, sewer, and storm water pipes, we have dug trenches, laid pipe, put together the pressurized irrigation system, laid electrical conduit and have spent every weekend and most nights working on things under the ground. Finally these last few weeks we had above ground progress.
We now have the office building framed out and plumbing in the office and clubhouse roughed in. We even have windows in the office and walls going up in the Clubhouse. I have trained on our reservation software and ordered the computers. When I walk into our framed office it feels so close to becoming real. Yipeee!! Progress. Visible progress.
Isn't that how it is though? We have been working for the last 18 months straight on the RV park that started as an idea 3 years ago. Sometimes it takes a long time for anyone else to notice progress. Often the progress we make is "underground" without fruits visible to others. Yet, if we persist... eventually we will see the fruits of our labors. So if you are in the " under the ground" stage of any of your projects, Hang in there. Your work will show soon enough.
We also finally decided on a name. We have had several "working" names in the last 2 years. "Cider Mill RV", "Crossroads RV", "Boise Valley RV Park"....... None felt quite right and some had issues infringing on other business names. So after much deliberation and giving up on "RV there yet" ( since it was used in our state already) we decided on.....drumroll please...... Abundant Life RV Park.
The name is meant to remind us of our blessings everyday. One that tells us where we have been and where we are going. It also helps us put into perspective that with spare change in our pockets we have abundance beyond 90 percent of those on the planet. And with abundance comes the ability to share. Something I hope to be able to continue to do with the Non-profit work that is so dear to me.