There has a been a lot going on this past week. No quilting though. I'd like to start with our weather. We've been hot and humid for the past few days now. Last weekend was very nice with low humidity so I'll begin there.
On Saturday, we picked up a ton of pellets. We use wood pellets in our pellet stove in the basement in the winter months. It keeps not only the downstairs, which is where I quilt and do lamps, warm but the heat rises and makes the floor upstairs not so cold and it keeps the heat off quite a bit during those cold months. We used to buy a ton a year, but now that I'm home all day, we used two ton last year. Each ton consists of 50 bags, so we have a rather ingenious method to get them to the basement with minimal lifting or carrying. Bernie made a slide from the ground down the bilco stairs to the basement. We then pick them up and carry them to their space in the basement. We end up with two fairly high piles of them.
Bryan and Jess will come up another day before August 1st and help us with the second ton. One ton is enough for me!!
Sunday was a relaxing day at home. Worked on lamping again.
Monday was my first council meeting at the center. There is a group of 9 of us plus the director in this group and we go over the financials of the center as well as vote on pending issues for maintenance of the building, coming up with things new for the center, activities for seniors, etc. We had an officers meeting and I was voted as secretary. So, I had to take my first minutes of the meeting. Used to doing those, so it isn't a biggie!
Tuesday was my dentist appt and all went well there, look Mom, no cavities!! Thank goodness for that. Seems though that every time I go there they want to take X-rays! Well, I don't know about you, but I think it is a little much to get them so often. Believe it is another way for them to bill the insurance company unnecessarily and expose me to more radiation, although the hygienist told me it is very minimal now days. She tried to convince me and then she said, "Well it's only been a year since you had the last and the American Dental Assn recommends you have it done between 12 and 18 months!! Well, there you have it! You don't need them taken every 12 months, 18 months is good! So, now that I know that, I won't be getting them taken except for every 18 months!! See ya in Dec!
Wednesday, yesterday, was a nice day. It was a senior trip to Lake Erie. The bus ride was much to be desired, she told us it was a big bus, yay!! A/C and the like for sure. When it pulled up it was a yellow school bus!! Ugh!! No air!! The day was 90 degrees. Not good. Cost us $10 for lunch and the bus ride! Luckily the lunch was good, sandwich with chips, three bean cold salad, cookie, apple juice and icy cold water. This was perfect for a hot day.
When we arrived, a group of us went to the Perry Monument! You can read about it here.
Here is what we saw................
We actually learned a lot about the Lake, the three indian tribes, The Hurons to the west, the Seneca's to the East and the Eries right where we were. The Eries were crushed by the other two tribes.
Also, learned about there being so many shipwrecks on Erie, it was due to the fact that the lake is not very deep; therefore, the waves get extremely high at times. The deeper lakes don't get the waves like Erie does. It was a nice windy day, so it was cool on the boat, even got wet on the boat from the splashing waves when we turned. (Preparing to swim at this point) :) :)
The narrator of the tour was Sean from Erie, a retired guy! He told us a story of a UFO sighting/landing which involved Bigfoot as well. You can google July 31 1966 Lake Erie and read all about it. I have to tell you though, it was in the 60's, so remember that while reading about it.
After, we finished the 90-minute boat ride we went to the nature center down by Beach 7 and watched the Purple Martins. Although our bus missed the demonstration and narration about them, seems my director is always lost!! These birds fly to Brazil each year and then return in the Spring. They have babies in there right now just about ready to fly out.
And last but not least, we stopped by..... Sara's at the beginning of the peninsula for some ice cream for the trip home. It was a fun day!
So, that was my week in review! Today Macy is at the groomer right now. She needed a cooler haircut for the "Dog" Days of Summer ahead!
Prayers to Eileen and Danny, and to all my friends and family in need. Bless you all!
Til next week,