Monday, September 25, 2017

Be Patient!

If you've been following the blog this summer, you've seen how hard everyone is working to complete the multi-million dollar expansion of facilities here.  As dedicated as the crews are, I'm "thinking" they can't possibly have it all ready for regular use by the time our residents return.  I certainly hope everyone will be a tad understanding of the magnitude of the project and be patient while finishing touches get completed.  

I donned my hard hat today (selfie portrait didn't turn out well....sorry) and toured the inside of the massive ballroom.

Lots of work to be done with electrical lines and duct work in the ceiling.

This is toward the front of the entrance where bathrooms will be located.

Entry and foyer.

Lots of electrical cable running throughout the building.

I believe MaryAnn will have to move some activities from the ballroom to the SanTan area.  The Activities Dept. will keep us updated as work continues.

 We spotted Paul Ragains by the horseshoe courts this morning so stopped to see what he was up to.

Paul is replacing the top boards on all the horseshoe pits.

That sounded easier than it turned out to be.  This photo shows how the bottom cushions have filled with sand over time.  This all has to be cleaned out before Paul can replace the top boards.  I asked Paul how he got "roped" into doing the job and his reply was very impressive.  He said he and his wife, Cher, really enjoy living here and they want to give back to the community.  

Pro Shop crew is focusing on the roof today.

We stopped for quite a while this morning as a big covey of quail was crossing the road.

They are so cute to watch as their little legs scramble in a flurry.

We see the big hole in the street is repaired in the aftermath of the water main break.  Now we need a good rain to wash the streets.  Good luck with that.

New fertilizer for the golf course arrives by the truck load.

Our landscape crews are reseeding the course.

Must always add a few pounds of seed for the hungry doves.

They must really look forward to this time of year.

New arrivals checking in at the front desk.


And now for our reader's favorite part of the blog:
"Mouse Tails"

You must realize how hard we are working to "train" our cat NOT to get up on the kitchen table or counters.  This is TRULY a challenge now that he is old enough to jump.  We have an ample supply of water spray bottles which is the best deterrent but they don't seem to work too well....or Mouse has a short memory span.

Now he thinks if he jumps straight into the sink that its legitimate as he's not ON the counter.  

The lure of the hummingbird that sits right outside the kitchen window is a true magnet for him as are my little Mexican decorative turtles on the windowsill.  Somehow, these little turtles wind up anywhere in the kitchen except where they belong.

I should write a thank you letter to Sam's Club for sending this particular box home from our last shopping trip.

It appears to be the perfect hiding place.

Have a GREAT day.................and thank you everyone for the fun comments you send us regarding the blog.  We love hearing from you.......right Mouse??

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