There is also a crew repairing curbs that have crumbled under the wheels of wide turn RVs.
New spec homes are being installed. This one must be a newer model as I’ve never seen one with so many windows. This one is going in at 1572.
BIG NEWS ALERT! Palm Creek is launching into the electronic age by posting newsletters and information on its website! The Palm Creek website is being updated and modernized to make it an informative, active, location for getting the latest and greatest news about all of the events, sports, and activities that occur at our resort. We’ll no longer have to wait until the first of each month to get the current activities schedule as it will be posted live on the internet and will be updated and accessible at all times.
Every year a group of volunteers gathers to assist with mailing out the upcoming season’s brochure listing all the events for the new season. The project used to take HOURS to print, fold, address, stamp, and sticker for a very expensive mailing process. This year, we will receive a postcard informing us of the upcoming events posted on the park website. We merely log on and can read or print the newsletter from a pdf file. Included in the electronic newsletter is a page listing all the events and ticket sale information. We can print it out, fill it in, and fax or mail it back to get our tickets. Those of you who aren’t comfortable with the electronic version or do not have internet access can write or call the resort and a hard copy can be mailed to your current location. You should be receiving the post card within the next week or so. You don’t have to wait for the postcard….you can log on NOW at
At the very bottom of the page, click on “Monthly Newsletter”. Then click on “Summer 2010 Newsletter” and a pdf file will open for your perusal. You can just hit the print button on your screen to print the whole newsletter or choose which pages you want to print. Fill out the ticket information and mail it or fax it back to the park to get your tickets for the upcoming season events.
After you print or read the newsletter, hit the BACK button on your computer to return to the regular website. Click on EVENTS and you’ll see the calendars that are now available. There is a separate one for EVENTS, another for ACTIVITIES, and one for SPORTS. These calendars will be kept current and will contain all the info we need. Awesome! Click on any of the items on a calendar and a separate info box appears listing the details.
There’s more! To see the homes for rent, click on RENTALS. To see homes for sale, click on RESORT HOMES.
You can even send an electronic postcard to your friends by clicking on POSTCARDS.
The whole website is still “a work in progress” and will be further updated with new photos and special features so tune in often for new developments.
The first question folks asked ME is….will I continue to post my blog?? Yes indeed I will. This blog is just ME…..it is not affiliated, supported, or associated with the park management. This blog is just me bragging and boasting about the beautiful resort where I reside and chatting with folks like you who share my enthusiasm for the resort lifestyle.
Here is the group of volunteers that assisted with mailing out the postcards yesterday.
We had another summer bingo session last night at the club house and were treated with free popcorn. Attendance is low but we have some loyal bingo players who turn out for the fun and chance to chat. Summer sessions are about the only time a person can get lucky enough to bingo several times in one night. The regular game payout is a whopping $3 but the final blackout means big bucks….at least $23 last night. And guess who won AGAIN…….Larry Burke. That’s twice in a row he won the big jackpot. Now that he’s so rich, we always know where we can stop in for a loan, right Larry??
1. Isn’t it a nuisance when you want to unroll some saran wrap or aluminum foil and the whole roll falls out of the box? Did you know that on the ends of almost all rolled cartons, there is a spot to push in or indent that will hold that roll in place for you? Check it out for yourself. The first time I heard that from someone, I didn’t believe it till I walked over to the cupboard and saw it for myself. After all these years, there’s still something new to learn.
2. During historic civil wars, when troops returned without any casualties, a writing was put up so all can see which read “0 Killed”. From here we get the expression “OK” which means all is well.
3. Here’s your computer tip for the day: Instead of using the mouse to get up to the address bar, just hit ALT D. That jumps up to the address bar and highlights the current address. All you have to do is start typing the new address you want to use. …. And remember that “Windows D” takes you to your desktop.
I’ve sat here for 10 minutes already trying to come up with the words to thank ALL of you for your words of encouragement and thoughtfulness regarding Don’s surgery. “Thank You” just doesn’t seem to be enough. To come home after such a stressful stretch and find our email, voice mail, and postal box filled with your kind words was overwhelming. Every message regardless of how small was like receiving a warm and heartfelt hug. With your best wishes for a speedy return and a large jug of potent pain killers, Don is on the way to recovery. Thank you one and all. Give me another day or two and I’ll be back into cheerful reporting mode.
I see life as traveling through time. As youth, we frequently stumble as we make mistakes while learning to “drive”. In our adult years, we tend to speed and have to learn to slow down to enjoy life’s pleasures. In our senior years, we can put it on auto pilot and make sure we enjoy every day and every mile…..but still we have maintenance problems or get an occasional flat tire along the way. Well……..my hubby Don has hit a nasty pot hole and needs some major repair. He’s facing some ugly surgery day after tomorrow (Aug 6) and I’ll be staying with him at Banner Hospital in Chandler. Thus I’ll be away from the keyboard for a couple days. Not to worry though as he’s a tough old bird and should bounce back quickly with a whole new story line of jokes for his friends at the poker table or in the pool room. To our housewatch customers……we have you covered. I’ll only be off duty for three days but my son will be here and has a detailed map of all the houses to drive by on a daily basis.
I’m attaching one of my favorite recent photos of Don and his cat named Hiway. Strange name for a cat?? Not really because I bought her for Don many moons ago when he decided to buy a semi and go back on the road for a while. I didn’t want him to get lonesome so sent along this furry friend to keep him company. Because she grew up in such close quarters, she seems to think the only way to be happy is to be sitting on Don’s lap or sleeping by his side. The two have driven hundreds of thousands of miles together and have become quite attached.
Wish us well. I’ll be back at the keyboard next week sometime.