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!