Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bingo & Construction

Work continues on the sewer system along Sandy Desert Drive.

Construction equipment is all lined up and ready to go for installing more houses.

Shimmering Sand Lane will look different when you return.

I'm waiting to chat with Fernando as to why these trees have been ripped out.  They appear to be torn out rather than sawed off.  

Here's another one in similar condition.

Phoenix had a big storm last night and all our weather alarms rang on our cell phones.  A wall of dust passed through our area but no rain and no damage anywhere.  

Photo by Suzette Taylor
 We enjoyed a summer bingo game last night but only had 10 attendees.  I tried to spice up the event by adding several "speed bingo" games with additional prizes.  Several folks won packages of cookies or new markers for marking their cards.

Chip Milner loved his Chips Ahoy!

I'm not sure if Mike Kirsch was indicating his $3.00 win or that he won 3 games.  Either way....he's right!

Flo Fillipi may not be heading up the program anymore but her heart is still in the bingo world as she attends every game she can.

Special thanks to Sandy Milner for heading up the bingo games.  There is quite a bit of work behind the scenes.  Always a cash box to maintain and reports to write up for the state bingo association.  Plus for our summer games she has to pop the popcorn and that's really important!

We played several games during the blackout session.  Players got a prize for the first diagonal, first vertical bingo, first horizontal bingo, first postage stamp, and first 4-corners.  The final blackout paid a grand total of $36.  We all seemed to have a good time but due to lack of attendance, this was our last bingo game of the summer.  

As we drove down Granite this morning, I commented that this is one of the very last vacant spots along the golf course.

 It was perfect timing to take a picture of the empty hole as less than a minute later, the house came rolling down the street.  

 It's always fun to watch the drivers expertly back in to these tight spots.  

How about another cactus blossom?  This yellow beauty was at Sonny and Ann Stinson's house at 1932.  Very nice!  

Our weather report remains calm.  Anything below 110 is a relief.