Wednesday, November 26, 2008

11/24 - 26/08 Getting Ready for Turkey Day

Its been a hectic three days, these few before Thanksgiving Day. Jeannie had scheduled the teams off on Monday and Tuesday and I didn't take notice of the schedule until yesterday that everyone was off! OMG, there is so much to do yet. I asked why this was scheduled this way and she told me so that everyone could rest up for the rush of Thanksgiving and the Craft Fair/Bake Sale, Luncheon and dance we have Saturday night. I suggested that next year the two days off be scheduled for the two days after all this so they could rest up. She agreed.

Our Quail Run T-shirts and ball caps have arrived! I ordered these things just over a week ago and they're here already. They are flying out the door too!

Kim and I delivered all the food that was donated from the winter residents for the Food Bank. They were certainly grateful for our donation. By the time we got back to the park a new box had been started and more food collected. We've decided that we'll do this all winter long as the bank is in dire need.

Kim and I also went and did the last minute grocery shopping that we needed to do. Since turkeys were now on sale for 37 cents a pound it was decided that we would get the ones for Christmas now, just in case they weren't on sale next month. We only bought seven as we'll also have seven hams. I'm so tired of carrying turkeys! When we bought the fourteen Thanksgiving turkeys they let us get them all at one time but ring them up separately. Not this time. It was buy one, take it out to the truck, buy one, take it out to the truck. I was tired after this shopping trip!

Tuesday evening Bob played pool and I met with about 30 of the other workampers around a campfire for dinner. Everyone brought baked potatoes and half the people brought toppings for the spuds and the other half brought dessert. Next week we are to bring a finger food that starts with the first letter of your last name. My last name is Quinn! I can't think of a finger food that starts with a Q. Not one that I know how to make or can even spell! I'm thinking of that Mexican thing. I know, I'll bring Quality brownies!

Today, we spent getting the turkeys ready for tomorrow and getting the dining room set up.

Gayle, opening the packages, the first step in the assembly line.


Richard cutting the onions. I don't know how he did this, they were soooo strong!


We have one hundred fifty four coming for dinner. Four team members spent the morning ironing cloth tablecloths, others were making signs for the Craft Fair on Saturday, birds were being bagged left and right, tables and chairs were set up, covered and decorated and we did this in three hours!


I don't know if I'll get the chance to write tomorrow so I'll take the opportunity now to say:

Bob and I wish a wonderful Thanksgiving Day for every one of you.



1 comment:

LaVon Baker said...

Whew! I'm tired... just watching you work. You will NEED at least two days of rest.
I am so thankful for you, my friend. You have enriched my life.