Saturday, October 18, 2008

10/18/08 Another Weekend Already!

Once again the week just flew by! The teams are spending most of the day with me now as I'm finding more and more for them to do. Of course it doesn't hurt that the team on for the last three days only has 2 of its members here so far.

Though I didn't know what it was for at the time we did have a helicopter land nearby to pick up one of our residents for transport to the hospital in Phoenix. It seems one of the winter residents had a stroke while at the pool. I haven't heard anything since so I'm hoping all is going well.

I guess I didn't pay too much attention to it because Border Patrol has really stepped up air surveillance and have been making lots of busts on illegal immigrants in this area. A helicopter is nothing unusual to see here now.

Today Bob and I pretty much lazed around the house. We did venture out to run some errands but other than that not a whole lot until late afternoon.

Today Jeannie, our park manager, and her husband John, hosted a cookout for the workampers. They supplied the hamburgers/rolls and drinks and we brought everything else. As you can well imagine, we had plenty of food!


Some of the workampers who work in Activities.

Meet Steve, one of the nicest people you'd ever want to meet!


His wife, April. She's lots of fun and makes me laugh.


These next three are from the left, Kim, Mary and Jim. Jim is just a sweetheart! He's the one who taken over doing the park newspaper.


Kim and Mary. What can I say about these two? You know how it is, good help is so hard to find. (I know they are reading this) Seriously, I just love working with these two! We laugh all day and somehow the work still gets done and a lot of it at that!

This is Jim and George. Both very nice fellows and willing to do anything that needs to be done. Good guys to have around!


Our park manager, Jeannie. She's on fly-shooing duty, she's not in line to get something to eat with that plate in her hand.


That was one thing we couldn't understand. Last year we never had flies but we sure had them today! Hundreds of them it seemed. Someone said we had them because they just laid manure in the surrounding fields since the cotton was all picked. I'll just be glad when they are gone!

It was a very nice cookout, meeting new people, talking with those that came back from last year and spending time with the Activities staff in a non-work situation.


Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.

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