Maxwell Gets a Scare!

Hi everybody!   Are you all getting ready for Halloween??   I’m trying to decide between my pirate and Mighty Moose costumes.  Which would you choose?

Yesterday, I saw both adult eagles down on the point.  And fishing right under them was the baby loon!  They seemed to be watching that baby loon pretty closely, and I got a little worried. So I ran up the hill to find Tami or David.  The lights were on in the store, so I flung open the door  .  . .

And screamed!


I turned to run away.  A hand reached out to grab my antler.  Then I heard a deep, raspy voice from under that mask.

“Maxwell!  It’s me!”

Yeah.  I knew it was Tami all along.

“Oh!  I know!” I said.  “You’re gonna be Darth Vader for Halloween!”

She narrowed her eyes, punched me in the arm, and shook her head.  Lifting a corner of the gas mask, she said,  “No, Max. Dave and I are sprucing up the store.  Wanna see?  Be careful where you step . . . ”

Tami told me she, David and Jeff spent part of Columbus Day and all of Tuesday moving everything out of the store and into the Poland Spring Room.  It went from this

to this . . .

to this!

Then she and David washed the floor, sanded it, acid washed it and let it dry over the weekend.  On Monday they brought out the epoxy paint.  They’re using the kind where you throw the little colored specks on top the wet paint.

It took about three hours for Tami and Dave to roll the whole store

And boy do they smell!  Um, I mean, the paint stinks.  Not Tami and David.  (cough)

I blocked my nose the whole time I was talking to Tami.  No wonder she’s wearing the gas mask.

I still think it makes a great Halloween costume though.  She’s scarier than usual!

When they were done the room looked like this

Isn’t it great!  Now Tami won’t feel so bad when the kids do this on her floor

Today, Tami put a clear coat over the whole floor to protect the paint and the flecks.  She has to do another tomorrow.  Next week she’ll start filling the store again.  I saw a sparkle in her eye as she turned in a circle, inspecting all that empty space . . .

You don’t think she’ll do some rearranging, do you?

3 Replies to “Maxwell Gets a Scare!”

  1. I don’t blame you Maxwell for holding your nose or for the scream. I almost screamed when the picture came up on the blog!

    The floor looks great!!! Don’t rearrange too much I will get lost and not know if I am still in the Poland Spring Campground store!

  2. I don’t think Tami’s rearranging everything . . . but I think Big Joe might find his coffee area in a different spot!

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