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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The World is Still Here!

Hey, what do you know....the world didn't end at 6PM EST after all. I'm so very glad, because the sun finally came out around here, and I was hoping to enjoy it before the end of the world came :-). Don't you wonder what all those people who believed are going to do now, especially if they've given all their money to the "cause"??

We both started our weekend duties on Friday, with the store being open through the weekend, and Al doing the late shift rangering. I've gotten the orders for the store in and entered into inventory, and ready for selling. I'm still making a list of things people are requesting we carry, so I'll continue to shop and stock, getting ready for the first big holiday weekend...sure hope the weather co-operates!

Well, Al has been "discovered"...no, not by Hollywood :-), but rather his medical training has been discovered. The owner of Waldenwoods, having been told that he is a certified CPR instructor and EMT, is talking to him about having people certified here, and installing some AEDs on property. It's costly, we know, but several people here feel strongly that its a good idea to have knowledgeable people and equipment  here. You'll laugh at this, but we had an employees meeting Thursday night, where a presentation was made by a Red Cross volunteer on what they called "citizen's CPR"...which is basically hands only CPR to keep the blood moving until proper help and equipment can arrive. But at the end of the presentation, when she was quizzing the audience, and asked what you do if someone collapses in front of you, people answered "Call 9-1-1" and then "call AL!" :-).

The sun has finally made an appearance here, but we shouldn't get too used to seeing it :-(. The forecast for the week ahead is showers/thundershowers. because of the weather and being back to work, I only have a couple pictures for you today.


This is the first hummingbird that I've been able to catch a picture of, but there is a pair coming around quite often now. We've put up a three-hook planter with two baskets of purple and red flowers, and the feeder. So far, they seem to like it!

And here's a picture of our site, in the SUN! My planter is on the end of our picnic table, and I have some planter boxes along our deck next to the door. The hummies have also been coming to the geraniums in these boxes. Remember, you can click on the picture to make it larger :-). I did take the picture a bit too early, as after breakfast Al mowed our "lawn" because the dandelions are growing like weeds! LOL. Luckily, it only takes about five minutes to mow this yard :-).

That's about it for now. Just a quick post. I'm getting better at scooping ice cream (butter pecan and moosetracks are the current favorite, with superman running a close second), and Al is meeting a lot of the members as he does his rounds. I'm getting to know the sales staff (they do the tours and sign people up for memberships) and the activities staff, who take care of the kids and events here. We're all in the same building by the lake. Hopefully, the weather will be not too bad this week where we can go do something on our days off, and we're really hoping for a good holiday weekend..we're ready to get busy busy!


6 comments:

  1. I'm surprised Albert didn't end up teaching the CPR class!! Glad the world didn't end today too since this is my first official day of retirement. I'm now an old lady living on a fixed income!!!

    Glad you guys are doing so good and sounding so happy. Give the dogs a pet on the head from all of us. Love ya.

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  2. OK, We know what Butter Pecan ice cream is, but what is in Moosetracks and Superman ?!?!?

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  3. Congratulations, Susie on your retirement. You have now joined the "retirement club" of the cousins.
    Karen, I thought you were going to say that they fired the Red Cross volunteer and asked Albert to take her place. Wouldn't be at all surprised if they did. It is always good to be proficient in something that can help you succeed in life. Good for you Albert. And one last comment, my grandson, Parker, would love, love, love to be your best friend, Karen. His favorite ice cream is vanilla or superman.

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  4. Love the Hummingbird feeder. Nice spot for your RV. Stay safe.

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  5. OK GUESS I AM OUT OF THE ICE CREAM LOOP. WHAT IS SUPERMAN ICE CREAM? IS IT RED WHITE AND BLUE WITH LITTLE STARS IN IT? NOW THAT I SEE YOUR GREAT HUMMINGBIRD IT REMINDED ME TO GET OURS OUT. WE HAD AN ORCHARD ORIOLE HERE FOR ONE DAY ONLY ONE I SAW--JUST IN THE BUSHES.

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  6. Your home looks lovely there. Nice sometimes to be in one placer for a while so you can set out planters and have flowers.

    I don't have pets but I do have two family heirloom boston firns and an aloe plant that travel along. They go outside when there is shade or filtered sun. Otherwise they seem to like the shower skylight!

    I know moosetracks being the ice cream lover that I am but reeces peanut butter cup is my favorite. I'm not familiar with superman though. Love Ginny's guess at how it looks. Would that be vanilla and red and blue raspberry ice cream mixed and star sprinkles??

    Sherry

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