Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Just a Monday Around the Park

Here I am busy at work having my morning coffee and preparing for another computer class.  Microsoft has complicated my life once again by coming out with the new Windows 8 operating system.  How do I teach a class when half the students are on Win 7 and others on Win 8??  It means having TWO computers side by side so I can tell students how to get from one location to another.  Whew!  I must admit that the more I work on Windows 8.1, the better I like it.  It has some wonderful features.
After my study session, I just drove around for a while to enjoy the beautiful weather and ever present sunshine.  With camera in hand, I just clicked a few photos to share with you so you quit complaining.  LOL

The chorus was busy practicing for their spring concert.
The duplicate bridge players were busy trying for a grand slam.
Folks at the front desk hard at work.
The library was a nice quiet place to puzzle or read.  Lots of folks just stop in to read the daily newspaper which is always available on the table.
The Activities Office is seldom quiet.  Congratulations to MaryAnn Brown (center) for her new position as Activities director.  Her fun and warm personality will be put to good use here.
The lawnbowlers were out in full force.

I noticed all the tables and chairs set up already in preparation for Tuesday's upcoming Craft Fair.
In the ballroom, the gracious volunteers were setting up tables and chairs for the weekly Monday night bingo game.  We seldom think about all the work involved in setting up for an event.  Without helpful volunteers, we'd be in sad shape.  Volunteering is FUN and a great chance to meet new people and get involved in your favorite events.

We all LOVE the comfort of our new chairs but they are a bit more difficult to put up and take down for events.  No complaints though as we all enjoy our comfort.  Thank you to this group of volunteers.
After the bingo event, the pickleball folks come charging in to take down all the chairs and tables and tuck them neatly away.  This day though they'll be rearranging everything in preparation for the craft fair.
Since I was just walking around, I want to remind everyone to take time to enjoy the flowers all over the park.  They look so nice!  Thanks to the ground crew for planting and our wonderful deadheader volunteers for keeping the beds looking so nice.
The bulletin board out on the sidewalk is full of exciting fun events.  Some busy little elf creates all these nice signs for display.
AND......always a big thank you to the folks who staff the welcome stand for all the incoming guests.
Later that afternoon, Don and I were guests at the Nunley's lovely new home over on Granite Road.  Some of the homes along this street have BEAUTIFUL spacious patios built and crafted by Jim Dawson's talented crew.  I'm envious of their nice entertainment space.
It's a great view overlooking our luscious golf course.  This little cluster of ducks were enjoying a nice shady spot there too.
It's fun to watch the golfers tee off and hear words of comfort when they DON'T end up in the creek.
Later Monday night, we had a big turnout for the bingo game

There are 4 or 5 of us that take turns being the caller and this was my turn again.  How fun!  I'm too active and flighty to sit still and just call numbers so like to add a few comments now and then to make sure everyone is awake and paying attention.  By the way......#55 is my lucky number!  

Another BIG thank you to the pickleball folks who come in to pick up the chairs and tables.  Your help is truly appreciated!

Now it's Tuesday afternoon and I'm back at my desk to post this.  Had to take time for the craft fair this morning first though.  Enjoyed a nice chat with Bob Herinck and his wife Alice as they staff a booth every month to showcase Bob's "other hobby".  Bob is a highly skilled craftsman when it comes to his wood working.  I bought my third piece from him this morning.  See the beautiful urn there on the right?  That's MINE now.  Thanks, Bob.  Did you know that "Painter Bob" as he is known will be 81 next week AND he and Alice will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in March!!  Yes, this is the same Bob that climbs ladders, walks around on roofs, and paints houses inside and out all year long.  Congratulations!
The craft fair was really busy but I didn't take time for many photos.  I was amused at the number of bicycles and golf carts, and cars showing a great turnout for the event.
That's my post for the day.  Hope you enjoyed the tour.

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